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DIY Perfume

 

Essential Oils are used for practical purposes, but from time to time it is nice to be able to use them to make us feel good and smell good. Below are 3 recipes that Plant Therapy’s Certified Aromatherapists really enjoy. And for those of you who took advantage of Plant Therapy’s Day 5  Sale and received the perfume bottle as a free gift, you will love adding these to your recipe file.

 

Woodland Blooms

3 drops Mandarin Citrus reticulata

2 drops Cedarwood Himalayan Cedrus deodara

1 drop Jasmine Absolute Jasminum sambac

6 drops Polysorbate 20

Blend with 10 ml (1/3 oz) of witch hazel or alcohol such as vodka or rum.

 

Peaceful Spring

2 drops Sandalwood Australian Santalum spicatum

2 drops Neroli Citrus x aurantium

2 drops Bergamot Citrus bergamia

6 drops Polysorbate 20

Blend with 10 ml (1/3 oz) of witch hazel or alcohol such as vodka or rum.

 

Vanilla Orange Blossoms

3 drops Orange Blood Citrus sinensis

2 drops Vanilla Oleoresin Vanilla planifolia

1 drop Ylang Ylang Complete Cananga odorata

6 drops Polysorbate 20

Blend with 10 ml (1/3 oz) of witch hazel or alcohol such as vodka or rum.

 

16 thoughts on “DIY Perfume”

    1. Lisa, thank you for your question. It is not necessary to use a preservative but it is important to use an emulsifier. We have added the Polysorbate 20 to these recipes.

    1. Hi Melissa. You can use almost any essential oil if there are certain oils or blends that you really like.

      1. I haven’t seen any difference in different brands. I usually purchase from companies that have good customer service ratings.

  1. Thank you so much for posting these recipes! I’ve read some not good things about Polysorbate 20 – is there an alternative emulsifier you would recommend?

    1. Putra, if you do not use an emulsifier the essential oils will not disburse properly into the liquid and could cause skin irritation.

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