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How to Set Up a DIY Perfume Bar

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting my Toast & Twirl Workshop Galentine's Edition at 1111 Studewood. It was a wonderful crafter noon filled with delicious bites, tasty cocktails and some creative crafts. One of the activities was a perfume bar.

Being able to mix scents and oils to your liking is a treat and I encourage any of you to host your own mini perfume bar.

Here is a list of most items needed to get you started:

Roll On Bottle, Carrier Oil, Essential Oils Variety - Click the image to shop

You will need to follow a guideline of mixture of a top note (it is the first scent you smell and will be the first to leave), middle note (will give the perfume body and be the second scent noticed after the top note leaves) and a base note (the long lasting scent that will be noticeable hours after first spray/roll on).

The ratio will be determined more by your nose than by exacts. This is more a mixture of creativity.

This is what the ladies used:

3-4 drops of top note

Top note essential oils example: Basil, Sage, Eucalyptus, Lime, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tangerine & Wintergreen

Depending on the scent you may want to add more of a scent depending upon it's strength. For example, lime may be lighter than Peppermint so you will be more inclined to add a few more drops of line than you would Peppermint if using either as your top note.

2 drops of middle note

Middle note essential oils example: Cardamon, Cilantro, Cypress, Fir, Sweet Fennel, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Thyme.

1 drop of base note - these are the strongest of all essentials oils and the scents will linger the longest.

Base note essential oils example: Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

**Don't forget get some coffee beans to cleanse your olfactory senses between smelling scents.

When deciding which mixtures, you should try one drop per essential oil note to see how it blends together. Do you like the way it smells together? Too strong, look for another balancing note to add.

I personally love a citrus vanilla scent so mixing vanilla (5 drops), lemon (2 drops) and lime (3 drops).

Once you have decided your 10 drops of essential oils you will need to fill the rest of your roller ball with a carrier oil, like jojoba oil, grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil.

Allow the scents to mix thoroughly and "marinate" over the course of 2 days. The longer it sits the stronger the scent will be.

Would love to hear what scent mixture you create whether as a perfume scent or solely health benefits. There are so many advantages to using essential oils and creating a DIY perfume bar happens to be one of my favorites.

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All photos were captured by Stacy Anderson Photography.

Event Location: 1111 Studewood

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