12 Days of Christmas Crafting: Revisited Day 3
Preparing a Personal Perfume Blend
By Christi Pugh
For Nature’s Gift Inc.
Scent evokes something precious in our deepest selves, providing an instant connection to our most closely held secrets, hopes, fears, and dreams. A special aroma needs no words to communicate, or commune with our souls. It bypasses our logic and reaches our intimate knowing.
Earlier this year I prepared a personal blend using our Vetiver, Jasmine, Patchouli, and a tiny bit of Sandalwood in Jojoba. I put it in one of our roller bottles and keep it in a special place in my home. On days I am feeling a little lost or down, I wear the blend, which grounds me and uplifts me at the same time. These particular oils speak to me individually but together they sing in perfect harmony!
Likely, you have an idea which aromas you love already. Start there with the favorites…the oils that evoke a deep connection. Order samples or small bottles. Using scent strips, compare the oils you are considering blending together. Tweak as needed. When your socks are knocked off, make the blend, & fill the roller bottle with your own private treasure.
There are so many options available for filling a roller ball bottle.
1) A favorite scent: a 10% single essential oil dilution (Lavender, Coffee, Spearmint)
2) An anointing oil blend or perfume infusion (like Rosy Dreams!) from Nature’s Gift.
3) Diluting a synergistic blend for skin-safe use.
4) Creating your own special aromatic blend to share!
|Beverly filling one of our Roller Ball Bottles|
Ideas: a therapeutic combination of Peppermint and Lavender for a friend who suffers from migraines, Muscle Ease or That’s Better for aches and pains, Harmony Anointing Oil, or splurge on a wearable Lotus, Rose or Sandalwood dilution, and on and on…there are so many choices and I’ve found nearly everyone appreciates a gift with a more personal touch!
Roll on bottle blends are fairly simple:
For skin-safe use, blend a 10% anointing oil to fill the 10 ml (1/3 oz or 200 drops) roll on bottle. So you will use 1 ml (20 drops) essential oil or synergistic blend to 9 mls (180 drops) of carrier oil. Normally we recommend Jojoba Oil or Fractionated Coconut as carriers due to the long shelf life and the fact that neither has a strong scent that will take over the desired aroma of the blend.
For this project you will need:
-Roller/Roll On Bottle or Bottles
-Essential Oil or Synergy of choice OR –Anointing Oil of choice
-Carrier Oil of choice (if using undiluted oil or synergy)
-Pipettes or dropper to measure oils
To achieve a 10% dilution, a blend of Peppermint and Lavender Oils diluted in jojoba would call for:
10 drops Peppermint (1/2 ml)
10 drops Lavender (1/2 ml)
180 drops Jojoba Oil (9 ml) = 10 mls.
Or Relax Synergy diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil would call for:
20 drops Relax Synergy (1 ml)
180 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil (9 ml)
Should you need it, Marge has created a handy reference dilution chart for blending which is available on our website: http://www.naturesgift.com/methods.htm.
Our frosted Roll-On (roller) bottles and our disposable pipettes (for accurate measuring) are available at a special sale price until October 29. I’ll share more aromatic gift giving/making ideas and suggestions in the coming days. In the meantime, we would love to hear about your creations! Use the promo code craft3 at checkout, press "apply" and receive a 20% discount on these useful tools.