I love to smell good. Don’t we all. Nothing like a good smelling women or man so to speak, right? What a really fun way to stand out from the crowd to be known as the stinky smelling person, right? But is it better to be remembered as the bad breath party person? Oh, the pressure!
The scent will linger on your skin after you have hugged that person at the end of the night or left them after a dinner party. I feel proud, self-confident and of course, sexy when I smell nice and people compliment me on it. I’ve worn perfume for as long as I can remember. If you think about all the beauty products, you use daily on your skin & hair. Perfume can be the most toxic! These artificial fragrances are really messing with our hormones.
Although the FDA “may say” that they require brands to name ingredients on the label, there is a major federal loophole that still allows manufacturers to sneak chemicals under one blanket term – “fragrance”. Due to this blanket term, toxins will make their way into our bodies without us knowing it and of course this explains so many of us have thyroid issues and many are undiagnosed.
This large word “fragrance” can mean so many things and is considered “trade secrets”, therefore, they don’t have to tell us that the real thing deemed as ‘fragrance” are chemicals like benzene, styrene, phthalates, and petroleum. This chemical often find their way into our beauty products and synthetic fragrances. Here we are again with these sneaky hormone disruptors that will mimic the body’s hormones and disrupt our normal body functions, causing our thyroid issues plus other various health problems. Did you know that people who have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer were found to of been exposed to Benzene and styrene and also components that are usually present in gasoline and cigarette smoke are also human carcinogens? Hello, wake up world!!!
Coconut oil is a great wait to start with making your own perfume as a base. If you prefer nothing oily then perhaps a body mist is more your style. You could also simply just add filtered water with an essential oil to get you started but once you’ve found that winning combination that you just adore make sure to write it all down where you will be able to recreate it again. I do like the idea of roller balls for a perfume mix. You can make a larger portion then pour it into a roller ball where you can just glide it on where as needed. Of course place it on all your “heart beat’ points. Spray bottles are also excellent for the mixtures with alcohol and water mixtures.
A solid perfume + Lotion Bar
2 tablespoons almond oil
2 tablespoons beeswax
2-4 drops jasmine essential oil
2 drops clove essential oil
2 drops vanilla extract
You can place these in cute containers.
Pour the oil into a small container. Slowly heat the beeswax in a double broiler. When completely melted combine it with the oil and quickly transfer to a clean container. Let the mixture sit until it hardens – you can put it in the freezer to speed things up. To apply, rub with your finger to soften slightly and apply to skin. If it seems to solid to apply to the skin, then you’ve accidently made a perfumed lotion bar.
Perfume Recipe #1
1/4 cup almond oil (walnut or jojoba oil would also work)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla essential oil
2-3 drops clove oil
A small spray bottle
Combine all of the ingredients – minus the cloves – and pour into a small spray bottle. If the vanilla doesn’t seem strong enough add a 1/2 teaspoon more. Cloves can easily over power the smell of the other scents so I recommend adding it last. Close the lid and give it a good shake. Spray the body oil onto your skin and rub it in. The longer it sits the stronger the scent will be.
Natural SPF Coconut Body Oil Recipe #2
1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil (spf 8) or almond (spf 5)
1/4 cup avocado oil (spf 15)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essential oil
1/2 teaspoon jasmine essential oil
1 teaspoon carrot seed oil (spf 40) or red raspberry seed oil (spf 30)
Melt coconut oil and avocado oil together over low heat. Allow it to cool briefly. Add essential oils and carrot seed or red raspberry seed oil. Stir to combine and transfer to mason jar with sealable lid. This smells fantastic and that is why I put it in this area of the book. Not only is it a natural SPF body oil but a great smelling one to boot! I like to rub it over my body like people do with perfumed body lotions or sunscreens.
**Note** Always use caution when you are going to be out in the sun for a length of time. I get my daily 20 minutes naturally and then use the proper sun hats and so on. I burn easy but I also need a daily free recommended dose of vitamin D from the sun.
Perfume Recipe #3
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
2 tablespoons pure grain alcohol, witch hazel or vodka
10 drops of grapefruit
10 drops of sweet orange
5 drops of peppermint
5 drops of lavender
1 tablespoon distilled water
Start by adding the jojoba oil to the glass container. Then add the alcohol. Add the essential oils in this order: grapefruit next the sweet orange and lastly the peppermint. Add distilled water with a dropper. Mix well and transfer to a dark glass container to store for 48 hours or up to six weeks. The longer it sits the stronger the scent will be.
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