Essentials 365: July 2018

Authentic Oils Newsletter

School’s IN for summer! We’ve packed this month’s edition with tips, techniques, recommendations and reminders for how to build your very own Nature’s Sunshine Essential Oil Blends. Get out your notebooks and prepare for observations – you’ll savor every second!

Blending Basics

Essential Oils

Because of their unique natural properties and powerful individual benefits, blending essential oils can be a bit of both art and science. But not to worry. There’s not really a “wrong” way to blend, and with Authentic Essential Oils experimentation is half the fun!

Getting Started

Oil blends are typically created for a specific purpose. Some are worn as perfume while others are created for boosting feelings of energy and cheer, or bringing a sense of calm. Step 1 for blending beginners is deciding what you’d like to accomplish. Are you blending for fragrance or blending for benefits?

Essential Oils

Personal Perfume

Wearable blends used as perfume are built on personal preferences of top, middle and base “notes”. (“Notes” are determined by how quickly an Authentic Oil’s scent fades after being exposed to oxygen.)

  • Top notes are the lightest scents; the first ones we smell and the first to evaporate. Top notes are usually derived from flowers, leaves, and flowering herbs. Examples of top notes include Organic Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Ravintsara.
  • Base notes are deeper. Their fragrances last the longest and they are often more “earthy” in scent. These oils ground the entire blend and are often derived from trees, roots, and barks. Some favorite base notes are Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Organic Frankincense and Organic Neroli.
  • Middle notes bring harmony. They balance the top notes with deeper base notes and bind all the fragrances together. Middle notes are most often derived from whole herbs and spices and include Roman Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose, Tea Tree, Organic Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon Leaf, and Clary Sage.

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Available July 9-16, 2018 only.

Recommended Oils

  • Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3898

    Non-Member:
    $20.25
    Member: ?
    $13.50
    Qty:
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3842

    Non-Member:
    $64.90
    Member: ?
    $43.25
    Qty:
  • Clove Bud Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3843

    Non-Member:
    $23.65
    Member: ?
    $15.75
    Qty:
  • CORE Balancing Essential Oil Blend (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3873

    Non-Member:
    $34.90
    Member: ?
    $23.25
    Qty:
  • ESSENTIAL SHIELD Essential Oil Blend (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3887

    Non-Member:
    $51.75
    Member: ?
    $34.50
    Qty:
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3844

    Non-Member:
    $23.25
    Member: ?
    $15.50
    Qty:
  • Frankincense, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3869

    Member: ?
    $74.95
    Non-Member:
    $112.45
    Qty:
  • Geranium, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3845

    Non-Member:
    $46.90
    Member: ?
    $31.25
    Qty:
  • Pink Grapefruit (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3846

    Non-Member:
    $25.90
    Member: ?
    $17.25
    Qty:
  • Helichrysum, Organic Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3943

    Member: ?
    $79.95
    Non-Member:
    $119.95
    Qty:
  • INSPIRE Uplifting Essential Oil Blend (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3871

    Non-Member:
    $23.65
    Member: ?
    $15.75
    Qty:
  • Jasmine Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3860

    Member: ?
    $78.75
    Non-Member:
    $118.15
    Qty:
  • Lavender, Organic Essential Oil (15ml)
    Stock Number:
    3847

    Non-Member:
    $40.15
    Member: ?
    $26.75
    Qty:
  • Lemon Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3848

    Non-Member:
    $17.25
    Member: ?
    $11.50
    Qty:
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3870

    Non-Member:
    $17.25
    Member: ?
    $11.50
    Qty:
  • Red Mandarin Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3867

    Non-Member:
    $29.95
    Member: ?
    $19.95
    Qty:
  • Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3866

    Non-Member:
    $52.45
    Member: ?
    $34.95
    Qty:
  • Myrrh, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3859

    Non-Member:
    $89.95
    Member: ?
    $59.95
    Qty:
  • Neroli, Organic Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3861

    Non-Member:
    $171.75
    Member: ?
    $114.50
    Qty:
  • Oregano, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3884

    Non-Member:
    $41.95
    Member: ?
    $27.95
    Qty:
  • Patchouli Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3849

    Non-Member:
    $52.15
    Member: ?
    $34.75
    Qty:
  • Peppermint Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3850

    Non-Member:
    $32.95
    Member: ?
    $21.95
    Qty:
  • Pine Needle Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3851

    Non-Member:
    $23.25
    Member: ?
    $15.50
    Qty:
  • RECOVER Soothing Essential Oil Blend (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3856

