I've wanted to wear perfume all my life, but couldn't because I got headaches every time I put it on.
Here's how it would go –> I'd meet someone whose perfume I noticed and loved. I would ask her what it was. I would then get a sample and try it out, only to stop almost right away because of the headaches. I can't tell you how many times this happened. Too many to count.
I'm sure I'm not the only one for whom conventional beauty products are toxic!
So recently, I started making my own essential oil perfume… and I couldn't be more thrilled.
Now I can wear perfume without getting headaches. And in fact, my perfumes usually improve how I'm feeling! And, I am making fragrance blends that are truly me — I love my homemade blends more than anything I've ever smelled.
They make me happy. And they make me feel good. And they're good for me. It's just amazing all around.
Be sure to choose essential oils that are safe for to put on your skin (when using a carrier oil). Also, check for contra-indications with any essential oil you might want to include in your blend — such as for babies, pregnancy, or other health conditions. I really like (and turn to) The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy any time I want to look up or double check essential oil usage.
Want to make homemade essential oil perfume, too? It's sooo easy and so lovely. Here's a quick video to show you how — and the print recipe is just below. 🙂
- Put essentials oils in roll-on bottle.
- Add jojoba oil (or whatever carrier oil you’re using) to fill to the shoulder of the jar.
- Or, if using a 15ml bottle, fill to ⅔ full.
- Add the roller ball top — use a towel to help you push it down into the jar all the way.
- Then put on the lid that screws in place.
- To use: Shake gently, then apply. Keep capped when not in use and preferably stored in a dark, cool location.
Have you made essential oil perfume? What's your favorite fragrance blend?
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