How to Make Perfume in 2 Easy Steps


How to Make Perfume in 2 easy steps

You can make your own perfume using essential oils. Without the toxic chemicals commonly used in commercial perfumes. Not only does the fragrance last a long a time the wearer also receives the therapeutic benefits from the essential oil. The ancient Egyptians considered essential oil perfumes to be both an art and science. Natural ingredients were standard in perfume up until the 1920’s.

To make your own perfume you will need:

  • A glass bottle
  • Carrier oils. Instead of using alcohol, you can make an oil based perfume with carriers such as almond oil or jojoba oil.These oils will substitute alcohol in your perfume.
  • Your favourite essential oil.  You can use vanilla or lavender. There is a lot to choose from!

Perfume is usually made up of 3 notes:

  • Base notes (active the longest in a perfume), such as cedarwood or sandalwood.
  • Middle notes (smell stays second longest) such as nutmeg, basil, lavender, rose geranium,  jasmine, coriander.
  • Top notes ( evaporates first) such as mint, peppermint, lemon, lime, orange, bergamot.


  1. Equally divide 25 drops of base, middle and top notes essential oils. Mix well.
  2. Mix in 1 teaspoon (you can make your own proportions) of Carrier Oil. Shake for thirty seconds.

The longer your perfume sits, the better. This will help the aroma to mature and get stronger. Use the perfume on pulse points, or rub a few drops on your hands and rub through your hair and clothing. You will always get comments on the scent you are wearing!

A few combinations to try…

(Listed in order from base, middle, to top notes, as indicated in the above directions)

  1. Frankincense, Cassia, Orange
  2. Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint
  3. Ginger, Clary Sage, Lemongrass
  4. Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender
  5. Cedarwood, Cardamom, Cassia, Orange
  6. Frankincense, Rosemary, Lemongrass
  7. Ginger, Geranium, Marjoram, Lime
  8. Vetiver, Cardamom, Lime, Marjoram
  9. Sandalwood, Clove Bud, Orange, Tangerine
  10. Cedarwood, Marjoram, Orange




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