In this week’s post I want to share to you all a quick and easy aromatherapy technique that I’ve recently explored and absolutely LOVE. I’ve been learning and researching several more blends and combinations that work together for all kinds of benefits. I’ve also learned the difference between top, middle and base notes and the importance that each one has in mixing together a blend.
This is extremely important in any style of aromatherapy because every note is different and it’s important to use the correct ones for your best benefit.
Roller blends can be a fun, exciting process and they’re so EASY to do!
They’re so many different oils it can sometimes seem intimidating to find what works for you. The steps to choosing all three notes will help you know which ones can work together and which ones cant.
So lets start off by the first few steps on making a roller blend! I personally use a 10ml bottle, you can find these at art stores, such as Michael’s Arts and Crafts but they can be a little expensive. I did find on Amazon.com an entire set of them that were actually nicer and they cost half the price!
Lets just say, Amazon’s killing it. Obviously.
But seriously, if you like the idea of making your own blends and you’re interested in trying essential healing, this saves you from buying some pricey diffuser and still gives amazing benefits to our mind, body and overall health!
So next is choosing the different notes to create your blend of choice!
To name a few Top Notes: Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime and Orange are all part of a Citrus top note..
Then we have our Middle Notes: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender, Rose and Ylang Ylang
Rose and Ylang Ylang can also be used as a base too.
And lastly, you want to choose a base note to complete your blend… these can vary from a floral, earthy or oriental oil.
A few Base Notes:
So floral bases can be a Jasmine, Rose and Ylang Ylang (which can be middle notes too like said above)
Earthy bases are more of a natural selection such as Spikenard & Vetiver where as an Oriental base like the name can be a fresh Ginger or Patchouli oil to give your blend an enlighten, rich scent.
So now that we’re aware of all of these notes and the differences we’re ready to BLEND!
You want to pick one essential oil from each of the categories I’ve listed: top note, middle note, and the base note. To create a balanced aromatic blend you want to a create a 20% dilution.(coconut oil works best in my opinion). This gives us a nice scent but doesn’t overpower.
One reason I suggest starting off using a 10ml bottle is because you want to start small. This makes it where you’re sort of making a sample bottle and not wasting a whole batch if it doesn’t come out as planned. It took me several different times to find and create the right one and that’s why I’m writing this post to share my experience and what I found DOES work. (which saves you all some time).
I’m going to talk about the roller blend I’ve made on my own using the list above that I’ve shared. I was a little nervous it wouldn’t come out the way I wanted or it would just smell awful. If you create a blend and this happens that’s OK! You’re learning, experimenting and finding which works for you and YOUR body.
The roller blend I decided to make was going to be used for muscle soreness as a soothing blend that is perfect for after the gym. You can actually roll this directly on the sore muscle and rub it in.
The top note I choose was a Lemongrass which I used 2-3 drops of, I then choose my middle note Eucalyptus another 2-3 drops and finished it off with a base of Ylang Ylang with 1-2 drops. I did add 2 drops of peppermint which I did not mention above but it can be used as a top or middle note.
I personally love peppermint for almost anything and I use it (probably too much). There’s nothing wrong with adding a drop or 2 of your favorite oil IF it will work with the rest of the others, which peppermint does.
After adding your drops, add 20% of your carrier oil to dilute, I suggest coconut oil or grapeseed.
It’s also good to label your blends so you remember what you used, and then you put the top onto your blend, make sure it’s shaken well and you’re ready to roll!
I hope you all give this technique a try, you won’t be sorry!!