Create a Custom Essential Oil Blend
Creating your own essential oil blends is a little like magic: you take a few plant essences, stir them together, and with luck, you create a brand-new synergy that's greater than the sum of its parts. If you're just getting started with blending essential oils, the Blend Creator tool can help you to understand how to blend top, middle, and base notes into a harmonious aromatherapy blend.
|Title||Description||Mood||Fragrance Notes||Blends Well With|
Allspice essential oil has a spicy, sweet, warm aroma, like a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
|Cozy, Grounded, Warm||Spicy, Sweet, Warm||Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Jasmine, Orange, Ginger, Neroli, Copaiba Balsam, Coriander|
|Angelica||Balanced, Calm, Energetic, Invigorated, Strong||Green, Peppery, Sweet, Woody|
|Basil||Courageous, Optimistic||Green, Herbal, Sweet|
|Bay||Camphoraceous, Fresh, Herbal, Spicy|
Bergamot has a wonderfully refreshing, unique citrus aroma with a fresh floral quality. If you've never smelled bergamot essential oil, you may recognize the aroma from Earl Grey tea.
|Balanced, Calm, Cheerful, Confident, Grounded, Optimistic, Peaceful, Positive, Relaxed, Strong, Sunny||Citrus, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Green||Lavender, Sandalwood, Rose, Chamomile|
Black pepper has a warm, spicy, peppery aroma, very much like sniffing your pepper grinder! However, the essential oil is more woody than the fragrance of freshly ground pepper, and may be a bit more earthy as well.
|Confident, Courageous, Energetic, Invigorated, Sensual, Strong, Vivacious||Peppery, Spicy, Warm, Woody||Cardamom, Orange, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang|
Cardamom essential oil has an exotic, sweet, spicy aroma which will be familiar to those who use green cardamom in the kitchen. It is a complex scent and unique in combining a spicy scent with a fresh, green, almost soapy quality.
|Balanced, Confident, Energetic, Focused, Invigorated, Sensual||Fresh, Green, Spicy, Warm|
Celery seed essential oil has a warm, fresh, slightly spicy aroma.
|Fresh, Musky, Spicy, Warm||Black Pepper, Ginger, Lavender, Pine|
Since there are two unique varieties of chamomile, you’ll find their aromas also vary. German (Blue) chamomile, Matricaria recutita, has an herbaceous fragrance that is sweet, fruity, strong, and rich, while Roman chamomile, Anthemis nobilis / Chamaemelum nobile, smells like fresh apples.
|Balanced, Calm, Peaceful, Relaxed||Floral, Fruity||Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, Rosemary|
As the quintessential scent of a holiday home, cinnamon essential oil has a warm, peppery, spicy aroma. Cinnamon leaf essential oils tend to have an earthier, more herbaceous fragrance, while oils extracted from cinnamon bark are warmer and drier in aroma.
|Cozy, Energetic, Sensual, Warm||Peppery, Spicy, Sweet, Warm||Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Bergamot, Ginger, Frankincense, Peppermint, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang|
Clary Sage’s aroma varies, but it is most often described as earthy and warming. Some variations emanate fruit, floral, sweet, or bittersweet scents, while others are considered musky, herbaceous, or dry.
|Balanced, Grounded, Introspective, Meditative, Spiritual||Earthy, Herbal, Sharp||Bergamot, Melissa, Lime, Mandarin, Frankincense, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Nutmeg, Juniper Berry, Elemi|
|Cypress||Fresh, Resinous, Woody|
|Fennel||Herbal, Licorice, Spicy, Warm|
|Geranium||Balanced, Creative, Grounded, Intimate, Peaceful, Relaxed, Strong||Floral, Fresh, Sweet||Bergamot, Lemon, Rose, Cedarwood, Clove, Grapefruit, Lavender, Sandalwood, Petitgrain, Angelica|
Ginger’s aroma ranges from warm, spicy, woody, and earthy to bright and mildly sweet. Essential oils made from fresh ginger tend to have a fresher, spicier fragrance, while oils made from dried ginger are usually earthier in aroma.
|Balanced, Courageous, Energetic, Invigorated, Optimistic, Productive, Strong, Vivacious||Earthy, Spicy, Sweet, Warm||Cardamom, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Rose, Orange, Neroli, Vetiver|
|Helichrysum||Floral, Green, Herbal, Sweet||Bergamot, Black Pepper, Orange, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Rosemary, Thyme, Palmarosa|
|Ho Wood||Balanced, Sensual, Warm||Resinous, Warm, Woody||Basil, Chamomile, Lavender, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang|
|Hyssop||Fresh, Herbal, Medicinal, Minty|
Jasmine essence is prized for its exquisite, heady, sweet floral scent. The aroma of jasmine creates an exotic, sensual atmosphere and adds a luxurious, romantic note to aromatherapy blends. It has been said that "there is no perfume without jasmine," because this quintessential floral aroma is so indispensible in creating fine fragrances.
