Essential Oils By Note

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.

Base Note

Angelica Balsam (Peru), Beeswax, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Olibanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla Vetiver