Finding the time to unwind can be tricky. We know that extra relaxation can be as easy as lighting your favourite candle, and that fragrance can actively transform your mood. That’s where the right essential oil blends come in. The power of natural essential oils has been known to actively change or regulate your mood. 

The power of essential oils forms a foundation of aromatherapy, meaning you can feel the effects of fragrance that does more than just smell wonderful. Each oil has a unique property to help you achieve your desired mood-state.

PartyLite’s essential oil forms mean you can create a bespoke experience all day, anywhere. Looking to take the stress out of the everyday? You’ll find just what you’re looking for with our aromatherapy roller bottles (we call them Rollerballs) which can be applied directly to the skin.

If you want to jump ahead to find out more about our exclusive new collection of BeBalanced Rollerballs, click on the section header below:

Essential Oils: The Basics
Wearable Essential Oils: PartyLite Rollerballs
Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends

But let’s look at the basic fragrances first.

Essential Oils: The Basics

Essential oils are extracted using methods that are suited to specific plants. There are two common methods of distilling them.

The first is mechanical expression, which is specific to citrus as the oils are derived from the skin, rather than the watery fruit inside. The second method is distillation, where plants are boiled, then the oil is separated as the steam turns back into a liquid.

Both of these techniques use a lot of plant matter, which is why essential oils are so highly concentrated in liquid form.

Want to know about the most common types of essential oils? Let’s find out more:

These zingy oils blend well with Floral, Woody, Herbal & Spicy oils.

Popular oils include Bergamot, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Neroli, Tangerine and Orange

Romantic, flower-scented oils blend well with Citrus, Spicy & Woody oils.

The most popular include Rose Geranium, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa and Ylang Ylang

These natural, herbal scents blend well with Woody & Spicy oils.

Some familiar Herbal oils include Basil, Chamomile, Sage, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Spearmint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Douglas Fir, White Fir and Wintergreen.

These oils with a little bit of kick blend well with Floral, Woody & Citrus.

The most popular include Coriander, Ginger, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Peppermint and Cardamom.

These natural oils blend well with Floral, Citrus, Herbal & Spicy.

Some of the most familiar Woody oils include Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Sandalwood and Vetiver.

There’s lots of options to choose from, but we promise you don’t have to be an expert to get started with blending oils. Check out our easy picks of the best to start combining. We’ve added their benefits so you can instantly find your mood match too.

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If you’re looking to use essential oils throughout your home or on the go, then you should combine them with a carrier oil to dilute the potency of pure essential oils. Common carrier oils tend to be unscented, or lightly scented, so shouldn’t affect the therapeutic nature of essential oils if you’re using them day-to-day.

Carrier oils include jojoba, castor, rosehip, sweet almond, olive and coconut. All of them have unique properties that help with the process of making your own essential oil blends. There’s a general safety rule that if you’re mixing your own essential oil dilution, you should aim for a 1-5% dilution of oils. A 1% dilution is roughly 6 drops per 30ml of oil!

Make essential oils part of your daily routine. Here are some alternative uses that you’ll thank us for later:

Tea Tree oil - The ideal mould and mildew remover! Mix two teaspoons with water into a spray bottle and use it around the house. Don’t scrub immediately after spraying to let the oil work its magic

Peppermint oil - Smelly bins making your kitchen an unpleasant place to be? Add two drops of peppermint oil to the bottom of your bin to combat the lasting odour after you’ve cleaned it out.

Lemon oil - The essential oil from this citrus fruit can be used as part of your day-to-day household cleaning, adding 10-20 drops to your soapy water will leave your surfaces refreshed and disinfected.

Lavender oil - Want fresher-smelling laundry? Add three or four drops of lavender oil onto a fresh cloth and throw it in with your washing. It’ll leave your clothes smelling amazing!

Lemongrass oil - Another oil that works well as part of your cleaning routine. Add a couple of drops of lemongrass oil into your all purpose spray when cleaning out the fridge for a refreshing, long-lasting scent. 

It’s especially important when using essential oil blends on the skin that you dilute them in carrier oils and water. Applying directly to the skin, undiluted, can lead to side-effects and allergic reactions, which is why we’ve vigorously tested the newest, wearable fragrance from our BeBalanced range. Keep reading to find out more about our Rollerballs collection!

Wearable Essential Oils: PartyLite Rollerballs

It goes without saying that our lives have never been busier, so what’s the best way to combat those day-to-day challenges and relieve stress?

It could be integrating the mood-enhancing power of essential oils into your daily routine.

The PartyLite Rollerballs collection has been specially designed for taking mood-enhancing fragrances wherever you go. Our specially-blended range of essential oil roller bottles can fit in your pocket and last for up to four hours. We’ve taken the time to make sure that our rollerball blends are safe for the skin, so you can be confident they’re formulated to let you use personal-use essential oils all day.

Do you have job interview nerves, first-date butterflies, or other everyday anxieties? Using essential oils directly on your skin (safely) helps to boost your mood and improves your frame of mind.

There are certain areas on your body that have arteries running closely to the skin. In aromatherapy, applying natural oils on those areas means they can enter your bloodstream (and therefore get to your brain) faster - these are known as pulse points.

Because you don’t need to mix in an extra carrier oil to apply your Rollerball, you can simply use it wherever you are throughout the day to feel the full benefits of the therapeutic blends.

The pulse points are the neck, temple, wrist, chest, inner elbow, back of your ears, and sole of your foot. Each of these has their own advantage for mood-boosting.

Neck - According to aromatherapists, applying your Rollerball to your neck helps reach your brain much quicker through your bloodstream, and means you get to smell it all day! If you’re having trouble sleeping, using a lavender and patchouli blend just before you go to bed will help you relax through the night.

