Did you know that when a product lists “fragrance” on the label it essential means “hidden chemicals”? Basically that means it could include any number of over 3,000 chemicals  used in the fragrance industry? And it’s almost always hidden and kept a secret from you! YIKES!
According to EWG, “The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.” 
But no fear– you don’t have to buy into toxic (and expensive perfumes) to smell like a peach! You can easily make your own for cheap. Here’s a quick and easy recipe from our friends over at Butter Nutrition:
Butter Nutrition’s favorite combinations for roll-on perfume are:
- 50:50 combo of Vanilla/Lavender (perfect for bedtime)
- 75:25 combo of Grapefruit/Peppermint (very relaxing, this one smells like a liquid daydream!)
- 90:10 combo of Lime/Clove (helps ease the feelings of stress)
- Fractionated coconut oil (like this)
- Jojoba oil (like this)
- Essential oils of choice, I used a vanilla/lavender blend, and lime (where to find essential oils at wholesale prices)
- Roll on tubes 10ml (like this)
- Dropper (optional, like this)
1) Fill each 10ml roll-on perfume bottle with the following:
- 1.5 tsp fractionated coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp jojoba oil
- 12-25 drops of high quality essential oil of your choice (use more if you want a stronger perfume, I prefer it more subtle)
2) Snap on the roller
3) Shake as needed to combine.
Where to find high quality oils?
If you’re looking to get started with essential oils, the best thing to do is buy a starter kit (at wholesale). You can also grab oils online at retail prices if you so choose. I personally love the starter kits because they come with a variety of oils and a diffuser!
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