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Next to Lavender, the citrus oils might be the easiest and most forgiving to blend with. On their own, they sometimes do not have enough odor strength to really create a strong smell from a diffuser. Mixed with other oils, they bring a cheery, uplifting note to the blend.
Citrus oils blend particularly well with spice oils, mint oils, and a variety of other oils—hence the name of this post! To keep things simple and inexpensive, all of the following blends have just 2 oils.
Citrus oils and spice oils go very nicely together, creating a warming, uplifting, and comforting blend. To come up with your own combinations, remember that the spice oil will usually be the more powerful oil so you will want to have it be in a lower proportion to the citrus.
3 drops Bergamot with 1 drop Cinnamon Leaf
2-3 drops Sweet Orange with 1 drop Clove Bud
2 drops Grapefruit with 1 drop Black Pepper
3 drops Lemon with 1 drop Cinnamon Leaf
2 drops Grapefruit with 1 drop Ginger
2 drops Tangerine with 1 drop Nutmeg
Citrus & Mint
Citrus and the mint oils also make a nice combination. Together they create a fresh, fruity scent that is invigorating.
2 drops Sweet Orange with 1 drop Peppermint
2 drops Lime with 1 drop Spearmint
2 drops Lemon with 1 drop Peppermint
2 drops Grapefruit with 1 drop Peppermint
2 drops Sweet Orange with 1 drop Frankincense
2 drops Lemon with 1 drop Lavender
2 drops Bergamot with 1 drop Vetiver
2 drops Mandarin with 1 drop Siberian Fir
2 drops Lime with 1 drop Rosemary
2 drops Bergamot with 1 drop Clary Sage
2 drops Sweet Orange with 1 drop Cypress
1 drop Sweet Orange with 1 drop Cedarwood
1 drop Sweet Orange with 1 drop Vanilla (mmm Creamsicle)
1 drop Sweet Orange with 1 drop Juniper
What’s your favorite way to blend citrus oils? Feel free to share with a comment below!