Cheat Sheet To Blend Your Own Perfumes Or Colognes – Sanfern Downs

Cheat Sheet To Blend Your Own Perfumes Or Colognes

Blended perfume using essential oils

Making Your Own Perfume or Cologne Blends Is So Much Fun

Are you looking for an alternative to those store-bought perfumes or colognes, and you want to ensure you are using natural products without any nasty harmful ingredients? 

Have a look at what makes a good fragrant blend that will keep you going back for more.

There are many ways to make perfume and cologne recipes using your favourite essential oils, and possibly like me, you just want it to be simple, uncomplicated and not so expensive.

There are a few things to consider when blending perfumes or colognes.

Classes of Fragrance Notes
It is helpful to understand fragrance notes before mixing up the perfect blend of essential oils

Notes are divided into 3 classes;
top, middle and base.

The top note will be the first scent noticed after application. It will also be the quickest to fade.

The middle note, is the most powerful lasting scent and blends the scents together.

The base note will be the scent that lasts the longest.

To make it simple there are two suggested options below  for the number of essential oil drops per 10 ml bottle. The balance of the volume can be filled up with a carrier oil for a perfume and for a cologne, either carrier oils for a roll on, or glycerine and witch hazel for a spray cologne.

Suggestion One:
Top note- 3 drops
Middle note- 9 drops
Base note: 18 drops

Suggestion Two:

Top note -9 drops
Middle note – 15 drops
Base note – 8 drops

It is best to use a carrier oil with  no scent.
Different types of carrier oils to use in perfumes and colognes:

Fractionated coconut oil
Jojoba oil
Grape seed oil
Sweet Almond Oil

Below is a list of essential oils with their category of fragrant notes and the type of scent. This list can also be found in my latest book "Easy Essential Oil Recipe Blends " by Megan Jean Gardiner

Click here for more information on the book and access  over 100 different recipe blends  for various uses.

From the list below of oils used in the book, you can identify the  Top, Middle and Base notes and a description of the type of scent.

List of Essential OIls used in the book " Easy Essential Oil Recipe Blends  By Megan Jean Gardiner

Have some fun and identify your favourite essential oils and play around and experiment with your own blends.

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