Pure botanical scents! Yes please!

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We know aromas trigger emotions and memories. Our olfactory mechanism (aka the nose), which is in charge of smell, is closely connected to our limbic system, which manages emotions and long-term memories.  This may explain why we can be drawn to particular aroma; we may have a deeper connection to the aroma than we are conscious of.


The science of blending oils

An individual essential oil can be categorised as a top, middle, or base note. It’s important to know that oils can have components of all three notes, so you’ll notice that each oil can have a top, middle, and base note. However, individual oils can be predominantly categorised as a single, dominant note.

Each blend is composed of three main notes:

  • Top Note: This is the first noticeable impression in a blend, and is often the characteristic feature of the oil. It springs swiftly from the aroma, has a sharp tone, and does not last long.
  • Body or Middle Note: An essential oil that is a middle note will last for longer (about one to two hours) on a perfume testing strip. The middle note of a blend can also be referred to as the “heart” or “bouquet” of the aroma.
  • Base Note or Fixative: The base note within a blend appears much later than the first two notes. This is the note that gives a blend staying power. The base note can appear a few hours or even a whole day after the perfume testing strip is dry. Also called the dry out note, this note helps you discern the lasting ability of your essential oil blend. Effective blends with powerful base notes help soaps maintain their fragrance.

Believe it or not it is quite complex to create an aromatherapy candle. Particularly if you want a significant scent throw to fill a room.  At Scensoya, we have spent many hours fine tuning each of our candle blends to make sure you will notice their intoxicating aroma

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