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AROMATHERAPY BLENDING GUIDE & CONTRAINDICATIONS

Blending Guide

Customise unscented products with your favourite SILK ROAD essential oils. Create your own blends of bathsalts, shampoo, conditioner, perfumes, and bath, body and massage oils.

bathsalts

Mix 2 drops of SILK ROAD essential oil with 2 drops of SILK ROAD unscented carrier oil, and add to every 5 tbsp. of SILK ROAD unscented bathsalts. Mix thoroughly until clumps dissolve.

bath, body & massage oils

Blend between 1% and 3% SILK ROAD essential oil in a base of SILK ROAD unscented carrier oil.

shampoo & conditioner

Blends should be between 1% and 3% SILK ROAD essential oil in a base of SILK ROAD unscented shampoo or conditioner.

  • Oily hair: tea tree, niaouli, rosemary, bergamot, lemon or cedarwood.
  • Dry or damaged hair: benzoin, ylang ylang, myrrh, frankincense, clary sage or chamomile.
  • Dandruff: lavender

The table below lists the number of drops of 100% pure essential oil that should be added to either SILK ROAD unscented carrier oil, unscented shampoo or unscented conditioner. For example, to make a 1% blend of shampoo in a 60ml bottle, add 12 drops of essential oil. There are approximately 20 drops in 1ml.

volume
1% blend
3% blend
30ml bottle
6 drops
18 drops
60ml bottle
12 drops
36 drops
100ml bottle
20 drops
60 drops
120ml bottle
24 drops
72 drops
250ml bottle
50 drops
150 drops
500ml bottle
100 drops
300 drops

perfumes

volume
10% blend
20% blend
30% blend
10ml bottle
20 drops
40 drops
60 drops

Perfume blends can be between 10% and 30% SILK ROAD essential oil in a base of SILK ROAD unscented carrier oil. For example, to make a 10% blend of perfume in a 10ml bottle, add 20 drops of essential oil.

contraindications

Essential oils are extremely active and work in parts per billion, so you need to use only a small amount to enjoy their effects. Never apply essential oils to skin directly. Always dilute in a proper carrier (i.e. oil, salt, shampoo or conditioner). Never add essential oils directly to the bath without a carrier, as essential oils do not dissolve in water.

general use

Massage or bath blends should contain 1% to 3% essential oils, blended into a carrier (i.e. oil, bathsalt, shampoo, conditioner).

pregnant women

In general, essential oils should not be used topically; however, they can be enjoyed via diffusion. Scent rooms by adding a few drops of essential oil to an oil warmer or plug-in diffuser. SILK ROAD unscented carrier oil assists in preventing stretch marks. Some essential oils can be used during labour, but always consult your medical doctor first.

elderly & those with health conditions

Dilutions should be no more than 1%. Always make sure that the oils that you are using are not contraindicated by a pre-existing medical condition (i.e. high blood pressure, asthma, heart problems, epilepsy, cancer).

children

Dilutions should be no more than 1%. Avoid stimulating oils. Citrus and peppermint oils are recommnded for kids.

CAUTION : THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS BASED ON PUBLISHED INFORMATION AND THE TRADITIONAL USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS. ALWAYS CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

 

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