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Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil Recipe Suggestions

After numerous requests for blending ideas, we have uploaded some of the blends we have used and worked on over the years. It is a good idea to treat these as a starting point, rather than *perfect recipes* as we all have personal likes and dislikes.

How to Measure Fragrance Blends for Testing

You may like to try the "toothpick method" to test the Scent Blends to avoid wastage. This method simply involves having a store of wooden toothpicks and your fragrances. If a blend calls for, say, 5 parts Lavender and 3 parts Rose, dip 5 toothpicks into the Lavender, and place into a small ziplock bag, or container, and then dip 3 toothpicks into the Rose and place inside the bag with the Lavender ones. After 1/2 hour or so, open the bag and have a sniff. You may find you would like more Rose, so dip another toothpick into the Rose and seal into the bag. Check again and then if you are happy with the blend, you know it is 5 parts Lavender to 4 parts Rose. NOW is the time to actually pour the Essential Oil/s and Fragrance into a glass beaker and blend ready for addition to your product.

We suggest you try the toothpick method with the following blends to check they are to your taste. It is worth noting that many high end Essential Oils/Absolutes are very costly.  It is quite acceptable to substitute, for instance, Sensuous Sandalwood or English Rose in place of the real thing.  There are also many desirable blendiing notes or fruits that do not yield an essential oil, such as WatermelonStrawberries and Chocolate.  These substitutes do not contribute any therapeutic value to your blend, merely the scent you are seeking to balance your fragrance.

Blending using "Notes" by Karen, "Earth Healer"

Karen retains the sole copyright ownership of her notes, which cannot be re-distributed in any form whatsoever without their express written permission.

Perfumery is an enormous subject on its own, but read the basic tips from "Earth Healer" Karen and then simply browse our Recipes and go for it!

"Earth Healer" Karen's notes on blending is a fabulous aid to easing you into the wonderful world of blending scents:

It is very rewarding (and sometimes frustrating as well!!) to make your own blends and perfumes. You are creating something totally unique and wonderful, that no-one else will have. You will need to consider the aroma notes and ensure that you mix top, middle and base notes in your blend. If you use all top notes your perfume will be like a sprint runner, all out at once, but with a balance of all the notes you have more of a marathon runner - one that will last the distance.

Typical Top notes are:   All citrus oils, basil, bergamot, coriander, fennel, lavender (top to middle) lemongrass, peppermint, petitgrain

Typical Middle notes are:  Black pepper, clary sage, geranium, ginger, juniper, neroli, palma rosa, peru balsam, rosemary, rosewood

Typical Base notes are:  Benzoin, cedarwood, elemi, frankincense, jasmine, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood, vetivert

Suggested blending is 50% top notes, 20 - 30% middle notes and 10 - 20% base notes. This will vary depending on which oils and scents you use. 

