Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Complete Essential Oil Blending Guide

Have you ever wondered which essential oils blend well together? Here is a blending guide I put together to help you when creating aromatic formulas, perfumes and aromatherapy blends.  



Allspice Essential Oil: (Pimenta officinalisBlends Well With: Bay, black pepper, cistus, coriander, geranium, ginger, lavender, neroli, opopanax, patchouli, ylang ylang

Amyris Essential Oil: (Amyris balsamiferaBlends Well With:Cedarwood, citronella, ginger, ho wood, lavender, oakmoss, peru balsam, ylang ylang

Angelica Root Essential Oil: (Angelica archangelicaBlends Well With: Citrus oils, clary sage, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, vetiver

Anise Seed Essential Oil: (Pimpinella anisumBlends Well With:Bay, black pepper, ginger, lavender, orange, pine, rose

Balsam Peru Essential Oil: (Myroxylon balsamumBlends Well With:Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Basil Essential Oil: (Ocimum basilicumBlends Well With: Bergamot, citronella, citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, hyssop, opopanax, rosemary

Bay Laurel Essential Oil: (Laurus nobilisBlends Well With:Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, orange, patchouli, pine, rosemary, ylang ylang

Bay, West Indies Essential Oil: (Pimenta racemosaBlends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Benzoin Resin Oil: (Styrax tonkinesisBlends Well With: Black pepper, copaiba balsam, coriander, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, rose, sandalwood

Bergamot Essential Oil: (Citrus bergamiaBlends Well With:Chamomile, citrus oils, coriander, cypress, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, neroli, nutmeg, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, violet, ylang ylang

Bergamot Mint Essential Oil: (Mentha citrataBlends Well With:Basil, citrus oils, geranium, lavender, rose, ylang ylang

Bitter Orange Essential Oil: (Citrus aurantiumBlends Well With:Bay, black pepper, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, myrrh, neroli, vetiver

Black Pepper Essential Oil: (Piper nigrumBlends Well With:Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang


Cajeput(Melaleuca minor) Blends Well With: Clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang

Camphor White(Cinnamomum camphora) Blends Well With: Citrus oils, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, spice oils

Caraway(Carum carvi) Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, cinnamon, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, mandarin

Cardamom(Elettaria cardamomum) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, caraway, cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Carrot Seed: (Daucus carota) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cinnamon, citrus oils, geranium, spice oils

Catnip(Nepeta cataria) Blends Well With: Grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, spearmint

Cedarwood, Atlas: (Cedrus atlantica) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Cedarwood, Virginia: (Juniperus virginiana) Blends Well With:Benzoin, cypress, juniper, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver 

Celery Seed(Apium graveolens) Blends Well With: Black pepper, coriander, ginger, lavender, lovage, oakmoss, opopanax, pine, tea tree

Chamomile, Blue(Matricaria recutita) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang

Chamomile, Moroccan (Ormenis mixta) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, lavender, oakmoss, vetiver

Chamomile, Roman:  (Anthemis nobilis) Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, rose, tea tree

Cilantro(Coriandrum sativum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, neroli, petitgrain, pine, sandalwood, spice oils



Cinnamon Bark(Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang.

Cinnamon Leaf: (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang

Cistus(Cistus ladaniferus) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, lavender, juniper, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, vetiver

Citronella(Cymbopogon winterianus) Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, geranium, pine, sandalwood.

Clary Sage: (Salvia sclarea) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, tea tree

Clove Bud: (Syzygium aromaticum) Blends Well With: Allspice, bay, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang

Copaiba Balsam(Copaifera officinalis) Blends Well With:Cedarwood, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang

Coriander Seed(Coriandrum sativum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, neroli, nutmeg, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Cornmint(Mentha arvensis) Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, naiouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

Cypress(Cupressus sempervirens) Blends Well With: Benzoin, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, pine, ylang ylang.

Davana:  (Artemisia pallens) Blends Well With: Amyris, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, jasmine, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, tangerine, tuberose, vanilla, ylang ylang

Dill Seed(Anethum graveolens) Blends Well With: Black pepper, caraway, cinnamon, citrus oils, clove, elemi, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint

Douglas Fir: (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Blends Well With: Cistus, fir oils, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary

Elemi(Canarium luzonicum) Blends Well With: Cinnamon, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, rosemary, sage, spice oils

Eucalyptus(Eucalyptus globulus) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme

Eucalyptus, Lemon : (Eucalyptus citriodora) Blends Well With:Basil, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang


Fennel(Foeniculum vulgareBlends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cypress, dill, fir, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, orange, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang

Fir Needle: (Abies balsamea) Blends Well With: Benzoin, cistus, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, pine, rosemary

Frankincense(Boswellia carterii) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Galbanum(Ferula galbaniflua) Blends Well With: Benzoin, fir, geranium, ginger, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax, pine

Geranium(Pelargonium graveolens) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Ginger: (Zingiber officinale) Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Grand Fir: (Abies grandis) Blends Well With: Benzoin, cistus, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, marjoram, pine, rosemary

Grapefruit(Citrus paradisi) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

Helichrysum(Helichrysum italicum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, citrus oils, clary sage, clove, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, oregano, palmarosa, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

