I don’t pretend to know what I’m doing in the world of perfume making. It’s just become a bit of an obsession for me lately. Actually, playing with essential oils has been the obsession. Because I am still not sure of the health benefits that essential oil lovers claim, I’m mainly sticking to making my own perfume!
Until today, I’ve only used other people’s “recipes” for perfume blends using essential oils. But, today was the day of adventure! I pulled out my empty roller bottles, my oil collection and my carrier oil. After a tiny bit of investigation on google, I discovered how to combine different types of oil to make beautiful, complex perfumes.
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Basically, I found that you can create your own perfume by combining citrus, floral and earthy/woodsy oils. This article was wonderful in explaining that the citrus is what you are hit with first, the floral lasts a little longer and the earthy oil is what will stay around the longest. I’m not describing the process as beautifully as they did, but that’s it in a nutshell.
Making my own perfume is actually making me giddy! Dropping the essential oils into the tiny roller bottle is extremely satisfying, making me feel like I should have been a chemist;)
Okay, now that I may have intrigued you, let’s get on with the how and what of making the perfume!
First of all, you need a roller bottle. Then some fractionated coconut oil. Last but not least, essential oils. I use this brand, but there are others of high quality, also.
To make this roller bottle perfume, I used 7 drops of bergamot, 10 drops of rose otto ( it was diluted with jojoba oil, so I decided to use a little more), and 10 drops of sandalwood(also diluted).
After dropping the essential oils into the roller bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil, pop the roller ball on and place your lid on the top, tightening it in place. Give it a good shake to combine the oils. Now, roll away!
This combination is absolutely lovely. For the first while, you can really smell the bergamot coming through, and then the rose scent makes its appearance. Finally the sandalwood and rose combine to give a lovely earthy-sweet scent. I’m really inspired to try other combinations, now that I have a little direction.
One awesome thing about wearing essential oils is that they are all-natural. With perfumes, there are a tonne of chemicals you put on your body when you apply the perfume. So, this gives me a way to smell lovely and not worry about that. I hope you try out this recipe- it really is a fun little project!
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