Perfume recipes open the door to experimentation, creativity and individuality. Whether you're looking to set yourself apart with a unique scent or you're not so fond of the alcoholic undertones in most liquid perfumes, these perfume recipes will show you how to create an inexpensive alternative.
The skin must be clean and dry when using perfume, so the scent doesn't mix with other odors. Such areas as the neck, sternum, elbow and inside of the knee or wrist are the best places to apply perfume; the increased body temperature at these pulse points improves a scent's development and longevity.
Orient Nights Perfume
Let the Orient sweep your heart away with our easy to make homemade perfume. Create your unique fragrance for a romantic evening.
4 drops sandalwood essential oil
4 drops musk essential oil
3 drops frankincense essential oil
2 teaspoons jojoba oil (pronounced hoe-hoe-bah)
Mix all the ingredients together, shake well. Place in a dark color bottle. Then allow the perfume to settle for at least 12 hours. Store in a cool dry area.
Designed with pleasure and relaxation in mind, this orient nights perfume is great for everyone. Whether you are on your honeymoon, or out for your anniversary, we are sure that you will enjoy the lure and romance this exotic perfume has to offer.
Vodka as a carrier oil: High quality 80- or 100-proof vodka is virtually odorless, making it a good choice for an essential-oil carrier in natural perfume. Don't substitute other types of alcohol, such as rubbing alcohol, which has a powerful odor and quickly evaporates as well.
For freshness: Oils from the skins of a variety of citrus fruits provide the perfumes fruity, fresh note. Lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and bitter orange oils are used as light scent oils. They give a refreshing top note and also provide the perfume with its delicate, invigorating scent.
For warmth and spice: The addition of lemongrass, cypress, neroli and verbena oils gives the perfume a mild spicy, slightly woodsy scent.
For fullness and harmony: Benzoin and cedarwood oils give the perfume a lasting fullness. They bind the mixture of essential oils together and harmonize well with the fresh citrus oils.
Jojoba oil for a perfume base: This medium weight, golden oil is a liquid plant wax. Produced from cold-pressed jojoba seeds, it makes an excellent carrier for natural perfumes since it has a very long shelf life, is easily absorbed by the skin and is non-greasy.
Citrus oil for refreshment: Gently uplifting and soothing citrus oils, such as neroli and bergamot, provide a fruity, floral freshness to a perfume's fragrance.
Jasmine oil for intense richness: Used to make fine perfumes, jasmine flowers are picked before dawn to prevent any of the soft and sensuous oil from evaporating.
Geranium oil for harmony and balance: This delicate, rosy fragrance is very effective in treating stress, fatigue and anxiety, and it is an inexpensive alternative to genuine rose oil.
Ylang-ylang oil for relaxation: Possibly the most erotic aroma on earth, this sweet, tropical scent is a reported aphrodisiac. It calms the senses and relaxes the muscles.
Patchouli oil for prolonging a fragrance: This warm, earthy fragrance acts as a fixative, slowing evaporation and prolonging the scent.
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil
1 drop Tangerine essential oil
2 drops Jasmine essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Vanilla CO2 extract
3 drops German Chamomile
2 teaspoon beeswax beads
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
Melt beeswax beads and coconut oil together. Remove from heat and add sweet almond oil and fragrance. Pour into 1/4 oz. lip balm tubes and close right away.
Let cool completely. To use, roll up a bit of the tube and rub on the inside of your wrist, behind your ears, elbows and/or knees.
Makes approximately 5 tubes,
You can also add a few drops of Vitamin E oil as an antioxidant to help preserve this perfume.
Natural perfumes can enhance a good mood, chase away a bad one, relax you, awaken you! You can feel glamorous, exotic, confident, utterly feminine - or all of the above! These perfume recipes are simple to make and easy to follow.