Perfume is one of the most convenient beauty products out there. It’s easy to use, pre-mixed, packaged, and instantly ready whenever you need it. But if you’re curious about how scents are made and have a little extra time on your hands, you may want to check out essential oils. You can usually find a variety of them at grocery stores and beauty supply shops.
Essential oils can be used as perfume for a simple, pure scent, and, depending on whether or not you believe in the benefits of aromatherapy, the oils can also be used to stabilize your mood and to promote relaxation. You can even mix and match different oils to create different scents – it’s like creating your own perfumes at home!
Lavender – Calming, relaxing, soothing, and balancing. I love to put this on right before bed!
Rose – Uplifting, romantic
Eucalyptus – Purifying, invigorating
Peppermint – Refreshing, cooling, vitalizing
Lemon – Uplifting, cheering, refreshing
Jasmine – Calming, relaxing, sensual, romantic
*Full disclosure that this oil is pricier than most. The flowers must be hand-picked just before dawn, when the essence is at its peak, and then large amounts are needed to produce even a small amount of oil.
Rosemary – Clarifying, invigorating
What’s your favorite essential oil? Do you combine them to make your own scents? Post your faves in the comments section!