Who doesn’t love a beautiful perfume!!
I go back many years ago, when I learnt that perfumes had nasty chemical ingredients in them so my current perfumes at the time went out, and I went on a search to find what was safe and I looked at what our grandma’s used. I discovered that perfumes originally were made from natural things like flower extracts and herbs.
At the same time I did an aromatherapy course and learnt the power of what pure unadulterated oils could do for our health and well being.
I also learnt that the fragrance industry may be begin with bouquets of flower abstracts but it’s the addition of toxic chemicals that made it a lot cheaper & this moves it away from the real thing.
How sad I was when I learnt what really was going on. Perfume manufacturers don’t want their competition or even you to know what’s in their products. So they came up with a clever way to keep their ingredients a secret.
You see the TGA requires most industries to clearly list their ingredients on their product labels. This offers protection for you and I. But the perfume industry petitioned some time ago to let them keep this information hidden from consumers by saying they were trade secrets.
So came chemicals like acetone. This is a nasty, as it’s the same toxic component that’s in paint thinner… something you’d never put on your skin! Along with many other chemicals that cause skin irritants, shortness of breath, linked with a certain cancers, endocrine disruptors, nervous disorders and many other major concerns were added to these potions.
I started making my own nearly twenty years ago and as I said above I looked to Mother Nature & I would love you to enjoy a sample today, along with one of my formulations for you to make for yourself.
I love to spritz my clothes even now rather than my skin but with a natural one either is fine.
You can make your own sweet-smelling signature scent with essential oils. This will be natural and safe to wear… and they smell amazing.
On your next day off, try blending this & have fun experimenting.
- In a large container melt 2 tsp. grated beeswax. Add 2 tsp. jojoba oil and mix. Or for a liquid fragrance you can use a Geranium hydrosol as the base, which I have opted for in the sample so it’s easy to roll on.
- Then add 2 tsp. of jojoba oil and mix.
- In another small container, mix approximately 20 drops of sweet orange essential oil, 15 drops of ylang-ylang and 10 drops lavender 8 drops of Patchouli
- Remove from heat, quickly add essential oil mix and pour into clean container, (for the beeswax base a small lip balm container), or with the base as geranium hydrosol a brown bottle as the essential oils retains it’s value.
Enjoy wearing and note the comments you will receive!!!