Essential Oil Blends

essential oil blends

When purchasing an essential oil blends, keep in mind that the following combinations have worked exceptional well in the past.  If you already own several of these single oils, try blending them yourself. The names of the blends are generic and basically describe what the blend will accomplish.

Different essential oil companies sell their blends under names that belong only to that company or brand. Therefore, when looking for a blended oil, check the ingredients.  It is also important to check for other carrier oils that may be present.  In and of itself, other carrier oils are not necessarily bad, but be aware it does reduce the potency of the therapeutic properties of the single oils listed.

This list is not all-inclusive.  There are more essential oil blends on the market than I could report here.  I have chosen the 15 most popular formulas.

Popular Essential Oil Blends

Anti-Aging Blend    

Some of the most powerful essential oil blends are formulated to protect and nourish skin while helping to reduce inflammation―a major contributor to the aging process. Supporting skin health at the cellular level, these essential oils sustain smoother, more radiant and youthful skin. They will also protect skin from UV radiation and properly hydrate the skin. Frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, myrrh, helichrysum, and rose.

Calming Blend    

Stress is a major contributor to illness and disease, in fact, it is estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are related to stress. An excellent calming blend will be composed of individual oils with known calming properties which create a sense of well-being and relaxation. Lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla bean create a subtle aroma ideal for aromatic diffusion or topical application. Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, this combination is an excellent way to promote restful sleep.

Cleansing Blend    

From bug bites to sneezes, protecting yourself is more important than ever. A good cleansing blend is a formidable mixture of essential oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally, without toxic additives. Its’ refreshing aroma quickly eradicates unpleasant odors and purifies the air and environment with the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca and cilantro.  These oils also have the ability to remove harmful microorganisms.

Detoxification Blend    

A pure detoxification blend is a combination of clove, grapefruit, rosemary, and geranium that have been studied for support of the cleansing organs of the body. It is also known to support healthy tissue function. The blend is formulated to be used individually or in combination with another botanical extract complex.

Digestive Blend    

Many essential oil blends have been recognized through research as powerful agents to help restore normal balance in the digestive system. A blend which takes advantage of these well-established therapeutic is one we should all have in our medicine cupboard. Ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander and anise each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. When used internally, it brings soothing digestive relief.

Grounding Blend    

Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness or anxiety. The warm, woody aroma of a spectacular grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. Try blending spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy with fractionated coconut oil to offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. 

Invigorating Blend    

This invigorating blend merges the benefits of several citrus essential oils. Combine the powerful essences of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, and clementine with a hint of vanilla to form this unique and harmonious blend. With benefits that extend beyond elevating mood and reducing stress, an invigorating blend has natural, potent compounds with cleansing properties. Mixed with water, this blend is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces while emitting a fresh sweet scent.

Joyful Blend    

Purchase or make your own joyful blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This combination of essential oils can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Look for a brand that includes lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood. When blended flawlessly, these oils create an immediate and dramatic effect.

Massage Blend    

An effective massage blend will combine the therapeutic benefits of oils well-known to relax muscles, calm tension, soothe irritated tissue, increase circulation, smooth and tone. Most common oils to achieve this goal are basil, grapefruit, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, and lavender. This relaxing blend would add many important benefits to various massage techniques.

Metabolic Blend    

Metabolic blend should be a formula of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils designed to help manage appetite between meals. It would include a blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils. Just add 8 drops to 16 oz. of water and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach and lift your mood.

Protective Blend    

Everyone should want to support keeping their immune system functioning. Orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. This protective blend has a unique aroma and is one of the most versatile blends. It is safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing This blend is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents.

Respiratory Blend    

Respiratory issues are prevalent in modern society, and essential oil blends are a perfect way to ease breathing consistently for a sustained benefit. Combing the following oils will do just that, help you breathe easier. Make an effort to include laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, ravensaracardamon and lemon. This cleanses and soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for night time diffusion allowing for restful sleep.  

Soothing Blend    

According to recent studies, more than half of us are sufferers of ongoing discomfort. Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, a good soothing blend’s cool therapeutic benefit will be felt almost immediately.

Tension Blend    

Several essential oil enthusiasts call this a tension blend, but I like to call it an instant “headache relief” blend. It is a blend associated with headaches in mind as well as providing calming comfort with powerful essential oils such as wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, frankincense, cilantro, marjoram, Roman chamomile, basil, and rosemary. This blend is best packaged in a convenient roll-on bottle.

Women’s Monthly Blend

A superior women’s monthly blend of essential oils traditionally used to balance hormones and manage symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause. A topical mixture of clary sage, lavender, bergamot, Roman chamomile, cedarwood, ylang ylang, geranium, fennel, carrot seed, palmarosa and vitex that provides temporary respite from cramps, nausea, hot flashes, and the emotional swings sometimes associated with regular hormone cycles in women.

Additional Information

PubMed - Protective essential oil attenuates influenza virus infection: an in vitro study in MDCK cells (This study used the doTerra brand On Guard essential oil blend. Compare this with the above mentioned protective blend.)