As you move through your day, you’re constantly surrounded by dozens of invisible but inescapable scents.
Some are absolutely intoxicating...like fresh-brewed coffee, or the blossoms on a rose bush.
While others...like that rancid air when you walk by an alleyway...are anything but pleasant!
But whether a smell is good or bad, they all have one thing in common:
Over time, as they drift around you, they cling to your clothing, your skin...and of course, your hair.
And if enough of these scents work their way into your tresses…
...you may find yourself trailing an unexpected, off-putting smell wherever you go!
“You’ll encounter dozens of smells throughout your day...not all of them as lovely as these flowers!”
IF YOU DON’T NOTICE, DON’T FEEL BAD
Of course, it’s all too easy to miss it when your hair has soaked up an unpleasant scent.
Think about it:
When you visit a friend, don’t you always notice the distinct aroma of their home?
Well, chances are it doesn’t register with them at all…simply because they’re around it so much!
And if that can happen with the smell of a place where you don’t spend all your time…
...just imagine how you can get used to the aroma of something you’re around every second...like your hair!
In that case, sometimes it takes the reactions of others to let you know your hair’s not smelling its best.
So, if you find people avoiding your workstation...taking a subtle step back when they talk to you...or even avoiding a friendly hug…
...it’s possible you’re dealing with hair that’s picked up a stale or unsavory odor!
NOT ALL SCENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Now, there are hair products available that can help to address these sorts of aroma issues.
In fact, our website boasts thousands of reviews of our cleansing and styling products...where you’ll find women just like you who can’t get enough of their fresh, invigorating fragrances.
But what about those times when you can’t give your hair the TLC it deserves?
What if you’ve got to rush from the gym to pick up the kids...or from work to a happy-hour date...without the precious minutes for your usual hair refreshment routine?
And before you spritz away with that perfume bottle from your purse...consider this:
Most popular perfumes on the market today are up to 90 percent alcohol!
This can soak up the nutrifying moisture of your hair...leaving you with dry, frazzled-looking strands.
It can dry out your scalp, too… causing you skin irritation and even dandruff!1
NOTES FOR YOUR NOSE
To avoid these dehydrating problems, we recommend making your own hair perfume with a blend of fresh-scented essential oils.
The question is: Which oils should you use...and how many of each?
The key to a successful fragrance is choosing oils with three types of scents, or notes.
Top notes are what you’ll smell first. They fade fast, and are usually light and exhilarating. Some popular top-note oils are lemon, sage, peppermint, and tea tree oil.
Once these evaporate, you’ll experience the softer, warmer middle note fragrances. These scents, which give body and balance to the blend, include chamomile, nutmeg, and lavender.
“The sweet, airy aroma of lavender provides a solid structure to any essential oil blend.”
Finally, jasmine, rose, vanilla, and other base note oils linger the longest in your hair...offering an intense but powerfully comforting effect.2
When combining oils for your homemade hair perfume, your best ratio for the aromatic results you crave is 30% top notes, 50% middle, and 20% base.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
Naturally, you’ll need plain distilled water, or a comparable solution, like rose water, to play host to your fragrant oils…
...and, since oil and water don’t mix, a carrier ingredient to combine these different textures.
For our carrier, we’ll use aloe vera gel...rich in hair-fortifying amino acids and vitamins, with a smooth, soothing texture.3
And rose water will be our foundation...to give your oils just a touch of extra-scented support!
Here’s what you’ll need to create this homemade alcohol-free hair perfume:
- 14 drops of tea tree oil
- 22 drops of lavender essential oil
- 9 drops of vanilla oil
- 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
- 3 ½ ounces of rose water
And here’s how you make it:
- Combine the 45 drops of essential oils in a small bowl or glass jar.
- Add the aloe vera, then swirl the ingredients until they’re well-combined.
- Add the rose water to the oil-aloe vera mixture, and stir until it’s well-blended.
- Then, you simply transfer the mixture to a glass or plastic spray bottle.
This safe, elegantly simple perfume can be used on the full length of your locks, whenever your hair needs an aromatic touch-up.
But you want to make sure to gently shake the bottle before every use...to keep the oils, and their stimulating scents, working together in harmony!4
“With the right combination of scents, your hair perfume will deliver an ever-fresh, exciting all-day experience!”
RESET YOUR SCENT
No matter how often you wash and condition your hair...or what your daily styling routine consists of…
...you always want hair that looks, feels, and smells its absolute finest.
And when your locks need a scent reset, you want a treatment that delivers the fresh-smelling goods...without the damaging drawbacks of commercial perfumes.
That’s why we think this essential oil-powered homemade hair fragrance is the answer to your perfumed prayers.
Because, with the perfect blend of top, middle, and base-scented oils…
...your hair’s bouquet will never fail to strike the truly sweetest note!
- “Why You Should Never Spray Perfume on Your Hair No Matter How Bad It Smells.” Her World, www.herworld.com/beauty/must-read/never-spray-perfume-hair-scent-dior-chanel-byredo-jo-malone.
- “Blending of Fragrance Notes in Essential Oils.” History of Essential Oils, essentialoils.co.za/blending_fragrances.htm#Top%20notes.
- Dresden, Daniele. “Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319114.php.
- Coleman, Melissa, et al. “Homemade Hair Perfume with Essential Oils.” Rubies & Radishes, 30 Apr. 2016, www.rubiesandradishes.com/2016/04/29/diy-natural-hair-perfume-essential-oils/.