Do You Love Aromas & Creating Essential Oil Blends?

by Andrea Butje on July 30, 2014

perfume bottleAromas are experienced through the breath, and
greatly impact our experience of the world.

Think of how you feel when you step out the front door and take in that first breath of springtime. How does the tang of freshly grated lemon zest make you feel? What happens for you when
you bury your nose in a delicious rose?

We can create deeply therapeutic and purely pleasurable experiences with aromatherapy. When we inhale, bringing in fresh oxygen, we also breathe in the molecules of aromas. Essential oils have the ability to support our emotional world, influence health and immunity and stimulate memory recall.

Our inner worlds are deeply affected by what we breathe in.

When blending essential oils to create an aroma you love, it  is a creative, artistic process, not unlike mixing colors for a painting or creating a delicious salad. Follow your own sense of what smells good to you, making small adjustments to suit your mood.

When blending to create a therapeutic  blend it helps to know the chemistry of the oils you’re using. The chemistry can help you decide which oils will best address the issue you are blending for and will also inform you of any safety considerations.

I love combining  beautiful aromas with a specific therapeutic action. What do you love about blending?

Want to learn more? Sign up for Aromahead Institute’s free online class, Introduction to Essential Oils. 

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Elizabeth Harrington July 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I, too, love creating scents with a therapeutic purpose in mind. It turns out that a lot of the scents I really like are beneficial to me. I love vetiver and lavender for their calming abilities and rosemary and orange for their focusing abilities.

One of my favorite parts about using essential oils is being able to actually inhale them and not choke. I have become allergic to fragrance oils, so a lot of commercial products are not available to me. No loss, I make my own soap products now and scent them as I see fit. I love my gym soap; I added black spruce and rosemary for sore muscles based on one of Andrea’s inhaler recipes. I get to get clean and soothe my muscles at the same time! It’s pretty awesome.

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Andrea Butje August 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

Hey Elizabeth!
I love the combination of black spruce and rosemary! Thanks for your beautiful comment and your soaps sound divine! :)

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