My boyfriend and I are both into using essential oils in our everyday life. We have so many of them and love combining them in our oil diffuser to create different scents. I love the way my apartment smells after using them, so when I found out you can make perfume with essential oils, I knew I just had to try it. It’s cheaper than perfume you buy in the stores, it’s fun to make and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals.
Base notes (last the longest): cedarwood, sandalwood, ginger, clove, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, frankincense.
Middle notes (the main smell): rosemary, pine, chamomile, geranium, lavender, cardamom, rose, ylang ylang.
Top notes (what you smell first): bergamot, orange, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, sage, lime.
On top of that, you’ll need a carrier oil. This is a vegetable oil (for example grapeseed oil) that doesn’t have much smell of its own and keeps all the other smells together. I also recommend to only use three or four smells besides your carrier oil, especially if you want to be able to smell the individual essential oils you used.
Make your perfume
I bought six small glass roller bottles from Amazon. It’s best to choose a roller bottle instead of a spray bottle because the oil is a bit thick and can clog the spray. My bottles came with a pipette (which I used for the grapeseed oil) and a funnel (used for the essential oils) to get your different oils easily inside the bottle.
I filled up my bottle for 90% with grapeseed oil, then added 5 drops of cedarwood, 10-15 drops of geranium, 15-20 drops of lavender and 5-10 drops of bergamot.
Once all the oils are inside the bottle, put the roller and the bottle cap on top of the bottle and shake it around for a bit. I could clearly see a color difference, the grapeseed oil was darker than the essential oils. So I shook it until I couldn’t notice the color difference anymore.
How do I like it?
I absolutely love how this turned out. The smell is so calming and soft, and applying it to my skin actually feels pretty good. I’ve been using it every evening so far, and falling asleep with the smell of lavender and geranium flowers is just wonderful. A few times I also used it as a perfume to go to work, and as a deodorant after working out. It’s especially nice as a natural deodorant since store-bought deodorants often have a lot of chemicals in them.
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Have you tried making perfume from essential oil? What is your favorite recipe?