Aroma is akin to art, with the ability to create a mood or change emotionality.
When describing to how to blend essential oils together I often relate it to the way that an artist blends together primary colours to achieve various hues. Artists often choose to work with a signature scheme of colours and with various mediums in order to objectively convey their subjective experiences and emotions.
When folks ask me what are my favourite essential oils are, I reply – oh I have many, it just depends on my mood or what mood I am hoping to achieve. That being said, the way in which another person may interpret an aromatic concoction could be totally different from what I set out to create. It is the individual’s subjective interpretation of scent that I find fascinating, so when I create Aroma Art I literally need your nose as well!
The best way to appreciate essential oils is to understand that despite the fact that they are individualistic by nature they are actually very complex compositions. There are several theories that govern the use of essential oils and how they work synergistically with one another. In the practice of aromatherapy, essential oils are blended with a therapeutic intention. Whereas from a natural perfume perspective essential oils are blended based on a person’s personal taste and how they may affect an individual from a psychological perspective.
Note: Aromatherapy, like any other natural therapy, is intended to complement not replace traditional medicine. When in doubt about any medical condition, always seek medical advice. See legal