Here’s a simple way to make homemade perfume with only two ingredients. These all-natural perfumes are great for people (like me) who don’t like the strong scents of store-bought perfumes. They’re also a big hit with women who like all-natural beauty products.
I got inspired by my good friend over at mbrace life to make all-natural perfumes with my four-year-old and 2-year-old. My daughters were so excited about the idea and my husband was thrilled that they wouldn’t stink like they do after playing with my perfume.
I ordered glass roll-on bottles and grapeseed oil from Amazon and we had our own little “make your own perfume party” in our kitchen with my essential oils from Wyndmere Naturals.
I think this would be such a fun activity for a girl’s birthday party. I’d also like to invite a few of my friends over to make perfume. The only thing better than crafting is crafting with friends (and wine)!
I even designed a simple label that you can print on address label paper and stick to your perfume bottles. Here’s the free printable: All Natural Perfume Label.
Both of my daughters settled on orange as their signature scent and I decided to follow the lead of mbrace life and do an orange-peppermint combo. I also plan to make lavender-mint in the future.
The grapeseed oil is a light and thin and mixes perfectly with the scents. It absorbs right into your skin and isn’t greasy at all. Our homemade perfumes smell fresh and clean, only take a few minutes to make.
Not only do these all-natural perfumes smell great and come together in a flash, they’re cheap! Department store perfumes will run you about $50/bottle, but these cute little bottles cost less than $5 each to make. Buy the ingredients in bulk and save even more!
All Natural Homemade Perfume with Essential Oils
Yields: One 10ml glass roll-on bottle of homemade perfume
- 10ml of grapeseed oil (about 2 teaspoons)
- 2-10 drops of your favorite essential oils (10 drops is a 5% dilution)
- 1, 10ml glass roll-on bottle
- Address label paper to print label, optional (I use address label paper compatible with the Avery 5160 address label template)
- Squirt grapeseed oil into your glass roll-on bottle or add slowly with a dropper.
- Add essential oils.
- Secure the roll-on top and lid.
- Turn bottle upside-down to mix the grapeseed oil and essential oils.
- Label with printable label (optional).
To use, simply roll onto your wrists or neck in place of perfume. Smell and enjoy!
Note: When I made these with my daughters we made a bit of a mess, so if you attempt to make these with little ones use a big sheet to protect the floor or, better yet, make them outside!
Geranium’s sweet floral scent is great for perfumery. I don’t know what EOs you have but it blends great with rosemary and peppermint, and lavender and orange.
I think I have all of those! Thanks so much. I didn’t think to mix anything with geranium!
I used orange (Young Living) essential oil, and grapeseed oil, and it’s not rolling out of the bottle. It’s barely even coming out on my skin. Is there anything I can do to fix that?
Hmmm, from here I can’t tell if it’s an issue with the roller or the oil. Did you buy the roller from Amazon? The ones we made roll on so nicely!
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How many drops of each EO for each of the perfume combinations above did you actually use??? I am new to this and trying to get something to start with
I think we did the full 10 drops. I think I used something like 8 drops orange and 2 drops peppermint because the peppermint is a stronger smell.
Hi I made a couple of roller scent bottles but neither of scents lasted on skin. I used top middle and base notes to total 10 drops. I also used avocado oil as the carrier.
After 10 minutes I could only smell the faint smell of the avocado oil. Where did it go wrong?
It could be that the avocado oil scent is too strong. Try a more neutral oil such as jojoba!
I always appreciate when people share useful essential oil recipes. It shows a real generosity of spirit. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing natural homemade perfume with essential oils! Can I share this for my Pinterest followers? They are essential oil lovers too!