Researching essential oil blends for perfumes is actually somewhat stressful for me (unless it has lavender... then it should calm me, right? 🤣) There are so many factors involved - the obvious is that I need to love the scent blend. But there's more to it than that.
What to know before making your own perfume bottles:
- What percentage of essential oil to carrier oil?
- Which essential oils are safe for the skin?
- Within the overall percentage of essential oil to carrier oil, what percentage of individual oil should I consider to 1.) keep it safe, and 2.) balance out the others?
- What do I choose for the base note? The middle note? The top note
- What type of aroma vibe do I want? Earthy? Citrus-y? Floral?
There's an ebook in the Herb and Essential Oils SuperBundle that addresses these questions called Make Your Own Affordable Natural Perfumes: Learn to Safely Use Custom Blended Essential Oils by Andrea Zahnd. If you want to learn how to make your own perfumes, definitely consult this ebook. If you're looking for done-for-you recipes that you can tweak, there are plenty of recipes in there to work with.
Here's how we addressed the factors above when we made our Intrigue Perfume Roller:
- We have the total ratio of essential oil to carrier oil at 5%.
- We chose essential oils commonly used in perfumes. The percentages are adjusted according to their notes.
- Cedarwood and Frankincense are the base notes. Both are heavier, earthier scents that give the perfume added depth. This component of scent lingers the longest.
- One of my favorite scents, Ylang Ylang, is the middle note which comes out in scent after the base note.
- The top note is Mandarin, which is the "pop", the first impression of light and citrusy.
- The overall vibe I wanted was something earthy with a hint of citrus.
Check out Make Your Own Affordable Natural Perfumes: Learn to Safely Use Custom Blended Essential Oils by Andrea Zahnd and more ebooks from this year's Ultimate Bundles Herb and Essential Oils Super Bundle 2019. Click here: