The Best Essential Oil Blends and Their Uses

The Best Essential Oil Blends and Their Uses

What is Aromatherapy? What Are Essential Oil Blends?

Aromatherapy is an alternative form of treatment with the use of essential oils for promoting physical health and mental wellness.  Many cultures and communities across the world have been using essential oils for holistic healing for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians would keep aromatic plants under their pillows for restful night sleep and burned aromatic plants and herbs for incense in religious places. They believed the smoke exuded from burning aromatic woods would rise above to the heavens, carrying their wishes and prayers to the Gods. They had also used fragrant oils for mummification. The knowledge of Egyptians on health benefits plants and herbs was passed on to the Greeks, who began using fragrant oils for general good health. The Chinese and Indians also have been using aromatic plants and herbs for healing purposes for over two thousand years. Their traditional and folk medicines were made of different plants and herbs, aimed at treating the entire body, mind, and spirit.

Aromatherapy or essential oils therapy involves inhalation and topical application of essential oils. Essential oils are liquid compounds that evaporate quickly and lack the qualities of viscosity and distribution. They are diluted with carrier oils before topical use because carrier oils have a thick composition and high viscosity that increases the absorbability of essential oils. Inhaling essential oils directly through the bottle or diffusers is known to support respiratory health and provide psychological benefits. The topical application of essential oils in aromatherapy massages and skincare practices offers therapeutic benefits to the skin and body. Their aroma and distinct attributes are comforting for the body, mind, and spirit.

 

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are extracted from plants, roots, barks, herbs, peels, petals, and flowers, carrying a distinct aroma and therapeutic characteristics. The essence or aroma of essential oils has a soothing and rejuvenating effect on a person's mind and body.  Our sense of smell is linked with the parts of our brain that controls emotions, thoughts, and basic instincts. The aroma of essential oils creates a relaxing ambiance that calms the agitated mind, enhances mental concentration, and helps uplift the mood. On a physical level, massaging essential oils eases muscle stiffness, soreness, and comforts aching body. Whereas inhaling essential oils promote easier breathing, soothe headaches, and help improve mental activity.

 

What Are Essential Oil Blends?

Each essential oil exhibits a different aroma and calming benefits. Some of them emanate a strong and sharp scent, and others have a pleasant and fresh scent.  Each essential oil can be used alone or combined with other essential oils. Blending essential oils is a matter of science and fragrance perception.   Essential oil blends can be created just for the sheer pleasure of aroma or for specific purposes. For blending essential oils, it is important to understand the different categories of essential oils for delivering the required benefits. Essential oils are categorized into three notes based on their aroma, namely the top, middle and base notes. The top note oil has the lightest scent, and it is the first scent you inhale in a blend. Top note oils are extracted from flowers, leaves, and flowering herbs. The base note oil has a heavy, earthy, and strong scent that grounds the blend. Base note oils are usually derived from trees, roots, and barks and often are thick and viscous. The middle note has a balancing and harmonizing scent that binds the top and base notes together. Middle note oils are derived from whole herbs and spices.

 

Best Essential Oil Blends

  • Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend

Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend contains a proprietary combination of eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, and niaouli essential oils. It is a perfect combination of essential oils that supports easier breathing and helps alleviate headaches and nasal congestion. It emanates a strong, pleasant, and energizing scent that calms cough and cold symptoms, soothing airways and feelings of irritability. Moreover, Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend has purifying, clarifying, and invigorating properties of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. It purifies the air and keeps the environment clean and healthy. Its fresh and energizing scent helps get rid of bad odors in the atmosphere, creating a relaxing and cheerful ambiance.

 

How to Use:

To Soothe Sinus Congestion:

  • Add a few drops of Breathe Essential Oil to a diffuser to create a soothing and clean atmosphere around your house.
  • Diffuse the oil for 15-20 minutes for 2-3 times a day

To Promote Easier Breathing:

  • Add a few drops of Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend into a heat-resistant bowl of hot water.
  • Cover your head with a towel and draw close to the bowl (keep a safe distance to protect your face from burning)
  • Breathe in the aroma for 5-10 minutes

For Aromatherapy Massage:

  • Mix 4-7 drop of Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend with 2 teaspoons of any carrier oil of your choice
  • Apply the mixture onto the desired areas of your skin for a therapeutic massage experience
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes while applying the oil.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after use

To Inhale/Sniff:

  • Put a few drops of Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend onto a tissue/clean cloth to inhale or sniff.

 

  • Anxiety Essential Oil Blend

Anxiety Essential Oil Blend's composition constitutes a proprietary combination of lemon, black spruce, lavender, ylang-ylang, sweet orange, frankincense, clary sage, and patchouli essential oils. It gives off a soothing, earthy, and floral scent that promotes mental tranquility. It creates a warm and relaxing ambiance that eases the feelings of mental agitation, negativity, and stress. Its soothing scent helps achieve a state of relaxation and peace, enhancing the mood to combat stressful feelings. Moreover, as it contains lemon and sweet orange oil, Anxiety Essential Oil Blend deodorizes the atmosphere and eliminates bad odors and harmful toxins.

 

How to Use:

To Create a Relaxing Atmosphere in Your Surroundings:

  • Add a few drops of Anxiety Essential Oil Blend to a diffuser.
  • Diffuse the oil for 15-20 minutes for 2-3 times a day

To Soothe Headaches/Stressful Feelings:

  • Mix 4-7 drops of Anxiety Essential Oil Blend with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • Massage the oil mixture onto your forehead, temples, and back of the neck

For Aromatherapy Massage:

  • Mix 4-7 drops of Anxiety Essential Oil Blend with 2 teaspoons of any carrier of your choice
  • Massage the mixture onto the desired area of your skin to comfort bodily aches
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes while applying oils.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after use

To Promote Mental Relaxation:

  • Put 3-5 drops of Anxiety Essential Oil Blend onto a tissue/clean cloth to inhale.
  • Hold it near your face to inhale its aroma.
  • It will help relax your mind and calm headaches.

 

  • Zen Sleep Essential Oil Blend

Zen Sleep Essential Oil Blend contains a perfect combination of essential oils that are known for promoting calm and peaceful sleep with their soothing scents. Its composition is comprised of lavender, orange, and rosemary oils. It exudes a fresh, pleasant, and floral fragrance that is calming and relaxing for the mind. It creates a comforting ambiance that encourages mental clarity and supports easier breathing and restful sleep. Its calming scent helps comfort negative moods and eases anxious and stressful feelings, improving sleep quality and duration.

 

How to Use:

To Promote Restful Sleep at Night:

  • Add a few drops of Zen Sleep Essential Oil Blend to a diffuser.
  • Diffuse it for 15-20 minutes before bedtime
  • It will create a tranquil, calming, and soothing ambiance around your surrounding for restful night sleep.

To Calm Headaches/Stressful Feelings:

  • Mix 4-7 drops of Zen Sleep Essential Oil Blend with 2 teaspoons of any carrier oil of your choice
  • Massage the mixture onto your forehead, temples, and back of the neck

For Aromatherapy Massage:

  • Mix 4-7 drops of Zen Sleep Essential Oil Blend with 2 teaspoons of any carrier oil of your choice
  • Massage the mixture under the feet and back of the neck for relaxing the body and promoting restful sleep
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes while applying oils.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after use

To Promote Mental Calmness:

  • Put a few drops of Zen Sleep Essential Oil Blend onto tissue/clean cloth.
  • Hold it near your face to inhale. It's the soothing aroma for promoting mental calmness.
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