Spritzing on some perfume may be an everyday task, but it’s one which can affect not only your scent but your health. A musky scent is a heavy one, suitable for a formal evening. A lighter, floral, or fruity perfume is great for wearing throughout your busy day.
The problem is that buying perfumes could be an expensive habit. Those synthetic fragrances aren’t too healthy, either. In fact, research reveals that conventional perfumes are full of toxic ingredients that directly harm our health. These facts prove this well:
- Over 80% of ingredients used in conventional perfumes are produced from petroleum. These harmful ingredients contain toxins that cause allergic asthma, migraines, skin irritation, and eye tearing, according to a study conducted by Paxson Barker and Christy De Vader, researchers at University of Maryland.
- Styrene, a common ingredient found in conventional perfumes is said to contribute to the development of cancer cells, according to the EWG.
Now that you know why conventional perfumes are toxic, why not make an all-natural DIY perfume with the goodness of essential oils? Essential oils provide natural fragrance plus some amazing health benefits.
Not sure how to turn oils into perfume? Read on below!
1. Jasmine Perfume With Jojoba Oil
Jasmine is an exotic scent that can turn heads and make you feel like a million bucks! But don’t just dab on jasmine essential oil; that can get overpowering and cloying. Instead, blend around 2 drops of jasmine absolute in jojoba oil with any kind of citrus essential oil.
One citrus option here is 5 drops of sweet orange and 2 drops of lime peel essential oil. Add in 2 drops of vanilla in jojoba oil, and you have the perfect combination for that jasmine magic!
Along with enjoying the scent, you’ll also benefit from the relaxing antidepressant effect of jasmine. It could help with your insomnia as well as make you more relaxed and calm throughout the day.
2. Rose Perfume With Bergamot Oil
Rose is another floral option, but a very different one from jasmine. While jasmine is a powerfully heady scent, rose is more of a sweet one that could get sickly if not blended with the right essential oils.
One lovely blending idea here is to take 2 drops of rose absolute essential oil and mix it up with 4 drops of sandalwood (in jojoba oil) and 5 drops of bergamot essential oils. Bergamot is a type of orange. Thus, it provides the necessary citrus balance.
This floral scent is also known for its calming properties. Additionally, it provides a cooling and soothing sensation.
3. Citrus Perfume With Lavender Oil
A nice citrus perfume is quite refreshing, but it could be too sharp if not mitigated by another clean scent. To find out which blend you’d like best, look out for the Ultimate Essential Oil Buyer’s Guide by Made With Oils.
For a wonderful citrus scent, blend 5 drops of lemon with 4 drops of sweet orange essential oil. To balance it all out, use 3 drops of rosemary, lavender, or even grapefruit.
Lemon oil is especially great for improving one’s memory and sharpening focus. If you’re feeling a bit absent-minded these days, try this recipe and see the result!
4. Earthy Perfume With Patchouli Oil
Patchouli is closely linked to the popular lavender, sage, and mint plants. Its essential oil has a unique earthy scent that might require some getting used to at first. But making this DIY perfume is worth it.
Balance out the earthiness of the patchouli oil by taking just 3 drops and blending them with 1 drop of vetiver, 1 of neroli, 4-5 drops of cedarwood, and 3 drops of palmarosa.
The result of this will be a strong, musky scent that can eliminate bad odors in a jiffy. It’s also known for its tonic properties, so you can count on being healthier with this perfume on your dressing table.
5. Spicy Perfume With Clove Oil
Even one drop of clove essential oil is enough to lend a spicy fragrance to any blend. For a great result, add this drop to 5 drops of bergamot, 4 of sandalwood, and 2 drops of vanilla in jojoba essential oil.
Spraying this spicy blend will make you stand out in the crowd in more ways than one. Besides helping you create a unique perfume, clove essential oil also aids in digestion and blood circulation.
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[This was a guest post by Ashley Lipman. Ashley is a content marketing specialist and an award-winning writer who discovered her passion for providing creative solutions for building brands online.]