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Summer Garden Jojoba and Essential Oil Perfume: A Roll-On Recipe!

by Andrea Butje on August 12, 2019

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The great thing about making jojoba and essential oil perfume is that your blend will smell good and support your health.

For example . . .

Let’s say I made a jojoba and essential oil perfume with Sweet Basil. Sweet Basil essential oil has an herbaceous, sweet, anise-like aroma. It’s also wonderful for calming inflammation and relieving pain. It would make a beautiful natural perfume that also relieves headaches.

And if we wanted to stick with that “trend” of essential oils that smell good and calm inflammation, we could blend a few drops of Sweet Basil with Cardamom and Geranium.

Like this . . .

Summer Garden Jojoba and Essential Oil Perfume

  • 10 ml vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 7 drops Basil ct. linalol (Ocimum basilicum linalol)
  • 2 drops Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • 1 drop Geranium (Pelargonium × asperum)

You can make this jojoba and essential oil perfume recipe in a 10 ml roll-on bottle.

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Keep it in your bag to use throughout the day. Natural perfumes made with essential oils sometimes need to be applied a bit more often, since the aroma of the essential oils generally won’t linger as long on the skin as a commercial perfume.

If you have a headache, be sure to apply some of this around the back of your neck and your shoulders. It can help reduce inflammation and muscle tension, and the effects can radiate out to ease your headache.

Other benefits this essential oil perfume offers are emotional balance, reducing germs, supporting immunity, and nourishing skin. (Skin loves jojoba!)

Just a few ways that a jojoba and essential oil perfume can perform a little differently than a store-bought chemical perfume!

Let me tell you a bit about our friend Sweet Basil essential oil, which I chose to use as the “prominent” essential oil for this perfume blend. It is an herbaceous oil, but it also offers a hint of sweetness and anisic spice. It’s unique!

There are different “kinds” of Basil essential oil. In this blend, we’re using the linalol chemotype (marked with a “ct.” in the oil’s Latin name—check the recipe above, you’ll see it!)

Linalol is a natural chemical component that shows up in some essential oils. In fact, it’s one of the main components in Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). Linalol has been widely studied, and research shows it to be incredibly nourishing and nurturing—anti-inflammatory, immune supportive, easing tension, relaxing the nervous system, and so much more. You can substitute Sweet Basil for Lavender in many recipes, and still get a lot of the same effects. If you like, you can use Lavender in this essential oil perfume recipe instead of Sweet Basil. (It’s fun to learn about essential oils so you understand how to “mix and match” them!)

Enjoy smelling (and feeling!) like you’re in a summer herb garden!

Making natural perfumes is just the “tip of the iceberg!” There are so many blends you can make to support yours and your family’s health, and they all smell amazing.

I can teach you to replace the chemical cleaners and body products in your home
with all-natural essential oil versions in Aromahead’s online class
Aromatherapy for Natural Living.

I am thrilled to say this is one of our most popular classes! Students learn perfume recipes, body butters, respiratory blends, natural cleaning blends, blends for kids, and more. Learn more about the class here! 

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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