Substituting Essential Oils: Introduction

by FabulousFrannie

I need to use [fill in the blank essential oil], but I don’t have that! 

If you’ve been using Aromatherapy products for a while, you’ve probably voiced this sentiment at least a time or two. Making essential oil blends and homemade products is fun, cost effective, environmentally conscious, and good for our bodies, but it can also mean being called use to essential oils that we either don’t have or don’t want to invest in getting to use only once.

There’s no need to stress! In most cases, essential oils can be substituted for another oil. We’re going to discuss over a series of posts some common, and not so common, oils and the ones that they can be substituted for.

What should you consider when substituting? Substitutions are largely determined by what you’re looking for. Are you looking for an oil that’s comparable in properties, aroma, or both? Knowing your needs, as well as the aromatic qualities and therapeutic properties of essential oils, is key in ensuring that you are happy with the substitutions that you make. And that’s why we’re here to show you around and give you an easy to access substitution guide; after all, we already told you about Essential Oils A to Z!


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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