Essential Oils: Top, Middle, Base notes

What are top, middle & base notes?

Since I have started my Aromatherapy Certification Program with the Aromahead Institute I’m in a daily daze and I’m stunned at the details we already know about our beloved Essential Oils in a scientific way. It is an absolute amazing path I have chosen and I’m SOOOO happy I took this step.

Anyway, the other day I made a blend based on my mood. I had a slight stiff neck and I just felt a bit down due to a bad night of sleep.

I figured I’m going to mix 3 oils together by just smelling them individually. Without giving it too much thought I grabbed Vetiver, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Grapefruit (I’m in love with Grapefruit. Oil or not. It can’t run away from me).

I’m always using now 30ml (1 oz bottles) to make my mixing process consistent. I chose a 2% dilution (10-12 drops combined) for massaging it on my neck and shoulders as well as below my feet.

It’s a blend made in heaven. If you would like to try it out find the exact recipe below.

I did read later that Vetiver might help with mental fatigue, insomnia, depression, maintain nerve health and much more. It has calming properties. No wonder I love this oil. I use this blend now at night as well. 

So why I’m talking about this specific blend has two reasons. First, trust your instincts and your nose. This blend made my day just better. The smell of all three oils were just what I need that day.

Second, this blend has a beautiful synergy. It has all three notes in it. Top (Grapefruit), middle (Lavender) and base (Vetiver) note.

Top notes are uplifting. They give you happiness. They are first to arrive to your nose and first to leave your nose. They evaporate fast BUT they put a smile on your face. Try it. Open up Grapefruit and smell it! It will make you happy. I promise!

Some top notes:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Mandarin

Middle notes will bring harmony & softness to your blend. They are right in the middle where your heart sits.

Some middle notes:

  • Roman Chamomile
  • Spikenard
  • Lavender
  • Juniper
  • Marjoram

Base notes are grounding and soothing. They are mostly “heavy” oils as Vetiver is. They will be present for a long time and slow down the evaporation process of your top and middle notes.

Some base notes:

  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Vetiver

I hope you enjoyed the above. I surely did 🙂 And now to the recipe:

  • 1 oz (30 ml) amber glass bottle
  • 30ml Jojoba Wax (or any other carrier oil you have on hand)
  • 5 Drops Vetiver
  • 5 Drops Lavender
  • 5 Drops Grapefruit

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I buy my oils currently at different sources and if you have your own trusted source use them. This blend I have created with doTERRA oils.  If you don’t have any oils I can recommend doTERRA & Aromatics International.

Definitely and as always, go for the best oils (purest!!!) for the greatest benefits! Let me know if you have questions. I’m right now at the source 🙂

Hugs & Love

~Katrin

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Vitamins! Look, feel, and live younger, longer

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dōTERRA LIFELONG VITALITY PACK – 1 MONTH SUPPLY

My Vitamin Trip

Since my move to America I have been introduced to Vitamins and Supplements in a small pill form in mass production. For a very long time I found it completely unnecessary to go down the road of purchasing expensive vitamins. How do I know if they will help? And if they help on which level should I see results? Is there a way of knowing?

I have been reading and experimenting with a lot of brands and different combination in order to see full results. Most of the time I have not seen or felt a difference. Quite the opposite. My body got rid of any excessive vitamins, which resulted in money wasted. When it comes to vitamins; more is not better. The quality is important.

I had more obvious results doing my juicing, detoxing, fasting and eating my 80/20 raw food diet. Also another amazing way of a daily start is my Lemon, Turmeric & Ginger drink. This is another subject matter though.

I did finally come across vitamins which leave me with more Energy, Better Skin and a Boosted Immune system.

Do you have those days where you feel you can’t get out of this lethargic and foggy state you are in, the missing mental focus you needed to perform another great presentation at work, the missing immune system when your kids bring all their germs from school home? Breaking of your nails and dull skin?

Often these are signs that your body is missing something.

For me, I found, that I was doing most of the basics: Healthy diet, Exercise and some days I had better sleep than others. I knew I needed to get my stress level way down (hence the move to Portugal and away from a corporate job) but in addition I wanted to boost my Immune system and keep a balanced level of vitamins in my system which can’t be derived from natural food sources anymore or are rarely accessible. Especially in the US.

After using my doTERRA oils for a while and seeing great success, I wanted to expand my self-tests to the next level. I stumbled over the vitamin section of doTERRA.

