Favourite Aromatherapy Blends

Favourite blends - creating a fragrant harmony

Essential oils can be used to create the perfect ambiance, to heal or combined together just because you like how the fragrances work. This blend falls neatly into that category. For me it is a blend that I refer back to time and time again. It is smoky, floral and fresh all at the same time. It is the luscious combination of black pepper, ylang ylang and lime.



aromatherapy blends - black pepper

Black pepper

This essential oil has a smoky, woody, warm and spicy scent. It is stimulating, especially for the nervous system. Within blends it should be used in moderation so that it doesn't over power. I use it to give depth and balance to blends. If you are using black pepper for body massage make sure that it is well blended in a base oil such as almond oil. 


aromatherapy blends - ylang ylangYlang Ylang

One of my favourite essential oils, Ylang ylang is intensely sweet and spicy but it must be used in moderation as it can be too heady for some. It has a sedative effect on the nervous system and know to be an aphrodisiac.


aromatherapy blends - limeLime

With a sharp, fruity citrusy scent, Lime for me is reminiscent of opal fruits. It is a really versatile oil that can be used in so many blends. In this combination it cuts through the headiness of the ylang ylang beautifully. It is a restorative oil and is often used in tonics.



The Blend

The combination of the oils is down to personal choice, but to start with I would go with the following combinations until you find the mix that works for you.

For Room burner and vapourisers

Ylang ylang - 2 drops

Black pepper - 1 drops

Lime - 3 drops

You can add these to water in a burner or use a vapouriser that has fan to disperse the scent. This is often safer and most have an automatic cut off switch to stop the warming plate overheating when the water/oils have vaporised.

For Massage

Ylang ylang - 1 drop

Black pepper - 1 drop

Lime - 2 drops

Make sure that the oils are blended well in 10ml of a suitable base oil such as almond or grapeseed oil. 

For the bath

Ylang ylang - 1 drop

Black pepper - 1 drop

Lime - 2 drops

You will need to add the oils to a base oil that is suitable for the bath. Neals Yard base bath oil is very good.


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