If you are fond with aromatherapy, you will probably think to make perfume with essential oils.Because most of modern perfumes today are made from synthetic oils or fragrance oil.And synthetic oil don’t have the aromatherapy benefit.

Many people don't realize how easy it truly is to create their very own special homemade fragrances. If you have a difficult time finding perfume you like, or if you just want to have fun experimenting with fragrances, give the following homemade perfume recipe a try. You even don’t have to worry about added chemicals and preservatives going onto your skin and drying it out or even worse having a severe reaction to it.

You might experiment by combining various scents to create unique signature fragrances.

To begin make perfume with essential oils, you should know the character of each essential oils. There are top notes, middle notes and base notes.

The base notes will be the fragrance that longest on your skin and tend to be deep and earthy, which is why it is added first. Base notes providing a steady base upon which to create a blend. Some examples are patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, clove, cedarwood, vanilla, and nutmeg.

The middle notes also influence the fragrance of the perfume for quite a long time, Middle notes are mild smells that help mediate top notes. They make up a higher concentration. Some examples are rosewood, lavender, rose, geranium, ylang-ylang, clary sage, jasmine, ginger, hyacinth, pine and thyme.

While the top notes give the perfume its specific scent when just applied. They make up only a small part of your blend and they don't last too long, but top notes that make the strongest aromatic presence. the top notes are added to the mixture after the middle notes and could also be followed by another ingredient to bridge the fragrances. Some examples are, bergamot, lemon, orange, peppermint, chamomile, lime, lemongrass, marjoram, bay and neroli.

Vegetable oil is used as a carrier for the essential oils, which make up just 10 to 35 percent of the finished perfume. Jojoba oils is the best choice. Jojoba has a long shelf life and once it's on the skin it tends to dry out leaving your wonderful scent behind.

As a base for your perfume, you could try :

* 1/2 ounce of jojoba oil.
* 2.5 oz. alcohol--- pure grain alcohol or vodka
* Essential oils :
o 6 drops top note
o 7 drops middle note
o 7 drops base note

Directions to make perfume with essential oils:

Using a dark bottle add the jojoba oil first.Add the essential oils start with the base notes, then middle, then top, smelling as you go. Add 2.5 ounces of alcohol, shake for a few minutes, then let it sit for 48 hours (or up to 6 weeks-the longer it sits, the stronger the smell). Put it in a dark bottle.

Now your perfume is ready. All you have left to do is to give it a name!

This is just a rough recipe and can be changed depend on what you like.Make sure to keep track of what you are adding so you will have the recipe for your favorite blends.

You can try your own variations once you get the hang of it. Aside from making distinct perfumes all your own, home made fragrances make inexpensive yet unique gifts for any occasion. Give it to your friends, You can make perfume with essential oils base on their characters.

If you think make perfume with essential oils are expensive, you can replace the essential oils with fragrance oils, but once you start using pure essential oils, you will find that synthetics no longer satisfy you.

This is a guideline of each essential oil’s scent :

* Earthy Scents: patchouli, vetiver.
* Floral Scents: geranium, jasmine, neroli, rose,ylang-ylang.
* Fruity Scents: bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange,lemongrass.
* Herbal Scents: angelica, basil, chamomile, clary sage, lavender, peppermint, rosemary.
* Spicy Scents: black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, ginger, juniper, nutmeg .
* Woodsy Scents: cedarwood, cypress, pine, sandalwood.

Author's Bio: 

Liani Widjaja is the owner of Aromatherapy-at-Home. A website about aromatherapy and essential oils' guide. By knowing which the best essential oils for you, you will be able to get a maximum benefit of aromatherapy. Visit her site right now.