Want to learn how to make perfumes at home that are 100% natural? Continue reading this article and discover a simple natural perfume recipe.
There are many perfumes on the market to choose from, some natural, derived from plants, but most conventional using tones of toxic chemicals that affect human health. The trend is to make your own natural perfume, to avoid these toxic chemicals, and also to make your own, 100% unique scent of perfume. Before we show you how to make perfumes at home, here is why you should avoid using conventional perfumes.
Why Make Your Own Natural Perfume?
Of the approximately 5,000 synthetic substances used in the manufacture of perfumes, approximately 95% come from the petrochemical industry. A perfume can contain hundreds of chemical agents, among which benzene and highly fragrant synthetic aldehydes which are classified as toxic waste. Most of the ingredients do not appear on the labels or are hidden under the name of flavors. But very few people know that synthetic fragrances in perfumes actually contain toxic heavy metals that deposit in the brain, feed pathogens, and lead to mysterious or so-called autoimmune conditions, or even chronic conditions such as cancer.
How to Make Perfumes at Home with Essential Oils
Essential oils are the oils contained in plants that are extracted through the process of distillation. They are classified into three categories: medical essential oils (absolute or pure), normal, labeled as “extracts” or “tinctures” diluted with alcohol, and food-grade essential oils. Essential oils are very powerful. To make perfume with essential oils you must add a pure essential oil to a base oil or water. Here are some tips for an optimal use of them.
- Perfume: add 10 drops of essential oil (lavender, rose, oranges, jasmine, etc.) to a neutral base oil (wheat germ, almond, jojoba, or sunflower oil) in a small roller bottle. Give it a good shake and apply this natural perfume onto your wrists, behind the ears, or pretty much anywhere you want to smell nice.
- Bathwater: add between 5 and 8 drops of your favorite essential oil to your bath water, and mix well with your hand.
- Massage: add between 10 and 13 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of neutral base oil or a natural cream for massage. Mix well. Keep it in the refrigerator, and away from light.
Each essential oil has different properties and can uplift your state of being, relieve stress, and even energize you. Here are some of the most popular essential oils for perfumes and their properties.
- stimulants: geranium, orange
- sensual: sandalwood, patchouli
- relaxing: lavender
- calming: sandalwood, sage, chamomile
- energizing: rosemary, pine, lemon
- anxiety: basil, bergamot, geranium
- depression: peppermint, lily of the valley, rose
- mental fatigue: fir, basil, rosemary, peppermint
Beware! Many commercial essential oils you find on the market are “enhanced” with synthetic fragrances. Read the label carefully when you buy them and avoid very cheap essential oils, as they usually are not pure, but enhanced with synthetic fragrances. To differentiate a natural essential oil from a fake, smell it before you buy it. Fakes are easily detected by an extremely strong smell. Keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
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