So… you want to smell nice but also want to avoid the chemicals that are laced in the majority of today’s perfumes?
Fortunately, there are a host of healthy ingredients to incorporate into a natural perfume recipe that you can wear on a date or every day of the week.
Benefits & Drawbacks of Natural Perfume
The benefits of using natural perfume recipes are fairly obvious. They don’t contain chemicals that can potentially damage your health.
Studies by the Environmental Working Group have revealed some startling facts. In one study, where 17 popular fragrances were tested, the following results were reported:
- Over 20 chemicals contained in the fragrances are understood to prompt allergy triggers, with symptoms that include headaches, coughing, and skin issues.
- Some fragrances contained diethyl phthalate which is a chemical that can cause harm to sperm.
- Some fragrances contained endocrine phthalates and disruptors, which have been reported to cause a 6-point IQ drop in kids that were exposed to them during pregnancy.
- Some fragrances contained musk ketone, a skin irritant that works its way into fat tissue and can disrupt hormone activity.
Summing it up, the EWG noted:
“A rose may be a rose. But that rose-like fragrance in your perfume may be something else, concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 chemical ingredients, the blend of which is almost always concealed from the consumer.”
So, you can see the benefit of considering a natural perfume alternative. No chemicals!
Now, there is one key drawback of many natural perfumes. They typically won’t hold a scent as long as something like, say, Elizabeth Arden would.
That’s why it’s important to purchase the right product or concoct the right recipe.
Essential Oil Natural Perfume Recipes That Last
Unfortunately, many of the commercial natural perfumes you can purchase in store (or online) don’t hold a scent for very long.
Part of the issue might be concentration levels and others might be the potency of the ingredients.
Creating your own essential oil perfume recipe is a great way to gain longer-lasting benefits while having versatility and enjoyment in crafting your blends. Note that when creating your natural perfume recipes, a higher quality oil will provide a more potent and lasting scent.
Here are two of our favorite recipes:
#1: Lavender & Citrus
If you are new to essential oils, this is a great recipe to start with – as it uses the most common oils you would find in a starter kit.
Mix the following oil quantities with 15ml of your chosen carrier oil (coconut, jojoba, etc.) and store in a roller bottle applicator or spray glass bottle (it’s important to only use glass to avoid any corrosion).
- 20 drops of lavender
- 10 drops of lemon
- 10 drops of orange
#2: Floral Patchouli
This recipe offers a floral aroma that is rich with hints of patchouli. Just follow the same directions as listed above for the Lavender and Citrus blend.
- 20 drops of patchouli
- 12 drops of lavender
- 10 drops of orange
Applying Your Natural Perfume
There are several ways to apply your natural perfume:
- Apply topically by massaging a couple drops of your perfume into your wrists and neck.
- Create your recipe with a rollerball applicator and roll on as needed.
- Use a portable diffuser accessory.
Essential oil diffuser jewelry is a stylish solution to apply your natural perfume. Check out our lava stone diffuser bracelets and necklaces below. All it takes is a couple drops and you can smell wonderful on a date, at work, or when you’re out and about!