I heard a lot of good things about their choices on how to combine the necessary vitamins. Watch a video here.

They provide potent levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, co-factors of cellular energy production, and a proprietary blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

These daily vitamins have become a routine and part of my staple diet. I do feel a difference once I don’t have my monthly supply available. I have them now on my monthly and automated order system with doTERRA and I can only give praise. At the end they are also doTERRA’s #1 seller.

It is a given that a body won’t heal, feel energized and complete if we don’t treat it the way it deserves to be treated.

If we don’t exercise, eat right, reduce our stress to a manageable amounts or if we try to conquer the world with non-natural  toxic sources we most likely will experience a let down at one point in our life.

I would say, you decide. Just make sure that you take the good, plant-based vitamins and don’t waste money.

Thanks for reading!

Katrin

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO PURCHASE THESE OILS AND VITAMINS.

If you are already part of our dōTERRA community you should definitely add them to your next order! And good for you to have made that choice! Especially with your wholesale account you will save a good amount of money and get points!

If you are not familiar with dōTERRA send me an email and I will give you a free 101 Essential Oil Training class and I will also be able to give you many details about Pure Essential Oils you have not heard about before!

Classes in person if you are in the Lisbon, Portugal area or an Online Class. Both options will give you everything you need to know to change your life and become aware of possibilities and ways to enhance your health.

A great starter kit to vitamins is our: Cleanse and Restore Enrollment Kit

This kit includes:
• Lifelong Vitality Pack
• GX Assist®
• PB Assist +®
• Lemon Essential Oil, 15 mL
• Terrazyme
• Zendocrine Softgels
• dōTERRA IPC Introductory Packet Enrollment

The dōTERRA Wellness Advocate Introductory Packet includes a Living dōTERRA Naturally, Sharing dōTERRA Naturally, Building dōTERRA Naturally, Product Guide, cap stickers, and a welcome letter.

EU: Retail 233,33 Euro + VAT

USA: Retail $259,93 + Tax

Wholesale 175,00 Euro + VAT 140PV (Learn how to become a Wholesale member and save on your purchases with doTERRA)

We have many other kits, oils and vitamin pack options available. You can customize each order. Email me for the best pricing option for you.

 

Essential Oils for your Laundry and so much more!

Purify – Cleansing Blend

Adding 2-3 drops to your Laundry detergent will surprise you with a fantastic fresh smell! So good. This Blend should not be missing from your next order. Contact me if you would like to know all the ins and outs of our Essential Oils!

Purify
Ingredients: Lemon Peel, Lime Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Austrian Fir Needle, Pine Needle, Citronella Grass, Melaleuca Leaf, Cilantro Herb essential oils.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Purify is an exclusive combination of essential oils that purify and eradicate odors in a natural, safe way. This uplifting blend combines citrus and pine essential oils that leave an airy, fresh scent on surfaces and in the air. A favorite among dōTERRA users, Purify can replace foul odors quickly and be an effective cleaner throughout the home. Purify contains Lemon, Lime, and Pine essential oils, known for their powerful cleaning properties, along with Siberian and Austrian Firs to purify the air and protect against environmental threats. The addition of Citronella, Melaleuca, and Cilantro give this blend an enticing aroma that’s uniquely dōTERRA and unmatched in purification properties.
USES
• Diffuse to purify and freshen the air.
• Freshen smaller rooms (or a car) by placing a few drops
of Purify Cleansing Blend on a cotton ball and putting it
into the air vent.
• Add 5 drops to a small spray bottle with water and use to
wipe down countertops.
• Use to soothe away irritations from bug bites.
• Add a few drops to the rinse cycle when doing laundry to
help eliminate odor.
Contact me for any questions on how to become a Wholesale Member of dōTERRA and receive the purest therapeutic oils.
Product Information found here.

Essential Oils which will change your Life

These oils have been part of my life for some time now. I have tried them, liked them and now love them! You can send me an email if you like to know more about these PURE and THERAPEUTIC GRADE oils. Click here to send me a message.

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The info above and more details for each oil can be found here! Happy doTerra’ing 🙂

 

Essential Oil Bag THREE 15ml bottles – Geometric Flowers

And we have a cute new pattern up on our Etsy Store for your Essential Oil needs while on the go!

Really love this one! If you have any question use the contact form below and send me a note. Happy to hear from you!

Click here to look at all pictures: Geometric Flowers

Click here to see my Etsy store: Petal & Stem

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P.S. Bag only. Oils not included.