Create your own perfume with essential oils

If you are very familiar with essential oils in aromatherapy or cosmetics, here is an opportunity to learn a new way of using them, even more sensory! Not only will you avoid the chemicals of ordinary perfumes, but you will also take pride in having created your own perfume. How cool is that? A unique fragrance, which looks like you, and which is perfectly adapted to the situation for which you wear it, because it was created for it!

How do I create my natural perfume with essential oils?

The manufacturing process is quite simple. All you have to do is mix essential oils with different scents, trying to respect the three classic notes present in a perfume:

  • a headnote, the first one you feel, which evaporates relatively quickly;
  • a heart note, the more persistent one, the one that will last the longest;
  • a background note, which carries the others and serves as a fixer, the last one that persists.

Once you have chosen your three notes, make your blend in an empty amber bottle, then let it sit for about 3 weeks. You can smell the bottle regularly to adjust the fragrance and add this or that essential oil, depending on the result you want to achieve.

After these 3 weeks of patience, you can dilute the essential oil blend in a base. If some use alcohol, at The company of the senses, we prefer to stay natural and opt for Jojoba vegetable oil as a perfume base. It is the one that is often chosen, and not another vegetable oil, because its composition makes it an oil that remainsintact for a long time, and its smell is quite neutral. It will allow the scented molecules to bind more easily to your skin, to prolong their scent. Also, using a vegetable oil as a base for a perfume has the advantage of not drying out the skin, as alcohol might. Thus, the perfume you create will have a significant advantage: in addition to smelling good, your skin will be nourished and protected from aggression!

To avoid irritation and an overpowering scent, you'll need to dilute the essential oil blend in the Jojoba oil. Thus, you can add one dose of essential oils for every 6 to 8 doses of Jojoba oil, depending on the intensity of the fragrance you want to have. For example, if you want to make 10 ml of perfume, you can thus make 1 ml of essential oil mixture (that is 30 drops) to be diluted in 9 ml of Jojoba oil. And there you go, your natural and personalized perfume is ready!

Designing your own essential oil diffusion

To create your own atmosphere to diffuse, the manufacturing process is the same, you just have to add the essential oils you like (respecting the precautions of diffusion, that is to say those that you can diffuse pure and those that you have to dilute).
It should be noted that you should never add vegetable oil in the mixtures of atmosphere to diffuse. These oils are greasy and viscous, they can damage your diffuser. It is thus simple and to create its own diffusion, which will be natural and single, since it will resemble only you!

Creating your own indoor atmosphere with essential oils is a simple process, which is similar to the process of making a natural perfume with essential oils. Indeed, to create its own atmosphere to be diffused is to conceive its "perfume" of interior. Thus, it is necessary to mix essential oils with different scents, trying to respect the three classical notes present in a perfume:

  • Top note, which is the first one you smell, which can last up to 2 hours and evaporates relatively quickly.

Examples: citrus, green and fresh smells: Tea Tree, Basil, Lemon etc.

  • Heart note, which is a bit more persistent and will last longer than the first, for several hours.

Examples: woody, fruity and spicy notes: Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Cinnamon etc.

  • Background note, which carries the other notes and serves as a "fixer". It is the last note/smell that will be smelled and can remain for several days.

Examples: woody, sweet and leathery notes: Atlas Cedar, Cistus, Patchouli etc.

Once you have chosen the essential oils according to their note (top note etc.), all you have to do is make your blend according to the oils you like. It's all a matter of taste, it allows you to create a unique atmosphere that suits you.

To make sure you create a blend you like, simply choose the essential oils you like the smell of and test, based on their potency and your expectations, if the smell of the blend satisfies you. If you are not entirely satisfied, you can modify the blend by adding a few drops of one of the essential oils, according to your taste.

It is important to remember that before any creation of the olfactory diffusion, it is necessary to be sure that the chosen essential oils can be diffused, pure or diluted. Moreover, contrary to the creation of a classic perfume, you should not add vegetable oil because they are viscous and can damage your diffuser!

The company of the senses perfumes

If you are not inspired, don't panic, The company of the senses will not let you down! After many trials, we are pleased to offer you our creations. We've selected a few of our recipes for you, to get you started and familiarize you with this new world that is open to you: that of natural perfumes with essential oils. In each of these recipes, we guide you step by step to offer you perfumes that are like you!

The Feminine

Discover the Feminine Fragrance

The Oriental

Discover the Oriental Perfume

The Sensual

Discover the Sensual Perfume

How to recognize the scents of essential oils?

It's all well and good to be inspired by other people's blends, but to create your own natural perfume, you need to know and recognize the scents of essential oils. Follow us in this overview of the most common olfactory families!

Aromatic note

It is found in many essential oils, this aromatic smell! It is known in your kitchen, but did you know that it also adapts very well in fresh and deep perfumes? → Learn more about the olfactory family of aromatic notes !

Woody note

If it is rather connoted masculine, the woody note is nevertheless found in a wide range of perfumes, both feminine and masculine! It's the ultimate base note.
→ Find out which essential oils have a woody scent.

Spicy note

Used sparingly in your perfumes, spices can give them a new deep and pungent facet, which will surely revive your festive evenings. → Get started with the use of essential oils with a spicy smell .

Floral note

The power of flowers, how beautiful! So why not add some to your perfumes, to make real floral bouquets, perfect for bewitching feminine fragrances? → Discover the essential oils with a floral scent !

Green note

Also called fern scent, the green scent is fresh and immerses you in greenery and freshly cut grass. Heart note often used in men's but also in women's perfumes, discover how to use the essential oils with a green smell

Fruity note

Adding fruity scents to your perfumes will make them real fresh and peppy fragrances. Mostly used as middle notes in young women's fragrances, find your way to enjoy the essential oils with a fruity smell .

Gourmet note

We all have in mind a greedy perfume, full of roundness and sweetness, which takes us directly back to the snack table of our childhood. Why not integrate these fond memories into your perfumes with the essential oils with a gourmand smell ?

Musk note

Musk is virility and depth in its raw state. Musk notes are therefore widely used in round, heavy, masculine and feminine perfumes, especially as a base note to set the other scents. Find out which essential oils have a musky smell .

Citrus note

Citrus oils are essential oils with the fresh scent of citrus peel. These volatile top notes offer you an ideal attack for a fresh and summery perfume. essential oils with a hesperidic smell in your perfumes!

Eastern note

Close to spicy scents, oriental scents are however less sharp and softer, warmer. They blend very well with woody notes in men's perfumes, or lighter notes in women's perfumes. How to use the essential oils with an oriental smell in your perfumes ?

Powdered note

The powdery note, it is the feminine and chic smell par excellence. It is widely used in rich feminine perfumes. Add some essential oils with powdery scents in your perfumes to enhance them!

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