Well, the chances are you have bought your first essential oil, but you want to develop your collection. So what scents pair well with lavender? Happily, lavender blends well with many other oils to create different benefits. So let’s discover what mixes well with lavender essential oil?
The exciting thing is that essential oils don’t have side effects; they have many main effects. In other words, they do many things. So when we choose an oil to blend because of its fragrance, we also need to consider how it will enhance the actions of the lavender. For example, lavender oil combines well with sweet orange oil to bring a relaxing but uplifting scent. Tea tree doubles up on the antibiotic constituents in lavender oil. Rose and lavender oil is a classic combination for stress, hormonal balance, and sleep. Lavender with rosemary, peppermint, and Roman chamomile are beautiful combinations for treating pain. Cedarwood, geranium, and bergamot essential oils help lavender oil calm intrusive thoughts.
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil And Why?
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil For Relaxation?
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Like lavender essential oil, roman chamomile is calming and soothing. It has a beautiful quality of not giving a damn about anything. It’s as if the producers captured her joy of gently bobbing in the sun when the steam distilled her. Nothing fazes the roman chamomile plant, not wind, rain, or hail. She just sits on her firm and slender stem, resilient against anything that life can throw at her. That’s the medicine she teaches to the human world. Her gorgeous floral note also goes amazingly with geranium and rosemary essential oils.
The gentlest and loveliest of the essential oils, lavender oil, and roman chamomile, is a classic combination and is safe and easy to use as long as we avoid that first precious four months of pregnancy.
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil For A Happy Blend?
Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot is relaxing, uplifting, and joyful. We love it for days when the world has been kicking our ass, and we feel like giving up. Lavender essential oil calms us, and bergamot reminds us that tomorrow is another day. Her fresh, zesty fragrance is hopeful, refreshing, and classy. She’s a sophisticated girl with a lovely fun attitude to life. It’s tough not to smile when you have a blend of lavender oil and bergamot in your pocket.
Remember the warning about citrus oils and phototoxicity. Do not expose your skin to direct sunlight (or sunbeds) for 12 hours after use. Also, citrus oils. These tiny molecules oxidize quickly. Do not use old citrus essential oils.
Please use the usual pregnancy warning with bergamot; do not use it in the first 16 weeks.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
It’s so joyful and uplifting. Where lavender essential oil is relaxing and sedative, orange oil is relaxing and uplifting. They work beautifully together or apart, especially if you diffuse them.
Just a bit of a warning. Unlike lavender essential oil extracted by steam distillation from the leaves, flowers, and lavender buds, citrus oils are usually pressed from the rinds of the fruits. Small amounts of lipids get passed across to the oils, which can cause phototoxicity. For this reason, we tend not to use orange oil topically during the day unless we use dilutions of less than 0.5%
A beautiful oil to add to this combination is cedarwood. It’s calming but optimistic, and all the oils would be safe to use after the first 16 weeks of pregnancy have elapsed.
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil For Cuts And Grazes?
Tea tree Essential Oil
We’ll often want to use lavender oil to take the sting out of cuts and grazes, but if you use a couple of drops of tea tree to your carrier oil, it will ramp up its germ-killing potential. In addition, lavender oil and tea tree are great for making diffuser blends if you have some bugs or germs circulating in the environment.
Tea tree contains antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibiotic constituents. So it’s a beneficial oil; tea tree and lavender oil have all the health problems bases.
The usual thing applies; just avoid it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil For Hormones?
Rose Essential Oil
We recommend it for PMT, menopause, sadness, and grief.
A beautiful rose with its romantic floral elixir must surely be one of the most relaxing and reassuring blends. Rose contains constituents that are antidepressant and uplifting. It is wonderfully healing for people who have experienced grief, trauma, and shock. Blend them into massage oils, perhaps with some geranium too. Put them into a warm bath, and of course, they are beautiful for inhalers and essential oil diffuser blends. Lavender, vetiver, and rose essential oils are one of the best combinations we have found for restful sleep.
Rose is a uterine tonic, which means it has actions upon the womb. For this reason, it’s well used for all gynecological issues, especially during labor. However, we certainly don’t want it to do anything to the womb until a fetus is fully formed and ready to show its face.
Do not use a rose, even in a diffuser or inhaler, until after 37 weeks of pregnancy have elapsed.
Geranium Essential Oil
There is something extraordinary about the power of lavender essential oil combined with geranium. People often refer to geranium as the poor man’s rose, and indeed it does the same kinds of jobs settling hormones, helping nourish the skin, and relieving stress. But geranium and lavender oil have this fantastic sense of trouble just lifting off your shoulders. So we love it in the bath and in essential oils diffusers to make the rest of the world feel far away.
