Perfume oils made with infused plants and flowers have been made since ancient times.
Would you be interested in making perfume that is less costly and can be made for therapeutic value, as well as for pleasure? If your answer is yes, I invite you to create your own all-natural fragrance with Aromatherapy. Be your own perfumer and make a blend as special and unique as you are!
When using essential oils please make sure learn about their contraindications and to not apply the oils directly to your skin. Don’t use Aromatherapy when pregnant unless you know which oils are safe for you. When in doubt please contact an Aromatherapist to assist you in choosing the right oils for your needs.
Traditional blending recommends using oils comprised of top, middle, and base notes to complement each other. Top notes are the first impression that you smell in a perfume, and the most volatile, meaning they evaporate first. The middle note gives the perfume its main characteristics, and the base note is the longest-lasting element.
Each essential oil is categorized into one of these notes. Sometimes, however, the definitions can vary depending on seasonal changes, location, and harvest.
In general, base oils are earthy, woody oils like Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Rosewood, Frankincense, Vanilla, and Ginger.
Middle notes soften and balance the blend. Some examples are Chamomile, Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary, Lavender, Rose, and Geranium.
Top notes are light and fruity, like Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Peppermint, and Lime.
The best advice is to trust your intuition and nose when creating your blend. If you are not sure what particular oils may go well together, just open a few bottles, hold them close together and circle them under your nose.
- Get a glass bottle, or roll-on applicator, and a base carrier oil like Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil, or Grapeseed oil.
- Fill your bottle with base oil first and then add your essential oils.
- Per 1 oz. of carrier oil use 6 drops of essential oils.
- The recommended distribution is 3 drops top note oil(s), 2 drops middle note oil(s), and 1 drop base oil.
- When complete, place your bottle in a cool, shaded place and let it age for two weeks. Make sure to shake it for a few seconds every day to allow the fragrance to mature.
Here are a few recommendations of beautiful blends:
3 drops Lime oil
2 drops Rose oil
1 drop Vetiver oil
3 drops Sweet Orange oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang oil
1 drop Sandalwood oil
For a gentleman you may like a more woody scent like this one:
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Patchouli
Happy blending. Enjoy your new all-natural and unique fragrance!
Tanja Alexandra Kern