A selection of essential oils can be found in numerous places, such as health food stores, online, or through chemists. Be careful to choose essential oils, not perfumed oils. An essential oil is thin and watery, swift to evaporate, and overpoweringly scented when neat, which should be quite pleasant. Essential oils fall into three categories:
- Top notes: Oils that evaporate very quickly. They are generally uplifting and stimulating with a greenish, fresh aroma.
- Middle notes: These are used to help the body with most bodily functions and the body’s metabolism.
- Base notes: These are extremely relaxing, sometimes sedative and generally have a lovely, warm aroma