Citrus Aroma Family
The essential oils in the citrus aroma family have a bright, clean, and refreshing aroma. They are usually top notes and can be added to energizing or detoxifying blends. They are versatile and blend well with most aroma families, especially floral and woody oils.
Earthy Aroma Family
The essential oils in the earthy aroma family are grounding oils reminiscent of wet soil, roots, moss and lichen. They are usually heavy and musky base notes and can be used as modifiers to offer depth and naturalness. Use to create faerie wood and forest floor accords.
Fruity Aroma Family
The essential oils and isolates in the fruity aroma family are refreshing, sweet, and often juicy. They are usually top notes and can be used to add liveliness and warmth. They blend well with citrus, florals and woods.
Floral Aroma Family
The essential oils in the floral family are sweet, heady and well-rounded. Sharp green notes can show in up some florals, such as geranium, while herbal florals such as lavender can be a little more “clean” smelling. They have a balancing effect on hormones and can help cultivate romance. They are often middle notes in a perfume composition.
Gourmand Aroma Family
The essential oils in this aroma family are heavy and sweet, having edible or dessert-like qualities. They blend well with fruity and spicy aroma families.
Green Aroma Family
The essential oils in the green aroma family can be leafy, grassy, minty, herbaceous, bitter and sweet. They are usually top to middle notes and lend subtle freshness and naturalness to floral bouquets.
Medicinal Aroma Family
The essential oils in this aroma family have a sharp, clarifying and penetrating quality. They are opening and clearing in affect. Try blending with citrus, herbaceous, woody and earthy oils.
The essential oils in the ozone/aquatic aroma family are oceanic, watery, and reminiscent of fresh air. These are usually top notes and blend well with woods and musks, they lend a dewy note to florals.
Resinous Aroma Family
The essential oils in the resinous aroma family exude deep, rich scents that are warm, smoky, woody, earthy, sweet and leather-like. They are heavier with good fixative properties and create mellow, alluring and long lasting compositions.
Spicy Aroma Family
The essential oils in the spicy aroma family have exotic, warm and intense aromas. They can be used to stimulate and focus energy.
Woody Aroma Family
The essential oils in the woody aroma are often derived from the fresh cut wood, tree bark, or roots of a tree - they family provide warmth, dryness and richness. Use to enhance earthy and citrus compositions.