Beauty diy: How to make a long lasting perfume using essential oils

I am advocate of going natural, when it also comes to smelling gorgeous, it is no different.  Besides the fact that many people are allergic to Synthetic fragrances, which might also be overpowering , natural essential moils are healthier, cleaner and usually have no or less reaction on their users.

DIY All-Natural Solid Perfume
DIY All-Natural Solid Perfume

Not only are essential oils gloriously fragrant, but they also impart various health and wellness benefits from reducing stress and regulating hormones to fighting bacteria. For this reason,  you should always have essential oils on hand  in your medicine cabinet, cleaning supplies cupboard, and beauty bag. For all the DIY enthusiasts like myself, making your  unique scent is quite easy, all you need is to combine your top , middle and base notes. Add some fixatives to make the scent last longer.  

Now let's get started:


 Top notes: These  are the scents we first pick up when smelling a fragrance. They introduce the perfume and are uplifting, refreshing, and light. 
 Example of top notes are Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Fir, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Pine, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Sage, Tangerine, Verbena .

Middle notes: These scents  are more full-bodied and complex, and balance the top and bottom notes.
Examples of Middle Notes are Angelica, Cardamom, Carnation, Cassie, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Coffee, Cypress, Fir Balsam, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lotus, Melissa, Orange Blossom, Rose, Rosemary, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang

 Base /Bottom notes: These scents  are very dense and strong. Notes in either three groups may also be fixatives. 

 Examples of Base Notes Agarwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Labdanum, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver Fixatives Agarwood, Angelica, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Orris Root, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, Vetiver

Fixatives: They make the perfume lasts longerExamples include Agarwood, Angelica, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Orris Root, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, Vetiver

Composition
A well-balanced fragrance blend’s composition will be: 10-30% top notes 30-60% middle notes 15-30% base notes .The combination of notes can yield floral or masculine or sweet scents. 

Tip: Choose your favorite scents, also the gender and taste of the wearer of perfume must be considered, men prefer stronger , masculine scents because they sweat more while ladies prefer floral and sweet scents to make them feel sexy and good. 

To make a homemade  Perfume

Ingredients:
2 tsp beeswax pastilles
4 tsp  coconut oil (has less scent than unrefined coconut oil)
50 drops essential oils of choice (example: 10 top notes, 18 middle notes, 12 base  notes)
1 oz glass jar or metal tin
Toothpick or butter knife

Directions:


Drop your essential oils of choice into the jar and set aside. In a double boiler (or makeshift double boiler using a heat-resistant measuring cup or bowl), melt the beeswax. After the wax has melted, add the coconut oil. Pour the mixture into the jar over the essential oils, then give it a little stir with a a toothpick or clean butter knife. Place the jar somewhere where it will sit undisturbed for a at least an hour for it to solidify. And Game Changer ! You have yourself an all-natural homemade perfume.

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