21 Essential Oil Recipes For Perfume; Smell Great Naturally

I love perfumes and have a few designer brands sitting on my shelf, but as I’ve learned more about aromatherapy while writing for this website, my expensive bottles remain full because I am addicted to creating my own blends. While I mix them for specific benefits, there is no denying that, overall, I blend them for the scent.

Here are some easy DIY essential oil perfume recipes that you can try right in your own home. When you are done reading the oil perfume recipes below, you may never set foot in a department store’s cosmetics department again.

Now, DIY perfume recipes differ in some ways and are similar in others. We compiled these 21 from around the internet so that you can get an idea of how easy it is to create your own perfume using the natural scents of the essential oils.

Fresh & Kicky

This first recipe is for a solid perfume, which has quite a few steps. You’ll need an appropriate container for this as well.

Ingredients:

  • Beeswax
  • Carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, olive, grapeseed)
  • These essential oils:
    • 17 drops grapefruit
    • 14 drops ginger
    • 10 drops vetiver

Directions:

  1. Blend your scents
  2. In a double boiler, melt the beeswax
  3. Once melted, add the carrier oil
  4. Remove from heat and add the blend of aromas immediately (the mixture hardens quickly)
  5. Stir
  6. Pour into the container
  7. Let it harden

Once it is hard, you can wear it. This blend should leave your feeling, as the title says, fresh and kicky.

Sensuously Deep

20 drops sweet orange + 15 drops ylang-ylang + 10 drops cedarwood or sandalwood

This next recipe is for a solid perfume as well. In fact, it follows the very same steps as the Fresh & Kicky recipe and the ingredients are all the same, except for the essential oils.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Just follow the steps for the previous recipe and be sure to remember to blend your scents ahead of time. Otherwise, you risk the mixture hardening before you can get them all in there.

Patchouli-Tangerine Solid Perfume

1 tablespoon jojoba oil + 20 drops patchouli essential oil + 40 drops tangerine essential oil + 2 teaspoons beeswax pastilles

As you can tell from the title, this recipe is for a solid perfume as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 20 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 40 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons beeswax pastilles

Directions:

  1. Blend jojoba oil and essential oils well but gently
  2. Test the scent and add more of the scents you want if you feel it needs it
  3. Melt the beeswax in a heat bath. The instruction is as follow:
    a. Place beeswax in a small glass
    b. Place in pot with some water
    c. Heat water and let beeswax melt
    d. Remove pot from heat but leave the glass of melted beeswax in the warm water
  4. Pour the oil blend into the beeswax and mix fast. This is the step that accelerates hardening. Stir gently to remelt while the glass still sits in the hot water
  5. Pour into your container and let it harden. About 30 minutes is enough.
  6. Apply and enjoy!

Loveswept Solid Perfume

Jasmine + Clove + Vanilla

This solid perfume can be made in the same way as the first two recipes on our list. Just replace the essential oils in those and add these instead.

Ingredients:

Homemade solid perfumes have a shelf life, depending on the carrier oil you decide to use. The rule of thumb is anywhere between 6 months to one year. Make sure to label your creation with the date to use by.

Sensual Woman

3 tablespoons (50 ml) carrier oil (jojoba or fractionated coconut) + 5 drops coriander + 6 drops bergamot + 4 drops neroli + 2 drops jasmine + 3 drops rose

Our next recipe follows the rules of using notes. Base, middle, and top notes are where typical scents sit depending on how you decide to use them.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons (50 ml) carrier oil (jojoba or fractionated coconut)
  • 20 drops of the following essential oils
    • 5 drops coriander
    • 6 drops bergamot
    • 4 drops neroli
    • 2 drops jasmine
    • 3 drops rose

Additional material:

  • 50 ml roller-ball or dropper bottle

Directions:

Firstly, put the extracts into the container and then add the carrier. Mix well and let it sit for a while so the oils can infuse into the carrier. Apply and go!

