Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blending Oils

Roll On bottles of blended oils
I don't know how much you know about essential oils and how to use them.  I didn't start researching them until a little over a year ago.  Before that I was very skeptical of the whole subject.  However since then I have seen how well they work.

All of the supplies at the ready.
In this particular case, I am making a batch of my blend for headaches.  I have found them to be very helpful.  This particular blend has changed over the past several months.  I started with a basic recipe and have since tweeked it to make it more effective for me personally.  Since every person is different, essential oils will not have exactly the same effect on every body.  Some oils will work better for one person than another.

All of the essential oils
I always start with clean implements of course.  I use a separate glass dropper for each essential oil so that I don't accidentally mix them.  Since I need this blend to be easy to apply, I mix it in roller bottles for ease of use.    I start always with the essential oils, before adding a carrier oil to fill the bottle the remainder of the way.

This recipe consists of the following:
60 drops Lavender essential oil
30 drops Peppermint essential oil
20 drops Frankincense essential oil
20 drops of Sweet Birch essential oil
10 drops Wintergreen essential oil
15 drops Clary Sage essential oil
Sweet Almond oil to fill 1/3 oz bottle

Lavender oil - analgesic, soothing, calming, sedative, very safe
Peppermint oil - cooling, analgesic, refreshing, can irritate some migraine sufferers
Frankincense oil - Calming, traditionally used for meditation
Sweet Birch oil - analgesic, cooling, smells like wintergreen, can be sensitizing
Wintergreen oil - analgesic, cooling, not for use by  pregnant women or those taking aspirin
Clary Sage oil - analgesic, hormone regulator, not for use by pregnant woman
Since the wintergreen scent is so strong that is mostly what this blend smells like..

Clary sage is a new addition to this blend.  Since my migraines are partially hormone triggered I thought this might be helpful.   I have suffered from migraines since I got pregnant with my first child almost 13 years ago.  Since then I have tried several medications including several preventatives.  I have not liked the side effects of any of the prescriptions.  In addition I am trying to live more naturally.  This is a great addition to my arsenal for pain.

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  1. I recently tried a similar recipe, w/ my own variations :), and am finding it to be helpful....... I love using essential oils. Thank you for sharing this. Gentle Joy

    1. I am glad you have also found something that is helpful. And I love essential oils also. I am getting ready to make another essential oil purchase with some new oils on the list. ;) It is so much fun introducing family and friends to essential oils and their benefits.

  2. Great idea. Good oils for all types of aches and pains. Thanks for linking up with Oil me Up Wednesdays and Real food Fridays. I hope you will come share more next week!

    1. I think I may drop the wintergreen next time. It is still a little strong for me.

  3. Great post - it's amazing the uses for EOs. So glad you're able to find some headache relief. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us this week and share more of your awesome posts.

    1. I love how useful EO's are. I call them God's Medicine Cabinet. ;)

  4. Hello Lois, I love the idea of making my own items like this, thanks so much and I will be featuring this post tomorrow on my blog at Tuesdays with a Twist link party. Stop over and take a look. :-)

  5. Would you recommend the same blend for a 4 year old that is starting to get headaches? His dad has migraines and he may be inheriting them from him.

    1. Sorry that it has taken me so long to reply. My computer has been down. As long as these oils are diluted it should be fine. I would leave out the clary sage since it is more for helping with hormone imbalances. I have also dropped the peppermint oil in my personal blend, but it is merely due to personal preference. I would also recommend getting him on a good probiotic to help his immune system work at it's optimum levels.

  6. stupid question, but how do you use it? do you roll it on your temple? under your nose? thanks!

    1. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I usually apply to the forehead or the back of the neck.


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