Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy. It is a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being.
Blending essential oil is an art and also a science. Essential oil chemistry is naturally complex and everyone responds differently to aromas. When it comes to blending essential oils for aromatherapy, it is important to have combinations that go together and also smell attractive. One of the best ways to start choosing a blend you like is to know what effects you are after.
What effects you are after
When you and your body is stressed, you don't need a blend that helps you to concentrate or feel energetic. You will need something that feels soothing and relaxed. It is important to choose the right blend to help with your current needs. A good starting point is to understand different essential oils and what effects you are after. Identify the emotion you might be feeling.
What is your preferred smell
After choosing your own emotional well-being, you then choose your preference of smell. Many oils have more than one prevailing aroma and scent.
In aromatherapy, a good blend will not only depend on simply mixing a few oils together, but also on the expression of essential oil traits - that being top notes, middle notes and base notes. However, it is very important that you are happy with the aroma. Since it has to be pleasing to your senses it has already achieved its maximum effect.
Lavender Backyard Garden is a New Zealand herb farm. We grow lavender, rosemary and use steam distillation to produce our own brand essential oils.