Do you love to experiment with new essential oil combos? You just can’t go wrong, so there’s really no need to fear. In fact you may come up with a delightful blend that elicits a special mood, invites in more fun, or simply helps you sleep.
When I went upstairs this morning the most beautiful scent enveloped me at the top of the steps. When I opened the diffuser I took a whiff, but couldn’t place what had been in there making that wonderful scent. When I asked about it later, I found it was simply “7 drops of Purification and 4 drops of Copaiba.”
Wow, Purification is something I diffuse all the time on its own, but I’ve never diffused Copaiba, let alone with another oil.
I frequently use Copaiba with other oils topically because it augments the effect of any oil it mixes with. If you use Lavender for relaxation, for example, then a few drops of Copaiba intensifies Lavender’s effect.
I remembered that little essential oils fact, but I’m so in the habit of placing the drops on my skin that I forgot I could diffuse it the same way.
Isn’t it funny how we get in a rut with our essential Oil usage? That’s why I love it when a new team member comes on board and shakes things up! The fresh perspective is great for everyone involved.
Experimenting with essential oil blends is fun once you start. You’ll get over that misconception that you’re “wasting” the oil if you mix it with something “wrong.”It all depends on what you like and what benefits you’re aiming for.
Another way to come up with new ways to use oils is by replacing one of your commonly used oils with something similar (a citrus for another citrus, for example, or an evergreen with another “pine-y” oil); or by adding something unusual to replace an oil you don’t have.
For example, there is a blend recommended for uplifting your spirit and energy levels. Found on the app called “Reference Guide 4EO” it suggests equal parts (3 drops each) Wintergreen, Lavender, Orange, and Spruce. But what if you don’t have some of those oils; what do you do?
Today I tried the recipe with some slight modifications and let me tell you, it is divine. I’ve been diffusing it all day and the atmosphere is heavenly. I literally feel lighter on my feet — how’s that for uplifting?
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Wintergreen
- 3 drops Citrus Fresh
- 3 drops Norther Lights Black Spruce (this very special oil provides the magic in this blend, making all the other oils a touch more divine — Love it!)
Do you have any blends you diffuse that you’d like to share? Please feel free in the comments. Always open your senses to new ways to use Young Living Essential Oils!