Friday, May 2, 2014

DIY Essential oil Perfume Part 2- Sandalwood

I received my sandalwood essential oil and it smells absolutely amazing! I was really apprehensive to order East Indian sandalwood oil after everything I read about the over harvesting of the trees. It is considered endangered and is at risk for becoming extinct. I finally broke down and ordered some from a company that gets state sponsored oil from the Mysore Region.  I got mine last week and my little 5ml bottle is half gone already. It has this soft, mystical, sort of sweet scent to it. My daughter is having a birthday next week and I let her smell all of my essential oil perfumes and told her to pick one that she liked the best and I would make it for her special day. She chose Indian Rose. It has sandalwood and rose otto. Of course she picked the one with the 2 most expensive oils I own. Lol, that's my girl! If I could I would buy a gallon of this stuff and bath in it! Here are a couple of  recipes for sandalwood perfume. My favorite is the Spicy Sandalwood.

Spicy Sandalwood
Sandalwood 16
Orange 4
Patchouli 2
Ylang Ylang 2

Indian Rose
Palmarosa 4
Rose Otto 10
Bergamot 6
Sandalwood 10

Drop essential oils into a 1/3 oz. roller bottle and fill the rest of the way up with coconut or jojoba oil. Leave enough room at the top for the roller ball to be inserted and for the perfume to breathe. Let it rest, away from sunlight, for about 48 hours before using.

Or- drop essential oils into a 4 oz. glass spray bottle and fill the rest of the way up with Vodka. You will need to add more essential oil to the spray bottles as they are much larger than the roller bottles.
Gently shake the bottle to mix the oils. Let it rest, away from sunlight, for about 48 hours before using.






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