A Natural Bone-Healthy Designer Fragrance You Can Make At Home
You probably know someone with a signature scent. Whenever you smell that particular fragrance, you immediately think of him or her.
Having a distinctive scent is a way of expressing individuality and taste. But synthetic perfumes are full of acidifying chemicals, many of which aren’t disclosed on the label.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could design your own natural, distinctive fragrance that will not harm your bones? Today, you’ll discover just how easy it is to create your own deliciously fragrant, bone-healthy perfume.
But first, I’ll explain why you should opt for natural fragrances.
Don’t Let Trendy Designer Fragrance Names Fool You
Manufacturers of commercial fragrances name their products based on their scent, so it’s easy to think that they actually use natural ingredients. For example, a perfume called “citrus sandalwood,” may not contain any real citrus or sandalwood at all.
If you look at the list of ingredients, you’re not likely to find any more clarification – many labels use vague, general terms like “fragrance,” which could denote anything from a single synthetic essence to a toxic chemical blend.
When the Environmental Working Group tested 17 popular varieties of perfumes, colognes, and body sprays, they found an average of 14 “secret” chemicals in each product.
“Secret” ingredients are very suspicious, and for a very good reason. Here’s one example for you. A common “secret” fragrance ingredient, diethyl phthalate, is persistent in the human body and has been linked to reproductive damage. “Savers” will recognizephthalates as a toxic ingredient found in commercial deodorant and cosmetics. Phthalates disrupt intercellular communication all over the body, including in your bones.
Synthetic Chemicals Hurt Your Bones
Under this burden of poison, your body simply can’t function optimally. In addition to acidifying your body’s pH, such toxic chemicals burden the liver and kidneys, which are the body’s detoxification organs. Calcium and other minerals are leached from the bones in an attempt to balance the body’s pH. One thing leads to another, and the toxic overload cascades into a host of health problems, including osteoporosis.
It’s Easy to Make Your Own Bone-Healthy Perfume!
There are so many advantages to making your own designer fragrance using essential oils. They are non-toxic and 100% natural, and you can customize the scent to fit your personal style and preference. Essential oils last a long time, too – one small bottle can be used to make dozens of batches, so creating your own scents is economical as well as healthful.
Making Your Own Fragrances: the Basics
Before I share a specific recipe with you, I’d like to mention the basics of scent-making. Then you’ll be equipped to branch out and make your own signature scents.
The Music of Fragrance
Like music, the different smells that make up a fragrance are divided into “notes” – top, middle, and base. Top notes are light and fleeting, and tend to “define” a scent as they are the first notes you smell.
Some top notes include:
- Citrus (lemon, orange, lime, grapefruit, etc.)
- Mint (spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, etc.)
Middle notes are typically soft fragrances that are not evident right away.
Examples of middle notes are:
And for the base notes, look for heavier scents like these:
- Cinnamon (sometimes doubles as a middle note)
The general rule about notes is this: top notes should compose slightly less than the middle and base notes of the fragrance. For example, you might use 7 drops of base, 5 or 6 drops of middle, and 4 or 5 drops of top. This is just a general guideline – feel free to adjust proportions to achieve a scent you like. After all, this is YOUR individual “designer” fragrance!
Information from Saving our Bones®