How to make homemade perfume with essential oils
Making your own perfume blends with essential oils is simple. Get started with our guide to successful blending, recipes, tips and more.
Roll-on Perfume with Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil
Roll-on Perfume with Lemon Balm and Lavender Essential Oils
Mandarin Orange and Neroli Body Mist
Patchouli Bergamot Roll-on Perfume
Tangerine, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood Roll-on Perfume
Rose Roll-on Perfume
Sandalwood Roll-on Perfume
Jasmine Lemon Roll-on Perfume
Bergamot, Patchouli and Rose Body Spray
Cologne with Bergamot and Bay Essential Oils
Bergamot Rosemary Cologne Mist
Jasmine Sandalwood Roll-on Perfume
Frankincense and Ylang Ylang Roll-On Perfume
Try Quick Tips
To make a rose petal perfume mist, combine 24 drops rose otto or rose absolute essential oil with 2 fluid ounces water in a mist bottle. Shake until well blended, then roll onto pulse points.
To make a vetiver perfume body oil, combine 24 drops vetiver essential oil with 2 fluid ounces sweet almond oil. Shake until well blended, then massage into skin.
To make a ylang ylang roll-on perfume, combine 10 drops ylang ylang extra essential oil with 2 teaspoons jojoba oil in a roll-on bottle.
To make a lavender perfume body splash, combine 48 drops lavender essential oil, 3 fluid ounces of water and 1 fluid ounce of witch hazel extract in a 4-ounce bottle. Shake until well blended, then mist body.
To make a jasmine perfume bath oil, combine 24 drops jasmine absolute with 2 fluid ounces of apricot kernel oil. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to hot bath water and swish water to disperse.
Essential oils can be categorized by their aromas into olfactorily related families. Each family has analogous and complementary relationships with certain other families. A spirit of creativity and willingness to experiment are the only hard and fast rule
|Group #||Aroma||Oils||Top, Middle or Base Note||Complimentary Groups|
Fresh, Herbal, Camphor
|Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Spike Lavender, Thyme, Camphor, Wild Marjoram||Top||2, 5, 4|
|2||Musty, Herbal, Tobacco||Sweet Marjoram, Chamomile, Sage, Clary Sage, Hyssop||Middle||1, 5, 7|
|3||Herbal, Earthy||Carrot Seed, Patchouli, Vetiver, Ginger||Base||2, 5, 7|
|4||Herbal, Lemon-like||Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Citronella, Palmarossa||Top||5, 1, 6|
|5||Fruity, Citrus||Lemon, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot||Top||4, 5, 6|
|6||Lavender, Lavender-like||Bergamot BF, Coriander Seed, Lavender, Lavender Tea Tree||Top||5, 4, 9|
|7||Rose, Rose-like||Geranium, Rose Absolute, Rose Otto||Middle||6, 5, 9|
|8||Floral||Jasmine Absolute, Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Ylang Ylang||Middle||9, 5, 3|
|9||Spicy, Fruity||Anise Seed, Fennel Seed, Peru Balsam||Middle||10, 5, 6|
|10||Spicy||Allspice, Bay, Cassia, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud||Top||9, 5, 11|
|11||Spicy, Woody||Cardamom Seed, Nutmeg, Myrtle, Tea Tree||Top||10, 5, 1|
|12||Woody, Foresty||Cypress, Pine, Juniper Berry, Balsam Fir Needle||Top||13, 5, 14|
|13||Woody, Balsamic||Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Blue Cypress||Base||12, 5, 14|
|14||Balsamic, Resinous||Frankincense, Myrrh||Base||13, 5, 1|