Purchase Essential Oils and Bramble Berry Fragrance Oils

 VANILLA SPICE
 2 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance or Vanilla   Oleoresin
 1 part Clove Bud Essential Oil
 1 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 1 part Orange Essential Oil
 MYSTIC ORIENT
 3 part Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance
 1 part Benzoin Oleoresin
 2 parts Patchouli Essential Oil
 1 part Nutmeg Essential Oil
 2 parts Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
 1 parts Lime Essential Oil
 FRESH MORNING
 4 parts Basil Lime Fragrance Oil
 4 parts Grapefruit Essential Oil
 2 parts Lavender Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil
 1 part Lemon Essential Oil or a touch of Litsea Cubea
 FLOWER POWER
 2 parts Jasmine Fragrance Oil
 2 parts Lavender Essential Oil
 3 parts Baby Rose Fragrance Oil
 2 parts Gardenia Fragrance Oil
 A TOUCH OF THE EAST
 6 parts Orange Essential Oil
 2 parts Patchouli Essential Oil
 1 part Jasmine Dreams Fragrance
 CITRUS WITH A TWIST
 5 parts Lime Essential Oil
 3 parts Valencia Orange Essential Oil
 1 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 1 part Jasmine Dreams Fragrance
 GREEN & SPICY
 4 parts Lemongrass or Litsea Cubea Essential Oil
 2 parts Lavender Essential Oil
 3 parts Orange Essential Oil
 ROSE ON ROSE
 1 part English Rose Fragrance Oil
 1 part Rose Geranium Essential Oil
 POMANDER
 2 parts Clove Bud Essential Oil
 4 parts Orange Essential Oil
 KAREN'S DRY SCALP BLEND
 11 parts Lavender Essential Oil
  8 parts Rosemary Essential Oil
  4 parts Geranium Essential Oil
  2 parts Patchouli Essential Oil
 KAREN'S NORMAL HAIR BLEND
10 parts Lavender Essential Oil
  9 parts Mandarin Essential Oil
  6 parts Petitgrain Essential Oil
 DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE!
 8 parts Sandalwood Essential Oil
 9 parts Lemon Essential Oil
 5 drops Palmarosa Essential Oil
 a touch of Orange to uplift you!
 NAN'S KITCHEN
 2 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 part Clove Bud Essential Oil 
 1 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil 
 1 part Orange Essential Oil
 1900's FLORAL
 3 parts Gardenia Fragrance
 2 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 part Lavender Essential Oil/Fragrance
 1 part Baby Rose Fragrance
 BERRY MELON
 2 parts Sun Ripened Raspberry Fragrance
 1 part Strawberry Fragrance
 1 part Watermelon Fragrance
 HIPPY ORANGE
 1 part Patchouli Essential Oil 
 1 part Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance
 3 parts Orange Essential Oil
 SPICY ORANGE
 4 parts Clove Bud Essential Oil 
 2 parts Orange Essential Oil
 WOODY ORANGE
1 part Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance
1 part Orange Essential Oil
 TROPICAL HOLIDAY
 2 parts Mango Mango Fragrance Oil
 1 part Coconut Fragrance Oil
 1 part Island Escape Fragrance Oil
 KITCHEN SPICE
 4 parts Mandarin Essential Oil
 2 parts Nutmeg Essential Oil
 1 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 1 part Clove Bud Essential Oil
 FLORAL EARTH
 3 parts Patchouli Essential Oil
 1 part Gardenia Fragrance
 1 part Orange Essential Oil
 CHRISTMAS' PAST
 2 parts Fir Essential Oil
 3 parts Orange Essential Oil
 2 parts Cinnamon Essential Oil
 1 part Clove Bud Essential Oil
 CLEAR MIND
 5 parts Rosemary Essential Oil
 3 parts Lemon Essential Oil
 1 part Basil Essential Oil
 FRESH
 4 parts Mandarin Essential Oil
 3 parts Sweet Bay Essential Oil
 1 part Peppermint Essential Oil
 FRESH FLORAL
 4 parts Lavender Essential Oil/Fragrance
 3 parts Orange Essetnial Oil
 2 parts Spearmint Essential Oil
 2 parts Lemongrass/Litsea Cubea Essential Oil
  1 part Petitgrain Essential Oil
 SUMMERFRUITS
 1 part Mango Mango Fragrance
 1 part Island Coconut Fragrance
 1 part Pineapple Cilantro Fragrance
 1 part Watermelon Fragrance
 OPEN ROADS
 1 part Jasmine Dreams Fragrance
 1 part English Rose Fragrance
 1 part Lilac Fragrance
 1 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 FRUIT BASKET
 1 part Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 part Sun Ripened Raspberry Fragrance
 1 part Strawberry Fragrance
  FRUITY VANILLA
 1 part Vanilla Select Fragrance
 1 part Island Coconut Fragrance
 1 part Strawberry Fragrance
  BAKERY
  1 part Rich Dark Chocolate Fragrance
  1 part Almond Biscotti Fragrance
  1 part Island Coconut Fragrance
 

 WARMING MUSCLE BLEND
 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
 4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
 2 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil

 

 SPICED LAVENDER
 35 drops Lavender Essential Oil
 20 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
   5 drops Clove Bud Essential Oil

 

 BAKERY 2
 1/2 part Dark Rich Chocolate
 1 part Turkish Mocha Fragrance
 1/2 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 SUMMER KISS
 1 part Sun Ripened Raspberry
Fragrance

 1 part Sweetgrass Fragrance
 MEL-LIME
 2 parts Lime Essential Oil
 1 Part Cucumber Melon Fragrance
 UNIQUE
 1 part Patchouli Essential Oil
 1 part Lilac Fragrance
 1 part Pearberry Fragrance
 ORANGE FRANGIPANI
 1 part Plumeria Fragrance
 1 part Orange Essential Oil
 FRENCH PATISSERIE
 1 1/2 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance
 1 part Almond Biscotti Fragrance

  FRESH MEN'S BLEND (Bay LIme)

  2 parts Lime Essential Oil
  1 part Bay Rum Fragrance

 BB'S SUMMER SORBET
 4 pts Watermelon Fragrance
 4 pts Vanilla Select Fragrance
 2 pts Lime Essential Oil

 BB'S LIME SHERBET
 4 parts Lime Essential Oil
 6 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance

 BB'S FRENCH VANILLA
 8 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 2 parts Almond Biscotti Fragrance
 1 part Arabian Spice Fragrance
 ANNE-MARIE'S AMBER DELUXE
 3 parts Amber
 1 part Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance
 1 part Musk Fragrance
 1 part Patchouli Essential Oil
 
