Process of Blending
Stage One: The Consultation
Do you have any known allergies to nuts, seeds, or other vegetable oils?
Doyon have any known allergies to scents or aromas?
Stage Two: Developing a Treatment Framework
Psychological (Mental / Emotional / Spiritual) Approach
Holistic (Combination) Approach
What is the need?
What does each oil in my "synergy" do?
Synergy: the combination of 3-5 essential oils without a carrier oil or cream
Stage Three: Developing an Aromatic Blend
Step 1: Design Synergy
Core Essential Oil: based on your primary purpose / goal and is considered the heart of the synergy
Enhancer Essential Oil: strengthens the core essential oil in it's purpose and therapeutic action
Harmonizing Essential Oil: supports and enhances the vitality and purpose of the overall synergy - especially impacts aroma - often used to address the emotional aspect of the synergy
Additional Essential Oils: either an enhancer or harmonizing oil
Do they smell good together?
Step 2: Choose Carrier Oil or Other Delivery System
Systemic or Local Application? (Oil or cream? Etc?)
Step 3: Dosage - At What Dilution?
Normally between 1-3 percent (see Traditional Dosage Chart pg.89)
Dilution Chart - Pg. 91
Step 4: The Blending Factor (BF)
Blending Factor Scale (1 to 10)
1 = Powerful Aroma, use less in blend
10 = tends to be more volatile, lighter aroma, use more in blend
Perceiving the Blending Factor
Step 1: Choose three essential oils
Step 2: Remove the lids off all three bottles
Step 3: Using both your hands, hold the bottles together so that all the tops are at the same height
Step 4: Swirl the bottles under your nose, slowly, a number of times. Then pause for a moment and repeat. Repeat as needed to gain further insight.
Step 5: Decide which of the three is more potent (which one seems to be standing out the strongest), and then place this one down on the table. Then with the other two bottles, repeat steps 3-5.
Equation: First, add up the blending factors, next divide the blending factor number for each oil by the total and then multiply by number of drops used for dilution percentage
In GLASS container, add drops, SWIRL and smell - adjust as needed - make sure you have blended the oils well so that you can get a clear aroma of the actual synergy BEFORE adding more oil!!