Essential Oil Scent Notes

When starting out with blending your own natural perfumes or even blends to enhance mood and health, it is useful to know which oils fall into which notes.

Of course nothing is set in stone when compiling blends so the classification below is just a suggestive guideline. the notes will shift accordingly to how you blend the oils. Don’t be afraid to experiment – that is how the most amazing blends come to being, just don’t forgot to write down your formulations.

Top Notes

  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Bergamot
  • Caraway
  • Cardamom
  • Citronella
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Niaouli
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Tea Tree

Top to Middle Notes

  • Aniseed
  • Clary Sage
  • Fennel
  • Mandarin
  • Thyme
  • Petitgrain

Middle Notes

  • Black pepper
  • Chamomile
  • Citronella
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Hyssop
  • Pine
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Melissa
  • Nutmeg
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Thyme

Middle to Base Notes

  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Jasmine
  • Neroli
  • Rose
  • Ylang-ylang

Base Notes

  • Benzoin
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver

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