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Alcohol Free Perfume Recipe

Author: Dr. Larita
September 14, 2017

Today I’m going to give you a recipe I like for a perfume made from essential oils. You will need small glass bottles and pipettes to transfer the oils, and a small notepad to record your recipe so it can be reproduced or adjusted.

To create our perfume we are going to start by using a couple drops of vetiver and cedarwood as the base notes. This is trial and error, you try it and if you like it good, if not you can change it. Keep track of the number of drops of each essential oil you use on the notepad. When you have your base notes the strength you want, add a few drops of clove bud for the middle note and a few more drops of orange and ginger as the top notes.

Let the essential oils sit for 24-48 hours away from heat and sunlight. Your perfume blend will change somewhat as it matures. If you like the blend, go ahead and dilute it by adding fractionated coconut carrier oil to the bottle. Add a little carrier oil at a time until you feel the dilution is right. If you want to change the blend, you can adjust it before adding the carrier oil and let it sit another 24-48 hours. While adjusting, keep track of the number of drops of oil you use. This recipe will give you a spicy perfume blend. Try other essential oils to make your own unique scents.


Body Oils Are Fun To Experiment With

Author: Natural-Beauty
August 30, 2017

I love to have fun with some great skin care supplies like the body oils that I have been using. The oils leave me with a fresh scent and they help me to feel great about showing off my skin. Especially now that the warm weather has been here, I have really been enjoying using my body oils so I can feel confident wearing my favorite tops and short shorts.

There are some great options out there when it comes to my oils and I love discovering the right ones for myself. The ones that I have been using help me to soften my skin and to keep the moisture sealed inside my skin. The oils are perfect for using all over my body and on my face as well and they keep my skin youthful and beautiful.

I love using my body oils for the kind of skin care that I want to treat myself to on a daily basis. The oils are really nice after the shower and they are really nice when I want to feel fresh throughout the day as well. I am really happy with my oils and I can’t wait to experiment with some other scents in the future.


Body Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
July 19, 2017

If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of  perfume or cologne. Traditional designer brand perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water. When you purchase perfume or cologne, you  are paying a high price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, the “cosmetics gifts” you receive for purchasing a certain dollar amount, the alcohol used, and the beautiful fancy packaging.

The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes.  Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.


Make Your Own Perfume

Author: Dr. Larita
February 15, 2017

smellingDo you have a favorite type of fragrance? Does it remind you of flowers, spice or citrus? You can make your own blended fragrance using essential oils and no one else will have your scent. Do a little experimenting with the scents below and start yourself a whole new delightful hobby. Use at least one of each of the groups below. Have fun experimenting and trying new fragrance blends.

Base Note Essential Oils (Always start with the base and go up)

  • Benzoin
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Sandalwood
  • Patchouli
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver

Middle Note Essential Oils

  • Carnation
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Jasmine
  • Marjoram
  • Rose
  • Thyme

Top Note Essential Oils

  • Anise
  • Bay
  • Bergamot
  • Cumin
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Pettigraine


Fragrance Oil Gifts

Author: Dr. Larita
December 16, 2016

Now is the time of year when people are looking for great gifts to give to friends and relatives for the  holidays. Whether it is for the home or the body, many of us like to give wonderful smelling scents as gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We have previously discussed using essential oils to scent the air with diffusers. Essential oils can also be added to the bath, massaged into the skin, or inhaled directly.

If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of  perfume or cologne. Body oils are designed to be used on your skin. They may or may not contain essential oils. They are often formulations based on the traditional designer brands. When you purchase perfume or cologne in a department store, you  are paying a premium price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, cosmetics gifts, and the beautiful fancy packaging. These designer brand name perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water.

The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes.  Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil base that blend in with your body chemistry making the scent your own. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.


Aromatherapy Gift Idea

Author: Dr. Larita
July 9, 2015

That special day for your loved one is coming up and you haven’t found the right gift yet so here is a helpful and good smelling idea. Give them a gift of aromatherapy products that can elevate their mood and make them feel sensual and pampered. Of course, you can always purchase a ready-made gift basket but your loved one will feel really special if you put some thought, planning and time into building the gift on your own.

