Last week, I showed you how to use essential oils to refresh your toilet. But did you know they can also be used to make cologne?
This Father’s Day, instead of buying Dad a bottle of expensive fragrance, gather a diffuser and your favorite essential oils, and make your own! Homemade gifts are always more meaningful, and this one can even be customized to perfectly suit your dad!
I got this idea from Little Miss Dexterous.
Every cologne you make will have the same base:
- 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 5 drops jojoba oil
- 5 drops vitamin E oil
Next, you add the fun part — the good-smelling oils! I whipped up this scent for Tyson (who’s a dad):
Tyson’s Prince Charming Cologne
- 8 drops grapefruit oil
- 4 drops lemon oil
- 2 drops bergamot oil
- 4 drops vetiver oil
- 3 drops Texas cedarwood oil
Tyson wanted to make his own cologne, so I let him go wild. Unfortunately, he went a little too wild:
Tyson’s Custom Cologne (don’t make this)
- 3 drops frankincense
- 3 drops rosemary oil
- 2 drops teatree oil
- 4 drops cinnamon oil
Once Tyson got a whiff of his creation, he agreed with me that “recipes are important.”
What essential oils would you use in your perfect cologne?
More Father’s Day treats from Elissa the Mom:
- Recipe for homemade doughnut holes
- How to make Big Mama’s baby back ribs
- How to use two terra cotta pots to create a DIY smoker for Dad
- How to perfectly cook a steak every time
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