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Essential Oil Pairings For Every Friendship

Celebrate National Best Friends Day and discover the perfect essential oil pairings for you and your bestie! 

Replace those tattered friendship bracelets with complementary scents and create everlasting friendship memories with your favorite essential oils by your side!

Friendships come in all different shapes and sizes. From long-term to short, long-distance to close, friendships can change, grow, and unfortunately, even falter over time. That is why it is important to keep your friendships strong and constant through the years. Learn more about yourself and reflect on your friendship dynamic to deepen the love, respect, and connection that you feel for one another. Discover what kind of friendship bond you have and find the perfect essential oil pairings to match you and your bestie's dynamic!

Types of Friendships

The Long Distance Friendship

The long distance friendship is probably one that started quite a bit ago. You might have met in college, high school, or even elementary school, and have stayed friends ever since. You most probably grew up together or lived in the same place for a while, before one or both of you decided to move to a different town, state, or even country. You have gone through so many challenges and milestones together that a little long-distance is just the next thing you overcome together. This friendship has made you an expert at calculating time zones and detecting emotions through text. Your phone battery doesn't usually last long with the number of video calls and texting you do a day. And although you may not speak every day or be completely up-to-date with each other's daily affairs, you miss them terribly and can't wait to be reunited soon. 

The Introvert\Extrovert Friendship

You know what they say: opposites attract. And this applies to friendships as well! In this friendship, one of you is usually more introverted, while the other is more extroverted. And while on paper, it may look like you are complete opposites, you have found the perfect balance to perfect your introverted/ extroverted friendship. These friendships usually start when the more extroverted friend "adopts" the more introverted one and takes them under their "social wing". Despite initially having very little in common, you end up rubbing off on each other and becoming the symbolic ying-yang of friendships! You each bring your unique identity and energy to the friendship and together, you make an unstoppable force.

The Bickering Friendship

While many may hesitate to call this a friendship, the bond you share is unlike any other! On the outside, it may look like you and your bestie communicate only in teasing or bickering. However, on the inside, you know you've got each other's backs. You might have some on and off times in this friendship, but at the end of the day, you will always be friends. Hell, sometimes these friendships even turn into a "more than friends" dynamic. 

The Work Friendship

You may have met at work, but don't underestimate the bond and closeness of this friendship. You see each other for an average 8 hours a day, 5 days a week; you are closer in ways you don't even realize! You have seen each other frustrated, happy, tired, or all of the above. You know each other's coffee orders and can guess what lunch they will be having for the rest of the week. You are the first to know when there are boyfriend or husband troubles or when there is work gossip. You may not see each other outside of work often, but your bond is incredibly close nonetheless!

The "We Should Get Coffee" Friendship

For this friendship, you are usually playing a game of tag. You communicate mainly via text messages of "let's have coffee" and "I'm sorry, can we please reschedule." You usually continue this game for a while until you actually finally meet. And the few times you do meet, you have a steller time. The conversation flows easily and you genuinely enjoy yourself. And even though the text messaging game usually starts all over again as you both get busy with your lives, you still consider yourselves good friends.

Friendship Essential Oil Pairings

"In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips!" Strengthen your friendship and conquer any problems you have in your relationship with these essential oils. Reinforce your bond with these essential oil pairings and get one for you, and one for your friend!

The Long Distance Friendship

We know it's hard being so physically far away. Strengthen your bond with these essential oils:

  • Bergamot: Keep yourself in good spirits even when your bestie isn't near with Bergamot. Even when your friend isn't answering their phone, having Bergamot by your side will help you avoid feeling lonely or isolated. A great oil for soothing anxiety and easing overthinking, Bergamot will be your friend and keep you company when your long-distance friend isn't available.
  • Sacred Frankincense: The perfect essential oil for emotional balance, this oil helps lessen feelings of loneliness. It also helps you deal with anxiety and combat stressors that your friend might not be physically there to help you deal with.

The Introvert/Extrovert Friendship

Improve the balance in your relationship with these oils:

  • Sandalwood: The perfect oil to ground the extroverted half of your friendship, Sandalwood is great for improving emotional balance. It also helps with internal reflection and external connection.
  • Cinnamon Bark: A great match for Sandalwood, this essential oil is invigorating and exciting. It can help the introvert of the relationship match the other's energy without compromising on their identity or comfort. 

The Bickering Friendship

Get on the same page as your bestie with these oils:

  • Aligning: Sometimes, you just need something to help you align your perspectives. Our Aligning blend is exactly that. Find a common ground and calm heightened emotions with this essential oil blend so you can combat issues as a unit, and not as individuals.
  • Citrus Passion: You are both passionate forces. Combine and align your passions and goal into one and become a force to be reconned with. Warm yet fresh, sweet yet sour, this blend perfectly embodies your relationship: contrasting yet compatible. 

The Work Friendship

Strengthen your work/friendship dynamic with these essential oils:

  • Grapefruit: Work days can often get long and tiring. Get a quick pick me up with the sweet and refreshing Grapefruit, and push through the rest of the work day with your work bestie.
  • Attention Assist: While having a work bestie is amazing, it can get a bit distracting if you become too chatty. Use Attention Assist to help you get back on track with work and save the (majority) of the gossiping for lunchtime.

The "We Should Get Coffee" Friendship

Improve communication and make more time for each other with the help of these oils:

  • Balance: Improve your work-life/home-life/social-life balance with this rejuvenating blend. Use Balance to make time for your friends and help balance your everyday busyness. 
  • Peppermint: Improve your communication with your bestie and find the motivation to go out and stick to your plans. Use peppermint to help with fatigue and laziness so you can finally make the time to see your friend!