Essential Oil Blending Basics. Floral. i.e. Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine. Woodsy. (i.e. Pine, Cedar) Earthy. (i.e. Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli) Herbaceous. (i.e. Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil) Minty. (i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint) Medicinal/Camphorous. (i.e. Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Tea Tree) Spicy. (i.e. Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon).
Part of AromaWeb's detailed Essential Oil Blending Guide, this is a detailed list of essential oils that are classified as base notes.
Let's take a look at some combinations Leslie has created from what she knows about lemon essential oil. Blend #1 (citrus, floral, spicy): lemon (T) + neroli (M) + ginger (B) Blend #2 (floral): geranium (T) + lavender (M,T) + ylang ylang (M,B) Blend #3 (minty, woodsy): peppermint (T) + pine (M) + angelica (M,B)
Selecting essential oils. Many Aromatherapists' use a traditional concept of top, middle and base notes when preparing aromatherapy blends. Essential oils can
The perfumery note of an oil refers to the rate at which the oil evaporates. Top notes evaporate more quickly and base notes more slowly. As a result, top note .