Make Your Own Perfume – 5 Recipes Using Essential Oils

Nobody would think that preparing a perfume can be easy. Those amazing scents that we see and feel in the stores must have been obtained through complex and elaborate operations and processes. This might be true, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare your own perfume at home. The recipes that you’ll see below are extremely simple to make and the result will be a nice scented perfume created especially for your preferences and tastes. All the ingredients can be found in the healthy food stores or the specialized ones and you are free to replace the alcohol with jojoba or almond oil.

Make Your Own Perfume – 5 Recipes Using Essential Oils

Floral Perfume

Women love how flowers smell and most of them enjoy a floral perfume. To make one at home, you will need distilled water, vodka and essential oils extracted from your favorite flowers. The following oils can be changed according to your preferences. So, you can add magnolia, lilac, peony, freesia, jasmine etc.


– 2 cups of distilled water

– 3 tablespoons of vodka

– 5 drops of lavender essential oil

– 10 drops of chamomile essential oil

– 10 drops of valerian essential oil


Use a dark glass bottle to mix the ingredients and stir well. Let the perfume rest for about 12 hours, then you can use it as you wish. Store it in a cool and dry place. To make the scent last longer, apply the perfume on your wrists or on your neck.

Rose Perfume

This perfume is extremely intense and will make you feel that you’re in a rose garden. If you like to stand out of the crowd, then this perfume is perfect for you.


– 85 ml of vodka

– 30 drops of rose essential oil


Use an empty perfume bottle to mix the oil with the vodka and let the mixture settle for about 2 or 3 weeks. During this period, the alcohol will extract all the aromatic constituents from the oil. If you notice that the solution is not clear, don’t worry because this is normal. Just filter the liquid until it becomes clear and all the residues are eliminated. Once you’ve done this, you can use the perfume.

Citrus Perfume

If you’re looking for something more exotic, then this perfume is for you. It is the best perfume for summer, as it will instantly refresh you.


– 1 teaspoon of dried lemon peel

– 1 teaspoon of dried orange peel

– ¼ teaspoon of castor oil

– ¼ cup of vodka


Mix the lemon and orange peels and then add the vodka and the castor oil. Pour this entire solution in a glass container and close tightly. Let the mixture soak for 7 days in a dark and cold place. After that, strain the liquid and use it as you wish.

Woodsy Perfume

If you’re looking for a fresh, yet special and unique perfume, then you should try this recipe. Use the same preparation method described for the floral perfume.


– 2 cups of distilled water

– 3 teaspoons of vodka

– 5 drops of fir essential oil

– 10 drops of peony essential oil

– 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil

Grapefruit Perfume

This citrus perfume is quite intense and it will refresh you in no time.


– 1 teaspoon of beeswax

– 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil

– 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil

– 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil

– 5 drops of mint essential oil


Put the beeswax in a jar of glass and let it melt in the microwave. When it has melt down, you can add the jojoba oil. If it becomes solid, put it a few more seconds in the microwave. Pour the mixture in a perfume bottle and add the essential oils. Stir well until you get a homogeneous solution and use it.

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