Orchestrating Your Essential Oil Blends

Orchestrating Your Essential Oil Blends


Imagine your fragrant blend is a musical composition and you are writing a masterpiece.  This is how a famous perfumer, Septimus Piesse, described it.  Fragrant oils and their odors have been compared to sounds or musical notes.  Just like a musical scale, going from the first or lowest note to last or highest note, the heavy smell goes to the sharpest smell.

Because oils evaporate at different rates, the aroma of a blend will change as time passes.  Oils that evaporate the fastest within 1-2 hours are called top notes.  Oils that evaporate within 2-4 hours are called middle notes.  Oils that last the longest are known as base notes.

In order to create a wonderful aroma of fragrant oils known as a bouquet, you will have to stay in tune by finding the right note in an odor, as well as finding notes strike a chord and harmonize well together.

top notes

  • Galbanum
  • Myrtle
  • Cassia

middle notes

  • Cinnamon
  • Cypress
  • Hyssop

base notes

  • Rose of Sharon
  • Onycha
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Sandalwood
  • Aloes
  • Spikenard

Follow these steps to help you get started:

  • Pray and ask the Father for His guidance and direction as you create your formula.  This blend will be uniquely yours and serve as a sweet savor and fragrance to the Father.  Each of these oils represents a spiritual characteristic and attribute we need to obtain in order to be the Bride of Messiah.  Study each one and see what the Creator is teaching you through these biblical oils.
  • Have a notebook and pencil handy to write down the formula.  (As I mentioned before, you will forget how many drops you used of each oil if you don’t do this!)  Write down how many drops of each fragrance you use, so you will know the final formula of your blend and can duplicate it later.  Give your fragrance a name.
  • Before actually blending your oils together, you may want to experiment by placing one drop of each fragrance on a separate cotton swab and fanning together beneath your nose to get an idea of what your fragrance will smell like.  (You may also be able to get an idea of what it will smell like by just opening the cap on each of your chosen oils and placing close together to smell.)
  • Use a clean, dark, empty glass bottle for blending your formula.  Add your essential oil one drop at a time using a plastic pipette (dropper).  Follow this simple formula when blending your fragrance (blending your own perfume is never an exact science, so these are approximates): 30% top notes, 50% middle notes, and 20% base notes.
  • Once you are happy with your formula, mix well and add carrier oil.  For a 10% dilution, add one drop of essential blend to 10 drops of carrier oil.  (For example, a one-ounce bottle of anointing oil with a 10% dilution will contain 27 ml of carrier oil and 3 ml of essential oil blend.)  Allow blend to set for a day or two, so the aroma will form and round out a bit.  If you are not happy with your blend, you may want to add a few more drops of one or more of the essential oils you chose in order to find the right combination.
  • Pray over your oil and ask the Father to bless it!  Allow Him to direct you in how it is to be used.  Be sure to store in a cool, dark place until ready to use.


frankincense and myrrh blend
Here’s an easy blend you can try!
What you will need:

  • 5 drops Frankincense oil
  • 5 drops Myrrh oil
  • 90 drops olive oil
  • 5 ml empty green bottle
  • Plastic pipettes

What to do:

1. Take an empty, clean green bottle and add the appropriate drops of Frankincense and Myrrh oils.

2. Add the appropriate amount of olive oil to the bottle and cap.  Gently shake to mix oils together.

3. Place a dab on pulse points and wear as perfume.

For more information about biblical essential oils and how to use them, please visit Rebecca’s website, http://www.HealWithOil.com.

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