Scents carry with them a wave of memories and associations. Maybe a classic department store perfume reminds you of your mother or the scent of a bar soap reminds you of your best friend.
Essential oil perfume opens up options for personal scents without scary ingredients. DIY perfumes are fun to make and give you the opportunity to explore different combination of scents.
Aromatic blending for the sheer pleasure of the aroma is a combination of creativity and science. When using a blend created primarily for its fragrance, therapeutic benefits can also occur. The focus of the blend, however, is on the final aroma, not its therapeutic properties.
Safety precautions should be followed for any type of blending, including when creating perfumes. For instance, you would still want to be extremely careful when using citrus oils (lemon, bergamot, grapefruit etc.) because of their phototoxicity and still avoid using hazardous oils.
Traditional perfumers that work for the famous fragrance houses study for years to master the art and science of perfumery blending.
The perfumer’s standard repertoire consists of essential oils but also of synthesized chemicals that mimic the constituents (chemicals) of essential oils and other natural ingredients.
Perfumers use synthesized chemicals and chemicals extracted from essential oils because they are often cheaper than using pure essential oils and because the chemicals are standardized and will be more consistent in aroma.
Imagine if you could wear a perfume that was non-toxic to the body and actually could help you manage your stress level, or help you feel more confident.
The following are some of the basic notions you need to get familiar with before starting your perfume creating process, like the “notes” of the essential oil blends that make up your perfume.
Some essential oils evaporate more quickly than others. As the oils in a blend evaporate, the aroma will change to reflect the aroma of the remaining oils.
In most perfumes, you smell the quick-evaporating top notes first, followed a moment later by the middle notes—the heart of the perfume. At the end, you catch the base notes, which complement the top and middle notes.
When selecting essential oils for your perfume, start with the base note, soften with a middle note, and finish with a top note that makes a positive first impression.
Types of Aromas
In addition, essential oils can be classified by aroma:
· Floral (rose, geranium, lavender, jasmine)
· Woodsy (cedar, pine)
· Earthy (vetiver, patchouli)
· Herbaceous (rosemary, basil)
· Minty (peppermint)
· Camphorous (eucalyptus)
· Spicy (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg)
· Oriental (ginger)
· Citrus (orange, lemon)
· 5-ml essential roll on bottle
· Top note essential oil
· Middle note essential oil
· Bottom note essential oil
· Custom labels
· Transparent tape
1. Combine 10–15 drops each of your selected oils in the empty bottle until your essential oil blend is balanced.
2. Once you’re happy with the blend, fill the rest of the bottle with V-6.
3. Put the roller fitment and cap on.
4. Print custom labels
5. Wrap label around the bottle and apply transparent tape.
6. Roll on to your neck, wrists, or anywhere you apply perfume.