I like to smell nice. I always have, really and that’s why I was a kid in middle school walking around smelling like Chanel No 5. Momma would buy me a little bottle of the real perfume from a discount store at the outlet mall whenever my old one had run out. She taught me to dab just a little bit on my wrists and behind my ears. When I got older I read in a magazine to dab this fabulous smell on my elbows and knees because those areas help to waft the scent around you as you move around.
I actually haven’t had a bottle of Chanel No 5 in a long, long time. Though I still enjoy pretty scents I don’t have a whole lot of perfume full stop. I’m not sure when it happened but I guess I just lost interest at a certain point. Maybe it’s because I’ve been developing asthma as an adult or because my allergies seem to be getting worse and worse but my collection has dwindled to naught.
So I’m making things right and it seems that essential oils are a good way to go. I made my own perfume in one of those roller ball vials I purchased ages ago and forgot about. I had never been in the store before but it was one of those very interesting shops with spirit crystals and essential oils and interesting glass sculputures. I think you know what I mean. At the time it was the only place in town I could find essential oils. That was before the current popularity of essential oils. I mean, nowadays you can buy any number of oils while you’re picking up cereal at the grocery store.
Having found my roller after packing I thought it was time to make good use of it.
For this project you will need:
Pop the roller ball out of your bottle. It should come out fairly easily.
Fill the bottle about 3/4 of the way with sweet almond oil. You can also use other oils but I prefer sweet almond.
Use a good 20-40 drops of essential oils of your choice. You can mix scents together for your own personal blend or you can straight up go for a single scent. I’m all about jasmine right now and couldn’t find anything in my collection I thought paired well so I went straight up single scent.
Pop the roller back in making sure that it’s all the way down with the lip flush with the opening of the bottle. If you’re off by a bit you’re going to have oil leak from that area when trying to use your new perfume.
With the lid good and tight this is a great way to carry your scent around with you all day. Not much larger than a tube of chapstick I can fit this into my purse easily and not worry about a lid coming off and perfume spraying all over my wallet and phone. FYI – the lids for these screw on and that’s why I am so confident in how secure they are in my bag.
Just a little bit at your pressure points, behind the ears and knees, in the crook of your elbow and you’ve got a lovely scent that will last a good, long while!