Thank you, Shamala Tan for sharing the following . . .
I normally tell people that if they have not been trained extensively by the masters of Essential Oils, then they have no business blending their own oils. The reason is simple: the study of essential oils takes years of practice, and being an aromatherapist is not enough. Blending oil is both an art and a science. The wrong chemistry can result in the ineffectiveness of the oils, and recommending to someone else may just give them an adverse effect. And just judging a blend by the smell is not the best way. I and a group of us Young Living Essential Oils Educators had a discussion with Gary Young on this. And I shall paraphrase his response: “Young Living is not a perfume business. We are in the business of wellness. It is not how good the smell of the essential oils are, but how effective the oils are in helping a person’s body to heal itself.” So if you buy an oil because you like the smell, you may not necessarily be helping yourself.
In blending oils, there are many things to consider. One of which is the chemistry. It determines the blend’s properties, its volatility (the aroma) and viscosity (internal resistance to flow). If you do not understand these three properties of any oils, it makes the blending challenging! The right blend and understanding of the above will then produce the desired results for the body to heal.
Another important thing to understand is that the sequence of the oils also play an important role! Not having the right sequence can change the effect as well. So the simple rule to follow is: DO NOT Blend your own oils if you are not trained. Blending oils is not guesswork.
There is a wide range of blends already available in Young Living that can help a person with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. They are all there ready and available for you and your family, so why re-invent the wheel?