I’ve been wanting to make my own easy DIY perfume spray for a while. Most brands out there are filled with synthetic fragrances while the “clean” versions are extremely expensive. Not only that but by creating my own custom blend I could create a DIY perfume that provides aromatherapy benefits by using essential oils too.
Easy DIY Perfume Spray
Why not just buy my own? According to Simple Pure Beauty, “What most people don’t know is that while synthetic fragrances last a long time and smell amazing, most of the compounds are derived directly from petrochemicals.
These chemicals and toxins are known carcinogens – that means they have the potential to cause cancer and birth defects. They can even cause hormonal trouble.
Whenever you use a synthetic perfume or a product containing ‘fragrance’, these mysterious toxins are absorbed into your bloodstream.”
Instead, I can choose from the ingredients below that provide benefits for both my mind and body. I can create a DIY perfume spray that not only smells great but calms my mind, boosts my mood, and energizes me.
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Lavender can reduce stress and anxiety and provide a better night’s sleep.
Rose is one of my favorite scents, but it can also help balance hormones and lift your mood!
Orange Essential Oil
Orange essential oil is energizing and can lift your mood. It’s also helpful in turning OFF the stress hormone cortisol or to fight anxiety.
Jasmine Essential Oil
Not only does it smell like heaven, but it can help balance hormones, and easy fatigue and nausea.
And these are just a few of the hundreds of essential oils you can choose from to create your custom blend.
How does perfume work? Before we get into the actual DIY, we need to understand that all perfumes are made up of “notes” that combined create a custom smell.
The Anatomy of Perfume!
“Top notes” are the first thing you smell in a perfume. These usually include scents such as lavender, lemon, orange, grapefruit etc.) They usually have the strongest scents.
“Middle notes” are what you smell next and make up the main component of the perfume. They are not as strong. Jasmine, rosemary, and even cinnamon are a few “middle notes” to consider adding.
Lastly, we have the “base notes.” They are usually a little “manlier” or musky and help extend the middle notes. These include your vanilla, cedarwood, and sandalwood essential oils.
I also like to use vodka as the base because it’s closest to traditional perfumes and evaporates quickly, diffusing the top, middle, and base notes into the air.
What you will need for DIY perfume spray
- 1 cup distilled water
- 2 tablespoons vodka
- 25 drops essential oils – 10 drops top note, 10 drops middle note, 5 drops base notes.
- I used 10 drops rose essential oil, 10 drops jasmine essential oil, and 10 drops vanilla essential oil. So pretty!
- Spray perfume bottle
But remember, perfume-making is an ART. You can change up the amounts depending on your personal preferences. You can also use only distilled water for more of a body spray, or only vodka if you really want the scent to stick.
How to Make DIY Perfume Spray
1.) Pour distilled water in a glass bottle.
2.) Add vodka
2.) Add 6 drops of a “base note”, 4 drops a “middle note”, and 3 drops a “top note.”
3.) Stir with a wooden spoon
4.) Allow it to sit 24 hours before using it.