22 October 2019

The best essential oil combinations and their uses

Lavender for a good night’s rest. Rosemary for an immunity boost. Peppermint for temporary relief from a headache. Alone, these pure essential oils work well to get the job done, but when paired with other complementary blends, they produce a potent concoction that offers amplified healing properties.

In aromatherapy, mixing two to five essential oils is known as ‘blending.’ They can be grouped by effect (such as calm or detoxify), by scent types (such as citrus, woody or spicy) or by notes (how quickly they evaporate). If you’re just starting out your essential oil collection, you may be feeling overwhelmed when it comes to blending. How much to measure? Which essential oil goes with what? It’s for these reasons that Oil Garden has come up with six go-to blends to treat common ailments. Not only are they valued for their therapeutic benefits, but the aromas also balance well with each other.

Signature blended scents for health and wellness

  1. For sleep assist: If you’re looking for a peaceful night’s sleep, a mixture of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram and German Chamomile essential oils from our Sleep Assist blend will leave you feeling truly rested. Just add a few drops of the oil in a diffuser and rest your head for a blissfully relaxing sleep.
  2. For stress relief: Traditionally used in aromatherapy to assist in the management of stress, the blend of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Bergamot and Cedarwood essential oils promotes health and wellbeing. If you’re having an especially tough day, let our Stress Relief blend diffuse throughout your home to create an aromatic ambience.
  3. For better focus: Get clarity and clear your head with the effects of Lemon, Orange, Basil, Cedarwood, Rosemary & Cinnamon pure essential oils. This powerful blend will help improve focus, concentration, attention span and alertness. Massage our Focus Aid blend into your chest or inhale via your vaporiser. 
  4. For headache ease: Need temporary relief from a throbbing head, sinusitis or nausea? Try our Headache Ease blend, which is a mix of Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender essential oils. When put together, they can alleviate nervous tension, which is associated with headaches and similar symptoms.
  5. For an energy boost: Put some pep in your step with the stimulating blend of Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Lemongrass and Ginger essential oils. When you’re feeling weary and suffering from mental fatigue, inhaling the Energy Boost blend will energise and sharpen the senses.
  6. For immunity: Got hit with a cold out of nowhere? Feeling a bit congested in your sinuses? There’s an essential oil blend that will work for you: Eucalyptus, Lemon Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon, Cajeput and Tea Tree essential oils are known for their natural antibacterial properties and can help support a healthy immune system. Inhaling the Immunity Guard blend or massaging onto your chest will kill off lingering bacteria and viruses.

What you need to know about essential oils

Pure essential oils are highly concentrated and very potent substances. It is for this reason that they should be diluted with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, avocado oil or sweet almond oil before applied onto the skin. This is to prevent irritable skin, rashes, or even anaphylactic shock.

Before applying onto your body, be sure to always perform a patch test to determine whether your skin is too sensitive for your chosen oil. We recommend testing the oil on an inconspicuous area like your inner wrist and waiting a few minutes to see if there is an allergic reaction.

Make room in your cabinet for blended essential oils from Oil Garden

Not all of us consider ourselves as chemical technicians, which is why Oil Garden offers a collection of essential oils expertly blended for maximum effect for your convenience. With over 30 years of experience as a leading pure essential oils brand in Australia, every one of our bottles is sourced from pure plant extract. This means all our products are natural, paraben-free, and unadulterated.

Shop our blended essential oils collection today or buy individual bottles to concoct and experiment with your own combinations.