DIY Project: Cologne

Essential Oil Cologne

I tried a little experiment. Instead of buying an expensive, toxic cologne, I put a personal (and healthy) touch to my husband’s cologne this year by making it myself. Cologne and perfume making is easy and fun. I got the recipe originally from DoTERRA’s official blog and they said the cologne recipes have been tried and tested by both men and women and have all been unanimously given two thumbs up. I personally made the Spice Pick-Me-Up, but feel free to try any of the blends mentioned or switch up the oils to make your own personal blend. Now to be all technical… These cologne recipes are about a 20% oil and 80% carrier oil based which I discovered was still super strong because I picked a heftier scent. To make a stronger scent (really only needed for softer/lighter scents), make it up to a 30/70 ratio. The cologne recipes below are for a 1/3 oz. vial (10ml). You will need to adjust your recipe if you use a smaller or larger vial.

What You’ll Need for Spicy Pick-Me-Up:

36 drops Cinnamon essential oil

12 drops Cassia essential oil

12 drops Peppermint essential oil

12 drops Grapefruit essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

1/3 oz. roll-on vial (10 ml). You can purchase them here.

A dropper (in order to measure the exact amount) I purchased a pack at AromaTools.com

 

Directions: Ok, you have got your supplies and you are ready to begin!

1) Take a glass vial and combine all necessary drops of essential oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bottle. Attach the roll-on cap and shake the vial until the mixture is combined. I didn’t have a 10ml roll-on, so I just halved the entire recipe.

2) Let mixture sit for at least 24 hours before use. This allows the oils to fully combine. Tips: You can also put the mixture in a small refillable cologne spray if you prefer to spray instead of a roll-on.

3) You’re done! Wasn’t that easy! Apply cologne to wrists for best results.

Tips: To see if you like the scent, make a small sample first. If you like it, make a larger batch. You can always add more oils to the mixture later.

Has your interest been peaked but don’t want the scent I chose? Here are some other cologne blends that you might be interested in.

Earthy Spice:

10 drops Clove essential oil

20 drops White Fir essential oil

40 drops Bergamot essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

 

Fresh Cut Grass:

12 drops Basil essential oil

6 drops White Fir essential oil

13 drops Wild Orange essential oil

13 drops Bergamot essential oil

26 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil blend

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

 

Woodsy Black Licorice:

8 drops Fennel essential oil

8 drops Cypress essential oil

8 drops Wild Orange essential oil

32 drops Sandalwood essential oil

8 drops Lime essential oil

8 drops Wintergreen essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

 

Sweet Musk:

32 drops Lime essential oil

24 drops Fennel essential oil

16 drops Patchouli essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

 

Musky Cinnamon:

28 drops Cinnamon essential oil

12 drops Rosemary essential oil

12 drops Wild Orange essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil


So there you go! I hope this post sparks an idea and helps unleash your inner DIY self. Please comment below or email me with any personal cologne blends you came up with. If you want to try a cologne but don’t have the time to assemble it, just let me know and I can make it for you. Enjoy and to purchase these oils go to my store at: mydoterra.com/karlasnow.

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