Stimulating essential oils are best described as uplifting, energizing, refreshing, invigorating and warming to body systems and emotions. Some essential oils are adaptogenics, they can be soothing or stimulating depending on the chemical profile of a therapeutic blend. See below a listing of stimulating essential oils specifying their “note”.
Top notes generally have a light, fresh aroma and mainly consist of citrus and other aromatic essential oils (mostly aldehydes and esters). Top notes are the first scent you notice when opening an essential oils bottle or when applying it to the skin. Top notes usually last for about 1-2 hours.
Middle notes are also described as the “heart” of an essential oil blend, they are the enhancer or balancer of the blend (mainly monoterpene alcohols). Middle notes are often florals, greens, spices or fruity notes and can last 2-4 hours.
Base notes are the foundation of a blend and last the longest in the air. Base notes are mainly woody and earthy scents and can last up to 72 hours (sesquiterpenes and diterpenes).
“Stimulating Essential Oils” classified by note:
Stimulating Top notes:
Basil, Camphor, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Wild Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Spearmint, Melaleuca, Rosemary
Stimulating Middle notes:
White Fir, Black Pepper, Blue Tansy, Cardamom, Caraway Seed, Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Dill, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Marjoram
Stimulating Base notes:
Ginger, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli
Key with therapeutic blending is to combine a top, middle and base note (sometimes multiple essential oils within one note) that are chemically balanced, harmonize well together and support the body system correctly that needs to be supported.
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