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So you want to make a patchouli oil perfume? You have come to the right place 🙂 We love perfume recipes, there is something so satisfying about creating your own scent.
In this article, you will learn how to make a DIY patchouli oil perfume recipe using essential oils.
The Benefits of Patchouli Oil
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a large perennial that is a member of the Labiatae family, which includes lavender, mint, and sage. The oil extracted from the leaves of the plant is well-known for its deep, earthy and musky fragrance.
The nervous system benefits from the aromatherapeutic scent of Patchouli. It helps reduce tension, insomnia, and anxiety while uplifting the mind. Its deep, rich, intoxicating aroma is also used as an aphrodisiac.
Besides Patchouli being well known for its aroma, it also has many skin care benefits. Patchouli helps alleviate particular skin conditions including acne-prone skin types, eczema, inflammation, and cracked, chapped irritated skin.
This lovely oil is commonly found in anti-aging skin care for its cell rejuvenating properties and its ability to lessen the look of scars. Patchouli’s anti-fungal properties make it useful in treating athlete’s foot, and for hair, it helps alleviate signs of dandruff and balance oiliness.
As you can see, Patchouli is a very safe oil to use for perfume. The skin will not become irritated if you are sensitive to the usual department store perfumes.
Patchouli Essential Oil in Perfumery
Patchouli essential oil is an exceptional oil to use in perfumes. Why?
- It acts as a scent fixative and a base fragrance note.
- It works in wonderful synergy with other oils.
- The scent improves with age, unlike other oils that oxidize over time.
- Grounds your blend.
Patchouli oil is helpful in balancing our moods and emotions, it helps bring us up when we are feeling down, and helps ground us when we are feeling anxious.
Patchouli oil works wonderfully when used in sensual perfume blends, for spiritual meditation, and as a unisex scent.
Patchouli oil blends well with: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, orange, rose, sandalwood, vetiver.
Why Make your Own Perfume
I love to play around with different aromas and create exciting blends. There are many benefits to making your own perfume, beyond the creative aspect.
- Cost effective: An important benefit to consider is the cost difference in buying perfumes vs making your own. Perfumes are fairly expensive. You can dramatically cut costs by blending your own aromatic formula.
- Customizable: This is my favorite part about DIY perfumes. You can customize your blend for specific reasons. I often choose oils that will uplift my mood or treat particular problems I may be having at the time.
- Avoid unknown ingredients: Most perfumes from the department store contain a long list of ingredients with known irritants. When you make your own perfume, you have control over exactly what ingredients go into your blend. This is especially great if you are very sensitive to products.
Patchouli Oil Perfume Recipes
Sweet Romance Patchouli Perfume
This recipe has a floral scent, with romantic oils that bring a sense of uplifting moods and feeling of love 🙂
- 50 ml dark glass bottle (preferably a spray bottle or roll on)
- 2 Tbsp Vodka*
- 1 Tbsp distilled water*
- Essential Oils:
- 20 drops Sweet Orange Oil
- 5 drops Lavender Oil
- 10 drops Patchouli Oil
- 10 drops Cedarwood Oil
- 5 drops ylang-ylang Oil
- 5 drops Bergamot Oil
*NOTE: It's very important that you use 100 proof Vodka and distilled water, this will make a big difference in the quality of your perfume. The oils will blend properly and create the magical aroma you want.
Making essential oil perfumes are simple, but require a little patience. The best way to add your oils to your mixture of Vodka and distilled water is one drop at a time.
- The first step is to combine your alcohol and distilled water into your dark glass bottle.
- Add one drop of essential oil, stir that drop into your mixture.
- Yes, we know it's a lot of stirring, but the idea is to stir each drop slowly into the alcohol, long enough for the oils to be completely dispersed.
- This is how traditional perfumes are made. You will get a better result if you take the time to stir in your drops one at a time.
Tangerine -Patchouli Solid Perfume
Tangerine and patchouli work together to create an uplifting, but grounding blend.
- 40 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
- 50 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
- 5 grams Beeswax
- 15 ml Jojoba Oil
- 1/2 ounce container
- In a small shot glass, measure out the jojoba oil.
- Add essential oils and blend well.
- Measure out the beeswax. Place it in a small glass and heat it in a water bath until it is melted
- Remove from the heat but keep the melted beeswax container in the hot water.
- Pour the essential oil mixture into the melted beeswax.
- Pour the melted perfume quickly and carefully into a container and leave to harden for about 30 minutes.
- Label and enjoy.
Mighty Spicy Vodka-Based Perfume
This perfume makes a wonderful Valentine's Day gift for your special someone. Works well as a unisex blend.
- Vodka (high proof): ½ cup vodka
- Mandarin essential oil: 22 drops
- Patchouli essential oil: 15 drops
- Oakmoss absolute: 5 drops
- Bay laurel essential oil: 5 drops
- Ginger/black pepper essential oil: 3 drops
- Neroli essential oil (optional): 1-2 drops
- Pour vodka in a clean container.
- Add the oils using a dropper. Shake well.
- Let the mixture sit in a darkened room for 7-10 days.
- Shake once or twice daily so the oils blend well and do not settle at the base.
- When the perfume is ready, pour it in a spray bottle.
Where to Source Essential Oils
We only recommend the best quality oils on the market. If you need help finding true Essential oils from a sustainable company we always recommend Rocky Mountain Oils.*
If you want to learn more about Rocky Mountain Oils read our article: What is the Best Essential Oil Brand.
*NOTE: If you want to buy from Amazon, I recommend Plant Therapy Essential Oils.
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