DIY Scent Recipe Using Essential Oils


Creating your own custom scent is a fun and rewarding. Many enjoy this activity as it is easy and it relaxes the mix as you mix and match oils and scent blends. Custom scents using essential oils are ideal since they are concentrated and does not contain harmful chemicals unlike other volatile fragrances. Moreover, you only need a few ingredients and a couple of hours to make them. For some recipes, you just need a base oil as well as essential oils. With a little knowledge about essential oils, you can create a custom scent that can uplift your mood.

If this is your first time to create your own scent, you can start by using two to three essential oils. Once you become more familiar with how it works, you can eventually add more ingredients.

Before you begin, be sure to know what the basics of notes in custom scent are:

BASE NOTES – The base note serves as the anchor aroma you will get after inhaling the scent. This part of the custom scent makes up 50% of the blend. Here are some of the oils you can use for base notes:

Cedarwood              Oakmoss

Cinnamon                 Frankincense

Clove                         Ginger

Jasmine                     Myrhh

Neroli                          Patchouli

Rosewood                 Sandalwood

Valerian                     Vanilla

Vetiver                       Ylang-Ylang

MIDDLE NOTES – middle notes serve as the link or bond between the base and top notes. It makes up 30% of the custom scent. Here are some of the oils you can use for middle notes:

Black Pepper                        Cardamom

Melissa                       Myrtle

Chamomile               Cypress

Lavender                   Juniper

Fennel                        Geranium

Marjoram                  Nutmeg

Palma Rosa               Pine

Rosemary                  Spikenard


TOP NOTES – Lastly, the top notes are the lighter aroma. You will pick up this scent first right after inhaling the fragrance. It fades after 1-2 hours, and comprises 20% of the blend. Here are some of the oils you can use for top notes:

Basil                Bergamot

Cajuput          Cinnamon

Clary Sage    Coriander

Eucalyptus     Grapefruit

Lemon            Hyssop

Lemongrass Lime

Tangerine      Neroli

Verbena        Niaouli

Orange          Peppermint

Petitgrain       Ravensara

Sage               Spearmint

Tea Tree         Thyme

Now that you already have an idea on which oils to use for your custom scents, it’s time to put your skills to test. Here is a quick guide on how to make your first DIY perfume:

What you will need:

50 ml or 3 tbsp of carrier oil (use Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut Oil)

1 ml or 20 drops of your choice of essential oils

50 ml of dropper bottle or roller-ball

How to make your own scent?

First, you need to add your preferred essential oils to the container. Once done, the next step is to pour the carrier oil into the small roll-on or dropper container up until it is full. Use the cap to cover the lid, and then be sure to shake it well. After this, allow the oils to sit and fuse for about two to three days. And then you can use it as you would a normal perfume. Place a drop or two on your wrist and spray it behind your ears.

For people who have sensitive skin, consider making a patch test on your hand first. Wait and see if it will irritate your skin. If not, then go ahead and keep using your newest and personalized custom scent.

With these tips in mind, you can now make the most of your stash of essential oils at home. You can even use these tips to make a DIY scented gift to your loved ones for the holidays to come.

If you need quality essential oils, visit la Brise de parfums’ website. Their wide selection of oils online will make your shopping a lot easier.

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