Simple Men’s Blend

10 drops cedarwood + 6 drops bergamot + 4 drops sandalwood

As it turns out, wearing scents is not just a female thing. Men like to smell good too so if you are a guy looking for a scent, here you go. If you are a woman wanting a more masculine fragrance, this is for you as well. Or, you could just make it for the masculine person in your life.

Ingredients:

  • 10 drops cedarwood
  • 6 drops bergamot
  • 4 drops sandalwood

Both of these recipes can be cut in half if you need to put it in a smaller container.

Robust Manly Blend

6 drops bergamot + 6 drops patchouli + 3 drops bay laurel + 3 drops vetiver + 1 drop ginger + 1 drop neroli

Here we have another recipe that is intended for a man, a person who identifies as masculine, or for that masculine person in your life.

Ingredients:

  • 6 drops bergamot
  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 3 drops bay laurel
  • 3 drops vetiver
  • 1 drop ginger
  • 1 drop neroli

Directions:

Add all the essential oils to the container and finish it off with your favorite carrier substance. Shake the bottle so the contents mix well.

Forest Fairy

10 drops sweet orange + 5 drops cedarwood + 3 drops peppermint + 2 drops rosemary

The title of this next blend might sound feminine, but when I look at the scents required, this seems like a more unisex fragrance. That said, this is definitely for the person who isn’t into floral scents since this one focuses more on herby, minty, and citrus aromas.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Add the aromatherapy scents to the container, then add the carrier oil, shake, and let it sit for infusion.

Calm and De-Stress

9 drops grapefruit + 4 drops sweet orange + 4 drops lavender + 2 drops clary sage + 1 drop roman chamomile

Here we have another unisex option. Who doesn’t suffer from stress? The extremely lucky, that’s who. For the rest of us, use the same copycat method following recipe number five but plug in these essential oils instead:

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix well, shake, let sit. Then apply and let the warmth of relaxation take you over via these aromatherapy giants.

Whisper

Perfume atomizer (2 oz size should do) + 5-8 tablespoons 91% isopropyl alcohol + 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerine + 1/2 teaspoon distilled water + 85 drops of sandalwood + 85 drops of jasmine + 42 drops of lavender + 42 drops of bergamot

Not only does this recipe have the most interesting name on the list thus far, this one is the largest quantity we are going to cover, and it’s the first that has some unique and interesting ingredients. Like some of the mixes we’ve already covered, this recipe is a base for a few of the following on our list so we will cover the bulk of it here.

Ingredients:

  • Perfume atomizer (2 oz size should do)
  • 5-8 tablespoons 91% isopropyl alcohol (you can go higher in % but not lower)
  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable glycerine
  • ½ teaspoon distilled water
  • The following essential oils
    • 85 drops of sandalwood
    • 85 drops of jasmine
    • 42 drops of lavender
    • 42 drops of bergamot

Additional material:

  • Mini funnel
  • 10 ml roller bottles

Directions:

As you can see, this recipe is a bit more complicated, and it requires a lot of essential oil. You want to add the oils to the containers first and then the other ingredients that are listed. Shake well and let sit.

Jungle Flower

73 drops lime + 36 drops cedarwood + 36 drops vetiver + 36 drops rose + 36 drops ylang-ylang + 36 drops lavender

For this next recipe, you need the following:

Ingredients:

  • 73 drops lime
  • 36 drops cedarwood
  • 36 drops vetiver
  • 36 drops rose
  • 36 drops ylang-ylang
  • 36 drops lavender

Bouquet

Perfume atomizer + 5-8 tablespoons 91% isopropyl alcohol + 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerine + 1/2 teaspoon distilled water + 73 drops of neroli + 73 drops of orange + 36 drops of sandalwood + 36 drops of patchouli + 36 drops of lime

This recipe is heavy with floral scents and finishes with a bit of citrus.

Ingredients:

  • Perfume atomizer (2 oz size should do)
  • 5-8 tablespoons 91% isopropyl alcohol (you can go higher in % but not lower)
  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable glycerine
  • ½ teaspoon distilled water
  • The following essential oils
    • 73 drops of neroli
    • 73 drops of orange
    • 36 drops of sandalwood
    • 36 drops of patchouli
    • 36 drops of lime

Additional materials:

  • Mini funnel
  • 10 ml roller bottles

Directions:

Add the essential oils to your containers. Cap and roll around so the scent blend. Add distilled water and glycerine in a bowl and mix. Pour the mixture into the bottles with the funnel. Top off with alcohol, put the cap on, and let sit for a full day for infusion.

