This recipe shows you how to make your own homemade natural cologne for both men and women and is light, fresh and has a perfect fruity smell. An eau de cologne usually lasts for a couple of hours.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to choosing essential and fragrance oils for your cologne recipe which can be chosen by gender, age, and preferred scent profile. Some popular essential oils that work well in men's colognes include sandalwood, bergamot, cedarwood, and citrus oils like lemon.
In general, woody and spicy scents work in the wintertime, while fruity and fresh work in the summer. Just think cool for warm, and warm for cool. Experiment with different combinations of scents and find the scent profile you prefer.
This recipe shows you how to make your own homemade natural cologne. It is light, fresh and has a perfect fruity smell. This recipe's scent lasts longer than an Eau De Parfum, or even an Eau De Toilette.
- 1 cup distilled water (can be purchased at the supermarket)
- 1 cup vodka
- 3 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops lime essential oil
- 1 dark-coloured glass bottle with a spritzer top
- Blend all essential oils together with the vodka, shake well and set aside for 3 weeks.
- After 3 weeks, add the distilled water and let stand for another week.
- Shake the bottle well once every day throughout the 4 week period.
- After 4 weeks, your homemade natural cologne is ready to be enjoyed!
- Keep in a dark cool place.
If you want a stronger scent, you can increase the number of drops of essential oils used. This recipe can easily be halved or doubled depending on how much cologne you want to make.
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LIME ESSENTIAL OIL
If you're looking for a refreshing, uplifting scent, then lime essential oil is a great choice. It's also a versatile oil that can be used in a variety of ways. Lime essential oil is an affordable way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.
With a zesty, refreshing citrus top note that is uplifting and invigorating. Lime essential oil is cold-pressed from the fresh lime peel. It has a strong, fresh, citrus aroma that is reviving and energising. Lime oil blends well with other citrus oils, floral oils, and spice oils.
Lime essential oil has a strong, fresh, citrusy aroma that is uplifting and invigorating. It is cold-pressed from the fresh lime peel and has a wide range of uses. Lime oil blends well with other citrus oils, floral oils, and spice oils.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
This is a favourite essential oil in Australia! The fresh, citrusy scent that it has works year-round, across the country.
The essential oil provides a lovely smell that works well all year round in Australia, while the fragrance oil adds a touch of sweetness. Mixed with vodka, the alcohol helps keep the scent on your skin for longer.
Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils and it's no wonder why! This lovely scent is soothing, and calming and has a variety of uses. Whether you're looking to relax before bed or want to freshen up after lunch. Lavender oil can be an especially lovely addition to your cologne.