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5 Essential Oil Guides for Aromatherapy Explorers

When it comes to natural wellness and green living, there’s no escaping the buzz about essential oils and all their many uses—but where to start? These powerful plant essences demand respect, so we’ve put together some of our favorite resources to kick-start your aromatherapy adventures. For expert tips on how to put your pure essential oils to work safely and economically, read on!

Essential oils can be difficult to blend without a helpful conversion chart. Using a conversion chart allows for accurate amounts of of oils in your blends, like lavender and bergamot oils for use in a roll top bottle.

1. Essential Oil Conversion Chart, Calculator & Pro Tips

When it comes to crafting with essential oils, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds when converting between drops, ounces, and milliliters. Consult our printable essential oil conversion chart or use our conversion calculator to easily scale your recipes up and down for consistent, safe results!


Essential oils need to be properly diluted when making skin care products. Use this dilution chart to make accurate and safe dilutions before applying oils to your skin. Organic essential oils like lavender, geranium, and eucalyptus essential oils can be used in diffusers for home aromatherapy.

2. Essential Oil Dilution Chart, Calculator & Ratio Guide

Essential oils are powerful botanical ingredients, so proper dilution is crucial for keeping your aromatherapy and body care creations safe, yet effective. Learn about recommended essential oil-to-carrier ratios and use our dilution chart and calculator to easily measure out your ingredients!


Essential oil safety is important as you'll be working with highly concentrated plant-based aromatics. Organic lemongrass essential oil smells sweet and citrusy, but with improper handling could cause harm to your skin.

3. Essential Oil Safety Questions Asked & AnswereD

Essential oils can be a wonderful way to support health and well-being. However, there is quite a bit of conflicting information out there about how to use them. As highly concentrated plant-based aromatics, it is important to use essential oils safely, so we’re weighing in to help you scent responsibly!


A wooden essential oil rack is a perfect way to store your collection of organic essential oils at home. Proper storage will help extend the shelf life and keep your oils fresh. Plus they look beautiful with arrangements of fresh lavender nearby.

4. Essential Oil Storage Tips for Maximizing EO Shelf Life

Wondering how to store your essential oils and how long they'll last? In the right conditions, some essential oils can be used for longer than a year. Learn about the factors which affect essential oils’ freshness and how to store them in order to maximize your oil life!


Creating your own aroma blends using organic essential oils is a great way to bring aromatherapy into your life. Properly blending top, middle, and base notes takes practice but the results are amazing. Using a pipette, dropper, and glass container, you can make aroma test batches before making larger blends.

5. How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends

Want to create your own essential oil blends for diffusers, perfumes, and more? We break down the supplies, steps, and safety basics of making customized fragrances for all your green living needs!


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5 essential oil guides for aromatherapy beginners. These guides will teach you how to properly store your essential oils, conversion rates and dilution rate for essential oils, essential oil blending tips, and more for home aromatherapy needs.


Topics: Aromatherapy, Natural Body Care, Green Living


Written by Christine on January 30, 2020

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.

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