She teaches the basic idea of the Top note, Middle note and Base note in aromatherapy, and gives a good example of each.
This information is very helpful, when creating your own aromatherapy blends, that include multiple essential oils.
How to Make Aromatherapy Blends
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An aromatherapy blend typically has 3 characteristics
- Top Note – Considered the most unstable, dissipates the quickest
- Middle Note – Kicks in as the top note is dissipating.
- Base Note – Slowest to dissipate
A good example of a Top Note is Bergamot, while Clary Sage is a good Middle Note. Patchouli would be considered a Base Note.
Using these principles you can create your own aromatherapy blends using the essential oils of your choice.