Most of the popular perfumes on the market are extremely dangerous and are filled with hundreds or even thousands of chemicals. The risks of using conventional perfume can lead to cancers, skin irritation, chronic chough and disease, birth defects, changes in your hormones, infertility, and can affect male sperm count as well. We wrote a long post about the dangerous of fragrance and some of the chemicals you must avoid in order to stay healthy. You can read that post here.
In light of all the scary issues and concerns related to fragrance/parfum, we wanted to teach you how to create your own delightful, natural, and healthy perfume at home so you don’t have to worry about any of the nasty chemicals. Making your own perfume is super easy and likely less expensive than those pricy designer brand perfumes. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any side effects, like you know, cancer. Any making your own perfume at home could not be simpler. You only need 2 ingredients and you can have an organic and natural perfume fast and easy!
What You Need:
- Essential oils of your choice – you can choose any essential oils that you love and would like to use in a perfume to wear everyday. Some great essential oils to use in perfume are vanilla, ylang-ylang, rose, geranium, cinnamon, lavender, roman chamomile bergamot, grapefruit, lime, etc.
- Alcohol – choose a pure grain alcohol such as an organic vodka
- Spray perfume bottle – use a new empty one or reuse an old and cleaned out bottle
- You will want to use a simple ratio when making your perfume. You want to use 70% alcohol and 30% essential oils.
- To start take ¼ cup of organic vodka and funnel it into your perfume bottle. You can then start by adding 5 drops of essential oils at a time until you create the scent and strength you are looking for in your perfume. If you are doing a combination of oils, do 5 drops of each in the bottle. For instance, if you choose to use cinnamon and vanilla essential oils, do 5 drops of vanilla and 5 drops of cinnamon.
- Test the fragrance by placing you top on the bottle and give it a good shake. Spray on your wrist or a piece of paper to test the smell and the strength of the fragrance.
- Essential oils are strong so it is always easy to add more, but impossible to take out. If the perfume is too weak. Add another 5 drops of essential oils and test the same way again.
- It will take some time to find the perfect ration and test the scent, but that is what makes making your own perfume at home fun!
- You natural and organic perfume will stay fresh for up to a few years, but you will love it so much, we are sure it won’t be sitting around that long.