Herbal Healing

This blog is dedicated to herbal healing and other natural health remedies. In an attempt to deepen my own knowledge, I will share information on a variety of herbs, focusing largely on easy to find Western plants, as well as methods for preparing herbal medicines and natural beauty treatments. I am not a certified herbalist, licensed cosmetologist, or physician, so please use the information on this blog at your own risk! I've been an aspiring herbalist for several years, and I hope to finally get my certification sometime this year.

Homemade perfumes

Don’t get me wrong, I love pure, unmasked pheremones as much as the next tree-hugging, dirt-worshiping herbalist.  But I also adore wearing pretty perfumes once in a while!  However, most of the fragrances on the market are filled with all kinds chemicals and synthetic scents, so here are a few recipes that you can make at home.  Not only can you tailor perfume to your own liking, perfumes based on pure plant oils are more intense and last longer than colognes.  Use them sparingly on your pulse points!  For each recipe, blend the ingredients in a small dark-colored glass bottle.

Citrus Morning - A refreshing fragrance with floral undertones.  Perfect for a light, daytime scent.

  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 4 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 3 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 2 ounces grade seed oil

Evening Melody - A romantic perfume for special evenings.

  • 10 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 3 drops rose essential oil
  • 1 ounce jojoba oil

Exotica - A deliciously mystical blend of essential oils from around the world.

  • 12 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 6 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 4 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops neroli essential oil
  • 2 ounces jojoba oil

Siren Song - A subtle, sexy fragrance. Patchouli and ylang-ylang blend with lavender to create a sensual fragrance designed to get attention.

  • 6 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 1 drop patchouli essential oil
  • 1 ounce jojoba oil