We encourage you to learn more about the science behind essential oils: download the chart above of oils categorized by functional group and primary constituents.
For more information, we suggest Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD or any of Kurt’s books for a strong foundation in Aromatheraphy.
“GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
Cocoa in jojoba
Jasmine in jojoba
Pine, wild scotch
Rose in jojoba
Rare white rose
Vanilla in jojoba
Citruses / sage to “cleanse”
Mints to uplift/ awaken
Mints – read peppermint handout!
Vanilla – use your imagination… things that make you hungry or your mouth water!
Linen Sprays: ylang ylang or lavender
lemon or orange
(Use something that says, “relax” to you)
Closet / drawers/ lingerie drawer
Lavender – make a sachet of Cedar/lavender
Mold – Good Samaritan or thyme, tea tree and lemon
Find a sweet smell that you would like your clothes to smell like
Oregano Oil :
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 ounce dropper bottle
organic extra virgin olive oil
veriditas oregano oil – 67% carvacrol (the active constituent)
what you do:
Drop 30 drops of oregano oil into 1oz bottle
Fill 1oz bottle with olive oil (leave room for dropper)
Take 20-30 drops of mixture 1- 3 times per day
for children under 12 – 5-10 drops
This is for times when you are feeling like you are getting sick or you are sick. Not for ongoing consumption.
Mix 25 – 50 drops (total) of your favorite essential oils. (Try top, middle, and base note blending)
Lavender is used to synergize a blend, tying all of the notes together to create a balance.
Try adding 1 – 5 drops of lavender to synergize all of the oils after you have completed your blend.
Add 2 1/2 ounces of *alcohol
Shake and let sit 2 days to 6 weeks for maturity
(The scent will intensify and change)
Add 2 TBSP (30ml) of distilled water. Shake again and bottle your finished perfume.
Use Ever clear or vodka never use isopropyl/Rubbing alcohol. It is toxic and smells horrible!
Same as Traditional Perfume
Same as Traditional Perfume
Add 3 ounces of **Jojoba oil to essential oils
Do not add water after you have completed your perfume.
**Jojoba oil is a liquid wax similar to your natural skin’s sebum. It is a wonderful “fixative” fatty oil and is the best choice for a “perfumery base” with essential oils.
Creating your own fragrance is a playful art. There are no real rules as to which oils blend well together, so feel free to experiment. But only use organic essential oils.
Start by mixing no mare than 2 – 5 oils per blend, blending drop by drop. Working in a warm room will enhance the aromatic qualities of the oils.
Most professional fragrances are composed of a balance of top middle and base notes. These three categories are based on evaporation rates. Once again, there is no hard and fast rule about which oils belong in which category or how much of each to use…. So it is up to your nose and your intuition. This is the art of blending fragrant oils!
-Top notes (5% to 20% of the blend) – have the fastest evaporation rates. These are sharp, penetrating scents that you notice first when you smell a blend. They include citrus, needle oils, eucalyptuses and mints. In general, top notes are considered stimulating and refreshing.
-Middle notes (50% to 80%) – are soft and have balanced and usually make up the majority of a blend. They include oils like roman chamomile, lavender, geranium, palmarosa, petitgrain, and clary sage. Middle notes are considered harmonizing.
-Base notes (5% to 20%) – having the lowest evaporation rates, base notes are deep and heavy and are used in blends as fixatives. Many are resins, gums or woods and they may be quite viscous (thick). Base notes, which are considered relaxing, include angelica, benzoin, balsams, myrrh, spikenard, patchouli, vetiver, jasmine and ylang.
Be sure to keep detailed notes and label of your blends so that you can reproduce your successes or adjust blends that do not satisfy you. Keep in mind that essential oils tend to vary from crop to crop, so a reproduction of a blend may differ slightly from your original.
Prepared by, Melissa Farris 2006