3 DIY Aromatherapy Roll-on Recipes


Always wanted to create your own oil perfume but hesitated? It's tme to take action! Today, I’ll show you how to create your own essential oil perfume. Together, we’ll create three perfumes with three different vibes: the romantic vibe, the sensual one, and the calming one.

Essential oils are the main component of any perfume. Still, unfortunately, due to the high cost of raw materials, cheaper and lower-quality ingredients are used in perfume production. But you can create your unique scent by avoiding the chemicals from commercial perfumery!


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I cannot mention that creating a perfume from essential oils is akin to magic. This process is mesmerizing, and the resulting composition begins to impact all areas of life, causing positive changes. It is not difficult to make such perfumes. You simply need to know some rules and give freedom to creativity.

But before I jump into creativity, let me give you some basic information and rules.

What is essential oil?

The first essential thing I’d like to mention is that perfume oil is basically an essential oil combined with a carrier oil like jojoba oil, cottonseed oil, sweet almond oil, etc. You should always use carrier oil when making a perfume. Today, I’ll use cotton oil.

Second, all those smells like rose, lavender, vanilla, and such are all notes that make up a chord. A chord is composed of a base note, a heart note, and a head note. It’s essential to understand the part that each note plays in the chord (smell) of the perfume:

Base note: It lasts the longest and is usually something like vanilla or sandalwood.

Heart note: It lasts up to 2 hours and thus can be called the main note in the composition. Therefore, it’s recommended to begin with selecting the heart notes.

Head note: Subtle – blends into the base and heart, evaporates quickly, and may smell different as it combines with different base and heart notes.

Next, the proportions:

It’s not obligatory but recommended that the balance of notes in the finished composition be in a ratio of 3: 2: 1. For example, you put 3 drops of head notes, 2 drops of heart notes, and 1 drop of a base note.

As for the carrier oil, there should be 4 drops of carrier oil for every drop of essential oil. To consolidate the persistence of the aroma and soften it, you can add 5 drops of glycerin to the composition. Perfume needs to be aged from 2 weeks to a month.

As I mentioned, it’s not obligatory. You can experiment with various proportions to achieve the exact aroma you want.


1. When you use essential oils, please be familiar with those that you choose – some oils are photosensitive and should not be applied to areas of the body exposed to the sun.

2. Essential oils can cause allergic reactions, especially in people prone to allergies. Reactions to essential oils may include skin rashes or eczema, itchy or runny nose, and even difficulty breathing. So you may want to do a patch test before using essential oils. It can help predict whether you may react to a specific oil.

Ok. Here’s where the adventure begins! We’ll need just three supplies:

  • Essential oils
  • Carrier oil
  • 3 amber 10 ml glass roll-on bottles


Open up your bottle and insert your base note first. Carefully count out the appropriate number of drops and then push the oil off to the side. Then, open up your heart note, and add the appropriate number of drops. Once you have added those drops, you will need to add your head note.

Once you add essential oils, close your bottles. Swirl the bottle around to thoroughly combine the oils, and then fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil of your choice. Allow that oil mixture to sit for at least 7-14 days – that time will allow the oils to blend together.

And now, the recipes:

The Romantic Vibe

Sandalwood - 3 drops
Rose - 3 drops
Ilang-ilang - 3 drops
Carrier oil - 10 ml

The Sensual Vibe

Sage - 3 drops
Rose - 2 drops
Ilang-Ilang - 3 drops
Jasmine - 1 drop
Carrier oil - 10 ml

The Calming Vibe

Lavender oil - 1 drop
Carrier oil - 1 teaspoon 


If you are not ready to create these aromas right away, download the recipes for future reference in a .pdf file. And if you feel like creating more, check out my e-book Aromatherapy for Your Home.


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