I’d like to share some information from across the wires
On Essential Oil Frequencies:
I know less than nothing about Essential Oil frequencies. But reading these 2 articles I learned a lot. And now you can too.
“There are times when more than one oil is needed to help the body restore proper balance. These oils create a synergy not available in single oils. Oil molecules vibrate at frequencies that match those found in the body. When the body is out of balance, oil blends help the cells resonate at proper frequencies and restore stability.” Read more at http://www.webdeb.com/oils/frequencies.htm and http://isira.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YL-Essential-Oils-Frequency-LA.pdf and http://www.therosefrequency.com/theScience.html
On Essential Oil blending
Essential oils can be categorized into broad groups based on their aromas. An example categorical system is as follows:
(i.e. Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine)
(i.e. Pine, Cedar)
(i.e. Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli)
(i.e. Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil)
(i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint)
(i.e. Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Tea Tree)
(i.e. Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon)
(i.e. Ginger, Patchouli)
(i.e. Orange, Lemon, Lime)
This author also suggests that the following oils generally blend well together (though not exclusively):
- Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy and woodsy oils.
- Woodsy oils generally blend well with all categories.
- Spicy and oriental oils blend well with florals, oriental and citrus oils. Be careful not to overpower the blend with the spicy or oriental oils.
- Minty oils blend well with citrus, woodsy, herbaceous and earthy oils.
on Essential Oil Notes
The “note” of an essential oil is based on how quickly it evaporates. This is important information when talking about perfumes or aromatherapy because the scent may change over time depending on the notes that are used.
- Top Note: Your first impression and the scent that will fade the quickest, within 1-2 hours. this should comprise about 50-60% of blend.
- Middle Note: the “heart” of the blend. It will fade after 2-4 of hours and should be about 20-40% of blend
- Base Note: This will be the anchor to your blend and it will be the note that lasts the longest, sometimes days! This should be 5-15% of blend.
You should be VERY HAPPY to have the chart below. I say that because I did not want to to make this chart. I searched high and low for someone else to have categorized young living essential oils but could not find it. I put this together by bits and pieces so save it, pin it, email it to yourself, WHATEVER so you don’t lose it!
Generally speaking, when blending oils for a pleasing scent or perfume, you should have a top note, middle note and base note. for aromatherapy, I like to use what I call the 321 rule. 3 drops of a top note, 2 drops of a middle note and 1 drop base note for 6 drops total.
Do you NEED to have all three? No.
Will the smell be offensive if I don’t have all three? No.
Will I lose any therapeutic value if I don’t have all three? No.
This is just to guide you to make blends that have great therapeutic value AND smell great!
On making perfumes
- Measure 1 teaspoon of your carrier oil (jojoba, almond or apricot kernel) and 1 teaspoon of alcohol (Vodka), using the small funnel, into your bottle.
- Add the essential oils from your chosen recipe one drop at a time. You may need to use a dropper if your essential oil jars do not already have dropper measures built in.
- Shake the mixture well after adding each drop.
- Put the lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for a minimum of 12 days shaking at least 3 times each day.
- 4 drops Jasmine
- 2 drops Lemon
- 1 drops Patchouli
- 2 drops Basil
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 1 drop Coriander
- 4 drops Petitgrain;
Or create your own!
Here are some sample combinations to get you started:
- Lime, Rose and Vetiver
- Orange, Lavender, Ylang ylang
- Bergamot, Lemongrass, Sandalwood
- Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood
- Lemongrass, Lime, Lavender, Vetiver
- Orange, Peppermint, Cedarwood
- Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, Ylang ylang
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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.