One of the only things I occasionally missed from my pre-clean-beauty days was perfume and fragrance. Now that I’ve detoxed my home and life so significantly, I am now super sensitive to perfume and don’t enjoy it anymore. But I do love pretty smells and personal fragrance! Thanks to essential oils I can still enjoy the portable and personal aromatherapy effects of pleasant scents. I’ve been making simple multi-purpose spritzes with some of my favorite oils, including Bergamot and the perennial favorite Whisper women’s fragrance blend. Did you know Bergamot is a type of citrus whose distinct flavor and aroma is what gives Earl Grey tea its unique flavor? The pure essential oil scent cold-pressed from the bergamot fruit’s rind is also incredibly uplifting and mood elevating when inhaled.

Here are two recipes for easy, simple, affordable DIY sprays. Utilizing the concepts of yin and yang, one is uplifting while the other calms & soothes. To make a simple spritzer, combine drops of the following pure grade essential oils with distilled water in a glass or steel spray bottle container. Important note: never store essential oils or mixtures in plastic bottles, especially if they contain citrus oils. The plastic can break down and leach toxins into the water. Online retailers such as aromatools.com and oillife.com offer inexpensive containers shown for making your own DIY sprays, spritzes, or perfumes.

Combine essential oils and distilled water in a spray bottle and cap tightly. Shake before use. Spray directly on pulse points to balance moods or for a quick pick-me-up. Freshen linens or spray on pillow before bed. Store spritzes in the fridge during summer for a refreshing body spray. Use as a non-toxic room spray or fabric freshener. Spray on clothes as a longer-lasting all-natural perfume.

 

The Pick-Me-Up Blend

Helps elevate mood and acts as an uplifting natural perfume or body spray.

  • Balance blend (7-10 drops)
  • Bergamot (15 drops)
  • Clary sage (2-4 drops)
  • Whisper blend (5 drops)

The Calming Blend

Helps reduce cortisol, perfect as a linen spray or part of your nighttime routine.

  • Bergamot (5 drops)
  • Lavender (10 drops)
  • Serenity blend (12 drops)
  • Rosewater (1 tablespoon)
  • Whisper blend (3-5 drops)

 


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