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Uniquely You Essential Oil Perfume (vegan, gluten-free)

December 8, 2018

There’s nothing quite like making a custom scent for friends and family. You get to save some cha-ching and have the satisfaction of whipping up a batch of awesome — like a wizard! This makes a wonderful hostess or holiday gift!

Ingredients

1 tbsp jojoba or sweet almond oil 15 mL

1 tbsp high-proof grain alcohol (such as vodka) 15 mL

Essential oil blend (see below, Scents to Start With)
2 tbsp filtered water 30 mL

Instructions

Prep
  • Small glass bottle with roll-on top
  1. In a small bowl, stir together jojoba oil, alcohol and essential oil blend. Pour into bottle. Let stand for 48 hours (or longer if you prefer a stronger scent).
  2. Add water and shake well to recombine. Gently shake bottle to recombine before each use.
  3. Roll perfume over pulse points, such as wrists or neck.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Look for a pretty perfume bottle to store your homemade scent in. Homemade perfume makes a gorgeous gift.
You can scent your homemade perfume with just about any essential oil you like. Here are a few of my favorite blends to get your creative juices flowing: • Earthy & peaceful: 50 drops of sweet orange essential oil + 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil + 10 drops of rosemary essential oil. Do not use cedarwood or rosemary essential oil if you are or might be pregnant. • Sexy & feminine: 30 drops of bergamot essential oil + 25 drops of jasmine essential oil + 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil + 5 drops of rose essential oil. Do not use bergamot, jasmine or rose essential oil if you are or might be pregnant. • Floral & romantic: 40 drops of palmarosa essential oil + 20 drops of rosewood essential oil + 10 drops of rose geranium essential oil + 10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil • Young & flirty: 70 drops of grapefruit essential oil + 10 drops of rose geranium essential oil + 10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil

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