DIY Vanilla Rose Perfume Recipe

Looking to craft your own DIY vanilla rose perfume recipe? Using essential oils and other ingredients, you can make a natural, chemical free fragrance that smells wonderful and lasts throughout the day.

If you’re concerned with the high toxicity of many conventional perfumes, essential oils are your best solution. Not only are they safe, essential oils provide therapeutic benefits that go well beyond “scent.”

How to Use Essential Oils For DIY Fragrances

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If you plan on creating a variety of essential oil perfume blends, it’s important to understand the essentials.

When choosing botanicals for your DIY perfume recipes, you’ll want to start with a base note, soften up with a middle note, and complete your recipe with a top note.

Here are some examples:

Base notes

  • Vanilla
  • Frankincense
  • Pathcouli
  • Jasmine
  • Myrhh
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver

Middle notes

  • Rose
  • Ylang ylang
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Neroli
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Chamomile

Top notes

  • Orange
  • Lime
  • Tangerine
  • Grapefruit
  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Bergamot

In the case of the following recipe, we’ll use vanilla as the base note, rose as the middle note, and orange as the top note.

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Vanilla Rose PerfumeVanilla Rose Perfume Recipe

Creating your vanilla rose perfume is easy. First compile the following ingredients and supplies:

  • 2 drops of liquid glycerin
  • 10 drops of vanilla essential oil
  • 15 drops of rose essential oil
  • 15 drops of orange essential oil
  • Carrier oil (i.e. coconut, jojoba, or grapeseed)
  • Mixing container
  • 15ml glass bottle


  • One at a time, add the vanilla, rose, and orange essential oils to the mixing container
  • Test the strength of the mixture by inhaling the oils (note: some brands have a higher level of potency than others, so it’s possible you’ll need to adjust the quantities).
  • Add in the glycerin and mix well.
  • Once the solution is thoroughly mixed, pour it into the 15ml glass bottle.
  • Top off the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil of your choice.
  • Screw on the lid and shake well.
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For the best results, let your recipe rest in a dark, cool place for at least a day. Within this 24-hour time frame, shake up the bottle a few times. This will allow the perfume to blend properly.

A couple other things to consider…

  • There are different types of bottles you can use to store your perfume: You could use an empty bottle of an already used oil; a roller bottle that allows you to roll the perfume onto your skin; or a glass spray bottle. Just be sure that whatever you use it is glass.
  • Some people have skin sensitivities to essential oils. Before creating your recipe, you might “spot test” an area of your body with a high concentration of carrier oil.

2 Responses

  1. I recently made this rose/vanilla perfume and my vanilla EO will not mix. I’ve been shaking it for days and it just sits at the bottom of my bottle in a brown blob 😟

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