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Lemon, Lavender, Vanilla Perfume


It’s so easy to make your own perfume when you have essential oils. Plus, you can customize the perfume to whatever scent you prefer!


When creating perfume, it’s important to keep in mind the scents you are combining so that you can maintain good proportions based on the oil’s role in the blend. The Reference Guide for Essential Oils has a section on how to create your own blends as well as a chart that shows what oils are top notes, middle notes, and base notes and proportion guidelines based on the strength of the oil’s scent.

In this perfume, we used lemon as the top note, lavender as the middle note, and vanilla extract as the base note. If you wish to change the scent of your perfume, just see the Reference Guide for a list of oils that could fill the role of the oil you are replacing.

This perfume smells delicious and is a great starting point if you are new to creating your own essential oil perfume!

[recipe title=”Lemon, Lavender, Vanilla Perfume” servings=”2 oz. of perfume” time=”5 minutes active; 2 weeks inactive” difficulty=”Easy”]



  1. Add all ingredients in order to a 2 oz. spray bottle. Shake to combine.
  2. Let sit for 2 weeks to let the ingredients mix thoroughly.
  3. To use, simply spray on neck, wrists, or other area desired.



  1. Can this be made into a roll on instead?

    • This recipe can be made in a roll-on. However, the recipe is a little difficult to divide into a smaller portions, so I would recommend that you combine the perfume in a separate container and refill the roll-on bottle as needed.

  2. Are you adding distilled water to this?

    • No, you do not need to add distilled water. The mixture is a little concentrated since you only spray a small amount on your wrists or neck. The essential oils are diluted by the vanilla extract and witch hazel.

      • I’ve read its better to use ethanol to eliminate bacteria which witch hazel can cause. Also water does too. 150+ proof alcohol is best and keeps oils other ingredients mixed properly.

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