From floral to woodsy and musky, essential oils offer a variety of fragrances that you can use to create your own signature scent. Not only are essential oils pleasing to the senses, but many of them come with health benefits as well. Here are some of the best essential oil combinations for perfume blends.
Let's first take a look at what essential oils are.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are concentrated extracts derived from various parts of plants such as leaves, flowers, stems, bark, and roots. Each oil has its own distinct aroma and healing properties.
The most popular essential oils include lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, and lemon. These can be used in various ways including aromatherapy diffusers, massage oils or added to bathwater as well as in homemade DIY beauty products such as facial masks and perfumes.
Roller Bottles for Perfume Blends:
Roller bottles are perfect for making essential oil roll on perfume. These are glass bottles that have a roller top on them that are great for using essential oils topically.
You can dilute your essential oil or blend with the carrier oil of your choice and have it ready for use when using these bottles. Then just roll the perfume blend on to pulse points like the neck and wrists.
The best sized roller bottles that I like to use are 10 ml, usually with colored glass like, amber or blue. You can use clear bottles too but must ensure that these bottles are not exposed to light, otherwise the essential oils will degrade.
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What are the Best Essential Oil Combinations for Perfume?
Creating your own signature scent using essential oils can be fun and rewarding! Whether you prefer floral scents or woodsy aromas, there’s an essential oil combination out there that will fit your needs perfectly.
With the right ingredients in hand, you can easily mix up your own custom perfume blend in just minutes! So why not try creating your own unique fragrance today? You never know what amazing scent you might come up with!
Here are some favorite essential oil combinations for perfume:
Lavender and Sandalwood Blend
This blend creates a calming and serene aroma. Lavender is known for its soothing effects on the mind, while sandalwood has been used to help calm anxiety, reduce stress, and even act as an aphrodisiac.
Roller Recipe: Combine 6 drops lavender oil with 4 drops sandalwood oil for a relaxing scent that’s perfect for unwinding after a long day.
Jasmine and Bergamot Blend
This combination creates an exotic floral aroma that’s perfect for special occasions or romantic evenings out. Jasmine is known to help lift moods while Bergamot can be used to help soothe tension headaches or stress-related ailments.
Roll on Recipe: Create this oil blend by combining 7 drops of jasmine oil with 3 drops of bergamot oil; mix it together with a carrier oil like jojoba oil before applying directly to skin.
Cedarwood and Lemongrass Blend
This blend combines earthy scents with a hint of citrus to create a unique fragrance that’s perfect for everyday use. Cedarwood is known to promote relaxation while lemongrass helps relieve muscle tension and stress-related headaches.
Perfume Roller Recipe: To make this combination, combine 7 drops cedarwood oil with 3 drops lemongrass oil; mix it together with 10 ml of carrier oil in a roll on bottle before applying directly to skin.
Lavender and Clary Sage Blend
This blend creates a calming scent that’s perfect for winding down at night.
Roll On Perfume Blend: Add 6 drops lavender and 4 drops clary sage to roller bottle for a simple roll on blend.
Orange and Vanilla Blend
This sweet blend creates a comforting aroma with just the right amount of warmth.
Roll On Recipe: Add 6 drops orange and 4 drops vanilla absolute to your roller bottle and make a roll on perfume mix.
Patchouli and Ylang-Ylang Blend
This romantic combination is perfect for date nights! Get more romantic essential oil blends.
Roll On Perfume: Add 7 drops patchouli and 3 drops ylang-ylang to your mixture.
Tea Tree and Lemongrass
This invigorating scent is great for energizing yourself before heading out the door in the morning! This is an earthy citrus blend, it can also help repel insects.
Roller Recipe Perfume: Add 5 drops tea tree oil and 5 drops lemongrass to a 10 ml roller bottle with jojoba oil for a simple perfume roll on.
Blending Aromatherapy for the Perfect Perfume
If you’re looking to make a custom perfume, aromatherapy could be the perfect way to make it unique and special. Blending essential oils is a great way to create a scent that’s just right for you or someone special. But with all of the available essential oils, how do you know which ones will work together?
Let’s explore some of the best aromatherapy combinations to use when making your own custom perfume.
The Basics of Blending Aromatherapy Oils
When blending aromatherapy oils, there are three categories of scents that can be used – top notes, middle notes, and base notes.
Top notes are designed to be strong and short-lived; they quickly evaporate but have a strong impact on the overall aroma of your blend. Some popular top note options include lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, orange, tea tree, and eucalyptus.
Middle notes are considered the heart of your blend; they provide an underlying support for your other scents and help them last longer throughout the day. Popular middle note choices include lavender, rosemary, geranium, chamomile, ylang-ylang and jasmine.
Finally, base notes provide depth and longevity to your blend; they will linger throughout your day as top notes fade out after just a few hours on your skin. Base note suggestions include patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood and vetiver.
Essential Oil Blending by Perfume Notes
Blending by notes is another way in which we can blend essential oils. In note theory, oils are separated into base, middle, and top notes. This is generally based off of their volatility.
A blend, according to note theory, will consist of the following:
20-30% of blend in top notes
40-80% of the blend in middle notes
10-25% of the blend in base notes
Tips for Essential Oil Perfume Combinations
When creating your own custom perfume with aromatherapy blends it is important to keep in mind that not all essential oils will mix well together; some may overpower one another while others can cause irritation when applied directly to the skin.
To ensure compatibility between essential oils it is recommended that complementary combinations be used such as citrus and floral or woody and herbaceous scents.
Additionally, adding carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil can help balance out any harshness in certain combinations while still allowing you to experience the full benefits of each oil.
Finally it is important to remember that everyone's body chemistry is unique so what smells amazing on one person may not have the same effect on another person – so feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find something perfect for you!
When creating your own custom perfume using aromatherapy blends there are many factors to consider such as scent type (top/middle/base), complementary pairings between essential oils and adding carrier oil if needed for dilution purposes. Taking these things into account will allow you create an aromatic masterpiece that fits perfectly with who you are!
Final Thoughts on Essential Oil Blends for Perfume
Creating your own custom scent with essential oils is fun way to express yourself while also reaping all of the benefits that come with aromatherapy!
With so many scents available it can be overwhelming trying to decide which ones will work best together but these tried-and-true essential oil combinations listed here should get you started on making the perfect signature scent.
Be sure to use caution when experimenting with any new aromas – remember that less is more when it comes to using essential oils. With this knowledge in hand why not grab yourself some essential oils today and start blending away.
With practice you'll soon become an aromatherapy expert - so get started now! Happy blending!