Making natural lavender perfume without including alcohol in your recipe isn’t difficult. Once you have the supplies and the right ingredients the rest is relatively simple.
However you got to this page – whether you’re a long-time reader or you found us through Google – there’s a good chance you already use essential oils. Or, at least you’ve probably heard of them.
If, however, you’re new to the world of essential oils, no worries. Here’s a brief summary of these amazing 100% organic solutions:
- Essential oils are 100 percent natural products extracted from the earth (note, some brands do contain additives)
- There are countless types of essential oils, with most brands offering dozens and dozens of different oils
- Some brands do contain chemical fillers, so be sure to research the company you plan on using
- Some of the most popular oils include lavender, lemon, peppermint, and orange
- Essential oils aren’t just about “smell.” Sure, they smell wonderful. But they provide a range of therapeutic benefits, helping with things such as stress, mood swings, sleep issues, and a wide variety of illnesses.
Why Consider Natural Lavender Perfume?
The short (and obvious) answer: Natural lavender perfume contains not an ounce of chemicals.
There are many chemicals we consume, or are exposed to, on a daily basis. The tricky thing about traditional perfumes is that the chemicals come in direct contact with your skin, seeping into the skin and entering your bloodstream within a matter of seconds. This immediate impact can impose significant damage over long term use.
According to research by the Environmental Working Group, traditional fragrances have a startling roster of ingredients. The study found that:
- Of all the fragrances tested, the average product harbored 14 secret, unlabeled chemicals
- Several of the ingredients have connections with hormone disruption and various allergic reactions.
- Many of the ingredients haven’t been evaluated for personal care safety
- One undocumented ingredient, diethyl phthalate, can alter sperm production
Our Lavender Essential Oil Perfume Recipe
A quick disclosure: Before outlining the recipe, keep in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated; therefore, a small percentage of people with sensitive skin could experience irritation. Before application, perform a small spot test somewhere on your skin.
First, you’ll want to have a carrier on hand. Something like coconut oil or jojoba oil would work fine. Be sure that it has a neutral smell, as you don’t want it to go rancid just a few weeks down the road.
There are countless recipes for crafting a DIY lavender perfume recipe. The one detailed below is a basic concoction that uses the most popular oils. If you are new to essential oils, it’s a great starter recipe – as the following oils are typically less expensive than others.
The oils, and their quantities, are:
- 20 drops of lavender
- 10 drops of orange
- 10 drops of lemon
This recipe offers a combination of floral and citrusy notes. Mix the oils with 10ml of your carrier oil and store in a glass bottle or roller ball applicator. Roll it up in a nice bottle and bag, and you have an excellent gift for your friends and family!