Mixing your own aromatherapy recipes is easy and will save you money. They also make great gifts! There are just a few basics you need to know about aromatherapy oils.

Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started.

Tip #1: Use glass containers to mix oil recipes in whenever possible. Oregano oil, for example, is such a “warm” oil, that left to stand in a plastic container, it will begin to “melt” the plastic.

Tip #2: Mix essential oils together first, before putting in the diluting carrier oil. This creates a “synergistic” blend, a blend that is usually more powerful than a single essential oil alone. Add your carrier oil to the mix last.

Tip #3: Store your essential oils and blends in a cool, dry place that is well out of the reach of children. Citrus oils are better off stored in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life which is usually 6 months total. (You can tell they are getting too old when they start to smell “piney”. When that happens, don’t throw them out, use them in your cleaners. Just don’t use them therapeutically.)

Tip #4: When mixing a formula of your own, don’t mix it too strong. You can always add more oil, but you can’t take it out once it’s in. So start with a small amount and mix your way to your desired strength.

Tip #5: Even if your memory is terrific, label all of your mixes. Others may find the container and use it by mistake. If you’re like me, even if you think you won’t forget what’s in it, 3 weeks later I have no idea what mix that unmarked bottle is and what I should use it for.

Now it’s time for you to try a few yourself.

Scan the recipes here and choose some to try. Go ahead, aromatherapy is a delightful adventure. And creating these aromatherapy recipes will be rewarding!

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