Using Essential Oils as Perfume

Using Essential Oils as Perfumes

REVIVE Synergy Blends

Our REVIVE Synergy Blends are a great choice for starting your essential oil perfume because they consist of a range of different essential oils.

This means we combine scents that compliment each other and end up with a delicious, aromatic oil. We’re going to share five of our favorite essential oil blends for you to create your perfume with.


This citrus and floral blend is REVIVE’s version of doTERRA Citrus Bloom. It is soft and feminine but also helps encourage positivity and reduce tension. This scent is reminiscent of a sunny day in the Spring.


Looking for a scent that will inspire a little excitement in your life? Gorgeous is REVIVE’s adaptation of doTERRA Passion. This blend is sweet, spicy, and warm to help encourage you to feel as gorgeous as you smell. This synergy already contains fractionated coconut oil, so just dab on your wrists and go.


Happiness in a bottle? Yes, please! Joy (similar to Young Living Joy) is a blissful blend of citrus, spice, and floral scents that are great for uplifting your mood. Containing both Rose and Jasmine, this smells romantic, exotic, and womanly.

Magnolia Roll-on

It happens for only a short time in the spring, but when the magnolias are in bloom, the scent in the air is hypnotic. Capture that feeling with this ready-to-use roller that contains Magnolia Essential Oil and fractionated coconut oil. Apply topically to calm the mind and smell incredible.

Love & Romance

What woman doesn’t want to be alluring once in a while? This blend is our version of Young Living Sensation and it does not disappoint. Warm and sensual, the scent inspires compassion, affection, and of course, romance.

REVIVE Single Oils For Perfumes

Our single essential oils are still great choices when it comes to crafting your own perfume – because you can get ultra-specific with the scent you want to create.

From our highly sought-after Rose oil to our incredibly aromatic Jasmine Absolute oil – we’re going to share another batch of four amazing essential oils.

Rose Essential Oil

The scent of Rose is one of the most beautiful, decadent, and recognized in the world. Boasting a steep price tag, this oil is definitely an investment, but so worth it!

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Sweet and rich, this oil was made for personal scents. Also known as the “perfume tree” in South Asia, these flowers are intoxicating and romantic.

Producing feelings of comfort and love, Ylang Ylang oil has aphrodisiac properties. This scent can be very strong, so mixing with citrus or woodsy oils is suggested.

Jasmine Absolute

The enchanting scent of this night-blooming flower has been popular the world over for thousands of years. The fragrance is sweet but sharp and, like other florals, can be overwhelming to ascent.

Use only a bit in your blend and combine with citrus oils to enhance the smell. Jasmine is great for fighting negative feelings, so this can be a perfect oil for daily perfume.

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood is a warm and woodsy oil that can really ground a blend. Encouraging feelings of relaxation, this oil is beneficial for aromatherapy as well. A favorite in men’s blends, Sandalwood can be used in a variety of blends and mixes well with other woodsy or citrus oil types.

Interested in learning how to use essential oil as perfume?

Lucky for you, you’ve found the best resource on this particular subject on the internet, because here at Revive we are the experts on all things essential oils!

And today, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about crafting perfumes using essential oils. This is both an art and a science, and we’re here to guide you through this process.

Use too much essential oil, your perfume will be too strong and put people off. If you underdose your perfume and use too little essential oil, then you end up with a watered-down batch that doesn’t really provide much aroma.

Finding the sweet spot isn’t easy, but with our guide – it can be. We’re going to share our picks for the best essential oils to use in your perfume and the application rates we recommend. Let’s start by addressing some basic information on the topic.

Can Essential Oils Be Used As Perfumes?

For thousands of years, the scent and allure of perfume have been a thing of magic and mystique. The word perfume came from the Latin, per fumus meaning “through smoke” because it originated with burning offerings to Gods.

Across continents, perfumes became a part of religion and royalty and soon spread to France which developed into the epicenter of the industry. Flowers and spices were cultivated for their essences, and perfumers created beautiful but simple scents.

In the 19th Century, modern chemistry brought big changes to perfumery. Scents that were originally crafted from plants and natural solvents were now being made with synthetic ingredients.