|Courageous, Feminine, Intimate, Joyful, Loving, Optimistic, Positive, Sensual, Vivacious||Exotic, Floral, Sweet, Warm||Vanilla, Neroli, Orange, Amyris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Lavender, Sandalwood, Lemon, Palmarosa|
Kaffir lime leaf essential oil has a very powerful, exotically fruity, almost candy-like aroma. Kaffir lime leaf is used as a seasoning in Thai food and may be familiar to fans of the cuisine.
|Cheerful, Invigorated, Positive, Sunny||Citrus, Fresh, Fruity, Sweet||Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Benzoin, Rose, Sandalwood, Ho Wood|
Lavender has a fresh, herbal, floral aroma that many people associate with old-fashioned soap. Different varieties of lavender have different aromatic profiles, with some smelling more sharp and herbaceous, others more floral, and others more soft and honey-like.
|Balanced, Calm, Grounded, Optimistic, Peaceful, Positive, Relaxed, Strong||Floral, Fresh, Herbal||Neroli, Spearmint, Mandarin, Orange|
|Lemongrass||Citrus, Fresh, Green|
Linden blossom absolute has a unique fresh, green, delicately floral aroma with notes of herbs and honey.
|Feminine, Joyful, Peaceful, Positive||Floral, Fresh, Green, Herbal, Powdery||Hay, Chamomile, Helichrysum, Lime, Orange|
Litsea cubeba essential oil has a fresh, lemony scent, very similar to the aroma of lemon essential oil. It is often used in natural perfumery to create a sweet, lemony top-to-middle note which is more long-lasting than true citrus oils.
|Cheerful, Invigorated, Sunny||Citrus, Fresh, Fruity||Orange, Lime, Bay, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Petitgrain, Grapefruit, Rosemary|
|Melissa||Grateful, Optimistic, Peaceful, Positive, Relaxed||Citrus, Fresh, Green|
Neroli essential oil has a rich, sweet, floral aroma with hints of citrus. Extracted from orange blossoms, pure neroli essential oil smells like an orange tree in full bloom: lush, fruity, and fresh, with a heady and enveloping floral aroma.
|Feminine, Intimate, Joyful, Loving, Optimistic, Positive, Relaxed, Sensual||Exotic, Floral, Fruity, Sweet||Orange, Jasmine, Rose, Tuberose, Amyris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Myrrh, Clove, Sandalwood|
|Nutmeg||Cozy||Spicy, Sweet, Warm|
Petitgrain essential oil has a strong, fresh aroma of orange blossoms, although more citrus than floral, combined with a woody-herbaceous and bitter undertone.
|Balanced, Calm, Creative, Introspective, Meditative, Optimistic, Relaxed, Spiritual||Citrus, Floral, Green, Sweet||Grapefruit, Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Rose, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lavender|
|Pink Pepper||Peppery, Sweet|
The aroma of rose is one of the most delicate and evocative on the planet. The softly spicy, slightly fruity floral aroma is romantic and intoxicating. Some rose extracts smell exactly like a flower fresh from the garden, while others have a greener, more herbal aroma. The scent can depend on the extraction process as well as the specific variety of the rose that was used.
|Feminine, Intimate, Positive||Floral, Fresh, Spicy, Sweet||Lemon, Lavender, Jasmine|
Rosemary essential oil has a slightly medicinal smell somewhat like camphor. Depending on the variety, it can be reminiscently herbaceous like pine trees, woody, or even minty.
|Confident, Energetic, Focused, Invigorated, Productive, Strong||Camphoraceous, Herbal, Resinous, Warm, Woody||Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Petitgrain, Orange, Ginger, Tangerine, Mandarin|
Rosewood essential oil has a lovely and unique fragrance, a mix of woody, floral, and spicy notes, bringing to mind the scent of fine furniture.
|Intimate, Introspective||Floral, Spicy, Warm, Woody||Rose|
|Spikenard||Calm, Confident, Grounded, Meditative, Relaxed, Spiritual||Earthy, Green, Resinous, Spicy, Sweet, Woody|
Star anise essential oil has a warm, spicy, sweet licorice aroma.
|Energetic||Licorice, Spicy, Sweet||Lavender, Rose, Orange, Pine, Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cardamom|
Marjoram has a spicy, herbal, slightly camphoraceous aroma.
|Balanced, Calm, Grounded, Relaxed||Herbal, Spicy, Woody||Orange|
Tagetes essential oil has a warm, fruity, herbal aroma. Some varietes may smell more green and herbal, while others are more fruity or even citrusy in aroma. It is used in natural perfumery to create a fruity, apple-like note.
|Sunny, Warm||Fruity, Herbal, Sweet, Warm||Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine|
Tea tree oil has a strong, medicinal, herbal aroma. Although the oil has a wide variety of useful properties, most people find the scent unpleasant.
|Confident, Invigorated, Strong||Herbal, Medicinal||Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Pine, Sweet Marjoram, Clove, Nutmeg|
Thyme has a powerful rich, warm, and slightly spicy herbal aroma.
|Courageous, Energetic, Invigorated, Masculine, Productive, Strong||Herbal, Spicy, Warm||Bergamot, Lemon, Melissa, Lavender, Pine|
|Ylang Ylang||Intimate, Loving, Sensual||Exotic, Floral, Sweet|