Making your own Perfume, its not just for fancy French folks!

I like perfume.  I like the expensive stuff, the type that uses real plant essences. The stuff in the pretty, expensive bottles.  Guess what?  Those come with some pretty yucky stuff in them too, most perfume co’s don’t have to tell you all ingredients because its a trade secret.

I didn’t make this stuff up, read it for yourself:  “The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.”

What I did ‘make up’ are several tried and true blends using only essential oils and vodka.

Here are the ones I made!  So far, my fave is the Pure.

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Ingredients:  Essential Oils & Vodka.  (Or you can use 70% Alcohol or a Carrier Oil)

Lets get technical for one moment, then I’ll give you the recipes, below.  (The technical stuff is so that you can make any type of scent that YOU like.)  The scents of a perfume can be classified into what’s called notes. There are three types of notes:

1. Top Note The first impression of the perfume, light and evaporates quickly.

Examples include: lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, citronella, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, spearmint.

2. Middle Note The main scent of the perfume, but also mellow and comes out a couple of minutes after the top note.

Examples include: chamomile, cinnamon, clove, cypress, fennel, geranium, jasmine, juniper, marjoram, neroli, nutmeg, pine, fir, rose, rosemary, spruce, tea tree, thyme, ylang ylang.

3. Base Note  The rich and deep scent of the perfume and often a musk scent.

Examples include: cedarwood, frankincense, ginger, helichrysum, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver.

These recipes came from  Get your bottles on Amazon, here.

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No more chemicals to wash your dishes

Home made Liquid dish soap:chore2

1 gallon of warm water
2 cups shredded bar soap (I use a home made soap, you can use any you’d like)
Large pot
2 Tbl. liquid glycerin
½ cup lemon juice
2-5 drops essential oil (anything you like the scent of )
5 drops tea tree oil (Antibacterial)

Mix warm water and soap flakes in a large pot.
Dissolve the soap flakes in the water on the stove over low heat. Continually stir the mix while it is heating.

Stir in the glycerin and remove from heat.

Let cool until almost room temperature.
then add lemon juice (or white vinegar).
Mix in your favorite essential oil and tea tree oil.
Pour the mixture into bottles and shake well.

You’ll use 1/2 cup ish. It is not as thick as the commercial brands you’re using, but you know exactly what went into it:)

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Re-Mineralizing Tooth Powder

My recipe is similar and it is working wonders. I’m amazed!

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I’ve been hearing a lot lately about tooth re-mineralization, how it can reverse cavities and even heal them without having to go to the dentist.

Say, what?!

That’s right. Read this mom’s testimony about how she healed her son’s cavity.

The original idea of healing cavities as opposed to drilling them out comes from Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS. He was a dentist back in the 20’s and 30’s and discovered that cavities come from nutritional deficiencies and once those are corrected, the cavity heals itself.
He has a book on it called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration that I’m planning on reading- I haven’t read it yet but the subject is fascinating.

Not having health insurance; this is of some interest to our family since we don’t really have the funds for paying for the dentist.  My son has cavities in his molars, and I’d really love to heal…

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Our (Top 6) favorite essential oils – Great for DIY cleaning, skin care health and more (with my top 13 listed)

Great ideas for how to use oils. I have not heard of the brand she’s using. That doesn’t mean it is good or bad. Remember that there are a LOT of essential oil companies out there, so just sayin’… do your due diligence. I like Bulk Apothecary and Spark Naturals, fyi.

Natural Frugal: Raising 6 kids

Essential oils are a big part of our natural DIY life.

My top 6 essential oils for everything, health, body, cleaning, DIY (now top 13)

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 Florihana brand essential oils
Plant Therapy essential oils on Amazon

Make sure to check out my other blog post:Essential oils uses: Cold, Flu, Allergies, Congestion, Cough, Sore Throat & Immune System

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I get asked a lot by those just starting out what 6 essential oils I recommend the most for the most uses & how we use them, so I hope this blog post clears up that these questions. Essential oils can cost a bit at first but with proper use one bottle can last you a year, I buy them once a year. They are listed by the most used, so if you can only afford 3 I recommend the first 3, But the top 4 we could not live without I…

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Like Martha Stewart, you can get rid of dust mites right now too.

Martha, Martha, Martha! I’ve sighed in exasperation when trying to be like Martha. She knows how to do it all when it comes to the home, right?

Let me show you how you can get rid of dust mites with a safe, non-toxic using stuff you should have on hand already.  ( vodka and essential oils, that’s it!)

8 oz spray bottle

Click the pic to order your bottles from Amazon if you don’t have any around.

Dust Mite Spray (Bug-B-Gone? Move-on, Mites?)
2 tablespoons vodka
1 teaspoon tea tree essential oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon essential oil
1 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
8 oz spray bottle

In the bottle, mix everything. Fill the rest of the bottle with water.

Lid and shake to combine.

Spray on your mattress and let dry completely.

Easy Peasy!

No chemicals. Just soft laundry. Everyday

Do you want to know how to stop using chemicals to soften your clothes?  Do you really want to ‘wear’ these chemicals against your skin?
file2721284825282I didn’t think so.

OK, then.  Here is my incredible, world famous recipe for making a non-toxic laundry softener.

  1.  Open a bottle of vinegar.
  2.  Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup into fabric softener cycle of your washer.

Ta Da!!!


rose-geranium-herbal-oilIf you really want to make this a chore, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of essential oils in a scent that you like. The work comes in when you have to actually shake the gallon of vinegar before pouring into your machine.

Whew!  I’m tuckerd out.

The science behind this long, difficult recipe:

Vinegar added to the rinse cycle softens clothing and helps to remove any residual detergent from clothing.  It also helps prevent buildup of soap scum and scale in your laundry machine.