“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” – Heinrich Heine
Essential fragrance oils have made a huge impact on the world, you will find them in many everyday products. Not just because the notes smell great, many of them are linked to improving mood and mental health.
In perfumes, oils are suitable for top, middle and bottom notes – but some essential oils are more popular than others.
First of all, let’s explain a few important details about our fragrances and the oils we use.
What are essential oil
Essential oils are the “essence” of plants and fruits. Oils in stores are extracted from the source, most commonly by distillation or cold pressing. After extraction, the chemicals are combined with a carrier oil and then used in products such as soaps, candles and perfumes.
Essential oils are a popular choice for aromatherapy because they can improve emotional and mental health, mood, and relax the body. Unlike fragrance oils, oils are an “active” ingredient (because they stimulate the senses).
As you are considering adding essential oils to your perfume, you should know which scents are most effective.
Essential oils can be used in the top, middle or bottom notes of a fragrance. You can choose to use only one of the three or mix them all.
There are four main essential oils you should be aware of as they can trigger divine scents and healing or medicinal properties.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and fragrances in general, both inside and outside the perfume industry. In fact, lavender was used hundreds of years ago by the Egyptians, who are considered the first extractors of lavender from the plant.
It is considered a base middle note in a fragrance as it blends effortlessly with others such as lavender, lemon, mint, chamomile, and cedarwood.
Lavender is also known for its relaxation: You can find it in soaps and fragrances as an essential oil, as its calming properties can help with depression. More specifically, lavender can:
● Reduce stress
● Recall memories
● Increase work efficiency
With its many known (and scientifically proven) benefits, along with the fact that it blends beautifully with other notes, lavender oil remains one of the essential oil ingredients for candles and perfumes.
EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
Eucalyptus is a minty scent. It blends well with wood-like notes in perfumes. Apart from fragrances, you will encounter eucalyptus especially in detergents and epsom salts. A very different and popular fragrance all over the world.
As an essential oil, eucalyptus may also have healing properties; It is known to improve symptoms related to flu, cold and fever. It can even help break up chest mucus, coughing up, making breathing easier. That’s why it’s an active ingredient in cold and flu lotions for the chest. Paired with other notes in the perfume, eucalyptus acts as the best middle note. You can adjust the intensity of the fragrance (minimum or maximized) according to other notes.
Cedarwood essential oil is one of the most used base notes in perfumes, colognes and incense. It harmonizes lovingly with middle and top notes. It has a warm, earthy aroma that is significant considering it has been extracted from the leaves, bark or needles of the cedar tree.
Like other scents on this list, cedarwood can aid health as it has antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Because cedarwood essential oil can also improve sleep and anxiety, it is often used in aromatherapy treatments and can be a soothing note in your personal scent.
LEMON ESSANTIAL OIL
Lemon essential oil was first cultivated in the 15th century. Since then, it has become a natural choice for toxic antidotes for civilizations across the ocean.
The lemon scent is fresh, bright and mixes well with similar scents such as citron and lime. It can also be a wonderful sensory stimulant in a fragrance, especially when used as a top note. Although it will also be the first scent to disappear (as with the top notes), it will be one of the first to be recognized when applied.
Now that you know the essential oils in fragrances…
Why not use them in your perfume?
Adding essential oils to a fragrance can dramatically change how your perfume affects the wearer. Plus, it creates a great brand story! Our experts at turnkey perfume Cultural Heritage will help you develop the perfect blend of notes for your fragrance. Contact us to learn more.http://www.culturalheritage.com.tr