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Make A Relaxing Essential Oil Blend


Updated July 27, 2013

How to make a relaxing, fragrant essential oil blend. This essential oil blend can be added to massage oil or added to an aromatherapy diffuser to scent a room.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Know how to use essential oils properly.

    If you haven't already, read these essential oil tips:

  2. Determine how you plan to use the essential oil.

    If you simply want to make an essential oil blend to use in an aromatherapy diffuser (a small table-top device provides continuous scent) or to store in a bottle for a variety of purposes, you will need a 10 mL small amber or blue glass bottle with a dropper cap. This essential oil blend should not be applied to skin undiluted.

    If you would like to make a massage oil, you will need a bottle that holds between 4 fluid ounces (1/2 cup or 125 mL) and 8 fluid ounces (1 cup or 250 mL), depending on how much you would like to make. Again, amber or blue glass is preferred.

  3. Ingredients

    To make this essential oil blend, you will need:

    For tips on choosing a massage oil, read Which Massage Oil is Best?.

  4. Method

    To fill a 10 mL bottle of the essential oil blend, add the following to the bottle:

    • 1 teaspoon plus 20 drops lavender essential oil
    • 30 drops chamomile essential oil
    • 30 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 20 drops ylang ylang essential oil

    Cover tightly.

    To make a massage oil, add the following essential oils to the 4 fluid ounce bottle:

    • 24 drops lavender essential oil
    • 6 drops chamomile essential oil
    • 6 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 4 drops ylang ylang essential oil

    Fill the rest of the bottle with your desired massage oil. Cover tightly.

  5. Making larger quantities

    To make 8 fluid oz (1 cup or 250 mL) massage oil, use:

    • 48 drops lavender essential oil
    • 12 drops chamomile essential oil
    • 12 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 8 drops ylang ylang essential oil


  1. Be sure to label the bottle. List the ingredients. Indicate that the contents are for external use only.

  2. There are different types of chamomile essential oil. Roman chamomile is believed to relax muscles, whereas German chamomile is thought to be better at decreasing inflammation.

  3. To convert measurements:
    1/8 teaspoon = 12.5 drops = 1/48 oz. = approx 5/8 mL
    1/4 teaspoon = 25 drops = 1/24 oz. = approx 1 1/4 mL
    3/4 teaspoon = 75 drops = 1/8 oz. = approx 3.7 mL
    1 teaspoon = 100 drops = 1/6 oz. = approx 5 mL

What You Need

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Chamomile essential oil
  • Sandalwood essential oil
  • Ylang ylang essential oil
  • Appropriate bottle
  • Massage oil (optional)
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