Classification of Essential Oils based on Note
Using the analogy of a musical scale, oils that evaporate the quickest, usually within 1-2 hours, are called “ top notes ”. Oils that evaporate with 2-4 hours are considered “ middle notes ”. Oils that take the longest time to evaporate are referred to as “ base notes ”. Some base notes can take several days to evaporate!
The classification of oils is given below.
Aniseed, Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Bergamot Mint, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lavendin, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Spearmint, Tagetes, Tangerine
Bay, Bois-de-rose, Cajuput, Carrot Seed, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Dill, Elemi, Fennel, Fir Needle, Geranium, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Linden Blossom, Marjoram, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Parsley, Black Pepper, Pine (Scotch), Rose, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rosewood, Spruce, Tea Tree, Thyme, Tobacco, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang