How cool is it that we can make essential oil perfume that’s all natural, smells good, and helps us feel good at the same time?
I want to give you a natural perfume tutorial you can use to create your own therapeutic essential oil perfume. After I explain the formula, I’ll use it to create my own recipe so you can see how the formula works.
First, list three things you’d like your essential oil perfume to accomplish. Do you want to have more energy? More mental focus? Support your digestion? Reduce your respiratory allergies and breathe clearly? Your list can include any therapeutic benefits that essential oils can offer us . . . and they have a lot to offer!
Have your list? Great!
Time for a field trip (haha!) . . . Visit Aromatics International’s website in the “Shop” section for essential oils. Here’s the link to take you right there.
Aromatics International has a handy “Filters” tool along the left side of their page that allows you to quickly sort through all of their oils. Scroll down to where it says “Therapeutic Properties.” Click that, and a long list of properties will show up. You can choose things like “analgesic,” “digestive aid,” and “sedative.”
Select three properties that closely describe each of the items on your list. (HINT: If you can’t select the little circle next to the property, try clicking on the word of the property itself.)
Aromatics International’s website will now display essential oils whose descriptions contain all three of your chosen properties. You may have a big list of oils to choose from, or you may only have a few.
If you need more options, you can remove one of the properties from your “search.” That means you’ll see oils that can do two of the three things you’re looking for. Still good matches for you!
HINT: It’s helpful to choose oils you’re familiar with, or that you know smell good. You can also read the descriptions of the oils to learn what they smell like, and whether it’s something you’d like in your perfume.
Now you have three essential oils you can use for your natural perfume!
Fill a 10 ml roller-ball bottle with your favorite kind of carrier oil. Jojoba is a good choice because it has very little aroma of its own.
Now add a single drop of each essential oil to the bottle. Take your time and smell the blend after each drop. Add more of the oils that smell the best to you, always taking the time to smell your blend and be sure you like the way the scent is developing. Aim for 10 drops of essential oil total.
Now you have your own personal essential oil perfume! Custom blended!
Let’s put the formula into practice . . .
I want to make essential oil perfume that helps me relax, smells deep and floral, and supports immunity.
Andrea’s Patchouli Dream Perfume
- 10 ml vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
- 3 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
- 1 drop Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)
- 6 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
I chose to work with vanilla-infused jojoba for my perfume, because I just love the aroma of it. All three of my oils can help me feel relaxed. Just a touch of Jasmine offers a strong floral presence, and Sweet Orange and Patchouli support immunity.
I’m going to keep this one in my bag and use it a lot. If you make your own essential oil perfume blend, share it in the comments so we can all get inspired!