One thing to be aware of with lavender oil is that it interacts with the sebaceous glands that secrete the sebum that lubricates and protects our skins. So if you have dry skin, consider swapping lavender oil out for geranium, rose, vetiver, or roman chamomile occasionally to ensure it doesn’t dehydrate your skin.
Usual pregnancy warning: safe after 16 weeks.
What Mixes Well with Lavender Essential Oil For Sleep?
Vetiver Essential Oil
We always say vetiver if anyone asks us what mixes nicely with lavender essential oil for sleep. There is something so comforting about how rich and heavy its fragrance is. Even getting a couple of drops from the bottle makes you stop for a moment and slow down. The molecules are too huge and heavy to do anything quickly. Some of the most significant molecules in essential oils are sesquiterpenes. Slow, steady, calming sesquiterpenes. They feel lazy under the midday sun! Nothing feels hurried, and when you lie down at night, it's straightforward to drift off to sleep.
It’s not one of the best essential oils for diffusers because of this thick stickiness, but its relaxing aroma is stunning and added to lavender oil in a warm bath. Alternatively, mix it with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or fractionated coconut to make a delicious massage oil.
Usual issues: safe to use after 16 weeks of pregnancy.
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil for Meditation?
Cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood is so good at switching the brain off from negative thoughts. Unlike the others, it has a heavy masculine fragrance. It’s soothing, calming, and quietening. We love cedarwood (and sandalwood) blended with lavender oil for bath and massage oil treatments. On that note, cedarwood is not one of the best essential oils for diffusers. Like vetiver, it had some heavy molecules that could make the diffuser work too hard.
Lavender, Cedarwood, and Vetiver are quiet, quiet, quiet. Scrumptious!
Again, as long as you avoid that first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
What Mixes Well With Lavender Essential Oil For Pain?
Rosemary Essential Oil
People have been using rosemary’s healing abilities at least since the times of the ancient Romans. They would have steeped the leaves in a warm carrier oil (vegetable oil) and used that for massaging. Ancient Romans and the Greeks were big believers in the power of massage for aches and pains and would often use plant extracts for their healing capabilities. Rosemary is excellent for nerve pains. So, rosemary can be constructive support when the lavender is relaxing and contains analgesic constituents, especially for muscular and joint pains. You might also consider blending it with sweet basil oil too.
Both rosemary and basil are tremendous for helping with concentration and focus, so if you are using lavender oil to get calm for exams and revision, this is a great combo. Vetiver is very good for that but might be too heavy to use in diffusers. Another great one is peppermint, which is listed below, sweet basil, and juniper. Juniper essential oil is fabulous if toxins are involved, like uric acid for gout or lactic acid if you have overdone it at the gym.
Rosemary can be a bit unpredictable, though. It is rich in constituents that can act as neurotoxins. So we would not advise combining your lavender oil with rosemary if you have high blood pressure, suffer from epilepsy, or have a history of delusory complaints like schizophrenia or psychosis.
As with all oils, do not use rosemary in the first 16 weeks of your pregnancy. Juniper, however, should not be used during pregnancy at all.
Peppermint Essential Oil
So, if someone asks,” what essential oil mixes well with lavender essential oil for sleep?” we would also say, “Absolutely not peppermint!” Peppermint oil is brilliant for pain and refreshing, especially for headaches and sweaty smelly feet, but it does the opposite of lavender. Where lavender is calming, peppermint is refreshing and energizing. If you use peppermint at bedtime, you’ll be counting sheep at half-past three! Treat it a bit like espresso in your daily routine. It’s fabulous as a pick-me-up, but avoid it after lunch!
So we are never quite sure how helpful this warning is because who in their right mind gives a toddler a stimulant! However, the menthol in peppermint slows respiration which is excellent in adults but can be dangerous to kids. So we suggest avoiding using peppermint oil on kids under six (more for your sanity than safety, but it does apply!)
If you avoid the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, you’re good to go. If in doubt, though, Lavender and chamomile are a superbly soothing combo.
DIY Lavender Spray for your Sleep
If you haven’t been sleeping lately but want to find ways to, you can use different essential oil blends of lavender. You can also use this as a lavender diffuser blend or opt for this DIY lavender spray.
- Spray bottle
- 100ml Distilled Water
- 5ml Alcohol (you can also use Vodka)
- 10 drops of Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)