DIY Perfume with Essential Oils

84 January 19, 2017 - Diffusion Blend Ideas, Diffusion Ideas, DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Personal Care, Sharing Essential Oils, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care

Scents carry with them a wave of memories and associations. Maybe a classic department store perfume reminds you of your grandmother or the squeaky clean scent of bar soap reminds you of your mother. Our essential oil perfume opens up options for personal scents you’ll be remembered for, without scary ingredients. Plus, this DIY perfume is easy enough to make, tweak, and remake for years to come.

First, let’s dive into a couple essentials that you should know, like the “notes” of the essential oil blends that make up your perfume. Typically, you’ll smell the quick-evaporating top notes first, followed a moment later by the middle notes—the heart of the perfume. Finally, you’ll catch the base notes, which complement the top and middle notes.

When selecting botanicals 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.

Base note essential oils:

Patchouli Essential Oil - Young LivingIdaho Balsam Fir Essential OilMyrrh Essential OilFrankincense Essential OilCedarwood Essential OilCedarwood Essential Oil

Middle note essential oils:

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil - Young LivingGeraniumJasmine Essential OilRose Essential OilNeroli Essential Oils

Top note essential oils:

lime essential oilTangerine Essential Oil - Young LivingYoung Living Grapefruit Essential OilBergamot Essential Oilorange essential oilBasil Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oilthyme essential oilJade Lemon Essential OilCinnamon Bark Essential OilCoriander Essential Oils

Supplies:

Young Living DIY Perfume Printable Labels

Click to view custom labels

Instructions:

  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.

 

Which combinations are you excited to try? What would you name your blend? Share your ideas in the comments below!

 

 

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  • Maggie

    I am interested in purchasing essential oils.

    • Desirae

      Hi Maggie! I would be happy to help get you started. You can use my link to sign up if you would like! https://tinyurl.com/jp8evou . Feel free to email me as well beyondoilywellness@gmail.com

    • Pamela Hukill

      I would be glad to help you.

    • Pamela Hukill

      Hi Maggie,
      I would be glad to talk with you regarding essential oils and introduce you to Young Living Products. Please contact me Natural.Boundaries@comcast.net

    • Pamela

      Maggie,
      I would love to walk you through an introduction to Young Living Essential Oils.

    • Hi Maggie! I’d be happy to assist you with essential oils! Contact me anytime.

    • Hi Maggie, I would love to help you get your oils. My email is gsaliba@comcast.net and my website is http://www.yldist.com/gwensaliba

    • Sarah

      Hello Maggie. If you need help please email me at oilenvisioner@gmail.com. I would be more then happy to help you.

    • Sarah

      Hi Maggie. I tried to comment they are not showing up. If you are still needing help please feel free to email me. I would love to help you. Oilenvisioner@gmail.com

    • Emily

      Hi Maggie! Are you still interested in buying some oils? I would be happy to walk you through the process. You can become a YL membership and get great discounts and other awesome perks, or you can become a regular retail customer. Please feel free to email me at emilyjcurrier@gmail.com if you’re still interested. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Caitlin McKay

    How would I make it into spray form?

    • Hey Caitlin. We have not made it into a spray form. However, you can try using the same recipe, but putting it into a glass perfume spray bottle. I would suggest also adding a little witch hazel to help with the perfume consistency and its evaporation once in contact with the skin. I know there there are also some DIY perfume recipes online. Feel free to experiment and if you discover an awesome recipe or blend, please share it with us! Thanks for shopping by with your question!

  • Sandy Holmes

    Could someone contact me about joining the Company with the oils side of the Business please? Thanks from sandy

    • Cathy Turman

      Hi Sandy! I would love to introduce you to Young Living products and the business side of sharing. Please contact me: cathyturman@yahoo.com or become part of my team at yl.pe/8hp

    • Kathleen

      Have you been in contact with anyone? I’d be happy to help you.

    • Maria Arcie Acero

      Hi you can join my team

    • Hey Sandy. Are you enrolled under someone already? If not, shoot me an email and I can help you out!

