I am not rich, nor do I have a million hours to hunt down every single essential oil that I would like to have right now, but I have what I love and I love that I have these two little things because they have been so good to me. I found this little blue, glass bottle at Whole Foods for $3, you can find something super similar at any other health food store, and I make my little concoctions in here.
This is my Desert Essence 100% jojoba oil. This is one of many "carrier oils," which is the term fancy people use when making perfumes. In my world, this is the lovely stuff that helps the scent of the oil absorb into your skin and last longer (AKA-carrier oil).
Aura Cacia rose absolute fortifying in jojoba oil Now I am sure many of you just read that and are now thinking, "Why on Earth does this girl put jojoba oil in with her rose+jojoba oil?" The answer is:there is absolutely no reason; however, rose oil is extremely potent and expensive. I don't believe I have ever seen 100% rose oil alone in a bottle, so if that floats your boat, there is the answer.
Aura Cacia mellow mix- lavender and sandalwood I just love the smell of lavender. It is so soothing and peaceful and it seems to go with almost every other scent, so I use it. When I first stumbled upon these oils, I also wanted to get sandalwood oil, but there quickly became a HUGE problem with that desire. I easily found the lavender oil and rose oil at rather reasonable prices of $9.99 and $10.99, respectably, and continued on my way to find the sandalwood oil. Very soon did I find out, a 0.5 ounce bottle of sandalwood oil costs $76. I thought I was experiencing a momentary fit of blindness, so I called my mother and had her check the price tag to check. I have 20/20 vision, this was real life, there is no way on earth I will ever be paying such a price for such an item.
Following this short ordeal, I went home and concocted a perfume that works for me. Here it is:
**put everything into the bottle in this order-there is a rhyme and reason to it
**place a small funnel into the top of your bottle before putting anything in
**have a towel on hand, the jojoba oil does like to spill
-20 drops jojoba oil
-15 drops Mellow Mix
- 5 drops rose oil
-5 drops Mellow Mix
-10 drops jojoba oil
-2 drops rose oil
-fill the remainder of the bottle with filtered water
**place the lid on, gently shake, spritz and enjoy the relaxation