Using essential oils in the right combination considering their therapeutical effects, while creating beautiful aromas can boost your aromatherapy blends.
The pyramid represents the time that takes to the molecules to evaporate.
Top Notes- at the top of the pyramid,
there are light refreshing notes.
Their scent will be the first impression when you exposed to the fragrance.
Consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly.
These ingredients are volatile, light and fresh.
Mid (Heart) Notes
These are the notes that give the fragrance its character and intensity.
These notes begin to arrive and fully develop within 10 minutes and will remain on the skin for up to 3 hours.
They can mask an unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time.
The scent of middle note compounds is usually more soft and “rounded”.
At first, the top and mid notes exist at the same time, then the mid notes become more dominate as the scent continues to mature.
These notes ground and balance the fragrance.
Providing depth to the fragrance, this note appears within 30 minutes and will last for hours on the skin and on clothing even for days.
Essences in this category have rich aromas, which give to the scent body and longevity. Can be a fixative note.
An essential oil may be classified as a certain note, but will still contain some characteristics of the other two.
Tips for Blending-
Smell how your creations transform as they evaporate in different stages when the blend diffuses into the air.
Use Perfume Blotters or Cotton Balls, to test small amounts of your blend.
I hope this information will help you to make your own essential oils blends with wonderful and uplifting scents.
My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
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