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: http://www.ewg.org/research/not-so-sexy “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.
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.