An essential oil blend is more than one essential oil mixed together, sometimes with a carrier oil (but not always). Why blend oils – because you can increase the benefit of a single oil when you pair it with other oils… if you know what you’re doing.
Anyone can blend an oil, but not everyone can create a blend that is powerful and effective. And one that smells nice & smooth. By the way, not all blends smell nice, sometimes they are blended to create an effect.
I’ve smelled a lot of blends in my almost 10 years using essential oils and by far the best blends are those created by Gary Young, founder of Young Living. People who have used other brands of essential oils frequently comment how much they love Young Living blends compared to what they’ve been using.
Here’s a list (that may not be complete, YL comes out with new blends all the time) of 40 essential oil blends and their benefits. The list of benefits isn’t even close to being complete, there are so many more than can be listed here. Any of these blends are wonderful to diffuse in your environment.
A good Rule of Thumb: YL tends to name their blends in a way that gives you some hints on when & how you might use it. For example Stress Away or Peace & Calming… you get the idea of the purpose of these blends, right?
Abundance: “good stuff magnet” Created to enhance the law of attraction. I like to wear this oil when I am consciously attracting positive influences in life.
Acceptance: “accept it & get it done” Promotes feelings of acceptance of self and others, as well as helping overcome procrastination and denial. Apply where you can smell it or over area under ribcage on right side. Gentler than Release blend.
Awaken : helps bring about inner awareness, awakening, and true understanding of one’s self. This is a blend of blends combining the blends of Joy, Forgiveness & White Angelica. People like to apply this blend on forehead and temples.
Believe: Apply this blend when you’re filled with doubts. Unusual in that it can be both grounding and invigorating. Don’t worry, the body knows which one to receive. It helps encourage feelings of strength and faith & helps assist as you move to a higher level of awareness. As you are able to move past emotional setbacks and barriers, you will be able to reach your true, unlimited potential. Promotes relaxation and confidence. I enjoy wearing this one on my wrists and behind my ears. I enjoy diffusing it at bedtime.
Brain Power: A favorite of students and people who’s daily lives require intense focus. A lovely citrusy aroma. Diffuse or apply to forehead, temples and back of neck. Works well with Valor.
Christmas Spirit: “smells like Christmas” with a lovely cinnamon and citrus scent. This aroma taps into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season. It’s popular to diffuse or make a room spray with this blend. Just add 5 drops to 4oz spray bottle, shake and spray.
Citrus Fresh : “happy smell” & budget friendly. An uplifting, refreshing aroma that you can diffuse to transform home, work, and classroom spaces. Diffuse Citrus Fresh in your home, office, or classroom for an aroma that invites positivity and energy. Drop Citrus Fresh onto cotton balls and toss them anywhere prone to stale odors, like shoes, closets, cabinets, basements, and vents.
Citrus Fresh Vitality : a dietary supplement. An ideal addition to water, fruit and vegetable juices, and NingXia Red®. Infuse your water by adding 2–3 drops to a glass or bottle of water. People frequently comment that they enjoy drinking water more often when it has one of the citrus Vitality oils in it.
Clarity: Promotes a clear mind and alertness. It contains stimulating oils such as peppermint and rosemary to promote a clear mind and alertness. Diffuse; put in bath water; put on cotton ball in air vents. Apply on temples, wrists, and neck. * This is a favorite of my hubby’s for his work day, he applies it over his temples and on the back of his neck then will inhale deeply from the oil on his hands.
Dragon Time: “funny name but no home with females should be without it!” Calming, soothing essential oils like clary sage, whose natural phytoestrogens support healthy emotions in women during their monthly cycle. Rub over lower back region; use in a compress on the abdomen; or dilute with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for a full body massage.
EndoFlex: a blend of oils that support the endocrine system. A popular place to apply is on front of neck. ALSO, EndoFlex Vitality – When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk. Supports a healthy lifestyle and over all wellness. Take daily with a gel capsule. Combine 1 drop EndoFlex Vitality with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex. Create a drink that uplifts and invigorates by adding EndoFlex to our sparkling NingXia Zyng™. Use this essential oil-infused beverage to jump-start the day or make it through the afternoon slump. Combine a drop of oil with a large cup of warm tea or tall glass of water. If you find a drop overwhelms the flavor, dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl it in your drink.
En-R-Gee: “zippy” Stimulating oils that have traditionally been used to help restore mental alertness, uplift, and strengthen the mind as it promotes energy. Put on ears and back of neck.
Envision: “if you can see it, you can make it happen” Stimulates creativity and resourcefulness, encouraging renewed faith in the future and the ability to maintain the emotional fortitude necessary to achieve goals and dreams. apply two drops on wrists or temples, or add to warm bath water with Bath Gel Base.
Forgiveness: “a beautiful aroma” Soothing and uplifting essential oils that may enhance the ability to release hurtful memories and move beyond emotional barriers. The process of growth can only proceed when we have the ability to forgive and let go of negative emotions. Apply around navel or wear as a perfume.
Gathering: Helps overcome chaotic energy through refocus, helping gather emotional and spiritual forces in service of higher achievement. Wear on temples, neck, wrists, etc. The formula is similar to the holy anointing oil recipe given to Moses.
Gentle Baby: Good for expecting moms, new moms or babies. soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance. Apply on mother’s abdomen, feet, lower back, face, and neck areas. Dilute with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for full body massage and for applying on baby’s skin.
Gratitude: Soothing blend designed to elevate the spirit, calm emotions, and bring relief to the body while promoting a grateful attitude. Sometimes we need a little help when we feel that there’s nothing to be grateful for.
Grounding: Relaxing and balancing blend of essential oils that provides a stabilizing influence, helping you cope with reality with a positive attitude. Wear on the back of the neck and on the temples.
