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Post credit Gailann Greene – Gary’s words (I have always taught NOT to create your own blends. Either use Gary’s blends or LAYER oils as Gary taught us to do.) ———- This is Gary’s final message to us, written just a few weeks before his passing. “It seems that the more we grow and the bigger we become, the more other people try to take advantage of what we have. In the past few weeks, I have learned about other people who are giving out my oil recipes, making light of how to blend oils, and thinking they can show you a cheaper way to have the same formula. Anyone can take the oil ingredients off the label and think they can recreate what is in the bottle, but it is not quite that simple. Obviously, for people to go to all that effort, they must think that what we have is really great; but to do this, they have to be guessing about a lot of things. Over the years, as I have formulated blends, I have discovered that the order of combining the oils greatly affect the efficacy of the blend. Sometimes, a few of the oils are blended and then put in the cool room for 24hrs to homogenize together. Then that part of the blend is brought to room temperature before I add the rest of the oils to complete the blend. Sometimes individual oils have to be combined in a certain order because of their particular chemical compounds in order to achieve the desired aroma and effect. With some blends, as few as two oils have to blended before the other oils can be added. I have not met anyone who goes to this degree of exactness or who has the expertise to create a “perfect” blend for a particular reason. Creating an oil blend is quite an art, which for me has taken a lifetime of experimenting and learning. So, beware when individuals tell you how many drops to combine for any blend; they are not only guessing at numbers, but they are missing the art of blending, for which they have little or no knowledge.”;