YL Scent-sational Fragrances

Fragrance Explained

Fragrance Explained

‘Perfumery’ is the art or process of making fragrance. It can awaken our deepest emotions, touch our souls and influence our perceptions. It’s undeniable that fragrance can trigger a memory or emotion – similar to paintings, we see in galleries or music we hear on the radio. The beauty of fragrance is that the final product is left open to interpretation by the user and the spectator.
Therefore, we can think about fragrances as:
  • As a glimpse into a person’s aura
  • The inspiration behind who they are
  • The scents that best amplify their natural aroma

Like music, fragrances are made of different notes
Being able to master fragrance notes is key for any scent-lover. By understanding your fragrance notes, you’ll be able to create the perfect fragrance every time. To help you create the perfect scent for you, here’s our guide to understanding fragrance notes.

Breaking down the notes:
Top Notes represent the first impression because they are the lightest scent that is recognised upon immediate application.
Typical Top Notes include: Bergamot | Orange | Grapefruit | Lavender

Middle Notes also known as the heart notes – are the foundation of any fragrance. They start to make an appearance once the Top Note fades and influences the base note to start coming along.
Typical Middle Notes include: Cinnamon | Rose | Ylang Ylang | Lemongrass

Base Notes represent the lasting impression and start to shine when the top note has completely evaporated. They blend with the middle note to intensify the complexity of the fragrance.
Typical Base Notes include: Cedarwood | Vanilla | Patchouli
Natural YL Base

Natural YL Base

Unique and natural YL Base
Our natural base is made up of a Solubilizer and a Preservative that are used in conjunction with your preferred essential oils in order to create a 100% pure and natural fragrance backed by our Seed-To-Seal promise.

These natural base elements come in a kit with the below quantities:

30ml Natural Solubilizer
It is a cosmetic ingredient that helps blend very small amounts of oils into aqueous formulations. It works on the same principle as an emulsifier by mixing two immiscible ingredients.

5ml Natural Preservative
A preservative is a substance or a chemical that is added to products to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes.

Trendy fragrance combinations:
Amber Floral
Top Notes: 3 Lavender, 6 Bergamot
Middle Notes: 4 Geranium, 3 Lavender, 4 Ylang Ylang
Base Notes: 5 Patchouli, 4 Vanilla, 4 Copaiba, 3 Frankincense

Citrus Floral
Top Notes: 1 Lemon, 11 Bergamot
Middle Notes: 3 Geranium, 5 Lavender
Base Notes: 3 Vanilla, 3 Patchouli, 4 Frankincense

Fresh Spicy
Top Notes: 4 Lavender, 7 Bergamot
Middle Notes: 1 Cinnamon Bark, 4 Lemon, 2 Patchouli
Base Notes: 4 Vanilla, 1 Copaiba, 2 Cedarwood

Floral Woodsy
Top Notes: 9 Lemon, 2 Lavender, 1 Cedarwood
Middle Notes: 5 Geranium, 2 Patchouli, 3 Ylang Ylang
Base Notes: 4 Frankincense, 2 Cedarwood
Make a Fragrance

Make a Fragrance

Creating a natural fragrance is a fascinating – and sometimes complex – process that involves blending different aromatic ingredients to create a unique and undeniably charming scent. While the process can seem daunting, with the right tools, knowledge and instructions, anyone can learn to create their very own safe and natural fragrance.
What you need:
1. Small Glass Dish/Bowl
2. Syringe (5ml)
3. Small Wooden Stick/Utensil
4. Distilled Water (50ml) – not Mineral or Alkaline
5. Preservative (3 drops)
6. Solubilizer (3ml)
7. Paper Towels
8. Essential Oils – Top, Middle and Base notes of your choice
9. YL Branded Fragrance Bottle (50ml)
Step 1
Add 3ml of Young Living Solubilizer to your glass dish/bowl.

Step 2
In the same glass dish/bowl, add your chosen essential oils.
– First add your Base Note(s)
– Then add your Middle Note(s)
– Then add your Top Note(s)

Step 3
Using your tiny wooden stick/utensil, very slowly stir the mixture of the Young Living solubilizer and Young Living essential oils. Do this for 3 minutes until the mixture is emulsified i.e., well combined. Your mixture should have a honey-like consistency.
FUN FACT! The word ‘emulsion’ describes a mixture of two liquids that do not fully combine. An emulsion may look like a single liquid, but it’s made up of particles of one liquid distributed throughout another liquid.

Step 4
Slightly tilt your glass dish/bowl and then slowly add 5ml of distilled water – making sure to let the distilled water flow along the sides into the mixture. This will prevent bubbles from forming.

Step 5
Place the bowl upright and then very slowly start to mix all the elements together for 2 minutes. Notice the colour will change to a milky colour – this is normal as you are working with pure and natural ingredients that have no added variables.

Step 6
Add the remaining 45mls of distilled water to the mixture and stir well for 2 minutes. At this stage, bubbles might form – this is also normal.

Step 7
Now, take your Young Living Preservative and add exactly 3 drops to the mixture. Stir mixture for 10 seconds.

Step 8
Using the 5ml syringe, syphon your Young Living fragrance mixture into the 50ml fragrance bottle.

Step 9
Seal the fragrance bottle and voila – YOU HAVE MADE YOUR VERY OWN NATURAL FRAGRANCE!

How to enjoy your natural fragrance:
  • Before every use, gently shake your natural fragrance for 10 seconds
  • Spray onto desired area i.e. Hair or Pulse Points and/or any area of skin.
  • Let the fragrance dry naturally – avoid rubbing it in.

Be a Perfumer

Be a Perfumer

1. Experiment
Start by trying out a few different essential oils to find the scents that you like. Some popular options include Lavender, Peppermint, Bergamot, Lemon and Geranium.

2. Mix n match
Once you have a few essential oils that you like, start experimenting with combinations to create your own unique fragrance. Try mixing two or three oils together to see what scents you can come up with.

3. Start small
When creating your fragrance, it’s best to start with a small amount of essential oils and gradually add more until you reach your desired scent. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way!

4. How to store
Light and air can degrade the quality of essential oils, so be sure to follow storage instructions. Fragrance is best stored somewhere cool, dark and away from direct sunlight and heating, such as in a cupboard.

5. Testing, testing...
Before using your fragrance all over your skin, test it on a small area to make sure that you don’t have an adverse reaction.

6. Have fun!
Remember to have fun and be creative! Making your own natural fragrance is a process of trial and error, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.

Learn more about our Essential Oils
Reasons to use Natural Fragrances:
1. Made with Young Living Pure Essential Oils
2. Non-Toxic
3. Safe
4. Hypo-Allergenic
5. Eco-Friendly
6. Home-made Blending Possible
7. Personalised Scent
8. Aromatherapy Benefits

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Fragrance Kit Two

10 Fragrance Bottles, 11 Pure Essential Oils, Natural Solubilizer, Natural Preservative, while stocks last.

Fragrance Kit One

10 Fragrance Bottles, 5 Pure Essential Oils, Natural Solubilizer, Natural Preservative, while stocks last.

Fragrance Oil Collection Two

Bergamot, Geranium, Patchouli, Vanilla, Copaiba, while stocks last.

Fragrance Oil Collection One

Bergamot, Geranium, Patchouli, Vanilla, Copaiba, while stocks last.

Natural Base Kit and Fragrance Bottles

10 Fragrance Bottles, Natural Solubilizer and Preservative, while stocks last.

Natural Fragrance Base Kit

Natural Solubilizer 30ml, Natural Preservative 5ml, while stocks last.

Fragrance Bottles

10 Fragrance bottles, while stocks last.
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