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Top Note Oils -  Scents That Uplift and Inspire You

Top Note Scents - The top range notes on a musical scale. These oils often act as mood lifters. They inspire and uplift the senses. The first scent you smell when you inhale an aromatic blend is the top note. You feel the sensation of a top note most often in the upper region of your body and head area.

Citrus - Burst open your senses with vibrant citrus oils! Bright and tangy, citrus oils offer you an instant splash of sweet sunshine. 

Citrus Oils
Mostly serve as top notes though occasionally can be used as middle notes.

Top Note Citrus Essential oils

Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi
Lemon - Citrus limonum
Orange - Citrus sinensis
Petitgrain - Citrus aurantifolia
Tangerine - Citrus reticulata

Floral - These sweet aromas uplift your spirit and remind you just how lovely it is to take time to smell the flowers. Delicate or heady, floral aromas evoke memories of fresh cut flowers.

Floral Oils
Floral Oils are primarily middle notes.

Top Note Floral Essential Oils

Ylang Ylang - Cananga odorata (Extra & Complete)

Fresh - This clear, vibrant aroma clears the mind with hints of summer and clean breezes. Experience the scent of crisp morning air after a rain shower. 

Fresh Oils
Can serve as middle or top notes. 

Top Note Fresh Essential Oils

Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi
Lemon - Citrus limonum
Orange - Citrus sinensis
Peppermint - Mentha x piperita
Petitgrain - Citrus aurantifolia
Tangerine - Citrus reticulata

Fruity - A fun family of playful, uplifting aromas with hints of sweetness and sharp tartness. Refreshing, sparkling and alive, fruity oils are filled with joy!

Fruity Oils
Can serve as middle or top notes.

Top Note Fruity Essential Oils

Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi
Lemon - Citrus limonum
Orange - Citrus sinensis

Lemony - The smell of fresh lemons and the feeling of bright sunshine. Emotionally uplifting, lemony oils are positive, fun oils for everyday use.

Lemony Oils
Serve as top notes.

Top Note Lemony Oils

Lemon - Citrus limonum
Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus
Lemon Tea Tree - Leptospermum petersonii
Lemon Verbena -
Lippia citriodora 

Minty - Refreshing, cooling, and bright, this aroma brings relief for the belly and head. Minty oils penetrating scent leaves you feeling vital and alive. A great pick me up!

Minty Oils
Serve primarily as top notes

Top Note Minty Oils

Peppermint - Mentha x piperita
Spearmint - Menta x spicata

Piney - This aroma restores balance and calms you down when feeling overwhelmed from the rush of a busy life. The sharp, fresh clear scent of sap opens your head and sinuses, and encourages deep breathing.

Piney Oils
Can serve as middle and top notes.

Top Note Piney Essential Oils

Black Spruce - Picea mariana
Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens
Juniper berry - Juniperus communis
Pine - Pinus sylvestris

Sweet oils - Delicious pleasing scents with mouth-watering depths that soothe and comfort. 

Sweet Oils
Sweet oils have the broadest spectrum of use in aromatherapy and can serve as base, middle or top notes.

Top Note Sweet Essential Oils

Lemon - Citrus limonum
Neroli - Citrus aurantium var. amara
Sweet Orange - Citrus sinensis
Tangerine - Citrus reticulata
Ylang Ylang - Cananga odorata (Extra, Complete)

Classic Energizer Bunny Blend

To a 5ml (150 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add:

  • Lemon (Monoterpene) - 60 drops
  • Tangerine (Monoterpene) - 40 drops
  • Sweet Orange (Monoterpene) - 30 drops
  • Peppermint (Monoterpene) - 20

Cap your bottle tightly and allow blend to synergize for 8 hours or longer before using. When ready dispense 1-3 drops of your blend onto a perfume smell strip or cotton ball and inhale the scent.

What’s your response to the oil’s scent? 

Can you distinguish which of the oils in the blend serves as the base, middle and top note?

Each of the oils in this blend contain monoterpenes.

Actions & Effects of Monoterpenes 

  • Stimulant - quickens physiological functions body, increases circulation, good for physical fatigue
  • Tonic - strengthens, enlivens entire body
  • Rubefacient - Warming, dilates vessels, increases blood flow
  • Diuretic - increases flow of urine
  • Decongestant - entire body

Join me next week for more about, How To Create the Perfect Blend Using Your Intuitive Sense of Smell.

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  • Sat Prem

    This is a beautifully organized layout of information, thank you so much for this nicely condensed reference that I can share with others. And I live in Houston!


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