    Non-Member:
    $57.75
    Member: ?
    $38.50
    Qty:
  • REFUGE Calming Essential Oil Blend (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3876

    Non-Member:
    $31.90
    Member: ?
    $21.25
    Qty:
  • Rose Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3862

    Non-Member:
    $239.95
    Member: ?
    $159.95
    Qty:
  • Rosemary, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3854

    Non-Member:
    $23.95
    Member: ?
    $15.95
    Qty:
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3915

    Member: ?
    $69.95
    Non-Member:
    $104.95
    Qty:
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3877

    Non-Member:
    $29.25
    Member: ?
    $19.50
    Qty:
  • Tei-Fu® Soothing Essential Oil Blend (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3875

    Non-Member:
    $33.40
    Member: ?
    $22.25
    Qty:
  • Thyme, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3853

    Non-Member:
    $49.15
    Member: ?
    $32.75
    Qty:
  • Wintergreen, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    21400

    Non-Member:
    $27.40
    Member: ?
    $18.25
    Qty:
  • Ylang Ylang, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3857

    Non-Member:
    $61.90
    Member: ?
    $41.25
    Qty:

Blends with Benefits

Essential Oils

If you’re blending for support with a physical or emotional need, choosing oils from the same aroma category is a great way to start. First, research the oils most recommended for your desired outcome. Since Lavender is often recommended to help with feeling calm, use Organic Lavender to start a blend for use before bed. Peppermint helps with feeling more alert and mentally aware, so it’s a great choice for blends that help with focus or tension. Once you’ve identified one core oil, choose two or three additional oils from the same aroma categories and mix and match.

  • Floral – Organic Lavender, Organic Geranium, Jasmine, Organic Ylang Ylang, Rose, Neroli
  • Citrus – Grapefruit, Lemon, Organic Orange, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Lemongrass
  • Woody – Pine Needle, Cedarwood, Cypress, Sandalwood, Organic Frankincense, Wild Myrrh
  • Herbaceous – Sweet Marjoram, Wild Rosemary, Clary Sage, Wild Oregano, Wild Thyme, Tea Tree
  • Spicy – Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Peppermint

Recommended Oils

  • Bergamot Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3840

    Non-Member:
    $41.65
    Member: ?
    $27.75
    Qty:
  • Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3898

    Non-Member:
    $20.25
    Member: ?
    $13.50
    Qty:
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3842

    Non-Member:
    $64.90
    Member: ?
    $43.25
    Qty:
  • Clove Bud Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3843

    Non-Member:
    $23.65
    Member: ?
    $15.75
    Qty:
  • Frankincense, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3869

    Member: ?
    $74.95
    Non-Member:
    $112.45
    Qty:
  • Geranium, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3845

    Non-Member:
    $46.90
    Member: ?
    $31.25
    Qty:
  • Pink Grapefruit (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3846

    Non-Member:
    $25.90
    Member: ?
    $17.25
    Qty:
  • Jasmine Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3860

    Member: ?
    $78.75
    Non-Member:
    $118.15
    Qty:
  • Lavender, Organic Essential Oil (15ml)
    Stock Number:
    3847

    Non-Member:
    $40.15
    Member: ?
    $26.75
    Qty:
  • Lemon Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3848

    Non-Member:
    $17.25
    Member: ?
    $11.50
    Qty:
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3870

    Non-Member:
    $17.25
    Member: ?
    $11.50
    Qty:
  • Red Mandarin Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3867

    Non-Member:
    $29.95
    Member: ?
    $19.95
    Qty:
  • Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3866

    Non-Member:
    $52.45
    Member: ?
    $34.95
    Qty:
  • Myrrh, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3859

    Non-Member:
    $89.95
    Member: ?
    $59.95
    Qty:
  • Neroli, Organic Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3861

    Non-Member:
    $171.75
    Member: ?
    $114.50
    Qty:
  • Oregano, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3884

    Non-Member:
    $41.95
    Member: ?
    $27.95
    Qty:
  • Peppermint Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3850

    Non-Member:
    $32.95
    Member: ?
    $21.95
    Qty:
  • Pine Needle Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3851

    Non-Member:
    $23.25
    Member: ?
    $15.50
    Qty:
  • Rose Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3862

    Non-Member:
    $239.95
    Member: ?
    $159.95
    Qty:
  • Rosemary, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3854

    Non-Member:
    $23.95
    Member: ?
    $15.95
    Qty:
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3915

    Member: ?
    $69.95
    Non-Member:
    $104.95
    Qty:
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3877

    Non-Member:
    $29.25
    Member: ?
    $19.50
    Qty:
  • Thyme, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3853

    Non-Member:
    $49.15
    Member: ?
    $32.75
    Qty:
  • Ylang Ylang, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3857

    Non-Member:
    $61.90
    Member: ?
    $41.25
    Qty:
  • Orange, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3839

    Non-Member:
    $19.15
    Member: ?
    $12.75
    Qty:
Ready, Set, Go!

