Aromatherapy Guide: Choosing the Right Blended Essential Oil for You

How to choose a blended essential oil

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Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy. It is a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being. 

Blending essential oil is an art and also a science. Essential oil chemistry is naturally complex and everyone responds differently to aromas. When it comes to blending essential oils for aromatherapy, it is important to have combinations that go together and also smell attractive. One of the best ways to start choosing a blend you like is to know what effects you are after.

What effects you are after?

When you and your body is stressed, you don't need a blend that helps you to concentrate or feel energetic. You will need something that feels soothing and relaxed. It is important to choose the right blend to help with your current needs. A good starting point is to understand different essential oils and what effects you are after. Identify the emotion you might be feeling. 

Essential Oils By Emotional Well-Being, Lavender Backyard Garden, NZ Herb Farm

What is your preferred smell?

After choosing your own emotional well-being, you then choose your preference of smell. Many oils have more than one prevailing aroma and scent.

Essential Oils by Scent from Lavender Backyard Garden, NZ Lavender Herb Farm

In aromatherapy, a good blend will not only depend on simply mixing a few oils together, but also on the expression of essential oil traits - that being top notes, middle notes and base notes. However, it is very important that you are happy with the aroma. Since it has to be pleasing to your senses it has already achieved its maximum effect.

Choosing the Right Blended Essential Oil for Your Needs

Aromatherapy is a natural way to promote wellness and relaxation. Essential oils are a key component of aromatherapy, and choosing the right blended essential oil is essential for achieving the desired benefits.

Here are the key takeaways from this article:

  • Aromatherapy can provide numerous benefits, but choosing the right blended essential oil is crucial for achieving the desired effects.
  • Start by identifying the purpose of the aromatherapy, such as relaxation or invigoration, and choose oils that match those needs.
  • Consider the individual properties of each oil, as well as any potential contraindications, to create a safe and effective blend.
  • Pay attention to the quality of the oils, choosing pure and organic options whenever possible.
  • Experiment with different blends and amounts to find what works best for you and your specific needs.
Lavender Backyard Garden is a New Zealand herb farm. We grow lavender, rosemary and use steam distillation to produce our own brand essential oils.
If you would like to learn more about our farm click here to discover our farm.




We also design essential oil natural perfume by using fractionated coconut oil. Bring our essential oil roller blends into your daily life and you will fall in love with it!



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