How to Make your Natural Perfume with Essential Oils (+ some nice blends recommendations!)

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Making perfume using only natural essential oils is super easy. You will just need one lighweight, not greasy oil and essential oils.

Essential oils are pure plant extracts and carry amazing properties both for our bodies & mind. Since they are very concentrated just a tiny amount is needed and they last a very long time. Make sure to always dilute essential oils and don't apply them straight to the skin. 

I am not an expert in essential oils and am just sharing what I like based on my personal experience so please research essential oils well before using them as some of them have contraindications. 

In this short video I want to show you my favourite essential oil blend and how to create your own perfume. Essential oils are divided in 3 types of categories: top, middle and base notes. If you want to learn more about essential oil notes and how to blend essential oils, download my free PDF linked here.

What you will need:

1 roll-on glass roll on bottles

up to 15 drops of your favourite essential oils.
I use these ones from Freshskin

Sweet almond oil to fill up the bottle

This is not only a perfume but a true aromatherapy experience. Customise it according to your tastes and mood. Don't be afraid to experiment! 

INSTRUCTIONS

Once you have chosen the blend you want to try, all you need to do is to first add your essential oils to a glass bottle. 

Next, fill up the bottle with a lightweight, non greasy, light in colour oil. The best to use would be fractionated coconut oil but it's a bit expensive and not too easy to find plastic free. Good alternatives are sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, tomato seed oil or safflower oil.

Shake a little and apply - I like rolling a little on my wrists, behind my ears or neck. I also like to roll some on my hands and apply it to my hair ends. Hair is a naural scent carrier so this trick will not only softens your hair but will also make you carry an incredible all natural fragrance with you.

Watch my video tutorial on Youtube (under 2 minutes - it's so easy!)

 

My favourite blends:

RELAX

lavender & rose geranium

bergamot & lavender

bergamot & palmarosa

Relaxing, pre-sleep: lavender

Energizing: grapefruit and lemon

ENERGIZE

Whenever I feel I need to uplift my mood, I really enjoy creating blends using mainly citrussy and fresh scents. Here are some of my favourite blends:

grapefruit and lemon

lavender, bergamot & sweet orange

Peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree

Peppermint & tea tree

Lemongrass & tea tree

May Chang & lavender

BALANCE

Finally, the last category of essential oils I like to blend together are those essential oils that give you balance and help you feel centred and more focused:

frankincese, lavender, cedarwood

Vetiver, lavender, patchouli

rosemary, clary sage & lavender

Petitgrain & lavender

Clary sage & lavender

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