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Making Botanical Perfumes & Colognes with Essential Oils & Herbs

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This is an excellent source of natural Perfume and Cologne recipes by Mountain Rose herbs.  The perfumes are made with essential oils and the colognes are made with herbs.

Commercial colognes and perfumes are made with chemicals, including petroleum products. What makes it worse is that there are no requirements to list these ingredients on labels. So you don’t really know what you’re buying and applying your skin.

This is pretty scary, but the good news is that we can easily create our own perfumes and colognes from natural ingredients. Not only are they safer, but many botanicals also have therapeutic properties that are ” …grounding, energizing, relaxing, stimulating, uplifting, and balancing. ”

This article includes  6 different recipes for herbal-based perfumes and colognes.   The perfumes use essential oils and the colognes use herbal blends.  They include:

  • Orange Spice Cologne

A warming, spicy, and exotic blend that will lift spirits, invigorate senses, alleviate stress, mental fatigue, and tension. The aroma is delightfully reminiscent of Chai tea.

  • Citrus Cologne

A fresh citrus scent with herbal notes, this uplifting aroma is stimulating and revitalizing.


  • Fresh Floral Cologne

This relaxing cologne can be made with fresh blossoms straight from the garden! The flowers help ease depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, hyperactivity, irritability, tension, and exhaustion.

  • Woodland Perfume

This blend smells like the forest. Uplifting, grounding, meditative, and comforting.

  • Sweet Summer Perfume

A relaxing and warming blend reminiscent of summer, with a lightly floral aroma complemented by hints of spice and cedar. Especially useful during times of stress, anxiety, irritability, or depression.  A great lift-me-up during the cold and dark winter months!

  • Refreshing Perfume

Rejuvenating, uplifting, energizing, and stimulating. This blend is good for mental clarity, lack of focus, and fatigue.

Click on the Making Botanical Perfumes & Colognes with Essential Oils & Herbs link below to see all of the recipes.

You can get many of the essential oils and herbs mentioned in this article at Mountain Rose Herbs.


Making Botanical Perfumes & Colognes


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