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Blending Essential Oils

 

 Each essential oil has its own unique chemical makeup, and can be divided into three main categories- Top Note (uplifting), Middle Note (calming), and Base Notes (grounding).  Essential Oils are 40-70x more concentrated than in plant form with complex chemical compositions, many have notes in several categories.


Top Notes  Citrus and some herb essential oils. Give first impression-stimulating & uplifting. Highly volatile, evaporate quickly. (bergamot, tangerine, orange, lemongrass, eucalyptus, spearmint, peppermint)


Middle or Heart Notes- Bulk of the blend-give body, smooth, warm, round and balancing. (lavender, litsea, basil, spearmint, geranium)


Base Notes-Woods, resins, some spices-deepen the blend, lasting effect, give it roots, very slow evaporation-sedative & relaxing. (cedarwood, cinnamon, cassia, clove, patchouli, anise)


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