There was a time when I loved nothing more than making everyone I knew a new scent. My mom would come home from work, and she’d have a whole new perfume wardrobe. Some she liked, some she didn’t care for so much. She’d never let me know that, of course. But all of the fragrances were made from quality ingredients.
Fast forward about 15 years. Essential oils are in the mainstream consciousness again, and here I am. Making fragrances for myself and a few lucky people. I’m sharing one of my recipes with you. This is one I call Summer Breeze. Why? Mainly because it needed a name. That’s how I roll.
Summer Breeze Fragrance Roll On
- 40 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 12 drops Cardamom Essential Oil
- 10 Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 5 Bergamot Essential Oil
- 5 Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 4 Geranium Essential Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil (or Vodka)
- 1/3 oz glass roller bottle. You can use whatever size you can find, this is the size I had on hand.
- Small funnel
- Eye droppers or pipettes
- Small plastic or glass cup. A shotglass sized one is fine.
Gather all of your supplies.
Start measuring out your essential oils. Most bottles have a drop dispenser on the top, but some don’t. You can use the eye dropper to count your drops if you don’t have or don’t want to use the drop dispenser.
I’m going to be honest – I made my perfume right in the roller bottle, and didn’t bother with the cup. I like to live dangerously.
If you’re going to make the fragrance right in the roller bottle, get the funnel out and place it in the mouth of the bottle. Add your essential oils to the roller bottle or cup. I started from the top and went down the list.
Pour essential oils into the rollerball bottle.
Top off with sweet almond oil until it reaches the shoulders of the bottle. Place your finger over the open end and shake to combine. Test the mixture on your wrist to see if it’s to your liking. If it is, seal it up. If it isn’t adjust with either a couple drops of essential oils or a little more sweet almond oil.
Add the rollerball and the cap.
If you’re having trouble with the rollerball going in, set it in the bottle, then screw the cap on. This will push the rollerball part down and lock it into place. Neat trick, eh?
Roll the bottle back and forth in your hands. This mixes it well, and warms the fragrance mixture up to get the best out of it.
I finished the fragrance with a label that was made on my Silhouette machine. If you want it, email me and I’ll send you the file. I can’t figure out how to upload it!
You can use vodka instead of sweet almond oil when you make your perfume. It creates more of a regular perfume that evaporates. It’s not my personal preference, and sometimes leaves a sticky residue behind.
Will you make your own perfume? It’s pretty easy, and addicting, once you get started.
For more fun creative summer ideas, check out a few of my favorite blogs.
- Iced Rhubarb Tea from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Spinach Smoothies from A Mom’s Take
- DIY Solar Lamp from Simply Southern Mom
- Strawberry Pops from Mom on the Side
- Frozen Hot Chocolate from Home and Garden Cafe
- DIY Natural Wood Planter for Father’s Day from Our Family World
- Mason Jar Dirt Pudding by Better in Bulk
- Patriotic Whoopie Pies by How Was Your Day?
- Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan by Day by Day in Our World
- How to Make a Fairy Garden by Momma D Jane
- Cheese Stuffed Grilled Ranch Bacon Burger by Mom Does It All
- No Churn Caramel Ice Cream by My So Called Balanced Life
- Grilled Loaded Fries & Fresh Strawberry Lemonade perfect Summer snack idea by Two Boys One Girl and a Crazy Mom
- Picnic Perfect Patriotic Berry Trifle by About a Mom
- Easy Potato Salad by Upstate Ramblings
- DIY Flip Flops by This Mama Loves