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Best Smelling Essential Oil Blends
Our research for the best smelling essential oil blends started after we got many requests from people with very sensitive skin or sensitivity to fragrances. Essential oils have a very long traditional use, with significant health benefits that are also supported by the medical community. This unique combination of essential oils make essential oils blends a very good fit as natural perfumes or for diffusers at home.
In our research however, we have learned that essential oils perfumes and diffuser blends for home are not always safe.
Common issues we found in essential oil blends:
- Essential oils perfumes can still cause skin irritation.
- Many essential oils perfumes and blends contain additional ingredients that are known to cause issues. Common examples are alcohol, synthetic fragrance oils and even toxic chemical such as Dipropylene Glycol!
This experts guide summarizes our research.
Working with the top certified aromatherapy experts, we hope this guide will help you choose the the best smelling essential oil blends or make your own recipes at home. Safe and effective, just as nature intended.
Essential Oils Products We Tested
- Women essential oil perfume blends: Scent of a woman.
- Men essential oil perfume blends: Awaken.
- Essential oil diffuser blends: Love Is In The Air.
- Body/face essential oil mist: AquaSpirit .
Table of Content
- Blending essential oils chart.
- Essential oils perfumes blends.
- Best essential oil combinations.
- Best essential oil combinations for diffuser.
Blending Essential Oils Chart
- Floral: Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine, Vanilla, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, Clary Sage.
- Earth: Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri), Vetiver, Patchouli.
- Woodsy: Wintergreen, Cedarwood, Pine, Sandalwood, Juniper, Frankincense, Ginger.
- Citrus: Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, Lemon, Lemongrass.
- Mint: Peppermint, Spearmint.
- Camphorous Herbaceous: Angelica, Basil, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Rosemary, Tea Tree (Melaleuca).
Best Smelling Essential Oils For Perfume
For those of you who didn’t read our secret of a perfume master post, here’s a quick summary.
The secret behind the best smelling essential oils perfume comes down to one core principle every aromatherapy perfume master follows:
“You want to have a fine balance between the aroma and the benefits of each essential oil, so the essential oils compliment each other, rather than one essential oil dominating all the others”.
This is known in the perfume industry as a sophisticated or complex fragrance. A rich complete and balanced fragrance that evolves overtime. Every time you wear the perfume, you may notice new notes and fragrances you didn’t realize were there before.
To achieve that, there is no need to use many essential oils at the same time, just the right combination of the essential oils at the right ratios.
Best Essential Oil Combinations
The best essential oil combinations are usually very simple. High quality organic or wild crafted essential oils from a trusted source are much more important than a combination of many essential oils. Here are a few examples of effective essential oil combinations we tested:
Best Smelling Essential Oil Blends For Women
Scent of a woman essential oil perfume collection for women is a good example of how combining very few essential oils can create extremely seductive fragrances. While the exact essential oil formulation of scent of a woman was taken an aromatherapy perfume master over a decade to be perfected, looking at the ingredients can still be very helpful and inspiring.
The one thing that amazed all of us when we tested scent of a woman was how these essential oils blends can create a completely different fragrance, function and experience, with a change of just one essential oil. Fascinating!
Scent of a woman uses the following essential oil combinations:
- Arouse: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
- Passion: Jasmine absolute, Vanilla, Cinnamon.
- Desire: Rose absolute, Vanilla, Cinnamon.
- Erotic: Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Ylang.
Best Smelling Essential Oil Blends For Men
Awaken essential oil perfume for men is another great example we find very inspiring. The overall experience is one of the best smelling essential oil blends for men. It’s a very unique musky, woody, sweet masculine scent.
Awaken uses the the following essential oil combination:
- Wild Oakmoss.
- Sweet Orange.
Best Smelling Essential Oil Blends For Skin
by Dr. Group is another great example of essential oils blend used for a refreshing body and face mist.
The formula is designed to stimulate circulation and promote healthy, radiant skin.
To be used as a body and face mist in a spray, hydrosols floral water are used:
Best Smelling Essential Oils For Diffuser
The best essential oil combinations for diffuser are also very simple. Very similar to essential oils blends for perfumes, go for high quality essential oils from a trusted source rather than the number of oils.
Different essential oils may offer completely different benefits and aroma.
For the best smelling essential oils for diffuser, consider:
- Function and health benefits of the oils.
- The Aroma of the oils.
Love Is In The Air is a great example. It is one of the best smelling essential oils for diffuser, specifically designed to promote romance and relieve stress.
Love is in the air diffuser blend only has 3 ingredients: Moroccan Cedarwood Atlas, Bulgarian Lavender and Sri Lanka Patchouli essential oils.
Herbaceous camphorous essential oils
When it comes to function, an important comment about herbaceous camphorous essential oils.
These oils usually have a very distinct aroma many find unappealing. The reasoning for adding these however, is due to their potential therapeutic effect. If you consider adding camphorous essential oils, try to blend these essential oils with other better smelling essential oils that have more appealing scent.
Essential Oil Perfume Recipes
Essential oil perfume recipes are very popular as a DIY all natural perfumes. If you decide to create your own homemade designer like essential oil perfume, here are a few important guidelines you should know:
- Never apply essential oils directly on your skin. This is where many side effects are reported.
For example: Tea tree oil. According to the medical community, Tea tree oil can irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction (source 1, source 2).
- Always use carrier oil. A common ratio in essential oils perfume: 5-8% essential oils, and 92-95% carrier oil.
- Pure essential oils perfumes are 100% oils and are best used as roll on essential oil perfumes and not in spray form.
- When you apply pure essential oils perfumes, you only need a few drops. Little goes a long way.
How To Make Essential Oil Perfume Last Longer
One of the secrets in making the best smelling essential oils perfumes, is making the perfume last longer.
To do that, you want to look into the notes of each essential oil you use.
Notes in perfumery refer to the time it takes from wearing the perfume until you start to smell the aroma or scent. In other words: how quickly the oils evaporate. You can sense the scents of some oil immediately, other oils may require more time until you notice their scent.
Notes are separated into:
Top notes, also known as head notes are the scents you smell immediately upon wearing your perfume. Average evaporation time of top notes: 1-2 hours. Common top notes essential oils for perfume use may include:
- Citrus essential oils: Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, Lemon, Lemongrass, grapefruit.
- Mint essential oils: peppermint, spearmint.
- Floral: Lavender.
Middle notes also known as heart notes are the scent you start to notice next just before the top notes fade away. Average evaporation time of middle notes: 2-4 hours. Common middle notes essential oils for perfume use may include:
- Floral: Neroli, Jasmine, Vanilla, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, Clary Sage
- Earth: Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri), Vetiver, Patchouli
- Woodsy: Wintergreen, cedarwood, sandalwood, juniper, frankincense
Base notes come next after the middle notes.
Combining different essential oils from all three notes can complement and balance the overall fragrance.
You may notice how the scent of the essential oil perfume you made changes throughout the day.