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DIY Perfume Recipe With Essential Oils


  • High-proof alcohol (such as vodka or perfumer's alcohol).

  • Essential oils of your choice (e.g., lavender, bergamot, cedarwood).

  • 2oz Glass perfume bottle with a spray top.


1. Choose Your Essential Oils:

   - Select a combination of essential oils to create your desired fragrance profile. You'll need base, middle, and top notes for a well-rounded scent. Here are some examples:

     - Base notes: Patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood

     - Middle notes: Lavender, rose, jasmine

     - Top notes: Lemon, bergamot, grapefruit

2. Create Your Fragrance Blend:

   - Start by adding the base notes to the glass perfume bottle. Add around 15-20 drops of each base note essential oil. I recommend sticking to 1-2 base notes.

   - Next, add the middle notes to the bottle, using around 10-15 drops of each.

   - Finally, add the top notes, using around 5-10 drops of each.

   - Experiment with different combinations and proportions until you achieve your desired fragrance.

3. Dilute with Alcohol:

   - Once you have your essential oil blend in the bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with high-proof alcohol, leaving a little space at the top. The alcohol will help to dilute the essential oils and act as a carrier for the fragrance.

4. Let it Mature:

   - Close the perfume bottle tightly and shake it gently to mix the ingredients thoroughly.

   - Store the bottle in a cool, dark place for at least a few days to allow the fragrance to mature and the scents to blend together.

5. Test and Adjust:

   - After a few days, test the fragrance by spraying a small amount on your wrist or a blotter strip.

   - If the scent is too strong, you can dilute it further with more alcohol. If it's too weak, you can add more essential oils.

   - Keep adjusting until you achieve your desired fragrance strength.

6. Add Distilled Water (Optional):

   - If you find the fragrance too strong even after diluting with alcohol, you can further soften it by adding a small amount of distilled water. Start with just a few drops and adjust to your preference.

Enjoy your personalized fragrance creation!

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The number of drops of essential oil to add per ounce of alcohol depends on personal preference, the potency of the essential oils, and the desired strength of the perfume. As a general guideline:

- For a light fragrance: Start with around 15 drops of essential oil per ounce of alcohol.

- For a medium fragrance: Use approximately 20-25 drops of essential oil per ounce of alcohol.

- For a strong fragrance: Aim for 30-40 drops of essential oil per ounce of alcohol.

I highly recommend experimenting with smaller batches. As long as you make sure to keep the ratio of essential oils is the same it will smell the same as the final batch. Adjust the number of drops based on your preference. Keep in mind that some essential oils are more potent than others, so you may need fewer drops for stronger scents. Additionally, let the perfume sit for a few days to allow the scents to blend and mature before making a final judgment on its strength.

Creating natural perfumes with essential oils can be a fun experience. Here are some essential oil combinations to consider:

1. Floral Delight:

   - Rose

   - Jasmine

   - Lavender

2. Citrus Burst:

   - Bergamot

   - Lemon

   - Sweet Orange

3. Woodsy Charm:

   - Sandalwood

   - Cedarwood

   - Patchouli

4. Fresh and Clean:

   - Peppermint

   - Eucalyptus

   - Tea Tree

5. Romantic Blend:

   - Ylang Ylang

   - Geranium

   - Clary Sage

6. Spicy:

   - Cinnamon

   - Clove

   - Ginger

Remember to experiment with different ratios of oils to find the balance that suits your preferences.

Eau De Parfum VS Body Sprays- What’s The Difference?

Eau de Parfum (EDP) and body spray are two different types of fragrances that vary in concentration, scent profile, and longevity.

1. Concentration:

   - Eau de Parfum: EDP typically contains a higher concentration of fragrance oils, typically ranging from 15% to 20%. This higher concentration means that EDPs generally have a stronger and longer-lasting scent compared to body sprays.

   - Body Spray: Body sprays usually contain a lower concentration of fragrance oils, usually around 1% to 3%. As a result, they offer a lighter and more subtle scent compared to EDPs.

2. Scent Profile:

   - Eau de Parfum: EDPs often feature complex and layered scent profiles, with top, middle, and base notes that evolve over time. They are designed to linger on the skin for several hours, gradually revealing different facets of the fragrance.

   - Body Spray: Body sprays typically have simpler scent profiles, often consisting of one or two notes. They provide a more straightforward and immediate burst of fragrance that dissipates relatively quickly.

3. Longevity:

   - Eau de Parfum: Due to its higher concentration of fragrance oils, EDPs tend to last longer on the skin, usually anywhere from 6 to 8 hours or even longer depending on individual body chemistry and environmental factors.

   - Body Spray: Body sprays have a shorter lifespan on the skin, usually lasting around 2 to 4 hours before needing to be reapplied.

4. Intended Use:

   - Eau de Parfum: EDPs are typically worn for special occasions or events where a more sophisticated and long-lasting fragrance is desired. They are often considered a statement fragrance.

   - Body Spray: Body sprays are often used for everyday wear, as they provide a light and refreshing burst of fragrance suitable for casual settings.

In summary, while both Eau de Parfum and body spray serve the purpose of adding fragrance to the body, they differ significantly in terms of concentration, scent profile, longevity, and intended use. Eau de Parfum offers a more intense and longer-lasting scent experience with complex fragrance compositions, while body sprays provide a lighter and more casual option for everyday wear.


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