Why you want to make your own perfume...using essential oils!
I don't know about you, but I like to smell amazing and get that extra boost of confidence from wearing an amazing aroma....without feeling like I'm wearing a toxic cloud and endangering the health of those around me! According to an article published by EWG.org ,“Secondhand scents are also a big concern. One person using a fragranced product can cause health problems for many others.”

Most of the time you don't even know what's in your perfume as makers do not have to disclose all of the ingredients in their products. Many chemicals found in perfumes can be linked with allergic reactions like headaches or coughing. Results published by EWG.org of a study by Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, found results of:

  • "Fourteen secret chemicals not listed on labels due to a loophole in federal law that allows companies to claim fragrances as trade secrets."
  • "Ten sensitizing chemicals associated with allergic reactions such as asthma, wheezing, headaches and contact dermatitis."
  • "Four hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to a range of health effects including sperm damage, thyroid disruption and cancer."
Did you know you can still get that confidence boost from wearing an amazing aroma, without all the chemicals by using essential oils in 3 easy steps...and did you know that if you want to start using essential oils with your horses and dogs, wearing them as a perfume is the easiest and safest way to get started?

Step 1 
Roll on or spray? Both work well and are really a matter of personal preference, although a roll on probably lasts a bit longer (use glass bottles, easily and inexpensively, available from Amazon). Grab my free pdf step by step guide to making a roll on HERE...or if you want to try a spray, grab my pdf HERE

Step 2 
Pick and add an unscented carrier. For roll on's, I like to use a fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, or vodka. Vodka makes a great emulsifier without any greasy residue. For sprays, vodka or witch hazel works well. Generally 80% carrier and 20% essential oil works well, but feel free to adjust as you see fit. I like to use around 20 drops in 10 ml of carrier for a roll on and 20 drops in 2 ounces for a spray. 

Step 3
Pick and add a high quality, premium essential oil or blend a few together. This is important-not all essential oils are created equal and we are wanting a perfume without the chemicals-right?! I like to use Young Living Essential Oils because of their Seed To Seal guarantee. 

Just a note about citrus oils....They are inexpensive essential oils and have a very uplifting aroma which makes them great for perfumes, but they can cause photosensitivity (more sensitive to sunlight and can increase sunburn), so make sure to apply in areas that are covered by clothing if you are going outside. 

Ta-da...you now have a natural perfume that you can wear with confidence knowing its safe for you and those around you. 

Here's a few of my favorite recipes to get you started:

Recipe 1: Floral Elegance

  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Rose essential oil
  • 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
Recipe 2: Citrus Sunshine

  • 8 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 6 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Recipe 3: Earthy Woods
  • 8 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 6 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 6 drops Sandalwood essential oil
Need a bit more help in creating that perfect blend? Grab my free PDF that'll walk you through it with some additional recipes HERE


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