It can get overwhelming when you're ready to ditch the synthetic fragrances & begin the journey of creating delicious pure-fumes, trust me I've been there!
So now i want to help YOU get to know the basics so you too can blend like a boss!
Now remember, because we are using the purest essential oils & nothing else, you're going to find yourself reapplying every couple hours or so. WHY? because an all natural, unadulterated product doesn't hold "phthalates", which are found in your regular fragrances. Phthalates help to make a scent last longer and stick to you, you'll notice that even after a good wash some fragrances are still present.
The word "fragrance" is a cover up of over a hundred unregulated chemicals that companies refer to as "Trade Secrets" & we definitely don't want these anywhere near our bodies.
OK, so now we know the importance of ditching & switching to a natural PURE-fume. Here’s the lowdown on how you can choose what essential oils work together & the importance of TOP, MIDDLE and BASE notes.
TOP NOTES - are the first oils to evaporate (usually within 30min) but also the first aromatics we smell. Your top notes have a light & airy profile.
MIDDLE NOTES - last around 1-3 hours & are the next to evaporate. Middle notes hold the main scent or "body" of the pure-fume, the profile of the middle notes can be soft & are usually used to round out the blend.
BASE NOTES - last the longest (up to several hours or sometimes more) they give depth to the blend & have a profile that is warm, soothing & relaxing.
*Perfumes are mostly comprised of top, middle & base notes.
Essential oils can fall within one note, between the notes or within two notes.
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY OILS FOR EACH CATEGORY?
Below are some of our favourite notes for blending
TOP NOTES - Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Spearmint, Tangerine, Tea Tree & Wintergreen.
MIDDLE NOTES - Black Pepper, cardamom, Cilantro, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Fennel, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Spikenard, Thyme & Siberian Fir.
BASE NOTES - Arborvitae, Blue Tansy, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Copaiba, Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver & Ylang Ylang.
HOW MUCH DO I ADD OF EACH?
5-20% top notes
50-80% middle notes
5-20% base notes
Then top with your favourite carrier oil (i love to creating magic in either a 5ml or 10ml roller bottle), i recommend using fractionated coconut oil as it's light, odourless & wont interfere with the aromatics of the blend. Then i like to pretty up our roller bottles with some dried petals. Did you know petals are a great addition, not only atheistically but they provide soft aromatics & have a soothing effect on our skin & our emotions.
Have you tried our pure-fume roller that acts as a roller & a body spray all-in-one? You can find these wonderful double ended bottles here.
The beauty of using essential oils as a PURE-fume is that they not only provide emotional support throughout the day, but pre making blends helps to create an easy, mess free application. Ready made blends create consistent habits, which will save you time & money in the long run. Break down each blend to see how much it cost's to create (I dare you), you'll come to realise that essential oils are not as expensive as you may think & you wont want to fork out an arm & a leg for a commercial perfume ever again!
Remember, using small amounts of essential oils often is far more beneficial than slapping on a large amount every now & then. Remember this ‘a little often, instead of a lot less’
Educate, empower & inspire yourself to make better choices & create confidence when reaching for your essential oils.
Here are some of my favourite blends to suit a 10ml roller bottle to get you started:
8 drops Blue Tansy
15 drops Rose Touch
10 drops Bergamot
8 drops Wild Orange
*Topped with FCO
BEAUTIFUL & SWEET
5 drops Wild Orange
15 drops Lavender
8 drops Patchouli
*Topped with FCO
8 drops Citrus Bliss
15 drops Bergamot
5 drops Frankincense
*Topped with FCO
Get blending beautiful & tag us in your personalised pure-fume creation.
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