Essential Oil Blends for Everyday Use
Essential oil blends for topical relief, immune support, digestive support, and more!
Certified organic essentials for healthy gums and teeth.
Release tension, encourage sleep, or promote focus and energy.
Essential oil powered solutions for common skincare concerns, from itchy bug bites to deodorant.
What are Essential Oil Blends?
Essential oil blends are combinations of different essential oils, mixed together to create a unique and beneficial formula. Each essential oil is chosen for its wellness-promoting properties and its ability to complement the other oils in achieving their goal, whether that be topical relief, relaxation, or mood support. Essential oil blends can also be used as natural alternatives to perfumes or room sprays, and many people simply enjoy the pleasant and invigorating aroma they provide. Want to learn more? Read our blog on essential oils 101 for more information.
How We Make Our Essential Oil Blends
The health and well-being of our customers is always our first priority when creating our top–quality essential oil blends. Plus, we aim to ensure that all of our customers enjoy the scents our carefully formulated products provide. We follow a meticulous process when coming up with new blends and mixing our formulas, ensuring we achieve the best possible results each and every time.
Here’s a brief overview of how we produce the perfect blend every time:
1. Establish The Desired Effect
The first step to blending essential oils is to determine the purpose of the product, since the reason a blend will be used dictates what types of oils will make sense in the formulation.
When we are looking to create a relaxation blend, for example, we make sure to choose oils with calming properties like lavender, chamomile, and bergamot. But when we craft a formula that improves focus and mental clarity, we use oils that have a stimulating effect, like lemon, rosemary, or cedarwood.
We always begin our process by carefully considering what effect we want our blend to have so we can choose individual oils that support the greater synergetic result we’re aiming for.
2. Choose Pure Premium Oils
We only use essential oils that are 100% pure and free from any synthetic fragrances or additives. This involves conducting thorough research into the extraction methods and quality assurance processes used to produce the oils we source, so we can confidently include them in our signature formulations.
Ultimately, the #1 thing we care about is providing our valued customers with essential oil blends that are safe, effective, and sustainable. We know that by hand-selecting the finest organic oils, we are guaranteeing our products are long-lasting and capable of delivering the desired results they’re intended for.
3. Fine-Tune the Fragrance
When blending essential oils, it’s crucial to consider the strength and overall balance of the scent the formula has. At Pranarom, we always strive to achieve scents that are pleasant as well as effective in promoting wellness. To do this, we take the top, middle, and base notes of a formula into account and select oils that will contribute to the aromatic profile we’re looking to create.
As a general rule of thumb, a balanced formula should contain 30% top notes, 50% middle notes, and 20% base notes. Top notes are the very first scents a person notices when inhaling a blend. Middle notes are considered the “body” of the formula and generally set the overall scent profile. Lastly, base notes are the most long-lasting and provide the “finish” of a formula. They’re the strongest scents and therefore make up the smallest percentage of most blends.
4. Test and Adjust as Necessary
There are several aspects of blending essential oils that come into play when testing and adjusting a formulation. First, we make sure to test our products to ensure it provides the intended health and wellness benefits. If not, we carefully adjust the formula to increase its potency or add ingredients to enhance its effectiveness.
Additionally, the scent of a blend can change over time. That’s why we develop our blends slowly, ensuring their scent remains the same even after it has had time to settle. We always review our blends and put them through a rigorous approval process prior to making them available to our customers.
5. Package for Prolonged Shelf Life
Proper packaging is of utmost importance when it comes to ensuring long-term quality. We know that exposure to sunlight can cause essential oils to deteriorate and lessen their efficacy, which is why we use dark glass bottles to shield our blends from UV light. We also use tight-fitting caps or droppers to help limit the exposure to air which can cause essential oil blends to oxidize. Each blended product we offer is sold in packaging that extends the shelf life of the formula and provides maximum benefit to our customers.
Discover the Power of Essential Oil Blends
Finding the perfect essential oil blend for your needs can be a gamechanger. Let’s look at some of our most popular blends and the benefits they provide.
Essential Oil Blends for Sleep
Relaxing essential oil blends are highly beneficial for those looking to support restful sleep. In fact, one study published in the Journal of Sleep Research found that a blend of essential oils, including lavender, improved sleep quality and reduced sleep disturbance in elderly patients.
There’s also some evidence to support the use of chamomile, bergamot, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood in the treatment of sleep-related concerns. If you are someone who struggles to maintain a consistent sleep schedule, you may benefit from a rest-promoting formulation and peaceful night blend like our Sleep Aid formula.