Now let’s think about what aromatherapy items to place in your basket for the perfect gift. The items you might use include fragrance oils or body oils with scented lotions and shower gels to match; aromatherapy shampoos and conditioners; body butters such as shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter; and air fresheners and essential oils with diffusers to disperse the fragrances.

Once you have decided on the items to put in the container you will arrange them by placing them on a filler. The filler is  a cushion on the bottom of your basket (something like crumpled colorful paper or confetti – be creative!) Next you can decoratively arrange the items in the basket and cover it with cellophane or simply tie a ribbon on the handle. Happy shopping!


Fragrance Gifts

Author: Dr. Larita
December 11, 2014

Are you looking for great gifts to give to friends and relatives for the  holidays? Whether it is for the home or the body, many of us like to give wonderful smelling scents as gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We have previously discussed using essential oils to scent the air with diffusers. Essential oils can also be added to the bath, massaged into the skin, or inhaled directly.

If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of  perfume or cologne. Body oils are designed to be used on your skin. They may or may not contain essential oils. They are often formulations based on the traditional designer brands. When you purchase perfume or cologne in a department store, you  are paying a premium price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, cosmetics gifts, and the beautiful fancy packaging. These designer brand name perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water.

The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes.  Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil base that blend in with your body chemistry making the scent your own. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.


Give the Gift of Fragrance

Author: Dr. Larita
August 4, 2014

My granddaughter’s birthday was this weekend and she loves a good fragrance so we got her a set of lotion, shower gel and body oil in her favorite scent from Fragrance World of Topeka.  Whether it is for the home or the body, many of us like to give and receive wonderful smelling scents as gifts. Essential oils can be added to the bath, diffused into the air, inhaled directly or massaged into the skin.

If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of  perfume or cologne. Body oils are designed to be used on your skin. They may or may not contain essential oils. They are often formulations based on the traditional designer brands. When you purchase perfume or cologne in a department store, you  are paying a premium price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, cosmetics gifts, and the beautiful fancy packaging. These designer brand name perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water.

The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes.  Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil base that blend in with your body chemistry making the scent your own. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.


Fragrance Identity

Author: Natural-Beauty
January 16, 2013

126-20518I will always associate a particular aftershave balm with my father.  I could smell that fragrance anywhere and I would automatically think of my dad.  He still uses the very same one to this day and my mother tells me that he has been using it since before she met him.  I guess some guys have a fragrance identity and changing it could be harder than changing one’s finger print.  Some men are just consistent, I guess.

My husband doesn’t wear any kind of fragrance at all.  I would smell his deodorant and the soap he uses in the shower but nothing else besides that.  He told me he used to wear cologne when he was younger but then it got too expensive for him and he stopped wearing it ever since.  He told me he’s not opposed to wearing cologne again, but wonders if spending around fifty dollars for something he’s going to rarely use is a wise decision.  For his birthday, I wanted to surprise him with a bottle of cologne.  I knew he would be upset if I spent too much on it so I went to a store that specialized in discount fragrances and I got it for half the price.  He still doesn’t wear cologne every day, but he does wear it more often.


Gifts of Fragrance

Author: Dr. Larita
December 14, 2012

Now is the time of year when people are looking for great gifts to give to friends and relatives for the  holidays. Whether it is for the home or the body, many of us like to give wonderful smelling scents as gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We have previously discussed using essential oils to scent the air with diffusers. Essential oils can also be added to the bath, massaged into the skin, or inhaled directly.

If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of  perfume or cologne. Body oils are designed to be used on your skin. They may or may not contain essential oils. They are often formulations based on the traditional designer brands. When you purchase perfume or cologne in a department store, you  are paying a premium price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, cosmetics gifts, and the beautiful fancy packaging. These designer brand name perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water.

The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes.  Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil base that blend in with your body chemistry making the scent your own. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.


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