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Features and Uses

The AromaSense application showcases essential oil information, safety concerns, benefits, purchase history, images, recipes, charts, commentary from experts in the field, and other information on a growing number of essential oils (143 to date and 39 carrier oils)

 

AromaSense comes in two options – AromaSense Basic and AromaSense Advanced.

Basic AromaSense includes:

  • Aromatics table – 143 Essential oils, CO2’s and Absolutes with 23 fields of information

  • Carrier Oils – 39 Carrier Oils including CO2’s with 14 fields of information

  • Dilutions Calculator – makes creating blends a snap

  • Misc – use this table to collect all your aromatherapy information

  • Botanical Families – includes 20 of the most common botanical families used for aromatherapy

  • Lookup Tables for Therapeutic Properties, Vendors, Synergies

 

Advanced AromaSense has all of the content in Basic with the addition of fields and tables to help you master essential oil chemistry

  • Table Chemical Families lookup

  • Table Chemical Lookup 67 most common constituents

  • Aromatics Table adds

    • Primary Chemical Families

    • Primary Constituents

    • Aromatics Supporting References

Features and Uses

  • Filter (on any field or multiple fields)

  • Sort using multiple search criteria

  • Add/update/delete records, fields or tables

  • Hide fields

  • Print one record, a record set, or use the built in app to create your own Monographs

  • Change row height, particularly helpful for long text fields

  • Export anything

  • Form views, expanded field views

  • Create new custom views including views created from a filter or sort

  • Create Groupings

  • Use colors to identify specific records

  • Perform calculations – per field or multi-field, use formula fields  

  • Link tables

  • Watch videos or read articles to get the most out of Airtable

Tables

 

The following are lists of the tables in the app along with a list of fields and descriptions of the fields to help you understand where to find information.

 

Aromatics Table

 

Where applicable, Kidsafe age, cautions, and dilution guidelines have primarily been taken from Tisserand & Young’s Essential Oil Safety Version 2.

 

  • Aromatics  the layman’s name of the essential oil

  • Botanical Name

  • Plant Part – the part of the plant that’s distilled to make the EO

  • Safe Age - (at what age is it safe to use the oil. Criteria is based on all oils unsafe for babies less than 2 years of age. Usage of essential oils on children is at user’s own risk)

  • Cautions – any cautions associated with this oil will be listed here

  • Dilution Guidelines (if any)

  • Chemical Family (primary family listed first)

  • Extraction Method (primary method; if different buying choice, captured in EO Purchase Info table; for example, you purchase a CO2 of the EO, capture that when you enter your Purchase record)

  • Perfume Note – is it a Top, Middle, or Base Note? Sometimes it can be one or two

  • Botanical Family

  • Therapeutic Properties – what are the therapeutic benefits of the oil? A definition lookup table is available

  • Other Benefits – for any other benefits not listed in the Therapeutic Properties

  • Expert Notes –what leading experts or websites say about the oil 

  • Personal Notes – add your own information for each aromatic with any other comments you want to capture about the oil

  • Photo/Video – images or videos of the oil

  • Shelf Life – how long in years is the expected shelf life of the oil

  • Attachments – anything of note about the aromatic – sample GC’s, research, or your own files

  • Own It – yes/no for quick reference when using filters for searching criteria

  • Misc Links – any links to records in the Misc table, identified by user

  • References – any specific references for that aromatic

Advanced Version includes

  • Primary Chemical Family – what chemical family / functional group of main constituents

  • Primary Constituents – what are the top one, two or three top constituents for that oil

  • Constituent Values – the aromatic’s constituent profile from Tisserand’s Essential Oil Safety v2

Carrier Oils Table

The carrier oils you choose are just as important as the essential oils and for that reason AromaSense gives you a table dedicated to understanding them.

 

  • Name – layman’s name of the oil

  • Botanical Name

  • Viscosity

  • Shelf Life

  • Contains – what vitamins, minerals, etc are in the CO

  • Uses – skin care, hair care, massage, cosmetics

  • Therapeutic Properties – what are the therapeutic benefits of this CO

  • Good For – what are some of the ways to use this CO

  • Images – image of the plant

  • Expert Notes  - what leading experts or websites say about the oil

  • Personal Notes - add your own information for each aromatic with any other comments you want to capture about the oil

  • Attachments

  • Last Modified

 

 

Dilutions Calculator

Calculate the proper dilutions for your blends using the Dilutions Calculator.

Choose from mL or Oz, specify how much, what percentage dilution you want, and the calculator will tell you how many drops you need.

Misc Table 

Table for your favorite articles, charts, recipes, blends, everything regarding essential oils and aromatherapy to collect and store all in one place for easy reference. Easy to search, easy to find.

  • Name

  • Category – Article, Charts, Expert Tips, Image, Link, Master Blend, Recipe, create your own 

  • Rating – based on 1-5 scale

  • Ingredients – Identify ingredients which you can sort, filter

  • Directions – if it’s a recipe or a blend, you can add the directions here

  • Therapeutic Benefits

  • Personal Notes  - add your own information for each aromatic with any other comments you want to capture

  • Attachments – when available

  • Source – where the information was found, include URL when available

  • Favorite – check so you can sort/filter records by your favorites

  • Link to Aromatics – use this field to link your record to a specific aromatic

 

Botanical Families
  • Family Name

  • Description – Basic description of the family

  • Plant Example – an image of a plant in the family

 

Therapeutic Property Lookup

Not sure of all those therapeutic properties of the oils? Use this table to check the definition.

  • Therapeutic Property

  • Definition

  • Notes

  • Attachments

Purchase Info Table

For the AromaSense FULL version users, the Purchase Info Table provides the fields you need to keep track of all those purchases – this table is linked to the EO Info and the Carrier Oils tables when the record is created from the oil record within that table.

  • EO Name

  • Vendor – where was the oil purchased

  • Purchase Date – when was the oil purchased

  • Product Size – what size was the bottle purchased

  • Purchase Price – what was the price of the oil

  • Extraction Method – what was the extraction method of the oil; option list

  • Distillation Date – when was the oil distilled

  • Harvest Location – where was the oil grown

Vendor Lookup

Want to know a supplier you can trust? We’ve included a few WE trust and you can add your own.

 
Synergies Table

Many essential oil users like to purchase synergies as well as single essential oils. For that reason, AromaSense provides a table highlighting the brand synergies, the oils in the synergies and a description of what the synergy is used for.

 

  • Synergy Name

  • Brand

  • Kidsafe (yes/no)

  • Ingredients - can be just EO or EO drops if known

  • Description – what is the synergy used for

  • Directions – how do you use the synergy

  • Attachments – if applicable

Additional Tables in AromaSense Advanced
Chemical Families
  • Therapeutic Benefits – General benefits for each family

  • Main Chemicals – Some common constituents from that family

  • Shelf Life – General shelf life guidelines

  • Aroma – the general aroma

  • Safety – any safety cautions

  • Dilution Guide – general safe dilutions

  • Expert Notes -

  • Common Eos – list of essential oils high in the chemical family

  • Common Constituents – field identifying some common molecules

  • Examples of the pictorial structure of the constituents

Chemical Lookup
  • Chemical Family

  • Oils High In – names of aromatics that contain high levels of the chemical

  • Therapeutic Benefits – therapeutics we know for that chemical

  • Notes - additional

  • Attachments – picture of the chemical

  • Aromatics Table adds

    • Primary Chemical Families

    • Primary Constituents

    • Aromatics Supporting References