So many of the perfumes, body sprays and air fresheners we purchase over the counter are full of chemicals and toxins. Why not make your own? Try a combination of any of these to make your own personal scent. Mix with fractionated coconut oil and water for a body spray, or put in a diffuser or spray bottle for an air freshener.
To begin, choose essential oils that you believe will create a pleasant aromatherapy blend.
Go ahead and get creative! Start inhaling! But keep it simple.
Try and choose about five essential oils to begin with.
Do you know you like Citrus? Floral? Green? Keep these in mind.
Citrus – Lemon; Lime; Mandarin; Wild Orange; Petitgrain; Bergamot; Sunny Citrus;
Herbal Spice – Basil; Black Pepper; Clove; Rosemary; Thyme
Floral – Geranium; Lavender; Rose; Ylang Ylang; Whisper
Fruity – Juniper; Citrus Bliss
Green – Basil; Immortelle; Rosemary
Minty – Peppermint; Spearmint; Sage
Warm – Cedarwood; Clove; Ginger; Marjoram
We will now look and see if we have some oils from each of the following categories. It is not imperative, but if you can have at least one oil from each category, your scent will be perfectly balanced.
Base Notes (Fixative) – Thick; Earthy; Musky.
Noticed later after other scents subside; Staying power.
Middle Notes (Heart or Bouquet) – Lasts a couple hours.
Stays in the middle and draws the other scents together.
Top Notes (Head) – Thin; Volatile; Sharp but Light.
Most noticeable; Does not last long.
See if you can separate your five chosen oils into top, middle, and base notes. Ideally, you will have at least two top, two middle, and one base note.
Now start playing around. It's best to have perfume testers. Place a drop of your desired combination on the tester and inhale. Do this with a few different combinations. Then walk away. Come back 10-15 minutes later, (or at least smell some coffee beans in between). Start by holding the tester arm’s length away and giving it a little swirl. Then slowly move closer. It should have a slightly different aroma as it gets closer. Now put it down, walk away, and come back and try another tester.
This may seem like it takes a lot of time, but believe me, it's well worth it. If you are impatient, do the coffee bean cleanser in between. You can still save the testers and come back later, too.
Simple, natural and frugal. It cleans without chemicals or antibacterial agents.
Use distilled or boiled water. You can use tap water if it will be used up within a few weeks.
For the Castille Soap, I used Dr. Woods Pure Black Soap with Organic Shea Butter.
Add 1 oz. Castille Unscented Soap to 1 cup distilled water.
Add up to 1/4 teaspoon essential oil of your choice.
Stir gently and pour into pump dispenser.
Foaming Hand Soap
Liquid Castille Unscented Soap
1/2 tsp olive oil
Up to 1/4 teaspoon Essential oils of your choice
Foamer Pump Dispenser
Fill the soap dispenser to about 1 inch of the top (leaving room for the bulky foaming pump and the soap to be added).
Add at least 2 tablespoons of liquid castille soap to the water mixture.
Add the oil and any essential oils if you are using them.
Close and lightly swish to mix.
10 drops of essential oil(s) (Peppermint is great.)
2 cups water (distilled, filtered, or boiled water)
16 ounce dark glass bottle
Put 10 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice into the glass bottle.
Pour in 2 cups of distilled, filtered, or boiled (let cool) water into glass bottle.
When using, shake first and take a small sip of your homemade mouthwash. Swish around your mouth and gargle for 30 seconds. Do not swallow.
The continued many uses...
Let me know your ideas. The uses of Essential Oils are endless.