Essential Oils

To start creating a brand new “uniquely you” blend start with small amounts and don’t be afraid to play! Choose an oil to “anchor” your blend (lavender for a restful blend for example) then experiment with additional oils to add specific benefits, as fragrance variation, or just to incorporate your favorites. We recommend starting with three oils in a blend then growing to five and even up to nine.

Start blending in very small batches to save ingredients during experimentation. Try 3 drops of your anchor oil or a favorite top note in a glass roll-on bottle, then add 5 drops of a middle note and 2 drops of a base note. Allow the blend to rest for 24 – 48 hours then give it a try. Smell it straight from the bottle. Apply carrier oil and try it on your skin. If it’s a keeper, fill the remainder of your bottle with Carrier Oil and you’re ready to apply. If you think it needs a boost, add an additional middle note and try it again. Vary the number of drops, the number of oils, and the oils themselves until you find a mix you absolutely love.

 

Foundation of Favorites

Essential Oils

For inspiration, here’s a list of favorite oils and blend suggestions for the most common benefits you might be after. Try various ratios of these oils in your own blends, or add or subtract oils until your blend is simply the best.

For Energy & Uplift

  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Organic Orange
  • Organic Ylang Ylang

For Relaxation & Calm

  • Organic Lavender
  • Organic Frankincense
  • Roman Chamomile

For Joy

  • Red Mandarin
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon

For Protection

  • Tea Tree
  • Wild Oregano
  • Clove Bud
  • Cinnamon Leaf

For Grounding & Balance

  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Cypress
  • Wild Myrrh

For Motivation

  • Organic Ylang Ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon

For Gratitude

  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Sandalwood
  • Organic Orange
  • Organic Frankincense

For Forgiveness & Release

  • Helichrysum
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose

Recommended Oils

  • Roman Chamomile (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3901

    Non-Member:
    $56.25
    Member: ?
    $37.50
    Qty:
  • Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3898

    Non-Member:
    $20.25
    Member: ?
    $13.50
    Qty:
  • Clove Bud Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3843

    Non-Member:
    $23.65
    Member: ?
    $15.75
    Qty:
  • Frankincense, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3869

    Member: ?
    $74.95
    Non-Member:
    $112.45
    Qty:
  • Helichrysum, Organic Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3943

    Member: ?
    $79.95
    Non-Member:
    $119.95
    Qty:
  • Lavender, Organic Essential Oil (15ml)
    Stock Number:
    3847

    Non-Member:
    $40.15
    Member: ?
    $26.75
    Qty:
  • Lemon Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3848

    Non-Member:
    $17.25
    Member: ?
    $11.50
    Qty:
  • Red Mandarin Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3867

    Non-Member:
    $29.95
    Member: ?
    $19.95
    Qty:
  • Myrrh, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3859

    Non-Member:
    $89.95
    Member: ?
    $59.95
    Qty:
  • Oregano, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3884

    Non-Member:
    $41.95
    Member: ?
    $27.95
    Qty:
  • Peppermint Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3850

    Non-Member:
    $32.95
    Member: ?
    $21.95
    Qty:
  • Rose Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3862

    Non-Member:
    $239.95
    Member: ?
    $159.95
    Qty:
  • Rosemary, Wild Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3854

    Non-Member:
    $23.95
    Member: ?
    $15.95
    Qty:
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil (5 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3915

    Member: ?
    $69.95
    Non-Member:
    $104.95
    Qty:
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3877

    Non-Member:
    $29.25
    Member: ?
    $19.50
    Qty:
  • Ylang Ylang, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3857

    Non-Member:
    $61.90
    Member: ?
    $41.25
    Qty:
  • Orange, Organic Essential Oil (15 ml)
    Stock Number:
    3839

    Non-Member:
    $19.15
    Member: ?
    $12.75
    Qty:

Special Savings this Month

There’s never been a better time to stock up on single oils for blend practice. NSP’s celebrating our annual Summer of Oils event and…everything’s on sale! Save 20% on single oils, oil blends, massage oil, and Hand & Body Lotion from July 9-16.

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