These simple essential oil perfume recipes all smell so good and are simple and easy to make! With all of these great options, you'll never have to spray chemicals on your body from those store-bought perfumes ever again!
Since I can remember, I have struggled with scents and especially perfumes. Growing up I could only use one perfume and it smelled like Vanilla.
Everything else gave me a terrible headache.
Thankfully I found essential oils and learned just how easy it was to make my own perfume.
What I love most about making my own perfume is that I control everything that goes into it. It's such great peace of mind knowing that!
Can you use an Essential Oil As Perfume?
You can, and this is why I love making my own perfumes. Essential oils offer a great scent that you can customize and mix and match to your likeness.
Some essential oils can be worn on their own as perfume, but most of the time I like to blend a few together to create a signature scent.
The key to making a great essential oil perfume is to include a mix of top notes, middle notes and base notes. If that sounds a little daunting, I've created a very detailed post all about this here.
You'll notice in these 15 essential oil perfume recipes that you can use different combinations and oils to create your perfect scent or spray.
How to Make Essential Oil Perfume
While the basis for each recipe is pretty consistent, you'll notice that the number of essential oil drops added will vary. Pay close attention to this detail as it does matter!
These recipes are all perfected for you and all you literally have to do is follow along and recreate. How simple is that?!
The other key ingredients to making essential oil perfumes are carrier oil or base for your perfume.
This can be:
- High Proof Vodka if making a perfume spray
- Carrier Oil like Jojoba Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, or Sweet Almond Oil
- Mixture of Carrier oil and Beeswax if making a solid perfume.
How to Store Essential Oil Perfume
Once you make your DIY perfume recipes, you really do need to make certain that you have an awesome way to store them.
Keeping them in a cool, dry place is key so that the scents of the essential oil stay strong for months to come. It's also a good idea to have a dark bottle for storage to keep the sunlight away as well.
I also recommend checking out this post on How to Find Cheap Containers for Homemade Beauty Products. It will give you some great recommendations for storing your perfume easily and in a way that won't break the bank.
Essential Oil Perfume Recipes
Are you ready for all these essential oil perfume recipes? Here are 15 options that you're certainly going to love!
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Note: Originally published in April 2014, this article was checked for accuracy and updated January 20, 2020 by Mindy Benkert