Modern Perfumes may include a range of man-made chemicals, and can cost a lot of money. Making your own enables you to design a unique natural fragrance with only ingredients you know you are happy to have on your skin!
Popular Smells (available on our online shop)
Bergamot – fresh, citrus, herbal
Cinnamon – sweet, warm, spicy
Frankincense – spicy, woody
Geranium – sweet, floral, warm
Jasmine – floral, fruity, sensual
Lavender – fruity, herbal, floral
Lemon – fresh, sharp, citrus
Neroli – fresh, rich floral
Patchouli – musky, spicy, woody
Petitgrain – sweet, floral, herbal
Rose – floral, warm, feminine
Sandalwood – musky, woody
Ylang Ylang – floral, spicy, strong
Some essential oils such as Myrrh and Vetiver perform double duty and act as fixatives, prolonging the time the scent stays on the skin so you may consider adding one or two drops to your blend.
When designing your final oil blend it is advisable to work drop by drop so that you can adjust the ratios as you go without wasting a large amount of oils.
To Make A Perfume:
20 drops* of essential oil
10ml of an un-fragranced fixed oil (fractionated coconut oil is commonly used in perfumery and jojoba oil can make the smell last longer but any carrier oil will work ).
A glass rollerball normally holds 10ml of oil. Place 20 drops of your chosen essential oil in the bottom of a rollerball bottle and then fill it up to the neck with carrier oil. Push the rollerball top into the bottle top, replace the lid and label with contents & date. Shake the bottle before applying to the pulse points. Leaving the perfume in a dark place overnight or for a few weeks will help the essential oils combine better and the scent to “settle”.
*If you have sensitive skin use half the amount of essential oil. #