Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!


DIY Essential Oil Perfume (Video)

Make this simple, non-synthetic essential oil perfume for special occasions or day-to-day use.

By Gina DeBacker


Subscribe to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS & Friends YouTube Channel


Most store-bought perfumes are laden with synthetic fragrances that are derived from petroleum byproducts, which can irritate your skin. Luckily, you don't have to rely on synthetic chemicals to smell good! Create your own natural perfumes with only three simple ingredients: essential oils, natural alcohol and distilled (or boiled) water. Choosing which essential oils to use in your DIY perfume can be more art than science. Differentiate between base notes (the heaviest scent in a perfume that take the longest time to evaporate), middle notes (scents that soften the potency of base notes) and top notes (the strongest smelling scent in a perfume that adds a burst of drama). Then mix together similar-scented oils, such as woodsy scents or floral scents, to create a perfume that leaves you smelling great for a night on the town.

More on Essential Oils from Mother Earth Living

Homemade Perfume Recipe
Make Fragrant Essential Oil Blends
Essential Oil Blends for Men



More Videos!

Check out our full collection of videos for more how-to videos, including DIY projects for the home, natural remedies and more!




Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Classifieds


click me