Make your own botanical perfumes and colognes. "Did you know that most perfumes and colognes are manufactured using synthetic chemicals, even petroleum? Many of these ingredients do not need to be listed on the labels, but are known allergens, hormone disruptors, and irritants. The majority have never even been studied for cosmetic use!"
Perfume Making With Essential Oils: Top notes are what you smell first, but they last the shortest amount of time. Use roughly 20-40% of top notes in your recipe. Middle) Middle notes are the backbone of the blend. They help to bring it all together without leaving any sharp edges. Use about 40-80% in your blends. Base) Base notes are the ones that last the longest and give a deep and rich scent to the blend. Use about 10-25% in a blend.
Recipes for perfumes using essential oils. 4 drops sweet orange, 10 drops lemon, 6 drops tangerine, 8 crops frankincense, 5 drops neroli, 1 drop myrrh, 11 ml alcohol or 11 ml jojoba oil for an oil based perfume.