Now that you know a little more about aromatherapy and how to get started, it's time to take it to the next level. (If you 'skipped class' when I taught Aromatherapy 101 or just want a refresher, read it here.). 

It's remarkably easy to do everything from ease headache pain to scenting laundry with just a couple key essential oils. You can scent your sheets with the relaxing smell of Lavender (or any other essential oil you choose) by placing a few drops onto a small piece of cloth and tossing it into the dryer. Another simple option is adding five drops of essential oil to the recommended amount of unscented fabric softener before adding it to the softener cup of your washing machine. To scent your home add a few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle. A stone or electric diffuser is another way to spread scent through the air (I love Primavera's Water Lily Stone Diffuser).

Easing headaches is another way to utilize your oils. Gently rub 1 drop of Rosemary (diluted in a base oil) and Lavender oil onto the back of your neck to ease tension. Alternatively you can dilute 1 drop of Peppermint oil with 1 teaspoon of your favorite vegetable base oil and rub gently. I love creating my own massage oils. It's an enjoyable way to create new oil combinations and it gives me an excuse to ask my husband for a massage. You can create a basic massage oil by blending 3 drops of your oil of choice into 1oz of base oil. Jojoba is a skin-nourishing option, but you can choose whatever vegetable-based oil you have on hand.
And while the possibilities are endless when it comes to blending your own massage oils, here are a few recipes to get you started:

50 ml Base Oil
2 drops Bergamot
3 drops Rose Geranium
2 drops Lemongrass

50 ml Base Oil
4 drops Bergamot
2 drops Ginger
1 drop Orange

100 ml Base Oil
8 drops Sandalwood
3-5 drops Jasmine
2 drops Black Cumin
3-5 drops Petit Grain

100 ml Base Oil
4 drops Douglas Fir
7 drops Lavender
5 drops Lime or Lemon Verbena
2 drops Rosemary
3 drops Juniper
3 drops Queen of the Meadow

If you're missing a specific oil needed for the recipe, chances are it will still smell wonderful and be beneficial without it. You may choose to substitute with a different essential oil, or just add a few extra drops from another oil used in the recipe. Once you've experimented with these, get a little creative and start playing. Aromatherapy is truly a uniquely personal experience.