Harmony: “wear as perfume” A liberating and calming blend that promotes physical and emotional well-being by balancing the energy centers of the body and opening you to new possibilities while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being. wear on ears, forehead, bottoms of the feet, over the heart, at the base of the neck, at the back of the head, and on areas of poor circulation.
Highest Potential: “blend of blends” An exotic blend that helps you be your best self through a soothing combination of Australian Blue and Gathering oils. Just one drop goes a long way, powerful and uplifting aroma. Helps awaken desire to “go for it”.
Hope: A unique blend that helps you reconnect with optimistic feelings of strength and grounding. Massage on outer edges of ears. Apply to wrists, neck, or wherever you would wear cologne/perfume.
Humility: ” emotional heart” A soothing and calming combination of oils, Humility is helpful for obtaining forgiveness and a deeper spiritual awareness, bringing a sense of balance to your heart and mind. Rub over the heart, on the neck, or on the temples.
Inner Child: “my favorite perfume” A sweet, gentle blend that helps facilitate reconnection with your natural identity and the authentic self. Apply around navel, on chest, temples and around nose.
Inspiration: blend of essential oils used by native peoples of Arabia, India, and North America to enhance spiritual awareness. Wear on back of neck, sides of forehead, crown of head, bottoms of feet, or along spine. Delightful to diffuse.
Joy: “another favorite perfume & day uplifter” Creates a warm, comforting environment and inspires a romantic aromatic atmosphere. Wear Joy as a cologne or perfume to exude an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness.
Live With Passion: essential oils that boost your zest for life while supplementing your sense of optimism. Apply on wrists, temples, chest area, and forehead. Add two to four drops to warm bath water with approximately two tablespoons of Bath Gel Base or Epson salts.
Magnify Your Purpose: “be proactive” See beyond your current situation & discover a higher expression of yourself. Several energizing essential oils that stimulate creativity, focus, and motivation by fostering a positive attitude and encouraging pro-activity. apply two to four drops on wrists or temples; or add to warm bath water with approximately two tablespoons of Bath Gel Base or Epson salts. Dilute with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for an uplifting massage.
Motivation: “procrastination buster” Stimulates positivity and helps conquer feelings of fear and procrastination. Apply on the ears, feet (big toe), chest, or nape of neck.
PanAway: “athlete’s friend” Ideal to apply topically after exercise, and supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration. The essential oils in PanAway include naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol. Not just for physical body, also for emotional body. Pairs nicely with Ortho Sport, Ortho Ease and Cool Azul Sports Gel.
Peace & Calming: “baby whisperer” This fragrant oil is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids when you want to create an atmosphere of calm. With a comforting, fresh aroma, this blend creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for homes with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for you children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down. Dogs seem to enjoy it when it’s diffused in the home.
Present Time: Get out of the past an into the now. Encouraging scent to increase the ability to focus on the present moment. Rub on sternum, base of neck and forehead. Wear on wrists, neck and behind the ears.
Release: “let it go” oils that aid in the release of repressed negative emotions to restore your mind to a sense of balance and harmony. Apply over the liver either directly or with a compress. Apply to the bottoms of feet and behind the ears. I like to apply it on my shoulders after too much time on the computer.
Sacred Mountain: Blends essential oils found in the sanctity of the mountains to promote feelings of empowerment and personal strength. Apply on crown of head, forehead, base of head, chest, wrists and behind the ears.
SARA: Helps soothe dark emotions while encouraging stability and recovery from past trauma or destructive memories. Apply over temples, nose, crown of head, forehead, throat, base of neck, navel, and lower abdomen.
Sensation: “romance” Uplifts and refreshes with a powerful blend of fragrances that enhance romantic enjoyment. Keep this one in the bedroom 😉
Surrender: “there’s no need to control it” Hey, you TYPE A personalities out there? This is your oil. Help release negative emotions while minimizing a desire for controlling others. Apply to forehead, along rim of ear, on the chest or at the nape of the neck. Add two to four drops to warm bath water with Bath & Shower Gel Base.
3 Wise Men: “spiritual connection” Promotes feelings of reverence and spirituality and can help open the subconscious to soothe and uplift the soul. Apply two drops on the crown of the head, behind the ears, over the eyebrows, on the chest, or at the base of the neck. * this also happens to be a great oil to add to a face serum.. so many beautifying oils in here.
Transformation: Reach into deep recesses of memory to empower & uphold the changes you wish to make in your belief system. Powerful essential oils to promote uplifting thoughts and bring about a positive attitude.
Trauma Life: “let go of that bad thing that happened” A calming, grounding blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to help release buried emotional trauma resulting in fatigue, anger, and restlessness. apply a few drops to the bottoms of feet, on the chest, behind the ears, on the forehead and at the nape of the neck.
Valor: “balancer” Promotes balanced energies. Encourage feelings of confidence, courage and self esteem. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Its powerful yet calming scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between. This is a top selling blend, loved by all. It goes out of stock frequently, when you get the chance to buy it… don’t hesitate!!! Diffuse to jump-start a busy day. Combine with V-6 vegetable massage blend to unwind before bed. Refresh throughout the day by directly inhaling or massaging onto your neck, chest, or hands and wrists. Wear as a subtle cologne or use as a base for personalized scents.
White Angelica: “sense of protection” Apply to crown and shoulders. A sweet, warm, and floral fragrance. may enhance the appearance of skin. Add this blend to Young Living’s ART® Light Moisturizer to enjoy its skin beautifying benefits. Apply White Angelica topically to the wrists, neck, and heart to enjoy its nurturing aroma. Diffuse during meditation or apply topically before performing the Raindrop Technique® for its harmonizing scent.