Essential oils have been used as a perfume for years uncountable. In the 1960’s, hippies all over North America bathed in patchouli essential oil, giving it a place in world history as a perfume. Patchouli had been used as a fragrance for centuries prior to this and continues to be found in perfume products around the globe today. In fact, Kiehl’s, Le Labo, and Tom Ford are just three fragrance makers who help people indulge in the scent of patchouli with just a spray every day.

What You’ll Find In Popular Perfume

You might be surprised to learn that these top perfume companies use essential oils in their products:

  • Chanel No. 5
  • Joy Perfume by Jean Patou
  • Norell Fragrance by Revlon
  • Giorgio Armani Cologne
  • Aramis Cologne

And some of the prominent essential oils they use include:

Though these brands make good use of natural ingredients, there are many brands that incorporate plenty of not-so-good ingredients. Alcohol is a major ingredient in perfume (90-95%), eau de toilette (80-90%) and cologne (70%), and there are other chemicals and synthetics included that are not always disclosed on the label. This can make it difficult to find a perfume that is all natural and good for your body.

Making Your Own Scents

If you make your own personal care products using natural ingredients and essential oils, why not try making your own perfume? You’ll skip the chemicals and end up with a fragrance that can be personalized to your tastes and can be beneficial to your health. Essential oils can do wonders for the brain and body, and by using them as a perfume, you can inhale them and absorb them for maximum intake. Choose your favorite oils and combine them together; let them set for about one month to ensure the scents mellow and meld together.

When making your own perfume, be sure to include:

  • 15 – 20 drops of essential oil with base tones, such as Cedarwood, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, or Ylang-Ylang.
  • 25 – 30 drops of essential oil with middle tones, such as Rose, Lavender, Chamomile, or Geranium.
  • 12 – 15 drops of essential oil with top notes, such as Bergamot, Orange, Neroli, or Lemon.
  • Optional: 4 ounces of alcohol (such as a non-GMO rum or vodka).

Mix together and let the scent become your signature. No chemicals, no synthetics, just a pure you through and through.



META – Making your own perfume at home means creating a chemical and synthetic-free signature scent that has lasting benefits from the addition of essential oils.


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