Sunny Isles

77 drops geranium + 54 drops orange + 54 drops lime + 51 drops grapefruit + 18 drops cinnamon

This recipe is heavy in citrus and spice. With this much citrus oil, you should be aware of phototoxicity and let it absorb into your skin before heading out into the sun.

Ingredients:

  • 77 drops geranium
  • 54 drops orange
  • 54 drops lime
  • 51 drops grapefruit
  • 18 drops cinnamon

Directions:

Add the scent to your containers. Cap and roll around in your hand to blend the aromas. Add distilled water and glycerine in a bowl and mix. Pour that mixture into the bottles using a funnel. Top each with alcohol, replace the cap on, and let sit for a full day for infusion.

Ocean Breeze

77 drops lavender + 51 drops vetiver + 51 drops bergamot + 51 drops spearmint + 26 drops cedarwood

Who doesn’t like the smell of the ocean? Okay, there are probably some folks reading this who don’t. For those that do, this is the best blend to replicate that scent.

Ingredients:

  • 77 drops lavender
  • 51 drops vetiver
  • 51 drops bergamot
  • 51 drops spearmint
  • 26 drops cedarwood

Directions:

Add the oils to a container and then add other ingredients listed. Shake well and let it sit before using.

How these scents combine to create the same scent as an ocean breeze isn’t clear, but the creator claims it does. It’s worth a try, and if the scent is pleasing, you might find yourself using this blend all the time.

Don’t Worry Be Happy

3 tablespoons carrier oil besides coconut + 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil + 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles + 35 drops grapefruit + 15 drops sweet orange + 15 drops lavender + 5 drops roman chamomile + 10 drops clary sage

Next, we have a recipe whose intentions are pretty straight forward in the title. If you have a hard time finding your happy place then try this blend. Here is what you need for this solid perfume:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons carrier oil besides coconut
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil (or use 4 tablespoons of only coconut oil in place of another carrier)
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles
  • The following essential oils:
    • 35 drops grapefruit
    • 15 drops sweet orange
    • 15 drops lavender
    • 5 drops Roman chamomile
    • 10 drops clary sage

Directions:

  1. Add the extracts together in a bowl and set aside
  2. Using the double boiler or a makeshift one, melt the beeswax.
  3. Add the carrier oils including the coconut until melted
  4. Remove from heat and add the essential oil mixture
  5. Place in a reserved container and let it cool and harden
  6. Enjoy!

This mixture of scents is perfect if you are feeling down. Each of them has benefits in aromatherapy for lifting a person’s spirit.

Aurora’s Borealis

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond, or olive oil + 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil + 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles + 25 drops grapefruit + 25 drops tangerine + 10 drops rose absolute + 5 drops sandalwood + 3 drops ylang-ylang

With this blend, you will have a floral, citrus scent that is the envy of all your friends.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles
  • 25 drops grapefruit
  • 25 drops tangerine
  • 10 drops rose absolute
  • 5 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops ylang-ylang

Directions:

  1. Mix in your extracts in a non-reactive bowl and set aside
  2. Melt the beeswax in a double boiler.
  3. Add the carrier oils including the coconut until melted
  4. Remove from heat and add the essential oil mixture
  5. Place in a reserved container and let cool and harden
  6. Enjoy!

Twilight Gypsy

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond, or olive oil + 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil + 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles + 40 drops lavender + 10 drops clove bud + 6 drops nutmeg + 8 drops vanilla + 2 drops ylang-ylang

With this mixture of oils, you can create a scent that is romantic with spice and floral warmth.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles
  • 40 drops lavender
  • 10 drops clove bud
  • 6 drops nutmeg
  • 8 drops vanilla
  • 2 drops ylang-ylang

Directions:

  1. Mix the essential oils in a bowl and set aside for later
  2. In a double boiler, melt the beeswax.
  3. Add the carrier oils including the coconut until melted
  4. Remove from heat and add the essential oil mixture
  5. Place in a reserved container and let cool and harden
  6. Enjoy!

