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 recognize phthalates 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!
Other Ingredients to “Carry” Your Scent
Essential oils should not be placed directly on the skin. Instead, you’ll need to put the drops of essential oils into a carrier oil, which is a neutral oil that “carries” or holds the fragrance. Jojoba, sweet almond, and even olive oil are bone-healthy choices.
In addition, a little alcohol (such as vodka) and distilled water help disperse the fragrance, but you can omit them if you prefer. Don’t worry about the alcohol soaking into your skin – it evaporates almost immediately.
I Am So Glad I Can Share My Favorite Perfume Recipe With You Today
Below you will find the recipe for one of my own favorite scents. It doesn’t contain dangerous chemicals like store-bought perfumes, body sprays, and colognes.
I love its delicious and invigorating blend of citrus and greens. It reminds me of freshly-cut grass and bright sunshine. I hope you’ll like it.
- 6 drops basil essential oil
- 3 drops white fir essential oil
- 7 drops wild orange essential oil
- 7 drops bergamot essential oil
- ¼ cup alcohol
- 2 tablespoons distilled water
- 1 tablespoon carrier oil
Pour the carrier oil into an amber or dark glass bottle or jar. Add the essential oils, then pour in the alcohol. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously. Allow this mixture to sit for a few days. Then add the distilled water and shake again. You can adjust the fragrance at this point by adding a drop or two of essential oil. If desired, pour the fragrance into a decorative bottle, but make sure the storage container is dark and has an airtight seal.
It feels great to know that your own “designer” fragrance is not contributing to toxic overload in your body. And if you are concerned about the accumulation of toxins, whether from long-term use of synthetic fragrances, medications, or just overall “life,” then I encourage you to look into the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse, the 7-day osteoporosis drug cleanse.
The Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse is not restricted to those who have been taking osteoporosis drugs and want to get them out of their systems as quickly as possible (although the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse does this very well). In fact, I recommend doing this seven day cleanse twice a year as a health maintenance routine, not unlike taking your car in for a regular tune-up and oil change.
As the hidden chemicals in commercial perfumes and colognes show us, toxins are all around us, even if we are doing our best to avoid them. So a bi-annual cleanse is vital for maintaining a healthy pH and providing an optimal environment for bone renewal and remodeling.
And for those of you who are just beginning to make the change toward a lifestyle that’s as free of synthetic chemicals as possible, the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse is a healthy, easy and energizing way to get started.
Here’s to feeling and smelling good!