Ho Wood(Cinnamomum camphora) Blends Well With: Basil, cajeput, chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Hops: (Humulus lupulusBlends Well With: Citrus oils, copaiba balsam, nutmeg, pine, spice oils


Hyssop(Hyssopus officinalis) Blends Well With: Bay, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrtle, orange, rosemary, sage

Jasmine: (Jasminum grandiflorum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, clove, coriander, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang 

Juniper Berry: (Juniperus communisBlends Well With: Black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, elemi, fir needle, lavender, oakmoss, rosemary  



Lavender: (Lavandula angustifoliaBlends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver




Lemon: (Citrus limonBlends Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Lemon Balm: (Melissa officinalisBlends Well With: Citrus oils, chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rose

Lemongrass: (Cymbopogon flexuosus) Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

Lime Peel: (Citrus aurantifolia) Blends Well With: Citronella, clary sage, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, rosemary, vanilla, ylang ylang

Litsea Cubeba(Litsea cubeba) Blends Well With: Basil, bay, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

Lovage Leaf: (Levisticum officinalisBlends Well With: Bay, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax, rose, spice oils


Mace: (Myristica fragansBlends Well With: Bay leaf, citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, lavender, oakmoss, and neroli

Mandarin: (Citrus reticulateBlends Well With: Basil, black pepper, chamomile roman, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Manuka: (Leptospermum scopariumBlends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

Marjoram, Sweet: (Marjorana hortensisBlends Well With: Basil, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, orange, rosewood, tea tree, thyme

Myrrh: (Commiphora myrrhaBlends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

Myrtle: (Myrtus communisBlends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, clove, ginger, hyssop, laurel, lavender, lime, rosemary

Neroli: (Citrus aurantiumBlends Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, clary sage, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Niaouli: (Melaleuca viridifloraBlends Well With: Bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, tea tree

Nutmeg: (Myristica fragransBlends Well With: Bay, clary sage, coriander, geranium, lavender, lime, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, peru balsam, petitgrain, rosemary

Oak Moss Absolute: (Evernia prunastriBlends Well With: Anise, bay, bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lime, orange, palmarosa, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

Oakwood absolute: (Quercus roburBlends Well With: Bay, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, thuja, vanilla, ylang ylang.

Opopanax: (Commiphora holtzianaBlends Well With: Bergamot, cistus, clary sage, coriander, fir, frankincense, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver

Orange, Bitter: (Citrus aurantiumBlends Well With: Bay, black pepper, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, myrrh, neroli, vetiver

Orange, Sweet: (Citrus sinensisBlends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Oregano: (Origanum vulgareBlends Well With: Bay, bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, oakmoss, orange, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme

Palmarosa: (Cymbopogon martiniBlends Well With: Amyris, bay, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Parsley Seed: (Petroselinum sativumBlends Well With: Anise, bay, black pepper, clary sage, coriander, ginger, neroli, oakmoss, rose, tea tree, ylang ylang

Patchouli: (Pogostemon cablinBlends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, rose, sandalwood, vetiver

Peppermint: (Mentha piperitaBlends Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

Peru Balsam: (Myroxylon balsamumBlends Well With: Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Petitgrain: (Citrus aurantiumBlends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Ravensara: (Agathophyllum aromaticBlends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, palmarosa, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

Rose absolute: (Rosa damascenaBlends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Rose Otto: (Rosa damascenaBlends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, fennel, geranium, ginger, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vetiver

Rosemary: (Rosmarinus officinalisBlends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, oregano, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, tea tree, thyme

Sage, Common: (Salvia officinalisBlends Well With: Citrus oils, hyssop, lavender, lemon, rosemary, rosewood

Sandalwood, Australian: (Santalum spicatumBlends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, cistus, clary sage, clove, geranium, grapefruit, fennel, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosewood, tuberose, vetiver, ylang ylang

Spearmint: (Mentha spicataBlends Well With: Basil, benzoin, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary

Spikenard: (Nardostachus jatamansiBlends Well With: Cistus, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, vetiver

Spruce: (Tsuga canadensisBlends Well With: Amyris, benzoin, cedarwood, clary sage, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine, rosemary

Tangerine: (Artemisia dracunculusBlends Well With: Basil, black pepper, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Tea Tree: (Melaleuca alternifoliaBlends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

Vanilla Absolute: (Vanilla planifoliaBlends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Vetiver: (Vetiveria zizanioidesBlends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Yarrow, Blue: (Achillea millefoliumBlends Well With: Bay, black pepper, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, grapefruit, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, pine, valerian, vetiver, ylang ylang

Ylang Ylang: (Cananga odorataBlends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus lemon, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, opopanax, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tuberose, vetiver

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You need to learn about the specific safety data for each oil.  There are maximum dermal usage amounts for each individual oil.


Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals-, 2 editionby Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young was published in November 2013 and is a must have for those interested in essential oils and aromatherapy.  

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Before you use any essential oil, you must review its specific safety data.  If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have kidney disease,  sensitive skin, liver problems, epilepsy, diabetics, taking medication or have any other medical condition, you need to consult with your health care provider before using any essential oil.  Never use essential oils undiluted or internally unless working with a qualified health care professional.  This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or condition.  Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way.  This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.  Always perform a patch test on your skin.  Check out my blog post on Essential Oil Safety and Guidelines. Click HERE!!!


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!