Peaceful Blend

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100% All Natural and Pure Botanical Blends

Essential Oil Notes & How They Work Together

When we start blending essential oils together, it's important to have a basic understanding of how each note plays together. Although I believe the best way to learn is through trial and error, having a basic understanding of how top, middle and base notes work can really help in experimenting when you want the right scent for something that you're making to sell or gifting especially.

Top Note Lavender & Base Note Vanilla

Top notes evaporate the quickest but will leave a part of its aroma that usually will be the first impression of the blend as a whole. They tend to be more of the energizing, uplifting and citrusy oils and are the ones that tend to pop out at first whiff.

Some Top notes include Sweet Orange, Lemon, Tea Tree ( to middle ) Bergamot, Lavender ( to middle ) Grapefruit and Spearmint

As you can see some notes will have some characteristics of other notes, for example, Lavender is a top note but can lean more towards a middle note depending on the blend.

Middle notes are the bridge between all the other notes in a blend. It's what brings it all together and is often referred to as heart notes. Although middle notes aren't as apparent and won't last as long as top notes, their scent will linger for up to 4 hours, they are what give the blend warmth and soul.

Some Middle notes include Rosemary, Juniper, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed and Eucalyptus 

Base Note Jasmine & Middle Note Chamomile

Base notes are considered the foundation and the grounding scent of a blend. they are the slowest to evaporate but will take a day or two to rise to the top. You may not smell them at all for a few hours while the top and middle notes take the spotlight. Once your blend settles the base notes will be the more prominent heavier scent that will stick around. They are more of the intense aromas.

Some Base notes include Frankincense, Vanilla, Rose, Ylang Ylang ( to middle ) Patchouli, Sandlewood and Cinnamon ( to middle )

This is a very basic understanding of the very intricate world of essential oils. I'm not an advanced essential oil guru, I'm still learning as I go along. The blends I've come up with for some of the skincare products I make was through a lot of trial and error.

Before you start blending there are many things to take into consideration and is always best to plan first. 

To learn more about essential oils and how to blend I suggest visiting this blog By: Ellen Brenner,  a Certified Aromatherapist