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I am almost there. I’ve been trying to make all of my own beauty products and now I am studying homemade perfume.
I am learning more about essential oils and have been using them, not only for body products, but for medicinal purposes as well. Beyond medicinal, smells can be soothing or exciting. I have gotten rid of my cheapo sprays and am enjoying using some of the natural smells that I love. The most expensive perfumes are from about 78% to 95% of specially denatured ethyl alcohol and a remainder of essential oils (or these days, chemical fragrance oils). By making your own, you know exactly what you are putting on your body.
Many people love the floral smells of lavender, violets, jasmine, magnolia, and geranium or rose.
While others like more woody smells like Tea Tree oil, eucalyptus, cardamom, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and frankincense.
Homemade Perfume – Solid
- 1 Tablespoon Beeswax (or carnauba or candelilla wax)
- 1-1/2 Tablespoon Carrier Oil (like sweet almond or jojoba oil)
- 10 drops Essential oil (I stay away from fragrance oils. They defeat the purpose of making your own safe products)
- Melt the wax into the oil and when slightly cool, add your essential oils.
- Pour into containers and allow to solidify.
Homemade Perfume – Body Spray
Body Sprays provide a wonderful boost of freshness without being overpowering. This bath and body recipe also contains soothing aloe vera. The combination also helps with regular body odor (witch hazel being an astringent).
- 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 Tablespoon non-Alcohol Witch Hazel
- 5 Tablespoons water
- 10-20 drops essential oil
- Combine all ingredients in a fine mist sprayer and shake before each use.
- Store in a cool dark location for optimum shelf life.
- Makes enough for a 2 oz bottle.