There's something about smelling good that makes you feel that you at least have "some of it" together.
Not "all of it," but enough to confidently walk into the grocery store without people knowing that you have a sink full of 4-day-old dishes and that the only thing keeping you alive is coffee and dry shampoo.
My whole life, perfume was one of my favorite gifts to receive. It made me feel womanly, attractive, and always put me in a better mood. However, as I started learning more about how toxic our everyday products can be to our health, I was completely heartbroken to learn about what my perfumes had the potential of doing to my body.
Store bought perfumes are artificial fragrances. In fact, the word "fragrance” is simply a broad category hiding potentially hundreds of toxic chemicals. Perfume companies are not required to reveal the actual chemicals that are within their fragrances, hence keeping you in the dark about the true toxicity of what you're spraying or applying on your skin.
The toxic chemicals in perfumes are known to cause birth defects, cancer, nervous system disorders, migraines, headaches, allergies, reproductive issues, and so much more. YIKES!
So, instead of using perfume, I now use - you guessed it - essential oils! Not only does it make me smell good, but it is super healthy for my body.
Not to mention - ZERO of the toxic chemicals found in my former perfumes are found in these oils. WINNING!
However, I was running into one problem. There are so many good-smelling oils, and so many great-smelling blends. But there wasn't one that reminded me of my favorite fragrance that I used for so many years. So, I decided to make my own!
Now, don't get me wrong - DIY's are NOT my thing. However, I found it extremely exciting to create a fragrance that I could use to help me feel and smell absolutely divine.
Not to mention - I also decided to use a gorgeous empty crystal perfume vial that has been sitting in a drawer for a long time. So the fact that I was able to create a lovely masterpiece inside a glamorous keepsake, made this experience even more fun.
Healthier Hannah's Natural Perfume
- 30 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 14 drops Copaiba Essential Oil
- 14 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- 100ml Empty Perfume Bottle
- 1 Tbsp Vodka
- Distilled Water
In empty perfume bottle, add in vodka and drops of each essential oil. Mix well. Fill rest of bottle with distilled water. Spray or apply on skin, and smell divine!
Aromatic Description of Each Essential Oil
Bergamot’s aroma is light, tart, citrusy yet sweet. Its uplifting yet relaxing aroma makes it a popular oil in perfumes, cosmetics, and lotions. In fact, approximately 1/3 of men's cologne and 1/2 of women's perfume contain an essence of Bergamot. In addition to its scent, Bergamot has attracted attention for its cleansing properties, and it’s often used as a luxurious ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and cleansers.
NOTE: Because Bergamot can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying the oil before spending time outside.
Known for its gentle, warm, uniquely sweet yet woodsy aroma, Copaiba essential oil helps create a relaxing atmosphere when diffused or applied topically. Its natural fragrance makes it a popular essential oil to apply on the skin and even diffuse.
Lavender has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Because of its classic scent, it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.
Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, rich, romantic, floral scent. In fact, history shows that newlyweds would cover their bed with ylang ylang flowers on their wedding night. Because of its intoxicating aroma, it is a popular element in luxurious and indulgent perfumes and skin care products. You might even find this oil in high-end hair care products and spa treatments.
Not only is this blend of essential oils my choice for a perfume, it is also my choice to diffuse in my home, or add on my diffuser jewelry.
The smell of all these essential oils together has made my life a little more happy, fragrant, and beautiful. Give it a try, or have fun making your own!
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