What is a synergistic blend?

Synergy blends are carefully concocted mixtures that are designed to optimize the synergistic effects of complementary essential oils. They typically serve a very specific purpose, such as supporting immunity, promoting mental clarity, soothing pain, encouraging relaxation, or reducing the appearance of cellulite.

What does synergy refer to in aromatherapy?

Synergy is the interaction of two or more substances combined to produce an effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Synergy is the perfect word to capture both the power and essence of essential oil blends.

How do you synergize essential oils?

Start with 2-5 essential oils, as blending more than that can become tricky quickly. Choose oils that complement one another (more about that below) and work together to support the purpose of your blend. You’ll also want to test that the oils smell good together before blending so you don’t waste any oils.

What essential oils can you blend together?

Combining Essential Oils

  • Sandalwood, jasmine, geranium, anise, bergamot – soothing floral blend.
  • Vetiver, pine, rosemary, peppermint, and basil – herbaceous blend.
  • Frankincense, rosemary, and peppermint – focus blend.
  • Lavender, clary sage, ylang-ylang, and marjoram – distress blend.

How do you make a synergy blend?

Start With Two Oils: Using the oils with the least intensive scents, create a 50/50 mix in an empty reducer bottle. Determine which oil is dominating the blend, and add the nondominant oil one drop at a time until a pleasing balance is achieved.

How do you use synergy blends?

Dilute 10 drops of the synergy in 30ml of organic carrier oil. After your shower, put 3-5 drops of the synergy into your hands and rub them together.

Which oils should not be mixed?

Essential oils such as thyme, oregano, clove, and cinnamon bark are examples of this. Several citrus oils, including bergamot, lemon, lime, orange, and angelica, can induce photo toxicity (severe burns or skin cancer) if exposed to natural sunshine or sun-bed radiation after skin application, but not when inhaled.

How do you use an essential oil blending wheel?

Select essential oils to blends from aroma categories on the wheel that touch. Open the essential oil bottle of each you selected to include in your essential oil blend. Place the bottles next to each and take a sniff to an idea of the aromatherapy blend you could create.

Which essential oils go best together?

If you decide to start blending different fragrance families, here’s a handy guide to which fragrances go well together:

  • Citrus. Blends well with Floral, Woody, Herbal & Spicy.
  • Floral. Blends well with Citrus, Spicy & Woody.
  • Herbal. Blends well with Woody & Spicy.
  • Spicy. Blends well with Floral, Woody & Citrus.
  • Woody.