It's no secret that buying perfume can be a pretty pricey endeavor. Some of them cost hundreds of dollars per ounce. So what's a girl on a budget to do? Make your own, of course. There are tons of combinations you can use to make your own personal scent without breaking the ban. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Tiny Flower Perfumes
Not only do these mini perfumes smell great, but they also look pretty too.
1 ounce sweet almond oil
14 drops ylang ylang oil
8 drops lavender oil
7 drops Cypress oil
5 drops blue yarrow oil
4 drops sweet orange oil
Place small dried flowers into mini glass roller ball bottles. Then blend the oils in the bottles.
2. Lemon Lavender Roll Ons
Roll on perfume is such a great invention! This one has the relaxing scent of lavender combined with the invigorating fresh scent of lemon. You're going to love it!
Sweet almond oil
Fill roll on bottles 3/4 full with the almond oil. Add 2 drops each of lavender and lemon oil and shake to combine.
3. Fruity Roll on Oil
When you need something fresh to give you a pick me up, this is the scent for you.
1 teaspoon Grapeseed oil
2 drops sweet orange oil
3 drops mandarin oil
3 drops neroli oil
2 drops cedarwood atlas oil
Place all of the oils, except the grapeseed oil, in roller ball bottles. Swirl to combine. Top of with the grapeseed oil and shake to mix.
4. Grapefruit and Peppermint Perfume
If ever there was a DIY perfume that would wake you up and totally invigorate you, this is the one.
1/2 ounce jojoba oil
1/2 ounce fractioned coconut oil
10 drops peppermint oil
15 drops grapefruit oil
Place the jojoba and coconut oil in a roller ball bottles. Add the essential oils and shake to combine.
5. Sweet Orange and Rose Perfume
Here's a girly and fruity perfume that you are going to love. Get ready for some compliments!
Pinch rose petals
Pinch dried orange peel
5 drops rose absolute
25 drops sweet orange oil
20 drops tangerine oil
1/2 tablespoon fractioned coconut oil
Place the rose and orange peel in a roller ball bottle. Add the essential oils and the coconut oil, shaking to combine.
6. Vanilla and Sandalwood Solid Perfume
You're going to love this retro style of perfume. It's solid so you can gently apply it to your skin with ease.
4 tablespoons packed beeswax, grated
4 tablespoons almond oil
27 to 32 drops sandalwood oil
27 to 32 drops vanilla oil
25 to 30 drops grapefruit oil
20 to 25 drops bergamot oil
Melt beeswax over low heat in a double boiler. Stir in the almond oil and stir well, removing from the heat. Cool to 120 degrees, then add the rest of the oils. Pour into a mold or small container to harden.
7. Vanilla Orange Body Spray
I love body spray because you only need a little to smell great and it's a little less intense than most perfumes. I think you're going to love this one.
Peels from 4 oranges
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plain vinegar
Place the orange peels in a pot and just cover with water. Bring to a boil, them remove from the heat and cover. Allow to stand for 12 to 24 hours. Strain the liquid, discarding the peels. Combine 1/4 cup of the liquid with 1 cup water and the vanilla and vinegar. Pour into a spray bottle.
8. Honeysuckle Solid Perfume
This scent will take you back to the summers of your childhood. It works great for day and night.
2 ounces solid perfume base
1/2 ounce honeysuckle oil
1/4 teaspoon rose gold mica
10 small tins
Melt 2 ounces of the perfume in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time. Add the honeysuckle oil and rose gold mica and stir to combine. Pour into the tins and allow to harden.
9. Homemade Vanilla Perfume
There's something so comforting about the smell of vanilla and you're going to find it with this DIY perfume.
8 to 10 vanilla beans
Slit open the vanilla beans and remove the paste. Put the paste in a jar. Chop the rest of the vanilla beans and add them to the jar. Cover with vodka and allow to sit for at least 3 weeks, but up to 2 months. Strain the liquid into a container and add double the amount in jojoba oil.
10. Musk Cologne
Many girls prefer male scents and this one definitely fits the bill. It's also a great gift for the men in your life.
10 drops lime oil
8 drops patchouli oil
6 drops fennel oil
2 1/2 ounces vodka
2 tablespoons water
Combine the oils with the vodka in a glass container. Shake and set aside for 48 hours. Add 2 tablespoons water and shake well.
11. Jasmine Aloe Body Mist
If you love floral scents, you are going to adore this one. People everywhere are going to be asking where they can get it too.
3 ounces witch hazel with aloe vera
1 ounce vegetable glycerin
25 drops jasmine oil
Place the dried flowers and mica in a 4-ounce spray bottle. Add the witch hazel and glycerin. Add the jasmine oil and swirl gently to combine.
Which one do you want to try first?