DIY Perfume: Toxin Free, Sustainable, And Budget Friendly

 

In the process of cutting out toxins from the home because of my Hashimoto’s disease, I realized that I was spraying my skin directly every day with some pretty harmful chemicals on accident.

I didn’t even think about what chemicals could be in perfumes! So, after doing a bit of research on perfumes, I found a really quick and easy perfume that’s chemical and toxin free! I’ve adapted this perfume to fit my own needs and I couldn’t be happier with how it smells.

I opted for a soothing yet bright perfume to keep me awake during the day and be fun to put on for nights out of the town!

I think this would also work great for gift giving! Think about it, your own customizable perfume. I would love to get a custom perfume that fit my own needs. So cool!

Here’s the quick and easy recipe –

2 teaspoons beeswax
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
40-50 essential oils drops (I used peppermint and lavender)
Reusable container

Directions:

  1. Heat up your beeswax and jojoba oil in a microwave safe container.
  2. Cool and stir until it’s the consistency of soft butter and add essential oils.
  3. Pour into a reusable container and apply to pulse points and enjoy the smells.

Here’s some other essential oil combinations that I enjoy:

Flowery Smells

Geranium
Lavender
Lime

Lemon
Grapefruit
Geranium

Lavender
Orange
Rose

Warm Smells:

Lavender
Lemon
Rosemary

Bergamot
Orange
Cedarwood

Lavender
Clary Sage
Orange

Fresh Smells:

Lime
Grapefruit
Tangerine
Spearmint

Lemon
Frankincense

Lemon
Lavender
Orange

Use whatever combinations that fit best and smell the best to you. There really is no bad way to combine essential oils. Mix and match or experiment to your hearts content!

Through making my own perfume, I’ve been able to save about $70 per year because I usually go through one expensive bottle of a year.

So, tack that up with the laundry soap, fabric softener, dryer sheets, lotion, deodorant, and many more to save a ton of money! I’m finding that I really enjoy making each of these DIY’s and I love to count up how much we’re saving on a yearly basis by making them myself.

Happy perfuming!
Ashlee