<em>Originally published on Guide to Aromatherapy</em>
This is a horrible bit of doggerel, but it might help when you’re blending essential oils to remember the way the aromas blend best. If you make a blend that smells awful, you’ll just be wasting time and money, because you are very unlikely to use it.
Chamomile Roman, chamomile blue
Geranium, jasmine, lavender too
Neroli, rose and violet
These are the members of the floral set.
Sandalwood makes number three
Vetiver, ylang ylang
These oils are in the exotic clan.
Benzoin, camphor and fir needle
Frankincense, galbanum, myrrh
Add vanilla to complete the scene
Seven oils, all made from resin.
Star anise and both the bays
Black pepper, cardamom, clove