I love small DIY projects at home and when I found a really simple recipe on making perfume oils, I had to do it. I have wanted to create my own perfume oil for a long time, since I'm quite allergic to some perfumes (I can wear perfume, but it has to be sprayed onto my clothes, and not onto my skin). So making my own perfume oil means I know exactly which ingredients are in it and I get to create my very own scent, yay!
- 4 tablespoons of almond oil
- Essential oil(s)
- A container
- Some cotton buds
Firstly I put the almond oil into a small bowl and added three different essential oils: 10 drops of white musk, 5 drops of lily of the valley and 3 drops of vanilla. I then mixed it with a cotton bud and put a little bit on my wrist and sniffed it. I then decided I wanted more white musk and added more. The key is to test if you like the scent and add if you don't think the scent is strong enough. When you're satisfied you leave the oil to rest for an hour in the fridge. Then you can pour it into a container (I used an old serum flask from L'oreal) and keep it wherever you would like to.
So that was pretty easy, right? If you decide to try and make it at home I would recommend doing a lot of research on the essential oils before mixing them, as not all of them blend that well together. I found a pretty good description on the different oils here.
I have used my perfume oil almost every day, directly on my skin and I haven't broken out yet. The longevity isn't that great, but I guess that's what you can expect, when there aren't a lot of additives in it.
I hope everyone are feeling adventurous and want to start making their own perfume - it's so much fun! Let me know if you make a perfume oil and which essential oils you used!