What oils should not be mixed together? Essential oils such as thyme, oregano, clove, and cinnamon bark are examples of this. Several citrus oils, including bergamot, lemon, lime, orange, and angelica, can induce photo toxicity (severe burns or skin cancer) if exposed to natural sunshine or sun-bed radiation after skin application, but not when inhaled.
What oil mixes well with essential oils?
|Essential Oil||Blends Well With|
|Black Pepper||Frankincense, Rosemary, Lavender, Sandalwood|
|Cedarwood||Clary Sage, Bergamot, Juniper berry, Rosemary, Frankincense, Ylang ylang|
|Chamomile||Cedarwood, Lavender, Vetiver, Cypress|
|Cinnamon||Sandalwood, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, Rose, Ylang ylang, Cedarwood|
Can you use too many essential oils at once? DON’T Overdo It
Even when diluted, an essential oil can cause a bad reaction if you use too much or use it too often. That’s true even if you’re not allergic or unusually sensitive to them.
What happens if you mix essential oils? “When you mix oils, all sorts of magical things can happen.” While there’s technically no wrong way to blend them, it’s pretty clear when certain ones just don’t match. “Your nose and body will tell you if something isn’t quite right,” notes Jonas. “The blends will smell flat or feel a bit unappetizing.”