We all enjoy a beautiful, unique scent. How many times have you smelled something and tried to identify it in your life? This is because us humans define our feelings through scents, or carve in our minds with memory and fill it with aromas. Essential oils are proven to be a great source of beautiful aromas that can be used to relaxing massage, therapeutic remedies, or even on a nice home bath. Apart from their great scent, essential oils have proven to be essential for a human’s overall health, both mentally and physically.
For anyone who wants to create his mixtures, it can be a little tricky. Not all essential oils match greatly with others. No matter how much you love two different scents, together might be the disaster.
The Three Main Notes
Each blend of essential oils should have three main notes of scent, the top, the middle and the base. The top scent is the one you first detect when you smell it. Its scent is sharp and doesn’t last for long. The middle will last longer than the top and is often described as the bouquet of the essential oil. The base note may appear even a whole day after the two first notes make their presence. It is the scent that is going to stay with you and make you want to use this essential oil once more.
Categorize the Essential Oils
Every essential oil you own falls into a certain category. Once you put them in the proper category, it will be much easier for you to try out some successful mixtures.
For some of the most popular essential oils, we took the liberty of categorizing them for you. Orange, lemon, and lime are all in the same citrus family. Oakmoss, vetiver, and patchouli are components of the earth category. Lavender, neroli, and jasmine are obviously in the floral category.
In the herby category, you may put marjoram, clary sage and basil. Eucalyptus, rosemary and tea tree are known for their therapeutic properties. Therefore you should put them in a medicinal category. Peppermint, spearmint, and catnip are in the minty section.
If you want a spicy category then nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon are ideal. Finally, one of the most popular categories is woodsy with oils like pine, cedar, and wintergreen.
Mix Up the Categories
Now that you have a better understanding of each scent’s category and strength, you can begin experimenting with many different mixtures. It is easy to guess that all essential oils from the same category can be beautifully mixed and produce a great aromatic result. However, if you want to spice things up, you can try to mix some categories together. Try not to make an essential oil with more than three different categories. This may end up creating a very confusing or even bad scent.
For a floral essential oil, try to blend different flower aromas. For instance, you can make a great essential oil from jasmine, lavender and rose. Ylang ylang is also in the floral category and blends nicely with any other floral oil. If you want to use another category, floral essential oils are great with woodsy, spicy and citrus oils.
Woodsy and Earthy Essential Oils
Though these are two different categories, they can truly match together, with the minimum risk possible. These categories will produce a great aromatic result, for all earth, wood scent lovers. Moreover, these categories truly match any other aromatic category nicely. Feel free to experiment with floral, spicy or medicinal oil. The result will not disappoint you.
Herby and Minty Mixtures
These are also two categories that can be mixed. They are ideal for beginners since you can create some unique scents, without risking tossing away all of the oils you mixed. Put a woody essential oil in there, for a stronger and longer lasting mixture. Minty oils are also great combined with citrus oils.
Medicinal Essential Oils
Aloe, Atlas cedar, and eucalyptus have a great scent and are also known for their therapeutic properties. That is why they are very popular on essential oils meant for therapeutic massage therapies. Their strong scent and personality do not allow much experimentation. Blend them with a woodsy essential oil, and create a unique oil for your most relaxing moments of the day.
Spicy and Citrus Blends of Essential Oils
These are the most playful essential oil categories of all. You can mix them up with any other category and result to a spectacular result. Find your favorite scents and mix them up. Floral, woodsy or minty, they are all eligible mates for spicy and citrus essential oils. Cinnamon will go with just any other scent beautifully. Mix it up with lemon, and lavender, the options are endless.
Citrus and Spicy Possible Recipes
For all beginners who don’t know where to start, here are a few additional tips. For a great citrus oil mix bergamot, lemongrass, orange, and neroli. For a spicy recipe, you can mix ginger, black pepper, cinnamon bark, and nutmeg. The mixture will be explosively delicious! Add a floral scent to make it a little more elegant, if you want.
If you follow these tips, you will be able to produce some great mixtures that will go well in your house, office or for a wonderful massage experience. If you found these instructions helpful, please let us know. Hopefully, you enjoyed it, and it inspired you to experiment with your personal favorite scents. We can’t wait to hear what you think in the comment section. Share this post to all your essential oil fans and share your very favorite essential oil recipe with all of our readers.