This may have offered more smells and options, but it also means fake fragrance and the potential effects from using toxic components.

Nowadays, as we are more aware and conscious of what goes on and in our bodies, people are choosing to go back to the old ways and wear natural oils as perfumes.

How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Perfume

Honestly, perfumery is a true talent and it can take many years to learn how to craft a perfect scent. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t give it a try.

Fragrances fall into note categories and scent categories. A good blend has a balance of top notes, middle notes, and base notes, usually using at least one oil from each category.

Top notes hit your nose first, but the scent fades quickly. These are mostly citrus and herb. Middle notes carry the tune and tie it together, usually floral oils. Base notes are the anchor of the scent, mostly woodsy and spice oils.

Scent categories can vary greatly, with fake fragrance scent mapping including man-made smells like leather or lilac.

When using only real Essential Oils and Absolutes, the categories can be broken down into groups based on the type of scent.

In general, the oils in the same group blend well together or with oils in the category next to it. Oftentimes, you will see these groups laid out into a scent wheel to determine what might smell good when put together in a blend.

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Don’t Get Frustrated If You Don’t Love Your First Essential Oil Perfumes!

Can experimenting with your essential oil to create a personal perfume be fun? Yes!

But will you also make mistakes and end up with something you don’t love? Yes!

The trick is to use oil sparingly so that you don’t waste them or waste money. By smelling the caps of the oil jars together you can get an idea of whether or not you like the combination.

When you are ready to try it, you put a bit of oil onto a Q-tip and smell all of them together. By pulling a Q-tip forward or backward in the group, you can get an idea of what more drops or fewer drops might smell like.

Lastly, when you are certain of what you want, you may begin mixing. Start slow! Add a single drop of your base notes, then the middle and top. Smell the blend after each addition and adjust accordingly.

Sample Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

Want to get started making your own perfumes using essential oils? Consider one of the following recipes below – we have options for no matter how you like to create your perfume!

Roll-on: Add 10-15 drops of your oil blend to your empty glass roller bottle, then fill the rest of the way with Golden Jojoba Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil then pop in the fitment and apply as desired.

Spray: In your clean glass 1 oz spray bottle, place about 25-30 drops of your oil blend, then fill the bottle halfway with a clear, scentless alcohol. Place top on and put in a cool dark place for 10-14 days remembering to swirl gently a few times. Once ready, fill the rest of the way with water and spray on as desired.

Solid: Use a clean tin with a lid for your container. In a double boiler, melt one part beeswax to one part Golden Jojoba Oil, then remove from heat. Add Essential Oil blend, stir with a glass or wooden stirrer, and pour the mixture into a tin. Let harden and apply as needed. If you use 1 teaspoon of each, 20 drops of your oil blend should be a good amount. If you prefer a softer solid, increase the amount of jojoba in the recipe.

How To Wear Your Essential Oil Perfume

Once you have created the perfect scent, you must decide how you want to wear it. If it will be used on aromatherapy jewelry, you are finished.

If you will be wearing it topically, you must mix it with a carrier oil. A carrier oil is something that you will dilute your essential oils in, to help protect your skin from the ultra-concentrated form of the oil.

There are so many different carrier oil options that it really comes down to personal preference – our personal favorite carrier oil is either jojoba oil or argan. But, explore and find which one best compliments your handmade perfume!

Roll-ons are a great and easy option that is ready to use right away.

A perfuming spray can be made with an alcohol base but should age for a while to develop and meld the scents. Solid perfume is a little more work but makes a smart choice for Essential Oils because the wax base helps the natural scent last longer on your skin.

Hopefully, this information helps you feel empowered to begin creating your own natural perfumes and reduce toxins in your daily life.

Final Thoughts On Using Essential Oils In Perfumes

Now, you know everything there is to know about using essential oils as a perfume. All that’s left to do is decide what type of perfume you want to make, and come up with the essential oil that you want to base it around!

When you shop here at Revive, you can rest assured you’re getting the best products online at the best prices available. Unlike the other guys, we’ll never make you overpay for quality.

Grab a batch of natural essential oils today and get to work experimenting – and have fun!