Make Your Own Perfume
More than likely, the "fragrances" in your favorite perfume, body spray, shampoo, deodorant, and so many of the wildly popular store bought self care items are not as natural as we'd like to think. What we might think is Lavender, for example, is very likely a chemical concoction meant to make us think we're smelling real Lavender. Synthetic fragrances are everywhere, and unfortunately, they're no good for our bodies. Beyond messing with our endocrine systems (throwing our hormones out of whack), they can also cause allergic reactions and sensitivities that can result in sneezing, rashes, runny noses, dry skin, and more.
These days, I'm all about the 100% pure, natural options. And essential oils have given me just that. The peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly what I'm putting in and on my body makes me feel extra awesome about all the amazing DIY self/skin/body-care stuff I've been whipping up. Plus, it's super fun!
With Mother's Day right around the corner, I'm thinking this little combo will be the perfect gift - along with some homemade chocolate, of course! Feel free to give it a go yourselves:
10 drops Vetiver essential oil
20 drops Fennel essential oil
15 drops Orange essential oil
Spring water or alcohol* (I used an organic vodka)
*Alcohol will help to meld and preserve the scents.
- Add essential oils first. For best results, allow just the essential oils to sit in the container for a couple of days. This will help them mix and meld nicely.
- Top off with water (or alcohol).
- Shake well. Allowing everything to sit for a couple weeks will help everything meld together, allowing the alcohol scent to fade and oils to intensify.
If you'd like to learn more about the essential oils I love the most, just shoot me an email! Happy Mother's Day, mama friends!!