Add the grape seed oil into the dark amber bottle. Add in the essential oil, counting the drops as you add them. Use a closure of your choice: spray, reducer or dropper. You can use the perfume right away, although it will mature in 1-2 weeks.
To use: apply a drop of perfume to pulse points, such as wrists, elbows, behind the knees, ankles and the neck. Rub in gently and enjoy the calming and healing benefits of Sandalwood (perfect to use before meditation to help with the inner journey).
This was a request from a friend, so here is the recipe!
Sandalwood essential oil is pretty pricey, at around $30 for a tiny 5ml bottle. Still, Sandalwood is considered a base note in aromatherapy, which means it's long lasting.
This recipe uses oil to "hold" in the scent of the essential oil, but you could sub in alcohol. Just remember that if you do, alcohol will evaporate and the scent will not last as long as with oil.
When it comes to carrier oils, common ones are Jojoba and Sweet Almond, although Sunflower and Olive can also be used. Grape seed oil has a neutral smell, which is why it was chosen for this particular recipe.
If you'd prefer a lighter scent, feel free to add less drops. Also remember that essential oils marry the carrier oil with time (in other words, mature), so you could add less essential oil, let the perfume sit for 1-2 weeks, give it a sniff, then add more as you prefer.
This recipe makes quite a big bottle of perfume, so feel free to use a 1.7ml or 3ml glass roll-on perfume vial to make a small quantity.The ratio used in this recipe is 1:8, 1 part essential oil to 8 parts carrier oil.
Last tip: as with all perfumes, remember that if you are giving this as a gift, scents react with the natural scent of the person. For example, when my friend and I tried the perfume at the same time, his smelled quite masculine, as if the Sandalwood had faded into his skin, whereas you could certainly still smell the Sandalwood on me.
As always, Enjoy :)
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