How to Use Essential Oils in Your Perfume
Essential oil perfume is an affordable, 100% organic, toxin free and very relaxing alternative to those high priced designer fragrances. That’s one of the most compelling reasons to make your own natural perfumes at home! Just choose your favorite essential oils, apply the correct methods of essential oil blending (basically, following the instructions in the recipe) and you’ll soon be creating your very own signature scent, which will sooth your body, soul and mind. Read on to find out more about essential oil perfume creation, and how you can make your own very special natural scents for yourself or loved ones.
You can use any number of essential oil aromas to create your own very special perfume. Just start with a base scent and add your preferred scents to it. You can also blend more than one fragrance if you wish. Some scents have a strong aroma on their own, but they’re enhanced by the other scents they’re contained in with it. Some fragrances, such as lavender, are extremely versatile, being good for both daytime and nighttime wear.
Ylang-ylang and sandalwood are two very popular essential oil perfume components. Made from the fragrant petals of a ylang-ylang tree, these aromas have long histories in healing and relaxation. Some of the most popular blends are: ylang-ylang, jasmine, sandalwood and rose. All of these blend well together.
The base note of any scent is what starts it all off. It’s the aroma that grabs your attention as soon as you spray a little bit on your nostrils. And since there’s no real definition for a base note, every scent will have its own base note or scents. And when you’re mixing several different bass notes together, it’s important to remember that each will be affected by the others and have an impact on the overall fragrance.
To get started with creating your own signature essential oil, try blending lemongrass, lemon grass, geranium, marjoram, Rosemary and clove. Add them to a clean base note like pure spring water and then stir in ylang-ylang, lavender, jasmine and sandalwood. Then, stir in ylang-ylang, lemon grass, cedar wood and Rosemary. If you want your fragrance to have some complexity to it, add some more essential oils and a few drops of honey. This way, you get a continuous layered effect that’s reminiscent of layered cakes.
Another base note you can use is cypress. Combine cypress and Rosemary together to make a deep, almost musky scent. The lovely thing about cypress is that it also has a very strong smell of pine. So if you’re wearing a scent with some pine in it, adding some cypress to it will heighten the scent. Add the ginger essential oil for a hint of sweetness and the last base note you need is the Rosemary.
A lovely smell comes from the wonderful scent of cypress and oakmoss. Combine these two base notes to make a very sexy fragrance. Add the beautiful smells of juniper, mint and spikenard and then some Rosemary and sweet pear cactus for a deep amber fragrance. If you’re going to use cedarwood and sandalwood in your fragrance, don’t forget the clove and Rosemary. You can even use this fragrance in lotions or body creams. Cedarwood is very soothing for the skin and it has a very relaxing effect.
A cedarwood and patchouli mixture will make anyone feel very happy and romantic. This essential oil perfume smell will soothe the soul. Patchouli is another favorite and it’s a scent that’s usually found in oriental perfumes, especially in fragrances that are reserved for those who are retiring or those that have a sense of mystery. It has a fresh herb scent with an exotic base note and great lasting power.