Essential Oil Perfume Blends, 7 Easy Combos

If you want to avoid the high costs and strong chemicals of commercial perfumes one option is essential oil perfume blends. These perfumes are all-natural and you can make them a DIY project so you can mix and match your own ingredients

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Are you tired of sky-high prices for commercial perfumes? Fun Fact: The world’s most expensive perfume is DKNY Golden Delicious at $1 million. While that’s pricey for most people you still might want to avoid spending big bucks on store-bought perfume. One way to do that is essential oil perfume blends. These combos can include a wide range of essential oils like lavender, wild orange, and vanilla. One of the main benefits of these perfumes is you won’t have to add lots of oil to make each perfume since they’re so strong. This makes it more affordable to prepare perfumes that include different blends of the plant-based oils.

Another problem you might have with commercial perfumes is the strong chemicals they contain. These perfumes usually include ingredients that don’t exist in the natural world. This can cause various problems. For example, if you have sensitive skin you might get allergic reactions like itchiness and rashes. Then there’s the scent. You and people around you will be breathing in the chemicals all day. You’ve seen people sneeze when they smell strong perfumes, right? Various studies show that these perfumes often don’t just smell strong but also contain toxic chemicals that are clearly unhealthy.

 

What Are Essential Oil Perfumes?

Before taking up that question it’s important to talk about essential oils first. These are taken from various parts of plants like flowers, roots, and herbs. The essential oils are extracted by different methods like steam or soaking in solvents like alcohol.

Another thing to note is essential oils aren’t made with carrier oils. The carrier oils are still sometimes added to essential oils later to prevent issues like skin irritation.

It’s also worth noting that essential oils are 100% natural oils. So, they haven’t been diluted or processed in any way using additives like solvents. Essential oil perfumes have the same benefits of essential oils since they’re also natural.

If you want to make real essential oil perfumes make sure to avoid something called “fragrance oils.” These artificial oils sound natural but they’re artificial.

Fragrance oils have some benefits. For example, they generally have a longer shelf life than essential oils. In fact, some fragrance oils actually contain some essential oils. However, this doesn’t make the fragrance oils natural since they still include artificial ingredients.

So, if you’re shopping for essential oils watch out for scents you might see like laundry soap, cotton candy, and bubble gum. These aren’t plant-based oils so they’re fragrance oils instead of essential oils.

You can combine essential oils to make perfume blends. This can provide several benefits of aromatherapy like helping with skin issues and muscle pain. In fact, various studies show that essential oils can help with moisturizing skin and treating rashes.

The blends you can make are also basically unlimited. This allows you to enjoy super-charged perfumes that offer the benefits of different essential oils. it’s just a matter of doing some basic research about which effects/benefits you can get from different plants.

 

Essential Oil Perfume Blends

Here are some of the different perfume blends you can make using essential oil combos:

Blend #1

  • Rose (5 drops)
  • Lime (3 drops)
  • Vetiver (2 drops)

Vetiver is an extract from the root of a type of Indian grass.

Blend #2

  • Palmarosa (8 drops)
  • Ylang Ylang (1 drop)
  • Geranium (1 drop)

These essential oils are made from plants that are less well-known than others. Palmarosa is related to the lemongrass plant but as the name suggests has a scent like roses. Ylang Ylang is from the flower of a tropical tree native to southeast Asia. Finally, geranium is one of 400+ flowering plants. These plants grow in different regions but are most common in the eastern Mediterranean region.

Blend #3

  • Lavender (5 drops)
  • Orange (4 drops)
  • Ylang Ylang (1 drop)

Lavender like orange is both a plant and color. It includes almost 50 species. The plant is found in several regions including Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

Blend #4

  • Grapefruit (5 drops)
  • Sandalwood (4 drops)
  • Ylang Ylang (1 drop)

Sandalwood is native to India and the essential oil is extracted from the tree’s wood.

Blend #5

  • Lavender (6 drops)
  • Lemon (2 drops)
  • Vetiver (2 drops)

Blend #6

  • Rose (5 drops)
  • Lime (3 drops)
  • Vetiver (2 drops)

Blend #7

  • Grapefruit (5 drops)
  • Sandalwood (4)
  • Ylang Ylang (1 drop)

When buying essential oils here are some tips to keep in mind. Make sure to watch out for companies that sell essential oils at one price point. Extraction methods and supply/demand should affect the price tags of different essential oils.

Next, look for oils sold in glass bottles that are blue or amber. The problem with clear glass is light can enter and spoil the oil. You want an essential oil with a scent, not a smell.

You should also watch out for essential oils that were diluted with vegetable oil.

 

How to Make Essential Oil Perfumes

Here are the basic steps to make essential oil perfumes:

1. Gather your supplies

You’ll need three main things:

  • Essential oils
  • Carrier oil
  • Amber/blue roll-on bottles

The essential oils you use are up to you. Make sure to pick a good blend based on the different oils and the number of drops they include. The options are basically unlimited but certain blends are better than others.

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils. This is important when applying them to skin to help prevent skin irritations.

Make sure to pick blue or amber bottles. This will prevent light from spoiling the perfume, which is something you’ll want to avoid.

2. Add essential oils to roll on bottle

In a 30 ml container, you should add a maximum of 10 to 12 drops. After adding the essential oils to the bottle mix them up so they’re blended well.

3. Add the carrier oil

Add enough so the bottle is full. Then put the cap back on the bottle and mix everything up again.

4. Add to your “pulse points”

That include the wrists, neck, inside of elbows, and cleavage. These are places on the body where veins flow very close to the skin.

5. Reapply the perfume during the day

Before you apply the perfume always make sure you shake up the bottle first. This helps to make sure essential oils and carrier oils are blended well.

When making perfumes from essential oils it’s important to watch out for blends that are too strong. For example, if you combine rose and jasmine, you’ll be combining two oils that have strong floral scents. Too much flower power could cause people around you to feel ill. So, in this case, you could add nearly any kind of citrus oil to make essential oil perfume blends.

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