For a really awesome gift for someone who likes perfume, give them the materials to make their very own perfume-blending kit! To do this, package several essential oils that blend well together in 5/8 dram
or 1 dram
vials (some oils that might be good to include in a basic blending kit include: cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, clary sage, fir, fennel, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, pine, patchouli, peppermint, rose (or rosewood/bois de rose), sandalwood, spearmint, spruce, vetiver, vanilla absolute (vanilla can be hard to find...one good source is Creer Lab Aromatology, an affiliated company of Young Living—phone 1-801-418-8870), or ylang ylang). Include a few empty glass containers
to create their blends in. Include grated beeswax and jojoba oil, as well as this recipe to make a solid perfume. You may also want to include materials and instructions to make a simple alcohol-less roll-on perfume. To make this, mix about 25 drops of essential oil with 75 drops of jojoba oil. Pour mixture in a 1/6 oz. roll-on vial
and allow to sit for 2-3 days before using to allow the mixture time to meld together. You may also wish to include materials and instructions to make a simple room spray
. The book 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy
contains some excellent blend suggestions to get you started blending, and the book Reference Guide for Essential Oils
also includes a section on blending in the front, as well as suggestions for most single oils of other oils that blend well with it.