Smell is tied to memory and can fill us with many emotions. Perfume is a great way to access those emotions and even give us confidence. Instead of using a chemical-filled, store-bought perfume that can cause sneezing and headaches, we suggest creating your own aroma to wear all day. It’s incredibly simple, affordable, and can be customized. Simply mixing a light, scent-free carrier oil with a personalized blend of essential oils into a roller bottle can give us the freedom to explore an expansive world of aroma.
Choosing a Perfume Base
Essential oils and other fragrant elements account for only a small percentage of a perfume’s ingredients. The base that is used determines how the fragrance will be applied and how long the scent will last. Many perfumes, especially solid or roll-on varieties, use carrier oils as the base to which the essential oils are added.
Fractionated Coconut Oil l is likely the most popular carrier oil for many uses. It is very neutral in scent and color and glides smoothly onto the skin, making it a good choice for roll-on perfumes.
Jojoba Oil is also an excellent perfume carrier. It moisturizes the skin and is absorbed quickly without leaving any greasy feeling.
Sweet Almond Oil is another great carrier oil for homemade perfume. It is soothing to the skin and a good moisturizer. Sweet almond oil is also very similar to the natural oils in the skin, making it generally non-irritating and easily absorbed for long lasting fragrance.
Summer Essential Oils
Summer aromas are green, blooming, and inspire us to go out and seize the day. They are uplifting, energizing, and can encourage a feeling of confidence. Below is a list of essential oils we recommend to use for summer perfume recipes.
Simple Roll-on Perfume Recipe
Creating our unique perfumes is extremely simple. Just follow this easy recipe and have fun!
What You Need
- 10ml Amber Glass Roll-on Bottle
- Carrier oil of your choice
- 5-10 drops of essential oils
- Add your essential oils to the roller bottle.
- Fill the rest of the roller bottle up to the neck with a carrier oil.
- Insert roller ball, place the cap on and shake until mixture is well combined.