January is the month for Aroma Brides here at Sedona Aromatherapie, as we are having a month long celebration of aromatherapy wedding products, favors and gifts for brides! So, in the continuation of my series on making your own aromatherapy and skincare products, I am focusing today on how to make a simple aromatherapy perfume spritzer, a popular bridal accessory!
What is an Aromatherapy Perfume Spritzer?
Firstly, let me define what an aromatherapy perfume spritzer actually is; very simply, it is an essential oil blend with a base of water. You might want to add other components, such as alcohol, but if you are thinking of selling your aromatherapy perfume spritzers, you will have to make sure that you use an alcohol base that meets ATF laws for use in cosmetics (if you live in the United States).
Aromatherapy spritzers are different to aromatherapy perfumes in that they are primarily water-based; aromatherapy perfumes are either oil based or contain a much higher percentage alcohol base, with little or no water. Aromatherapy perfume spritzers are a lot lighter than aromatherapy perfumes too. Aromatherapy spritzers have a multitude of uses – use them on yourself, around your home or even in your car!
Instructions on How to Make a Simple Aromatherapy Perfume Spritzer
Aromatherapy spritzers are easy to make. Below, is a basic recipe for an aromatherapy spritzer. However, combining different essential oils to make a specific fragrance takes practice – and a knowledge of the basic chemistry of essential oils. You can also use a hydrolat, in place of an essential oil, if you want a lighter, aromatic fragrance (or are using it with babies and children). Both essential oils and hydrolats have therapeutic properties (please note that fragrance oils don’t have any therapeutic properties as they are man made and are not used in the true practice of aromatherapy).
Here’s a list of the basic ingredients that you will need to make an aromatherapy spritzer:
- distilled water for your base
- essential oils (combine 2 or 3 for greater synergy)*
Simply combine the distilled water with the essential oils in a spray bottle.
*OR combine one or more hydrolats as a spritzer
Recipes for an Aromatherapy Spritzer
Recipes for aromatherapy perfume spritzers are endless, but here’s a couple of my favorites:
- 2 oz distilled water
- 10 drops of geranium essential oil
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 oz distilled water
- 12 drops of sweet orange essential oil
- 6 drops of lemon essential oil
- 7 drops of grapefruit essential oil
Have fun aroma-blending!
Want to learn how to make more natural perfume products like this spritzer? Check out both the Sedona Aromatherapie Natural Perfumes with Essential Oils course and the short e-book 25 Simple Perfume Recipes with Essential Oils!