Creating your own custom blend is one of the greatest benefits of using essential oils instead of OTC medicine! With an OTC product, it typically only has one application/issue that it addresses. Essential oils, though, can work on so many different concerns! Since every person is different, it may take a little trial and error before you find the perfect combination for you. When I'm trying to create a blend to address a concern (let's say we're working on discomfort), I go through a process of identifying which essential oils may be helpful. From there, I'll see if I which oils I have and then combine them (usually in a roller bottle). Here are some suggestions for when you're looking to address areas of discomfort. Some of the oils are numbing, some reduce inflammation, others are cooling or warming... 💧AromaTouch: nerves, circulation, swelling, tension 💧Siberian Fir: swelling, bruising, muscles and ligaments, jaw and head tension 💧Rosemary: warming, good for older injuries and recurrent issues 💧Wintergreen: numbing, cooling, good for recent injuries and anything that is soothed with cold 💧Lemongrass: ligaments, joints, muscles, post surgery pain, swelling 💧Cypress: pain in the hands and fee, circulation support, muscles 💧Black Pepper: chronic pain, numbing, very warm, back pain When you are starting out, it usually easiest to choose up to 5 oils to combine, and add equal drops of each. As you become more comfortable with the process, you can adjust quantities based on your desired effects. For an adult, I would make a 10 mL roller bottle using 9 drops of each of the 5 oils. Top it off with fractionated coconut oil, or carrier oil of choice.