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15 Tantalizing Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

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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! 

homemade essential oil perfumes

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.

If you've ever wondered why scents cause headaches, I wrote a whole post about that here

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:

I like to use jojoba oil because I know it will not clog my pores but you'll also find perfume recipes that use coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, and more. 

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. 

For my roll-on perfume recipe, I usually purchase cute roll-on bottles from Amazon, like these

I recently made some perfume spray and I used these adorable atomizer bottles from Amazon.

You can get really creative when choosing containers for solid perfume. You can use a slide tin, lip balm containers or even lockets. 

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! 

15 Tantalizing Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

These 15 essential oil perfume recipes are simple and easy to make! Get ready to fall in love with the scents!

More blends and essential oil recipes to try: 

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DIY essential oil perfume recipes

Note: Originally published in April 2014, this article was checked for accuracy and updated January 20, 2020 by Mindy Benkert

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[…] Mother’s Day craft by Garden Therapy. Pick your own perfect blend of essential oils (look here for some more ideas of scents that work well together), add some dried petals or leaves and let it […]

Patrik Nusszer

Thursday 20th of July 2017

Dear Mindy Benkert,

I'd like to ask whether it's a good idea to make a perfume of only a top and base note: cedarwood and bergamot.

Would it work?

Thanks, Patrik Nusszer

Ingrid

Monday 20th of March 2017

Can these be made using a roller bottle and carrier oil?

Mindy Benkert

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

Absolutely, that is how I usually make mine. :)

geri majewski

Friday 13th of January 2017

Awesome recipes I would like to try

Mindy Benkert

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Yes they are!! Have fun!

Women's Magazine UK

Monday 26th of December 2016

Yes, some do. But as I said earlier even when they are using perfume grade oils, not therapuetic grade Most inexpensive perfumes are made strictly from synthetic manufactured fragrances!

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