For my dad´s birthday, I decided to create a special perfume. It has the perfect combination of fresh and deep woody smell and it´s easy to make if you have these few essential oils! Give it a try, I´m sure your dads or friends will love it!
I love scents and perfumes so much, they make us feel special and amazing and can also support our emotions. However unfortunately most of the perfumes we find in the commerce contain a lot of synthetic substances and toxic chemicals used to keep the smell longer on our skin, like phthalates (also used to make plastic) that pass from the skin into our blood and disrupt our hormonal balance. That’s why I started buying perfumes made only with pure essential oils or making my own perfumes with essential oils, like this one for my dad.
I suggest preparing this perfume at least one week in advance before gifting it, in order to give the time to the different essential oils to combine together and create an amazing scent!
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS / Cedarwood essential oil has a warm, woody scent, commonly used in cologne and aftershaves. It is a grounding oil that can promote emotional balance and holds calming and grounding properties for both the mind and body. The warm, herbaceous aroma of Cedarwood oil can also help evoke feelings of wellness, confidence and self-esteem. Neroli essential oil has a fresh and floral aroma, a scent that gives us energy and positive aura. It brings clarity, keeps away fears and problems. Bergamot essential oil with both calming and uplifting abilities can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously providing cleansing and purifying benefits. Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. We Italians have used Bergamot oil for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin.
MEN`S PERFUME WITH ESSENTIAL OIL
Prep. Time: 5 minutes I Makes 10 ml roller bottle
- 10 ml roller bottle (like this one)
- 7 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 3 drops neroli essential oil
- 8 drops bergamot essential oil
- + jojoba oil to fill the bottle (or fractionated coconut oil)
- Add the essential oils to the roller bottle (starting from the cedarwood, then the neroli and at last bergamot) and then top off with a carrier oil, like jojoba oil, which has a pretty neutral smell and absorbs easily into the skin.
Apply on the wrist, chest, and neck. The scent will last a few hours, reapply as needed.