Test #1: 2% ratio (for 1-ounce of carrier oil):
I have wanted to put together a blend of Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Sweet Orange for a while – this is a good blend for the end of the day, for a relaxing bath and/or massage. Using the 2% ratio for 1-ounce of carrier oil, I first made a synergistic blend and did the patch test with the blend on my right inner elbow.
- Latin name: Citrus aurantiun var.
- Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant
This is a report I wrote for my Aroma Therapy Class.
My assignment was to conduct an aroma association test on my family or close friends. Put some lavender oil onto a perfume-testing strip and have them waft it under their nose, and tell you the first thoughts that come into their mind. Do you suspect any aroma associations, conditioning or response bias?
I used my co-worker Mary as my test subject. Mary is familiar with essential oils, uses them on occasion. She has four grandchildren ranging in ages from 4 months to 6 years old.