Make An Energizing Essential Oil Blend

How to make an energizing, fragrant essential oil blend. This essential oil blend can be added to massage oil or an aromatherapy diffuser.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Know how to use essential oils properly.

    If you haven't already, read these essential oil tips:

  2. Determine how you plan to use the essential oil.

    If you simply want to make an essential oil blend to use in an aromatherapy diffuser (a small table-top device provides continuous scent) or to store in a bottle for a variety of purposes, you will need a 10 mL small amber or blue glass bottle with a dropper cap. This essential oil blend should not be applied to skin undiluted.

    If you would like to make a massage oil, you will need a bottle that holds between 4 fluid ounces (1/2 cup or 125 mL) and 8 fluid ounces (1 cup or 250 mL), depending on how much you would like to make. Again, amber or blue glass is preferred.

  1. Ingredients

    To make this essential oil blend, you will need:

    For tips on choosing a massage oil, read Which Massage Oil is Best?.

  2. Method

    To fill a 10 mL bottle of undiluted essential oil blend, add the following to the bottle:

    • 80 drops (or 3/4 tsp. plus 5 drops) lemon essential oil
    • 80 drops (or 3/4 tsp. plus 5 drops) bergamot essential oil
    • 50 drops (or 1/2 tsp.) eucalyptus essential oil
    • 40 drops (or 1/4 tsp. plus 15 drops) lavender essential oil

    Cover tightly.

    To make a massage oil, add 1.25 mL (or 1/2 tsp) of the essential oil blend to 4 oz. massage oil.  Cover tightly.


  1. Be sure to label the bottle. List the ingredients. Indicate that the contents are for external use only.
  2. To convert measurements:
    1/8 teaspoon = 12.5 drops = 1/48 oz. = approx 5/8 mL
    1/4 teaspoon = 25 drops = 1/24 oz. = approx 1 1/4 mL
    3/4 teaspoon = 75 drops = 1/8 oz. = approx 3.7 mL
    1 teaspoon = 100 drops = 1/6 oz. = approx 5 mL

    What You Need:

    • Lemon essential oil
    • Bergamot essential oil
    • Eucalyptus essential oil
    • Lavender essential oil
    • Appropriate bottle
    • Massage oil (optional)

    Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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