This simple perfume oil makes a great gift for those interested in focus, mental clarity, and relaxation.
Add the grapeseed 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" (the oils will blend) 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 recipe was born at the request of a friend, and now all can benefit :)
Sandalwood is a woodsy scent used as a base note in aromatherapy, and is used to relax, focus, and provide mental clarity. It's commonly used in spiritual rituals and for meditation. High quality Sandalwood comes from India (pricey) but also Australia and Hawaii.
This recipe uses a carrier oil to "hold" in the scent of the Sandalwood, but you could use alcohol instead. 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. Grapeseed 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 use 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 a good amount, but do 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. Indeed, the friend in question 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 smell the Sandalwood quite strongly on me. An excellent idea: use this oil and apply it with a dropper to lava bead bracelets and necklaces.
As always, Enjoy :)