I haven’t worn synthetic fragrances in five years but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to smell like a delicate flower kissed with citrus.
Homemade perfumes are easy to make, fun to create, and better for your overall wellness! Perfumes are typically crafted with your choice of oils (base note, middle note, and top note) in an alcohol base. When you smell a perfume, top notes are typically the first to reach your senses, followed by the middle notes, and last but not least the base notes. Together they can create a signature scent unique just to you!
We love how versatile essential oils can be, they replace so many of those everyday toxins lurking in traditional products- giving us a way to create a plant based alternative we can trust. When making your own perfume you can customize the way you layer your scents, making it one of my favorite ways to experiment with essential oils.
Here are some examples of base notes:
Vanilla extract (homemade is best!)
Here are some examples of middle notes:
Here are some examples of top notes:
When you mix different combinations of these scents you’ll have endless perfume options to choose from. Want to know my go-to combination for perfume? Here’s the recipe:
In my @woodandoils perfume bottle I made a combination of Vetiver (10 drops), Jasmine (15 drops), Bergamot (10 drops), Grapefruit (5 drops), and Lime (5 drops). I also love adding dried rose petals & jasmine into the bottle, which will give it a subtle infusion. I’m a big fan of flowery smells when it comes to what I wear, Jasmine in particular!
We can’t wait to see the signature scents you create! Make sure to share yours with us by tagging @oilsandhoneyessentials on social media.