Essential oils can be used in fragrances to create customized scents. Often times perfumes or colognes which are sold in the store are very inexpensive to make, however they are very expensive to purchase. What the public is paying for generally, is product promotion, marketing and packing of the product. Because perfume and cologne is mass-produced, a lot of people will be wearing the same scent. If you are an individual who looks to stand out from the crowd, who would simply prefer a more personalized fragrance or who is concerned about the chemicals in store brought perfumes, you can use essential oils to make your own fragrances.
At first glance, you may think that this might be too expensive. However, it's important to note, that it only takes a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make a fragrance. If you're just starting out and if you're not sure about which particular scent that you want to use or if you are just experimenting, a good size to start off with is a dram. A dram is essentially a sample size.
To make your own fragrance, you will need about 2.5 ounces of vodka (hundred proof). You will need the essential oils of your choice, 2 tablespoons of spring or distilled water. You need to add the essential oils to the alcohol and let it sit for 48 hours. Next add the water, stir the mixture and then let it sit for 48 more hours. Add more water or oil, if needed. You will need to let the mixture sit for between 4-6 weeks if you want the fragrance to have a strong smell and not fade easily. Common essential oils used in the fragrances include juniper oil, lavender oil, ylang ylang and carnation.
Essential oils, which are the natural oils found in flowers, plants and fruits have many good uses. They can used to improve mood, treat small cuts and abrasions and even to make one¢s very own fragrance. It¢s very simple to make your own scent that includes all of your favorite smells and essential oils. As a result, you will not only smell fantastic, but you will also get to enjoy the other benefits of essential oil. It only takes a few drops of essential oil to create your very own scent, that you will love to put on everyday or for special occasions. It may take some time to find just the right mixture to make an acceptable fragrance, if you are up to experiment. If you¢re not up to it, you can purchase a fragrance recipe book.