Techniques of Making Seraphic EO Blends
Making essential oil blends is all about the aroma that we get to inhale towards the end. For those people who are not acquainted with essential oils blends, one of the excellent ways to start with personalizing your perfume experience is by using a hit and trial method of combining various essential oils. You can try new aromas depending on your mood or what set of mind you are on that day.
Imagine swaying away in a cloud of aromatic bliss while formulating a congenial personalized essential oil blend. Sounds heavenly, right?
So, let's get started!
Three-pointers to be kept in mind while making a balanced blend
Each blend consists of three notes-
- Top note - These essential oils are less intense and have a short and mild fragrance. It is the first impression that is noticeable in the blend. For example, Orange, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Spearmint, Coriander, Citronella, etc.
- Middle note or body - These essential oils usually last longer on a perfume testing strip. These are more dulcet than other notes and provide an understructure for the other two notes to flaunt their qualities. For instance, Citronella, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Roman Chamomile, etc
- Fixative or base note - The base note appears much later in the blend and gives a long-standing scent to the EO blend. Additionally, these are sharper and stronger than the other two notes. It can appear for a few hours or even a whole day after the perfume testing strip is dry. Its examples are Jasmine, Spikenard, Patchouli, Frankincense, Sandalwood, etc.
(Note - Don't confuse base oils with base notes! Base oils are used to dilute essential oils serving the purpose of fixed oils)
Let's start the blending!
Since you're already aware of the three notes, let's start with the process of making EO blends.
While creating blends, start with using smaller portions of oil at a time. Once you find a particular proportion, you can mix a more significant amount later to make a bigger batch. Essential oils are valuable, and you definitely don't want to make a huge batch right in the beginning, not be content with the result and end up putting into the trash the herbal goodness! It is advised to make notes of how many drops you are using of each essential oil blends so that you can refer back to it while making the bigger batch.
1-Start with your base note. Add drops according to their aroma and other characteristics in the blending vessel. Remember that these notes are the longest lasting in the blend.
2-Then comes the middle notes. Add drops according to your test blend, as these notes would combine with the base note to create the scent of the mix.
3-At last, add the top note oil, and if it combines well with the other notes, it'll give a long-lasting and different scent than any other individual essential oil to your blend.
4-Now, put some of this test blend on the cotton ball or perfume blotter and sniff to see how the aroma evaporates.