How To Make Your Own Perfume ~The WHY~
I think it’s important to share WHY we are having this conversation and want to get to that right off the bat. Did you know… that businesses that create products are protected by some kind of ‘trade secret clause’ that allows them protection from disclosing their ingredients? If you don’t know this, you really need to. It’s really pretty shocking!
So, now that we have that part out of the way, let’s get to the fun! 🙂 What CAN we use? I posted a picture with suggestions for base, middle and top notes on the Anointed By Abba Facebook page and asked YOU for your favorite blend recipes for DIY perfumes so I could share them with you, all in one place. Here are the reader’s responses. I must say, you ladies are creative, unique and classy!
Frankincense & Tangerine – Linnea Edlund (yum)
Jasmine, Neroli, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood – Julie Hoops (2 drops each, and she lets it sit in witch hazel for 2 weeks before using 😉)
Those are fantastic ladies! Thank you! Everything I’ve read about creating fragrance stresses the importance of it smelling great to YOU and feeling right for YOU. That’s the whole point of this, right? So with that said there are no real rules to blending essential oils to make your own signature perfume.There are, however, a few guidelines and these are demonstrated in the photo with base note, middle note and top note examples. I didn’t know much about this before researching for this blog. Here’s how those supposedly work…The base note is sort of the anchor scent that the other scents stick to. It usually smells like doody all by itself. 😂 Just sayin’! The middle note is sort of the focal point of the of the scent and makes some sort of harmonizing or balancing connection to the base and top note. The top note is what we usually smell first – so uplifting, refreshing and light scents work really well. The top note generally fades away the quickest, too.
Here’s a little bit of trivia for y’all… I read that men find the smells of sandalwood, lavender, orange, grapefruit and vanilla (click for an easy organic DIY vanilla) attractive on a woman. Pretty interesting, right? But they like bacon too, so… don’t rely on that solely.Another thing you may not have heard is that scents not only smell different ON each person and TO each person, they even smell different to each NOSTRIL in a person! Think I’m kidding? Try it! Pick 3 or 4 oils and smell them one at a time in the left nostril and then the right nostril (while plugging the other side). It’s a trip! It has something to do with left brain/right brain. Our bodies are so weird and fantastic, aren’t they?! What I do know… is I love my non-toxic DIY perfumes. 🙂
If you’d like to create scents of your own a great way to do this without actually blending the oils together is to hold the open bottles in your hands together and drift them under your nose, so you can see what you think about how they work together. If you want to see what a blend smells like with more of one oil hold that bottle a little higher in your ‘clump’. That’s what I did, and it worked pretty well for me. (Please be safe, and maybe do this on a carpeted floor? I can not be responsible for klutzes or carelessness. Hee hee!)There are a few ways to apply your perfume. Let’s talk about spray first…
How To Make Your Own Perfume ~SPRAY SUPPLIES~
You could use a plain unscented witch hazel like the Humphrey’s as well. It’s also the only organic witch hazel I can locate.: http://amzn.to/2cRJA9w
Another choice for an emulsifying base is a quality vodka. I get mine at Costco, the Kirkland brand, for under $14 for a gigantic 1.75 L bottle. If you are starting to think I have a drinking problem, I swear – I’m good. HahaHA! I just recently discovered so many uses for vodka around the house instead of harsh chemicals and it’s a total coincissssendenenence! Hic. Truth time, I actually like the vodka better than witch hazel. I think witch hazel gets a funny smell to it after it sits for a while…
Sprays are great to get scent in more places, especially places you wouldn’t want carrier oil to be, like on clothing. We don’t worry about our essential oils, because with Young Living we know we’re only getting pure essential oils and not sub-par oils that have been cut with extenders that might stain our clothes, or…worse.
Here is my favorite 5 ml atomizer. You might need a couple of these!
These fancy 10 ml atomizers come 6 to a pack, travel well and have excellent reviews http://amzn.to/2b0Gh0C
http://amzn.to/2cRMv3I These are 5 ml refillable spray bottles, and actually this H&D brand had a lot of choices to check out on Amazon…
Or pick up the cheapy 1 ounce amber bottles. Those are twelve for $10 here: http://amzn.to/2cNSW4q
(We can make these really pretty with just duct tape! See?)
How To Make Your Own Perfume ~RECIPE KEY~
Soooo, here’s what you’ve been looking for. The blends! We loves us some new blends! These were created with a 5 ml in mind. If you decide to do a 10 ml spray or a 10 ml roll-on, just double the drops. A 1 ounce spray bottle is about 30 ml, so multiply the drops by up to 6 times.
How To Make Your Own Perfume ~ Best Blends for HER~
Girls–this is AMAZING. Fruity and floral in the right balance together is so the bomb dot com…
I would like to thank Shelbi Champion-Korittky for getting me to like lime & patchouli together! You are so right cuz! Try it with lavender and don’t fall in love…
Neroli is orange blossom and it stands out to me. When I smell Neroli, I am SURE I used to be a queen in another life. (I can’t be the only one who feels like that. Am I?) Mmk, so this is what I wore when I was Cleopatra…
How To Make Your Own Perfume ~Best Blends for HIM~
Yaaaas. You asked for blends for HIM, and I might like these even better than the women’s blends! I made these in vodka base and I can’t. stop. smelling them!!!
They smell totally different, but both are rich and masculine. I know I’m biased, but I think these are the best blends I’ve smelled for men in a while.
How To Make Your Own Perfume ~Roll on supplies~
So, another way to do safer fragrance
is to make a roll-on perfume with a carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil. This is the brand we love. http://amzn.to/2azxzTo
I like having roll-ons too, and there’s no reason we can’t make our favorite blends as both a spray and a roll on. 🙂
I have purchased expensive roll-on bottles and I do love them, but the bargain roll-ons work great. I’ve bought these myself and can recommend them with confidence:
Spray bottle or roll-on, all it takes is some duct tape to make it pretty!!
A roll-on and spray in the same scent is appealing to me because I’ve heard that a scent will stick to an oily base longer than with no oily base. Some people use a spray perfume with a pre-made carrier stick like this: http://amzn.to/2dhoukA
I hope you all have fun playing with your blends and scents as much as we did! Let us know what you think. 🙂
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