 BB'S BABY POWDER
 4 parts English Rose Fragrance
 4 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 parts Earth Musk Fragrance
 BB'S BABY BREATH
 5 parts Jasmine Fragrance
 5 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 part Earth Musk Fragrance

 CLASSIC PINA COLADA
 1 part Pineapple Cilantro Fragrance
 1 part Island Coconut Fragrance

 GINGERBREAD MAN
 10 parts Orange Essential Oil
 8 parts Ginger Snap Fragrance
 4 parts Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 1 part Nutmeg Essential Oil
 IRRITIBLE? ONE
 3 pts Sandalwood Essential Oil
 2 pts Mandarin Essential Oil
 IRRITIBLE? TWO
 5 parts Mandarin Essential Oil
 3 parts Lavender Essential Oil
 BALI
 2 parts Pineapple Papaya Fragrance
 2 parts Pineapple Cilantro Fragrance
 1 part Mango Mango Fragrance
 1 part Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance
 SEA BREEZE
 3 parts Cucumber Melon Fragrance
 2 parts Bergamot Essential Oil
 1 part Lavender Essential Oil/Fragrance
 1/2 a smidge of Peppermint Essential Oil
 SNIFF SUMMER
 1 part Peach Fragrance
 1 part Valencia Orange Essential Oil
 1/2 part Watermelon Fragrance
 GRAPEFRUIT & STRAWBERRY
 3 parts Grapefruit Essential Oil
 2 parts Strawberry Fragrance
 SWEET & GREEN
 1 part Strawberry Fragrance
 1 part Cucumber Melon Fragrance
 CLARY SAGE SOOTHER
 1 pt Clary Sage Essential Oil
 1 pt Cedarwood Essential Oil
 1 pt Tangerine Essential Oil
 PALMAROSA & LAVENDER
 1 part Lavender Essential Oil
 1 part Palmarosa Essential Oil
 SANDALWOOD & CITRUS
 1 part Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance
 2 parts ANY Citrus Essential Oil
            (They are all good)
AUSSIE FRESH
2 parts Eucalyptus Blue Essential Oil
2 parts Spearmint Essential Oil
1 part Peppermint Essential Oil
 BB TOMATO LEAF BLEND 1
 1 part Cucumber Melon
 1 part Tomato Leaf Fragrance
 BB TOMATO LEAF BLEND 2
 1 part Mango Mango!
 1 part Tomato Leaf Fragrance
 BB TOMATO LEAF BLEND 3
 1 part English Rose
 1 part Tomato Leaf Fragrance
 1 part Gardenia
 APPLE GINGER TEA

 1 part Ginger Essential Oil
 2 or 3 pts Red Apple Fragrance

 CITRUS & FLORAL 1
 1 part Palmarosa Essemtial Oil 
 1 part Litsea Cubea Essential Oil
 2 pts Rose Geranium Essentiial Oil
 2 pts Energy Fragrance
 Jennifer's Choc-Vanilla Cranberry Slice 
 1 Part Rich, Dark Chocolate Fragrance 
 1 Part Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 Part Cranberry Fig Fragrance

 HAVING A COOL YULE
 2 parts Valencia Orange Essential Oil
 2 parts Lemon Essential Oil
 2 parts Mandarin Essential Oil
 1 part Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
 1 part Juniper Essential Oil
 1 part Cedarwood Essential Oil
 1 part Frankincense Essential Oil
 1 part Clove Essential Oil

 CITRUS & FLORAL 2 
 1 part Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil 
 3 parts Lemon Essential Oil 
 1 part Citronella Essential Oil 
 1 part Bergamot Essential Oil
 3 parts Lavender Essential Oil 
        or Lavender Fragrance Oil 
 BB'S VANILLA PEAR 
 5 parts Pearberry Fragrance 
 5 parts Vanilla Select Fragrance 
 1 part Jasmine Dreams Fragrance
    or 
 2 parts Jasmine 3% Essential Oil

 ROMANTIC 
 4 parts English Rose or Baby Rose Fragrance 
 1 part Patchouli Essential Oil
 1/2 pt Vanilla Select Fragrance or Vanilla Oleoresin

 LAVENDER MINT 
 3 pts Lavender EO or Fragrance Oil
 1 part Spearmint Essential Oil 
 Jennifer's Ferrero Rocher

 1 Part Rich, Dark Chocolate Fragrance
 2 Parts Almond Biscotti Fragrance

 BB's  

 2 parts Almond Biscotti Fragrance
 1 part Turkish Mocha Fragrance
 1 part Vanilla Select Fragrance

 BB's Orange Biscotti

 1 Part Rich, Dark Chocolate Fragrance
 2 Parts Almond Biscotti Fragrance

 BB's Almond Cranberry