DIY Essential Oil Solid Perfume Recipe

2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles + 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil + 20 - 25 drops of essential oils

Here we have a recipe with different options as far as scents. Solid perfumes seem to be all the rage so, it’s a good thing you’ll have so many recipes to choose from. For this you need:

Directions:

The steps are pretty much the same for some of the recipes we’ve mentioned. But, to be thorough, let’s list them again.

  1. Melt the beeswax in the double boiler
  2. Add the coconut oil until it is all melted
  3. Stir in your essential oil blend
  4. Pour into the 2 oz tin cans or container
  5. Let cool and harden

You can pick and choose the aromas you want to use. Here are some blends you could try:

  • Masculine
    • Cedarwood
    • Vetiver
    • Patchouli
  • Garden Fairy
    • Rose
    • Grapefruit
    • Ylang-ylang
    • Tangerine
    • Sandalwood
  • Sweet Summer
    • Lavender
    • Chamomile
    • Cardamom
    • Cedarwood
    • Geranium
  • Pick-Me-Up
    • Peppermint
    • Lemon
    • Lavender

Wildflower Princess

Grapeseed oil + 5 drops ylang-ylang + 3 drops lavender + 2 drops cypress + 1 drop blue yarrow + 1 drop sweet orange

Here we have another roll-on recipe. This blend doesn’t require anything we haven’t already seen. All you need is the following:

Ingredients:

  • Grapeseed oil
  • The following essential oils
    • 5 drops ylang-ylang
    • 3 drops lavender
    • 2 drops cypress
    • 1 drop blue yarrow
    • 1 drop sweet orange

Additional materials:

  • 10 ml amber glass bottle with rollers
  • Rollerball remover

Directions:

Mix well and let it rest. This blend has tons of floral and citrus power, which is bright when worn.

Vanilla Cake Batter

Grapeseed oil + 5 drops vanilla + 3 drops cinnamon + 2 drops cardamom + 1 drop clove

My mother loves vanilla. Personally, it’s not my favorite scent. But, if I were to make this, I think my mother would love it.

Ingredients:

  • Grapeseed oil
  • The following essential oils
    • 5 drops vanilla
    • 3 drops cinnamon
    • 2 drops cardamom
    • 1 drop clove

Additional materials:

  • 10 ml amber glass bottle with rollers
  • Rollerball remover

Directions:

Mix the ingredients well and let it rest. This blend has tons of floral and citrus power, which is bright when worn. The final oil is strong, which is why only one drop is needed. As well as the vanilla, this scent is spicy.

Warm & Grounding – Good Manly Scent

Grapeseed oil + 5 drops vetiver + 3 drops patchouli + 4 drops cedarwood

As a woman, I am glad that the creator of this recipe decided to put in the “manly” part. Not because I don’t like masculine scents but because of the word manly instead of just saying it is meant for men alone.

Everyone has unique tastes and people of all genders like to smell good. Some men like to wear feminine scents and some women like to wear a more masculine aroma. That said, this blend would be a great try for people who fall into the latter category.

Ingredients:

  • Grapeseed oil
  • The following essential oils:
    • 5 drops vetiver
    • 3 drops patchouli
    • 4 drops cedarwood

Additional materials:

  • 10 ml amber glass bottle with rollers
  • Rollerball remover

Directions:

Add the scents to the glass bottle and then the grapeseed. Cover and shake, and then let it sit for infusion. These oils give this recipe a musky, woody scent, which appeals to a wide array of people.

Conclusion

If you liked these recipes a great way to copy them is to just make a pdf version of this page and save it to your own personal file. We have a comment section below and would love to know what you think. If you have a recipe of your own you would like to add, let us know.

Happy blending and don’t forget the whole idea is to enhance our journey toward a better mind, body, and soul.

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