The Benefits of Creating a Signature Scent
By Caryn Gehlmann
I’ve written many posts on the psychological benefits of aromatherapy. But one thing I haven’t talked about much is the benefits of becoming your own aromatherapist and blending essential oils so you can create a signature scent for yourself or a loved one. Have you ever considered creating your own blend of essential oils based on their scent notes?
If you haven’t ever tried blending before, don’t be intimidated. We’ve designed a workbook to give you simple, easy-to-follow guidelines to help you gain some experience, without overwhelming you with complexity. Download a free copy of The Art & Science Of Blending Essential Oil Workbook which will give you step-by-step instructions.
e3 has a vast assortment of essential oil blends our customers love, so why am I encouraging you to create your own blend or signature scent? Here are three benefits…
1. Creative Flow. Since the COVID pandemic began, more and more people are seeing the need to find a creative outlet. At times, we all need to just zone out and watch Netflix but to find a healthy flow, experts agree you need to take some sort of action. Baking, sewing, dancing, gardening, and painting are all activities recommended to help you get into a healthy state of flow. It’s time to add aromatherapy blending to that list as a flow activity. Like composing a musical symphony or baking a delicious cake, blending essential oils is part art and part science. It requires focus and creativity, making it a great activity to help you switch gears after a stressful day.
2. Ownership of Your Blend. Once you learn how to mix essential oils, you can come up with your very own signature scent that is as one-of-a-kind as you are. Or as you progress in your understanding of essential oils, you can create your very own therapeutic blend that addresses your unique health and wellness issues. In a world, that at times can feel a bit out of control, it’s very empowering to take ownership of something that you’ve created that brings you joy!
3. One-of-a-Kind Gifts. Do you love the sentiment behind making your own gifts? It’s a lovely way to show someone you love that you care enough about them to make them something special…no one else will have the signature scent you create for them! All you have to do is figure out what notes your friend needs — floral, spicy, woodsy — and that’s where our Art & Science of Blending Essential Oils will help. It’s also a fun and affordable way to make small but thoughtful gifts for friends and family during the holidays, as party favors, or for other special occasions.
Are you ready to give it a try? Don’t forget to download your workbook, or you can find 3 Fast, Easy Essential Oil DIY Gifts here. Or you can try some of my brand new recipes below. These are my suggestions to get you started, but just like a cooking recipe that you tweak over time, you can adjust these recipes to please your nose!
SIGNATURE SCENTS FOR THE DIFFUSER
I created each of these diffuser blends to help me reach a different mood. These recipes are a great way to get started as you discover your own unique way of reacting to different scents. Remember, no two noses or people are alike so listen to your nose!
Heart-Centered Essential Oil Body Spray
The Classic Toilet water eau-de-Cologne. A great gentle tonic of the nervous system. Blend to be used and stored as a foundation base. Without adding any water or carrier, it will last 12-18 months.
1 oz recipe of this blend
Use 20 drops of this blend with 1 oz. of water or fractionated coconut to create your body spray.
Spray your new signature scent on your body, not on clothes (due to the FCO), after bath or shower. Or you can spritz in the palm of your hands and rub on the back of your neck and wrists. Remember, you can adjust to your scent preference.
Spritzer For The Season Of Peace, Joy & Calm
Blend makes 5 ml = 100 drops. Blend to be used and stored as a foundation base. Without adding any water or carrier, it will last 12-18 months.
20 drops Clary Sage
15 drops Cypress
30 drops Eucalyptus
30 drops Pine
15 drops Tea Tree
Use 20 drops of this blend with 1 oz. of water or fractionated coconut to create your body spray. Make sure you shake it before spritzing it on your body or the room.
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