Essential oils are often enjoyed as a single experience, but blending complimentary aromas builds complexity that evolves over time as notes evaporate at different rates. A good general guideline for blending is to use the ratio: 30% top note, 50% middle note and 20% base note.
TOP NOTES tend to be light, fresh and uplifting. They are often sought after to improve a dark mood. A sample of oils falling into this category include: Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
MIDDLE NOTES give body to a blend and have a balancing effect. A sample of oils falling into this category include: Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
BASE NOTES have an evident fragrance that will slowly evolve and linger the longest with slower evaporation. A sample of oils falling into this grounding category include: Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)