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Natural Perfume

Perfume has the incredibel power to shift moods and recindle memories.

This week, I would like to introduce natural perfume, one that is made purely from natural oils and can be rolled on the skin at various pressure points. Unlike a cologne or Eau de Toilette spray, the fragrance from this Natural perfume will last all day.

Alcohol-based perfumes evaporate very quickly. While that can give your fragrance more presence, it doesn’t last as long. Whereas oil-based perfumes will hold the fragrance against your skin. This makes the scent long-lasting, and much more intimate. 

What Goes Into a Natural perfume?

Fractionated coconut oil

Fractionated coconut oil is clear and odorless. It’s ideal for blending with essential oils as it has no effect on your scent profile. 

This carrier oil also helps to reduce skin sensitivity due to its soothing nature. If you do not have fractionated coconut oil then jojoba oil is a good alternative.

Both oils also have an excellent shelf life, perhaps the longest of all the carrier oils.

Essential Oils

Sandalwood is a great fixative which means that it will help your perfume fragrance last longer. This is important as you wanted the roll on essential oil perfume to last at least a full day. It’s a woody base note which comes from one of the most treasured trees in the world. You will find this classic scent in many perfumes with its warm and smooth aroma. This essential oil also has powerful abilities to calm the mind, perfect for my roll on perfume!

Use Orange essential oil as a top note in this perfume brings a bright and uplifting vibe through its citrus aroma. Its fragrance is also quite uplifting, which will bring a mood-boosting benefit to my perfume. 

Ylang Ylang is an extremely popular essential oil when it comes to perfumes with its sweet and fruity scent. It has also been known to reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure.

Patchouli is a commonly used base note and fixative in perfume. It is a very intense scent, so a little goes a long way. It will add a strong, unique floral fragrance (sweet, earthy and a little bit spicy) to the perfume. 

Amber Roller: use a dark glass bottle for this perfume recipe. The reason for this is because essential oils can seep into plastic and break it down, often causing ‘leaching’ (a process where plastic begins to seep into your product). 

Sunlight will also destroy your essential oils, causing their fragrances to fade away really quickly. Dark tinted glass enables us to maintain the properties and scent of the oils by protecting it from sunlight and removing the possibility of plastic leaching. 

Natural Perfume Recipe



  • Small Funnel or Pippett
  • Digital scale


  1. Fill your roller bottle to just over ¾ of the way up, with the fractionated coconut (liquid) carrier oil. You may find it easier to use a funnel or pipette dropper for this job.
  • Add the essential oil drops to the roller bottle.
  • Pop the roll ball onto the bottle, making sure it’s clipped on tightly.
  • Give the bottle a good shake so that the oils are well mixed together. Then leave in a cool dark place, for around two weeks before using. This will give the essential oils time to fuse together and mature. 

Choosing Your Own Essential Oils

  1. As a basic rule, choose 3 or 4 essential oils using at least 1 from each note, topmiddle, and base from the perfume scents Piesse Scale below.
  2. Place a few drops of your chosen oils in the proportions that you wish to use onto a strip of blotting paper.
  3. Leave for about 5 minutes then take a sniff to see if you have reached your desired effect, then correct if needed.
  4. Pour the 2tsps of your chosen carrier oil into the glass bottle using a funnel or dropper if needed, each tsp equals 40 drops.
  5. Add you’re essential oils. You will need about 10-15 drops of essential oil in the proportions you have worked out.
  6. Place the rollerball onto the bottle, ensuring it’s clipped on securely. Pop the lid on. 
  7. Shake well and then sniff to test, correct if needed adding only one extra drop at a time until you reach your desired fragrance.
  8. Leave in a cool dark place, for around two weeks before using. This will give the essential oils time to develop.

Top Notes:
Are light and fresh smelling, they are usually the first scent that you will detect in a blended perfume, and often the most volatile.
Anise, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Spearmint, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Petitgrain.

Middle Notes:
Form the main body of the perfume. They have a lasting fragrance that becomes noticeable after the top note.
Angelica, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile, Cypress, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Neroli, Palmarosa, Pine, Rose, Rosemary.

Base Notes:
Are rich and heavy, although they are the last to detect in a perfume they linger the longest and work as a fixative to the lighter top and middle notes, helping them to retain their aroma for longer.
Benzion, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Violet, Ylang Ylang.

Happy “Love It HandMade!”

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