Taking A Cue From Perfumers: Pre-Diluting Essential Oils For Blending Fragrances

One of the most difficult parts of blending essential oils for perfume is olfactory exhaustion. When you’re blending essential oils to try and find *just* the right proportions of each, it’s not uncommon to completely overwhelm your nasal passages. On top of it being probably not too healthy for you to huff undiluted EOs for […]

Chocolate Peppermint Whipped Body Butter Recipe (Without Shea Butter)

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Hot cocoa and peppermint everything. With the fall gloom settling over the Pacific Northwest, I was looking for a recipe that would allow me to replenish my dwindling supply of body lotion and provide an inkling of holiday cheer to combat the gray, rainy skies outside. […]

The Best Woodsy Essential Oil Men’s Cologne Recipe

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How to Make Perfume Out of Essential Oils

My first try at making essential oil perfume was kind of a flop. I followed Wellness Mama’s DIY Herbal Perfume recipe for my first foray into the wonderful world of homemade perfumery. I carefully selected a blend of patchouli, ylang ylang, lavender, basil, sweet orange, and lime essential oils. A liquor store visit resulted in my first […]