How To Make Essential Oil Perfume at Home : Fall Edit

How To Make Essential Oil Perfume at Home : Fall Edit

Creating your own perfume at home using essential oils can be a fun and creative process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make your DIY essential oil perfume:

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  1. Essential Oils: Choose a variety of essential oils that you enjoy and that blend well together. Common choices for perfumes include floral, citrus, spice, and woody scents.
  2. Carrier Oil: A carrier oil is necessary to dilute and carry the essential oils. Common carrier oils include jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, or grapeseed oil.
  3. Glass Rollerball Bottles or Spritz Bottles: These will hold your perfume and make application easy.
  4. Funnels and Droppers: Use these to transfer essential oils and carrier oil into the perfume bottles accurately.
  5. Notebook or Recipe Card: Keep track of your perfume recipes, ratios, and blends.

Step 2: Choose Your Scent Blend

Select a combination of essential oils to create your desired scent profile. For a balanced perfume, consider including top, middle, and base notes:

  • Top Notes: These are the first scents you notice and evaporate quickly. Common top notes include citrus oils like bergamot, lemon, and grapefruit.
  • Middle Notes: These scents form the heart of the fragrance and last longer than top notes. Examples are lavender, rose, and geranium.
  • Base Notes: These are the foundation of the perfume and provide depth and longevity. Base notes include oils like patchouli, cedarwood, and vanilla.

Step 3: Create Your Perfume Recipe

Experiment with different essential oil ratios to find the perfect blend for your perfume. A common ratio is 20-30% essential oils to 70-80% carrier oil, but adjust based on your preferences.

Step 4: Mixing the Perfume

  1. Calculate the Drops: Based on your chosen ratio, calculate the number of drops for each essential oil. Hold all of the oils up to your nose and take note of which oil is the strongest, that is the oil you’ll use the least of (these are usually base notes). Remove that oil and repeat this process until you are done.
  2. Combine the Oils: Using a funnel, add the number of drops of each essential oil into the glass perfume bottle.
  3. Add the Carrier Oil: Fill the rest of the bottle with your chosen carrier oil. Leave some space at the top for the rollerball or spritz mechanism.
  4. Mix Well: Gently shake or roll the bottle to mix the oils thoroughly.

Step 5: Let it Age

Allow your perfume to age for a few days to a week. This allows the scents to blend and mature. This step is important because the scent will change from the first day you create it, usually getting stronger.

Step 6: Test and Adjust

Apply a small amount of your perfume to your wrist and see how it develops on your skin. If needed, adjust the blend by adding more carrier oil to dilute or additional essential oils to intensify the fragrance.

Step 7: Store and Enjoy

Store your DIY perfume in a cool, dark place to preserve its potency. Apply as desired and enjoy your unique, homemade fragrance!

5 Fall Perfume Ideas

Harvest Spice Perfume:

  • 10 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • 5 drops cardamom essential oil
  • add to 10ml roller and fill with carrier oil

Cozy Herbal Perfume:

    • 10 drops lavender essential oil
    • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
    • 5 drops bergamot essential oil
    • 5 drops patchouli essential oil
    • add to 10ml roller and fill with carrier oil

Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Perfume:

    • 8 drops vanilla essential oil
    • 5 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
    • 5 drops ginger essential oil
    • 5 drops nutmeg essential oil
    • add to 10ml roller and fill with carrier oil

Autumn Woods Perfume:

    • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
    • 7 drops frankincense essential oil
    • 5 drops juniper berry essential oil
    • 5 drops pine essential oil
    • add to 10ml roller and fill with carrier oil

Spiced Citrus Fall Perfume:

    • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
    • 5 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
    • 5 drops clove essential oil
    • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
    • add to 10ml roller and fill with carrier oil

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Remember, creating perfume is an art, so don’t hesitate to experiment and find the blend that resonates with you the most.

Thanks for reading!

x, T

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