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Rachel Addison

Rachel Addison

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DIY Perfume with Essential Oils – From the Young Living Blog

Scents carry with them a wave of memories and associations. Maybe a classic department store perfume reminds you of your grandmother or the squeaky clean scent of bar soap reminds you of your mother. Our essential oil perfume opens up options for personal scents you’ll be remembered for, without scary ingredients. Plus, this DIY perfume is easy enough to make, tweak, and remake for years to come.

First, let’s dive into a couple essentials that you should know, like the “notes” of the essential oil blends that make up your perfume. Typically, you’ll smell the quick-evaporating top notes first, followed a moment later by the middle notes—the heart of the perfume. Finally, you’ll catch the base notes, which complement the top and middle notes.

When selecting botanicals for your perfume, start with the base note, soften with a middle note, and finish with a top note that makes a positive first impression.

Base note essential oils:

Patchouli Essential Oil – Young Living Idaho Balsam Fir Essential Oil Myrrh Essential Oil Frankincense Essential Oil Cedarwood Essential Oil

Middle note essential oils:

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Geranium Essential Oil Jasmine Essential Oil Rose Essential Oil Neroli Essential Oil

Top note essential oils:

Lime Essential Oil Tangerine Essential Oil Grapefruit Essential Oil Bergamot Essential Oil Orange essential Oil Basil Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil Thyme Essential oil Jade Lemon Essential Oil Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Coriander Essential Oils


Empty 5-ml essential oil bottle
V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex
AromaGlide Roller FitmentAromaGlide
Top note essential oil
Middle note essential oil
Bottom note essential oil
Custom labels
Transparent tape
Young Living DIY Perfume Printable Labels


Combine 10–15 drops each of your selected oils in the empty bottle until your essential oil blend is balanced.
Once you’re happy with the blend, fill the rest of the bottle with V-6.
Put the roller fitment and cap on.
Print custom labels.
Wrap label around the bottle and apply transparent tape.
Roll on to your neck, wrists, or anywhere you apply perfume.

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