Perfume Recipes and Scent Bases: Homemade Scents Using Essential Oils and Fragrance Notes

Perfume Recipes and Scent Bases: Homemade Scents Using Essential Oils and Fragrance Notes

Mixing your own perfume seems daunting at first, but with a little direction, it's not so difficult.

We've shared a handful of perfume recipes below to get you started. These are given in ratios (x:100), so you can calculate your own proportion.

In addition, for ease of reference, we have provided the correct amounts for 9ml and 30ml bottles.

You can use fractionated coconut oil (FCO) or perfumer’s alcohol (PA) as your  carrier agent.

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We've also included a handful of fall and winter-themed scent bases toward the end of this post. These are sure to spruce up your home!

DIY Perfume Recipes

Vibrant - A Fresh, Crisp Summer Scent

  Ratio/Drops 9ml Bottle 30ml Bottle


24 2.16ml 7.2ml
Herbaceous 20 1.8ml 6.0ml
Cedarwood 14 1.26ml 4.2ml
Amber 2 .18ml .6ml
Carrier (FCO or PA) 50 4.5ml 15ml

Water Sprite - A Fun, Floral Scent

  Ratio/Drops 9ml Bottle 30ml Bottle

Fresh Water

10 .9ml 3.0ml
Lilac 10 .9ml 3.0ml
Herbaceous 8 .72ml 2.4ml
Ginger Essential Oil
4 .36ml 1.2ml
White Musk 8 .72ml 2.4ml
Carrier (FCO or PA) 60 5.4ml 18ml


Freshly-picked Flowers - A Scent from Mother Earth

Ratio/Drops 9ml Bottle 30ml Bottle
 Fresh Dirt 10 6.0ml 3.0ml
Jasmine 7 .6ml 2.1ml
Gardenia 6 .5ml 1.8ml
Rose 5 .5ml 1.5ml
Vanilla 2 .2ml .6ml
Carrier (FCO or PA) 60 5.4ml 9ml


Dilution Ratios for Perfume, Cologne, and More

The tables below will help if you wish to turn any of the seasonal scent bases below into other products. You can make any of these into perfume or cologne with our perfumer's alcohol or fractionated coconut oil.

Strongest Parfum 16-20% fragrance/essential oil : 80-84% carrier agent
Eau de Parfum 11-15% fragrance/essential oil : 89-85% carrier agent
Eau de Toilette 10% fragrance/essential oil : 90% carrier agent
Eau de Cologne 6-9% fragrance/essential oil : 91-94% carrier agent
Body Spray 5% fragrance/essential oil : 95% carrier agent


Other Product Dilutions

Bath Salts 1/16 oz per lb
Body Oil Normal: 1-1 or Strong: 2-1
Candlemaking 1/4-1/2 oz per lb in paraffins
Soy Candlemaking Works well in some soy candles, you will need to test.
CP Soapmaking 1/4-1/2 oz per lb in mixtures
HP/MP Soapmaking 1/4-1/3 oz per lb in mixtures
Incense Making Dilute 3-1 or 4-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference
Lampe Bergers 7 ml per lb of ethanol or Lampe Berger fuel
Lotions/Shower Gel/Massage Oil 1/8-1/4 oz per lb
Oil Burning 2-1 or 3-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference
Potpourri Sachets 2-1 or 3-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference
Room/Linen Spray 5-10% fragrance/essential oil : 90-95% carrier agent

Winter Scent Bases

Cozy up next to the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate - it's winter! Crisp air and the home-y smell of cedarwood bring out the best of this season's scents. Try these winter-themed recipes below.

But first...

You can find the fragrance notes and essential oils to mix these recipes in our shop!

Quality Fragrance Notes & Essential Oils

Our fragrance notes and essential oils are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. They are 100% pure, and sourced only from the most reputable distributors.

We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases.

These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, even with natural materials.

And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.

IMPORTANT! If you have children or pets in your household, read our blog post about how to safely use and store essential oils.

Now on to the recipes!

Sweater Weather

  • 3 Drops Rosemary
  • 3 Drops Orange
  • 2 Drops Cinnamon
  • 2 Drops Eucalyptus

Winter diffuser recipe. It's called sweater weather. Use 3 drops rosemary, 3 drops orange, 2 drops cinnamon, and 2 drops eucalyptus


  • 6 Drops Orange
  • 3 Drops Cedarwood
  • 1 Drop Ylang Ylang

Winter diffuser recipe.

Winter Wonderland

  • 4 Drops Orange
  • 4 Drops Spruce
  • 2 Drops Pine

Winter diffuser recipe called Winter Wonderland. Use 4 drops orange, 4 drops spruce, and 2 drops pine.

Fall Scent Bases

Autumn brings out the best scents, doesn't it? We've gathered a few of our favorite fall-scented scent bases below.

Pumpkin Patch

  • 5 Drops Orange
  • 3 Drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 2 Drops Allspice

Corn Maze

  • 2 Drops Allspice
  • 3 Drops Orange
  • 2 Drops Ginger
  • 3 Drops Frankincense

Hay Ride

  • 4 Drops Frankincense
  • 2 Drops Lavender
  • 4 Drops Cedarwood

Morning Fog

  • 4 Drops Allspice
  • 3 Drops Frankincense
  • 3 Drops Firewood

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