DIY: Natural Perfume Recipe with Essential Oils
If you make Aromatherapy blends, you might be familiar with the carrier oil jojoba.
Jojoba’s Latin name is Simmondsia chinensis. It’s technically a liquid wax, not an oil . . . but it doesn’t insist on everyone remembering that! Jojoba is very easygoing. It has a delicate, light scent that doesn’t attract a lot of attention. This means our essential oils can really take the spotlight when we blend them into jojoba. It’s a good choice for a carrier if you’re making a natural perfume recipe with essential oils.
But sometimes, jojoba likes to get a little dressed up . . .
Like when we infuse it with vanilla!
Vanilla-infused jojoba is so rich and decadent. It’s made by a very simple process of putting a bit of vanilla oleoresin into a jar of jojoba (you can also use vanilla bean pods). After a few weeks, the jojoba is infused with the warm, comforting, delicious aroma of vanilla.
And that’s when jojoba is all dressed up, feeling fancy, and ready to become perfume!
You can use vanilla-infused jojoba as perfume all by itself.
You can also blend your favorite essential oils into it to create a scent that’s all your own, with the warm background of vanilla.
I want to share a perfume recipe from Aromahead’s YouTube channel . . .
Natural Floral Perfume with Essential Oils
- 1 oz (30 ml) vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata)
- 2 drops Rose absolute (Rosa × damascena)
- 3 drops Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium amara)
All three essential oils I chose for this blend are deep, rich florals. I’d even call them “heady,” as they are so potent. I kept the drop count to only 10 drops total, because using too much of these floral essential oils can be overwhelming and might cause headaches. They’re that strong! But 10 drops in 1 oz (30 ml) of jojoba is perfect for a stunning, lingering natural perfume.
You can take your time while blending, adding a single drop of essential oil at a time to see how it smells. Just remember to stick to about 10 drops of essential oil total, and take breaks between sniffs if you need to “refresh your nose!”
I think of this blend as a natural perfume recipe with essential oils, but you can use it however you like. It would make a beautiful all-over moisturizer or a hand oil (floral oils are gentle on skin, and Ylang Ylang especially is used in a lot of deeply moisturizing blends). Keep it with you, and allow yourself to feel surrounded by the sweet aroma of these flowers whenever you like. Floral essential oils are known for their ability to support emotional balance!