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How To Make Perfume With Essential Oils

Updated: May 12, 2023


Have you ever wanted to create your own signature scent? Making your own perfume with essential oils is a fun and easy way to create a fragrance that is unique to you.


I for one am not such a fan of store-bought perfumes. My sensitive constitution finds them cloying and overwhelming. My teenage daughter, on the other hand, loves to spray her body with perfumed sprays that leave the house filled with sweet smells. On my mission of keeping things natural, I thought to one-up her and make my perfume concoction! Having a workshop filled with ingredients was the perfect challenge for me to craft a simple perfume that I could make again and again as needed.


So, as it turns out Essential oil perfume is quick and easy to make, and the combinations are virtually endless. Just make sure you keep track of how many drops of each essential oil you are using so you can replicate the recipe when you run out. Besides creating your signature scent, essential oil perfume can make a great personalized gift. Find a pretty bottle and mix up a batch of your own om scent - so original and lovely to give!

Perfume is the art that makes memory speak – Jane Williams


What Exactly are Essential Oils?


Just in case you have been living in a cave for the past few years...


Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that are derived from various parts of plants, such as leaves, flowers, and roots. They are known for their strong scents and therapeutic properties. Essential oils have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, including aromatherapy, skincare, and household cleaning.


Create a Custom Perfume Using Essential Oils


Making your own perfume with essential oils is much easier than you might think. All you need are a few essential oils, a carrier oil, and a glass roller bottle. Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and help to carry the scent on your skin. Some popular carrier oils include sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil.


To make your own perfume, simply add your desired essential oils and carrier oil to a glass roller bottle, and shake well. Apply the perfume to your pulse points, such as your wrists, neck, and behind your ears. Simple and fun, right?




Perfume Recipes


Here are three of my favourite perfume recipes using essential oils.


Recipe 1: Floral and Fresh

This recipe is perfect for those who love the scent of fresh flowers.

  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil (shop here)

  • 10 drops of bergamot essential oil (shop here)

  • 5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil (shop here)

  • 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil)


Combine all ingredients into a glass roller bottle and shake well. Apply to pulse points as desired.


Recipe 2: Woodsy and Spicy

If you prefer a more earthy and spicy scent, this recipe is for you.

  • 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil

  • 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil

  • 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil (shop here)

Combine all ingredients into a glass roller bottle and shake well. Apply to pulse points as desired.


Recipe 3: Citrus and Summer

This recipe is perfect for those hot summer days, providing a refreshing and uplifting scent.

  • 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil

  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil

  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (shop here)

Combine all ingredients into a glass roller bottle and shake well. Apply to pulse points as desired.


Making your own perfume with essential oils is a fun and easy way to create a fragrance that is uniquely yours. Essential oils offer a variety of therapeutic benefits and can help to improve your mood and overall well-being. Try out some of these recipes, or experiment with your own blends to create a scent that is perfect for you. Make sure to share in the comments below if you come across any other nice recipes...Happy blending!



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