    • Hi Sandy, if you haven’t already joined Young Living, I would love to welcome you to our team. Oils have made a huge impact in the health and happiness of our family and now I get the JOY of sharing with others the same wellness, purpose and abundance. I would love to hear from you. ~Amie, oilycrunchypeople@gmail.com

    • Theresa

      I would be happy to help walk you through the sign up process to join the Young Living Essential Oil Company Family and answer any questions you may have. 🙂

    • Theresa

      I would be a be happy to walk you through the sign up process to join the Young Living Oil Company Family & to answer any questions you may have. 🙂

    • Carolyn

      Did anyone contact you about the business side?

    • Kristn

      Hi Sandy! Did anyone contact you?

    • Hi Sandy, Has anyone contacted you? I’d be happy to help you with joining Young Living and the business side. My contact information is as follows.

    • Xan Henman

      I’m getting errors so not sure if my reply is going through. Would be happy to connect with you Sandy.

    • Kay

      Has anyone contacted you Sandy?

    • Sarah

      Hello Sandy. Have you gotten anyone to help you. If not I’m more then happy to direct You.

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  • Sue

    Any suggestions for best blends for teenage girls?

    • Hey Sue! Honestly, it depends on the personality of the girls. However, for a more floral aroma I would recommend Joy, Geranium, Jasmine, or Ylang Ylang. For citrus scents maybe try Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lime, and Lemongrass. For a more energy-going oil you could try Peppermint or anything Eucalyptus. For a good do-to base note, I always love Cedarwood, especially because of its benefits to skin and hair. Also, throwing in a little Stress Away is always a good idea. Here is a post we did on DIY perfumes that might help you to better know what the teenage girls would enjoy: DIY Perfume But for the most part staying floral or citrus would be a good start. Hope that helps!

  • I absolutely loved your article! this article helped me do my research on the best essential oils for allergies. Especially the balance between the aromatic and therapeutic properties of different essential oils! Just wanted to drop by and give a shout out for you guys!

  • Jean

    Love the label templates that you provided. It would be really cool if somehow we could print out an entire page of the same one. Blending is definitely an art, but also a science and it’s amazing how various fragrances can be created and just changing one ingredient can make a BIG difference. So fun!!! Thanks for the great blog post!

  • Maralys Kulstad

    I thought we couldn’t use a YL label on our DIY? Just checking, I want to be compliant!

  • Angel

    Can’t wait to make mine. I have been looking for perfume DIY . Thanks young Living 😊

  • Adelle

    Still learning, I’m collecting more oils but really excited about trying some for perfumes, want to learn more about the product

  • Donita Frederick

    Thank you. I’ve been wanting to develop my own scents for a long time. I’ve discovered that as I age, the perfumes that I loved don’t smell as nice on me. Looking forward to exploring!

  • Rhonda Martin

    Patchouli, clove, ylang-ylang and tangerine. I think patchwork is a good name.

  • Kelly Schott

    Is there something else other a vegetable oil to use as the carrier? I like to put the scent behind my ears or the back of my neck, but don’t like to see my hair get greasy.

    • Young Living

      Hi Kelly, Other carrier oils can be used with this DIY recipe. We suggest reviewing our post for other options that may better suit your preference. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    • Barbara Abadam

      I use grapeseed oil

      • Tammy

        I use avacado oil

    • Jean Dukes

      V6 is very light and absorptive.

    • Lianne Soller

      I use Sweet Almond Oil 🙂

  • Michelle

    Thank you for this post. 🙂 I have been wanting to make my own perfume for a long time but wasn’t sure which scents,oils, to put together. I would love some examples for a men’s cologne. 💗

    • Lori

      YL already has some great blends and singles that smell good on men – Abundance, Shutran, Idaho Blue Spruce, etc…

  • Gloria

    How do I know what would be considered a top note, middle note, or bottom note?

    • Hey Gloria, thanks for stopping by! We suggest looking up essential oils online and simple searches will allow you to find information on specific essential oil notes. Hope this helps!

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