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Blending Of Oils



In this page I've included a blending chart and a cross-reference chart for therapeutic uses of oils so that you will be able to easily substitute one oil for another if you don't like the smell of a particular oil in a recipe.

Before using any of the information from this site read the cautions and safety information.

Blending Oils

The following is a list of the most commonly used essential oils with a list of which oils they blend well with. The blending factor is a guide to how many drops to use of each oil, especially handy if you are substituting one oil in a receipe for another that you prefer the smell of. Oils are classified by what is called notes, there being top, middle and base depending on how long their aroma lingers. Top note aromas last a fairly short time, middle note aromas for longer and base note aromas for a couple of hours. If you are making up your own blend for a burner or perfume a loose guide is to choose an oil from each of the 3 notes and blend with 3 drops of the top note oil, 2 drops of the middle and 1 drop of the base. This will tend to increase the longevity of the aroma of the burner.

Basil
Blending Factor: Top 1
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium,
Peppermint, Rosemary








Chamomile German
Blending Factor: Middle 1
Blends With: Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Geranium, Lavender



Cypress
Blending Factor: Middle 5
Blends With: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Tea Tree


Fennel
Blending Factor: Middle 6
Blends With: Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Sandalwood


Lavender
Blending Factor: Middle 7
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Lemon, Neroli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang


Marjoram
Blending Factor: Middle 3
Blends With: Cypress, Lemongrass, Neroli, Sandalwood, Tea Tree


Patchouli
Blending Factor: Base 5
Blends With: Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Orange, Rose


Rosemary
Blending Factor: Middle 2
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Fennel, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Tea Tree


Ylang Ylag
Blending Factor: Base 4
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood


Bergamot
Blending Factor: Top 10
Blends With: Basil, Chamomile German, clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Neroli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang


Chamomile Roman
Blending Factor: Middle 1
Blends With: Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender




Eucalyptus
Blending Factor: Top 1
Blends With: Frankincense, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree



Geranium
Blending Factor: Middle 3
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood


Lemon
Blending Factor: Top 3
Blends With: Lavender, Neroli, Orange


Neroli
Blending Factor: Base 2
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang


Peppermint
Blending Factor: Middle 1
Blends With: Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary


Sandalwood
Blending Factor: Base 1
Blends With:
Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Majoram, Neroli, Rose, Ylang Ylang


Cedarwood
Blending Factor: Base 4
Blends With:
Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Sandalwood






Clary Sage
Blending Factor: Middle 4
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang


Frankincense
Blending Factor: Top 1
Blends With: Benzoin, Bergamot, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree


Juniper
Blending Factor: Middle 4
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood


Lemongrass
Blending Factor: Top 1
Blends With: Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Neroli


Orange
Blending Factor: Top 4
Blends With: Bergamot, Cypress, Lemon


Rose
Blending Factor: Base 1
Blends With: Benzoin, Bergamot, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang


Tea Tree
Blending Factor: Top 3
Blends With: Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary



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