How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Perfume!

by Janice FERGUSON on Oct 02, 2020

How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Perfume! - Inspire Me Naturally

Looking to make the switch to toxin-free beauty products? Creating your very own natural perfume using essential oils is a great place to start.

Traditional perfumes can often be overpowering, filled with chemicals, or too expensive for everyday use. But with essential oils, you can create a long-lasting fragrance made from natural ingredients with added aromatherapy benefits, too!

Ready to get started? Keep reading for our step-by-step guide to creating your own essential oil perfume at home. 

How to make your own DIY essential oil perfume

To create your own DIY essential oil perfume, you’ll need 3 things:
  • Essential oils (we share some of our favourite blends below)
  • A 10ml glass roller bottle
  • A carrier oil with a neutral scent (like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil)

Next, you’ll want to choose a combination of essential oils to create your own signature fragrance. Creating an essential oil perfume might require some experimentation! You can completely customise your essential oil blend to suit your tastes and preferences - whether you prefer something floral, earthy or citrus.

There are certainly no rules to follow, but some of our favourite essential oils for perfume include: 

  • Grapefruit
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lime
  • Bergamot
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Cedarwood
  • Patchouli

These essential oils are not only long-lasting, but also beautifully fragrant. To create your perfume, simply add 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle. Start by mixing between 2-4 oils together in your perfumes to get a sense of what you like, and which scents work well together. Then, fill the remainder of the roller bottle with your chosen carrier oil and mix well. You now have your very own signature essential oil perfume!

You can apply this DIY perfume to your wrists, neck and decolletage, and reapply throughout the day as needed. A personalised essential oil perfume is also the perfect gift idea for someone special.

Essential oil perfume blends

Creating an essential oil perfume is all about getting the balance right. If you’re a total beginner with essential oil perfume, here are some of our favourite blends to get you started: 

Grapefruit + Ylang Ylang 

Grapefruit + Ylang Ylang + Geranium + Lime Grapefruit + Ginger + Vetiver

Patchouli + Cedarwood + Sweet Orange + Lavender

Sweet Orange + Ylang Ylang + Cedarwood

Jasmine + Clove + Vanilla Lavender + Rosemary + Lemon

Where to buy essential oils online

Good quality essential oils are the key to a long-lasting natural perfume. You can shop our full range of essential oils including roller bottles online right here at Inspire Me Naturally to get started! Don’t forget we have AfterPay and ZipPay available on all purchases.  

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