Essential Oil Blends for Energy
There are several essential oils that have been shown to have stimulating effects on the body and mind. Peppermint oil, for example, was proven to increase alertness and cognitive performance in a study by the University of Northumbria. Other oils like lemon, grapefruit, and orange also show promising results in terms of their refreshing and energizing properties.
Blends containing these essential oils, including our Mental Clarity and Find Focus formulas, are excellent for those looking for essential oil blends for energy and motivation that combat fatigue, improve mental focus, or provide a heightened sense of alertness.
Essential Oil Blends for Happiness
Did you know research shows there’s a link between a positive mental state and improved health? People with an optimistic outlook on life tend to be more resilient in the face of adversity, experience lower blood pressure, and a reduced risk for heart disease.
Using essential oil blends can be a great way to put yourself in a positive mindframe by helping to reduce stress and boosting your mood. There are a variety of natural extracts with positive properties, like sweet orange, which stimulates the senses and soothes stress. Lime, peppermint, rosemary, and grapefruit are also excellent choices if you’re in need of a pick-me-up. Clear your mind with our Mental Clarity formula, or feel the love with our Love Tonic blend.
Essential Oil Blends for Skin Care
There’s an undeniable link between the condition of our skin and feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Skin problems like acne, irritation, and scarring seriously impact how we feel about ourselves over time. The good news? Essential oils are a fantastic, all-natural support for many skin conditions, including dryness, blemishes, discoloration, and more. Learn more about essential oils in skin care.
Our Rose Regenerative Face Oil, for instance, contains high levels of constituents that support healthy cell turn-over and a natural glow. Our Scar Rescue formula is perfect for supporting skin as it heals, effective enough for results but gentle enough for sensitive skin when diluted in a carrier oil. Need to manage problematic skin? Opt for Skin Clarity and banish those blemishes!
Essential Oil Blends for Stress
When our bodies experience prolonged periods of stress, they produce a surplus of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones are linked to a variety of health concerns, including heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders.
It’s crucial that we manage stress through self-care activities such as exercise, meditation, and — you guessed it — the use of essential oil blends that support positivity and relaxation. We know that with busy schedules, it can be difficult to make time for self-care routines. But with our Stress Recovery blend, you can manage your stress on-the-go.
Essential Oil Blends for Relaxation
There are countless reasons why a person might struggle to relax. If you’re stressed, your body may be in a constant state of tension and it can feel nearly impossible to quiet your mind or calm your nervous system.
Using a specially-formulated essential oil blend like Down Time can help put your mind and body at ease. Chamomile contains a compound called apigenin, which binds to certain receptors in the brain that are responsible for inducing sleep and reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. Lavender and sweet orange oils are also a great choice, as they help relax both mind and body.
Prefer to create your own blends? We have an extensive collection of organic essential oils for all purposes and scents. Create your own essential oil blends today!
How to Use Essential Oil Blends
There are three primary ways to use essential oil blends. Here’s a quick guide to each method:
Essential oil diffusers work by dispersing tiny droplets of essential oil into the air so they can be inhaled and provide deep, healing aromatherapy benefits. They come in different styles, ranging from small personal diffusers to large ones that can scent an entire room — so you’ll need to do a bit of research to find the best fit for your needs. To use one, you simply fill the device with water, add your blend of essential oils, turn it on, and wait for the pleasant scents to waft through your space!
2. Topical Application
When applying essential oils to the skin, you should generally use a carrier oil to dilute the essences and prevent skin irritation. Carrier oils are oils that have been cold-pressed from seeds, fruits or nuts. They help to “carry” the essential oil onto the skin. Popular options include jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil. After you’ve chosen your carrier oil, add a few drops of your chosen essential oils to the carrier oil (a good guide is to dilute 2-3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil). Once the oils are combined, massage the mixture into your neck, face, arms, or any desired location using a circular motion. Just be sure to patch test before using the entire amount!
Simply breathing in the scent of essential oils can produce a range of therapeutic benefits. Many people like to do this by either inhaling directly from the bottle or adding a few drops to a bowl of hot water and inhaling the steam (a method that’s particularly helpful for those with respiratory issues like congestion or allergies). You can also add a few drops of essential oil to a tissue, cotton ball, or a lava rock bracelet and inhale the aroma directly.
Whether you’re looking for energizing essential oil blends for focus or the best essential oil blends for diffusers, you’ll find what you need in our collection of 100% pure, certified organic essential oils.
All of our oils and blends are free from harmful chemicals and preservatives, and we never test on animals. We’ve made it our mission to ensure that all purchases create a better future for everyone. When you shop with Pranarom, you can feel good about your purchase knowing all of our products are organic, natural and cruelty-free.