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Essential Oils as Natural Fragrance (perfume)

Essential Oils as Natural Fragrance (perfume)

Wondering how to create your own perfume? Natural essential oils can be combined to make your perfect signature perfume and it is fun and exciting! An easy place to start is with a list of oils that you enjoy. After you have experimented finding your favorite scents, put them into a three column list– in order of top, middle and low notes.


Why is this important? In general, a well balanced blend will contain 55% Top notes, 30% Middle Notes and 15% Low Notes. So in terms of ml, you would combine 1 ml of a Base Note Oils, 2 ml of Middle Note Oils and 4 ml of Top Note Oils.
  • To start on an even smaller scale, begin with 5/10/20 Drops (base/middle/top). This will allow you to experiment in finding a combination that works for you while conserving your supply of essential oils.

It is best to begin with your base notes, then add middle note oils, and lastly the top note essential oils. Example:

Base Note: 5 drops Patchouli Oil
Middle Note: 10 drops Rose Geranium Oil
Top Note: 20 drops Lavender Oil

These blends are great for adding to a diffuser or spray atomizer bottle.

 


Click the links below to find top, middle and base note oils:

Top Note Essential Oils | Middle Note Essential Oils | Base Note Essential Oils

 


NOTE: Because there are a variety of species of oils - some can be interpreted differently than what we have listed here. Your nose is your guide and not all blends will have a top, middle and base oil. This all depends on your preference. So use this as a place to begin your blending journey and enjoy!


Here are a few sample recipes:

Base Note: 3/3 drops Myrrh oil / Frankincense oil
Middle Note: 5/5drops Jasmine Oil / Cedarwood oil
Top Note: 20 drops Lavender Oil

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Base Note: 5 drops Cedarwood oil
Middle Note: 10 drops Neroli Oil
Top Note: 20 drops Lavender Oil

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Base Note: 5 drops Frankincense oil
Middle Note: 10 drops Ylang Ylang Oil
Top Note: 20 drops Orange oil

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Base Note: 5 drops Jasmine Oil
Middle Note: 5 drops each Peppermint Oil, Rosemary Oil
Top Note: 20 drops Eucalyptus Oil

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Base Note: 2 drops Sandalwood oil
Middle Note: 10 drops Ylang Ylang Oil
Top Note: 10 drops each Lemon Oil, Orange oil


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