Making Perfume Using Essential Oils?

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I have recently used essential oils to make hand scrubs, but I would like to learn how to make perfume. Does anyone have a good recipe and advice on how to find the best oils and which ones blend well together? I love the idea of making my own fragrance without all the chemicals.


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February 27, 20172 found this helpful

the thing to understand with perfumes and essential oils is that you need three notes - a top note (usually sweeter or floral), a medium note, and a base note (which is usually musky or wooden or otherwise strong) in this proportion:
Base: 20%
Middle: 50%
Top: 30%

you mix them up and either mix them with a carrier oil or with vodka. The latter is more of a cologne than a perfume.

Some great guides are here:

I have done this before, and what I have liked is patchouli for base, rose for middle tone, and bergamot as a top note


you can also replace patchouli with sandalwood (more people prefer sandal) and replace rose with jasmine or lemongrass.


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February 27, 20171 found this helpful

Here is an article from Wellness Mama:


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July 29, 20170 found this helpful

I made some perfume, but there were so many different recipes that I don't remember exact ingredients. There's lots of good recipes on Pintrest It's mainly essential oils, another oil like coconut, and alcohol.


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