If you are like many people, it’s difficult to leave the house without at least one spritz of perfume. Some, however, have ditched the practice due to the countless chemicals in most traditional fragrances.
But, there is a way to get the best of both worlds: A natural solution that does not compromise appeal.
Below we will outline the best essential oil scents – along with a simple essential oil perfume recipe – and some accessories to use your natural perfume throughout the day.
Best Essential Oils For Perfume
Using an essential oil-based perfume, rather than a traditional perfume, offers a number of benefits. A pleasant-smelling scent is only part of the equation. Depending on the oil you use, you can gain therapeutic benefits that include everything from enhanced focus to stress relief and emotional support.
For the most part, what essential oils are best for perfume is a matter of preference. However, there are many oils that are not necessarily known for their smell. For instance, you might leave oregano out of your essential oil perfume recipe.
Here are some of the most commonly used oils in perfume:
- Lavender: In addition to its flowery scent, lavender perfume scent offers relaxing benefits
- Orange: Adding a citrusy scent to your recipe, orange also acts as a mood enhancer
- Lemon: With a cleansing aroma, lemon offers a sense of purification
- Ylang ylang: With a rich and somewhat spicy scent, ylang ylang promotes positive vibes
- Sandalwood: With a sweet, yet woody aroma, sandalwood has grounding and uplifting properties
A Simple Natural Perfume Recipe
When it comes to crafting your own natural perfume, there is no shortage of combinations. And you can either go simple or complex. If it’s your first time, or if you are running low on oils, it’s best to start simple.
First, you’ll need a carrier oil. Personally, we use coconut oil. This recipe gives you a basic floral and citrusy smell:
- 10 drops of orange
- 15 drops of ylang ylang
- 15 drops of lavender
- 14ml of your chosen carrier oil
To craft your blend, mix all of the oils (including the carrier) and store in a glass bottle. Also, this doesn’t have to be your first and last essential oil perfume recipe. There are a wide range of oils you can incorporate into future recipes. Here are a few more to consider:
Essential Oil Perfume Accessories
You can apply your natural perfume a number of ways:
- Pour a couple drops onto the palm of your hand and dab on your wrists and/or neck.
- Mix your recipe in a rollerball and apply as needed.
- Apply your recipe through a portable diffuser for a sustainable solution.
As essential oils gain in popularity, more people are turning to portable diffusing options. After all, traditional diffusers are, for the most part, stationary. USB diffusers, cigarette lighter diffusers, there are a number of aromatherapy accessory innovations that make on-the-go oiling more convenient.
Among the greatest innovations is essential oil diffuser jewelry. There are three main categories of jewelry diffusers:
- The “practical kind”: The reason we say “practical,” is because they aren’t known for their appearance. They often come in the form of bracelets, and look similar to a FitBit. While they work great, they don’t carry much aesthetic appeal.
- Felt pad diffusers: These are a more fashionable options that use a felt pad to diffuse the oil. The aroma will typically last for two to four hours.
- Lava diffusers: Most lava stone diffuser products look like any other piece of jewelry. The difference is, they include lava stones that can diffuse oils for days at a time (depending on the type and brand of oil you are using).