Make Your Own Perfume

To make your own perfume is genius! 

You can have your own signature essential oil perfume recipe by crafting the combination of essential oils that is unique to you!   

DIY perfume is simple with the basic perfume recipe below but before you make your own perfume, here's a little perfume making 101….

Perfume should consist of three notes, 25% top note, 30-40% middle and the balance would be your base notes.  

The top note tempers the middle and base leaving the middle as the primary aroma.  

Your top note should complement the middle, not compete.   For example, the top could be a citrus, the middle a rose and the base should be something earthy, heavy.  

You’ll probably want to experiment before finding your own signature fragrance.   So let's get started!!

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Essential Oil Perfume Recipe

2 Tablespoons of Carrier Oil -

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 4 Tablespoons of Vodka - (Helps emulsify the oil and water together)

 2 Tablespoons Water - Distilled water or boiled tap water.

 Essential OilsA minimum of 3 different oils should be used.

Using your essential oils – ex. Base notes should be about 5-8 drops, middle notes should be about 15-20 drops and top notes should be about 10-12 notes.  Using a funnel, add your carrier oil and vodka and shake well to mix thoroughly.  

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Allow the mixture to rest in a cool dark place for at least one week.  Add the water, shake well and you’re ready to go!! 

If you're not comfortable with your results, experiment until you are.  There's so many great oils.

Always shake well before using and Enjoy!!


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Make Your Own Perfume Benefits

There are several benefits and reasons to make your own perfume but what I consider the greatest is the health benefits of essential oils, both physical and emotional.  We've discussed this on Most Common Essential Oils, What are Essential Oils and Skin Care Recipes.

Another benefit and reason to make your own perfume is you've created something that is completely unique, it's your own signature perfume.  You can create a lighter scent for spring and summer, maybe a different one for your romantic dates vs your every day.  How about one for your man, maybe kids?  Gifts?  It's a fun and creative way to express yourself.

The most important benefit is you're not putting harmful, toxic chemicals directly on your skin or exposing people who have chemical sensitivities.  Instead, you're using something that will be therapeutic to you!

The National Academy of Sciences reports that 95% of the chemicals used in fragrances today are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum.   These toxins are known to cause cancer, damage to the central nervous system, birth defects, allergic reactions and various other disorders.

The cosmetic industry is self-regulated, it's up to us to protect ourselves.   See toxic cosmetics for more information and skin care recipes.  You'll not only want to make your own perfume but you'll find many recipes and ideas for your personal cosmetics.

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