Join me in creating your own personal fragrance with essential oils. If you love to diffuse essential oils, this is the next natural step.
When it comes to creating a personal fragrance with essential oils, I am not an expert, but I have a colleague who is and she gave me a recipe for Egyptian Musk. That’s a good place to start since our knowledge today is founded on what we learned from the Egyptian culture.
I have never created a perfume from essential oils before so feel free to join me.
Starting with something traditional seemed to be a good idea. You can’t get more traditional than Egyptian and Musk. I am going to have to learn the art of patience with perfume making as I will have to leave the blend for 21 days. Credit for the blend goes to a friend who is a specialist in perfume making.
The aromas preferences are personal to each individual, add to that the fact that the way a perfume fragrance reacts to a person’s chemistry is also unique. It took me a long time to find just three perfumes I could live with. That said, I am biting the bullet. I am starting with a recipe for Egyptian Musk.
All the oils are readily available online. If you have any trouble getting hold of anything visit or contact me directly. If you would like a set of these oils in 1ml vials, then let me know.
Dark Glass Bottle 30ml
1 x Sticky Label and Pen.
Rose (Centifolia) 4 Drops (Available on the website in 1ml vial)
Amber essential oil 4 Drops (May be difficult to find. If so let me know )
Myrrh essential oil 3 Drops
Patchouli essential oil – 4 Drops
Cedarwood essential oil – 3 Drops
Frankincense essential oil – 3 Drops
Vanilla Extract – 2 Drops (If the bottle says “Essential oil” it is synthetic do not buy/use. Find an extract)
Carrier Oil: Almond oil 30 ml Use another oil if you have a nut allergy
Step 1. Place the above quantities of the following oil in the glass bottle: Patchouli, Rose, Amber.
Place the top on the bottle and warm in your hands by rolling the bottle back and forth a few times.
Step 2: Add the above quantities of the following oils to the glass bottle: Frankincense, Myrrh, and Cedarwood.
Place the cap on the bottle and warm in your hands by rolling the bottle back and forth a few times.
Step 3: Now put the quantity of Vanilla into the bottle and repeat the warming process.
Step 4: Fill the bottle (to the shoulder) with the 30ml pure almond oil and replace the cap.
Step 5. Create your label. Containing the ingredients and date made up. Apply your label to the bottle and place it in a dark place for up to 21 days.
Use: Apply the oil blend directly to your skin as a fragrance.
Now that I have made it, what’s my immediate reaction. Well, it’s definitely musky, I obviously haven’t tested it on my skin yet to see how it will react with my personal chemistry. I do have one more task before I can use it though. What container shall I use? I have decided on a ‘rollerball’ bottle. Now to choose the colour. See the image below of what I have to choose from. What colour would you choose.? I think I will go with frosted white.
Taking it further
If you want to read a little bit more on making up perfume from essential oils, Here is a good link that will provide a little more information here Wikihow.
Let me know if you try this perfume recipe.