Temple - Everyone knows how hard it is to recover from headaches and migraines, so applying essential oils to your temples can be a huge benefit. If you’re prone to them, applying a lavender blend when you wake up will give you the best possible start to the day!

Wrist - Because there are so many veins and arteries running close to the skin of your wrist, it makes it an ideal place to apply mood-boosting essential oils if you’re feeling a bit low. Four hours of eucalyptus and peppermint will energise you throughout the day, plus you can smell your wrists throughout that time to help lift your spirits!

Chest - The pulse point that helps you recover quicker from blocked sinuses, applying a peppermint essential oil blend to your chest will help free your airways and improve your mood at the same time.

Inner elbow - A pulse point for the brachial artery. Rolling a citrusy blend of mandarin and jasmine here will uplift you through the day, plus people will love your sunny scent!

Back of the ears - This part of your body is where your skin is at its thinnest, so the essential oils can reach your bloodstream at high speed. Applying your Rollerball here while massaging your pulse point will help reduce any swelling and pressure in your head.

The soles of your feet - Your feet contain some of the biggest pores in your body, making them perfect for applying essential oils for fast relief. So kick off your shoes and get back to centre after a long day with a blend of cedarwood and vanilla.

How to use PartyLite RollerballsHow to use PartyLite Rollerballs

We’ve created our favourite pre-made blends for your home and to use on the body, but what if you want to get creative? There’s endless options on how you can choose oils to mix, and harness their mood-enhancing properties. Let’s talk about how to do it best.

Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends

Ready to get blending your own essential oils for diffusing? We’ve picked 20 of our favourite infusions to help you achieve a better mood from dawn ‘til dusk. All through the therapeutic power of natural oils.

Be Happy Mandarin + Jasmine 
A mix of essential oils like sunny lemon, stress-relieving eucalyptus, uplifting mandarin and light-hearted jasmine plus notes of empowering ginger, creamy amber and sheer musk. 

Be Relaxed Lavender + Patchouli 
Radiate serenity with stress-relieving eucalyptus, uplifting lemon, soothing patchouli and relaxing lavender plus notes of cleansing sage, fragrant balsam and sensuous musk.

Be Energized Eucalyptus + Peppermint
Reinvigorate the spirit with restorative cedarwood, lively cinnamon, cool peppermint and energizing eucalyptus plus notes of fresh fir balsam, clarifying spearmint and soothing anise. 

Be Centered Cedarwood + Vanilla
Focus your mind with calming guaiac wood, harmonizing patchouli, soothing vanilla and centering cedarwood plus notes of soft golden amber, tender bergamot and delicate jasmine.

Healthier Mind: orange + lavender + douglas fir + thyme
Let the calming power of lavender pair with the naturally stress-reducing power of orange oil. Thyme and douglas fir help support immune boosting and positivity. 

Purified Air: lavender + tangerine + eucalyptus 
Like a breath of fresh air, breathe in relaxation with lavender that’s chased up with uplifting tangerine. Eucalyptus decongests and soothes. 

Soothing Sensation: sandalwood + chamomile
A classic pairing of soothing essential oils, sandalwood and chamomile are both known to decrease your anxiety and leave you feeling serene.

Cleansed Mind: peppermint + grapefruit

Feel sharper, and happier with the stress-relieving power of peppermint and grapefruit, two oils also known to focus the mind.

Island Paradise: ylang ylang + grapefruit + sandalwood + lime
An ever-popular combo of aromatherapy oils, ylang ylang and sandalwood can reduce depression and boost your happiness. This combination of four is designed to carry you away to the relaxed, unwound feel of a vacation.

Calm and Clean: lemongrass + eucalyptus + lavender
Stress-relief meets soothing relaxation in this trio designed to combat feelings of depression and boost your ability to unwind. 

Pure Nostalgia: cedarwood + patchouli + orange
Feel grounded and find your centre with this comforting and familiar combo of cedarwood and stress-busting patchouli, chased with orange for a mood-lifting zing.

No More Nerves: lavender + lemon + ylang ylang
Perfect for busting anxiety while lifting you up for the day ahead, this freshening trio says no to negative feelings while the lemon boosts your mood on top.

Total Bliss: orange + lavender + ylang ylang
Turn up the joy with this trio that combines relaxing lavender with the depression-busting ylang ylang. The addition of orange gives a contented feeling like no other.

Slow It Down: orange + patchouli
Feeling the stresses of busy life? Take a moment to unwind and get back to you with this uplifting pair. In combination you’ll feel the stress of being on demand melt away.

Ease Your Fears: grapefruit + bergamot
Anxiety can ruin any chances of a happy and productive day. Let this combination melt away that knot in your stomach with the powers of calming bergamot and grapefruit’s natural stress relief.

Concentrated Brain: peppermint + lemon
Get back some focus against any odds with the centering and uplifting powers of peppermint and lemon, known to improve mental function and let the mind feel energised. 

Walk In The Woods: white fir + cypress + wintergreen
For a super-masculine blend that everyone in the house is sure to enjoy, try two drops each of white fir, cypress and wintergreen essential oils together to find a super woodsy fragrance. 

Sweet Shop: wild orange + wintergreen
Love that classic candy store scent? This citrus and herbal infusion will delight the little ones and fill your home with wild orange and wintergreens.

Welcome Home: lavender + lemon + rosemary 
Give weary travellers the best possible reception when they get back home with this beautifully soothing combo of herbs and citrus.  

Chai Latte: cardamom + cassia + clove + ginger
Recreate the gorgeous aroma of a warm spiced mug of chai latte any time of the year. This is a truly evocative blend, using four ingredients that are ideal for boosting your mood. 

Discover our Rollerball collection here and improve your mood wherever you are. Read more about how to use our BeBalanced collection here and fall in love with our latest range of fragrance and décor here.

Imo Gee