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How to Make Perfume Oils

How to Make Perfume Oils - DIY Handmade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe with Printable Labels - Lovely Handmade Wedding Favor Idea

Dying to wear your favorite soap or candle fragrance with you everywhere you go? Then make your own homemade perfume oils. It’s easy to find many of your favorite fragrances and fragrance dupes online. One company in particular, Nature’s Garden Wholesale Candle & Soap Supplies, offers a wide selection of fragrance oils perfect for using in your own homemade soaps and perfumes. They also carry one of my favorite all time fragrances, Red Velvet Cake, as well as the fragrance oil, Democrat, that I use in one of my bestselling handmade soaps, the Big Lick Salt Bar (recipe here.) Their fragrance oils come in sizes as small as 1oz. so it’s easy to mix and match new fragrances you want to try. Or you can go big and save $1 off per 16 oz. bottle of fragrance oil when you buy five or more. (It’s easy to get addicted!)

The following recipe is for crafting your own homemade perfume oils. I’ve simplified the recipe so there’s no need for a scale as you don’t have to weigh any ingredients. I made this recipe with Nature Garden’s Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil, but you can substitute it with any skin safe fragrance oil of your choice. These are perfect for making custom handmade wedding favors or as handmade stocking stuffer gifts. Plus, you can whip these up in about ten minutes or less. For your convenience I’ve also created printable labels for your perfume oils – both in black & white and color – to give your homemade gifts a professional touch.

Customized Perfume Oil Recipe - DIY Fragrance Recipe for Homemade Perfume Oils - Makes Great Handmade Gifts, DIY Wedding Favors and Handmade Stocking Stuffers

DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1 fl. oz. deodorized clear jojoba oil
1 fl. oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 fl. oz. Red Velvet Cake fragrance oil


7 10ml Roll On Perfume Bottles
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
small glass measuring cup
small metal utensil for stirring
printable labels

Free Printable Label Download for DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume OilDirections:

Start by measuring 1 fluid oz. each of the jojoba and fractionated coconut oil in a small glass measuring cup. Next add 1 fluid oz. of fragrance oil and stir well. Using a plastic pipette, fill your perfume bottles, stirring the container of fragrance oil occasionally as you go, then cap your perfumes and label with my free downloadable labels. This recipe will yield seven .3 oz. (by weight) perfume oils.


  • Aromahead

    November 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I was wondering if this recipe could turn into a body spray? Thanks

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      November 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

      You could. Replace half of the coconut and jojoba oils with Cyclomethicone for a dry oil body spray.

      1. Aromahead

        January 16, 2014 at 12:34 am

        Hi Rebecca,
        Thank you so much for your reply. I’m sorry if I wasn’t too clear on the question I had asked previously. I meant to ask you if this could be made in the form of a EDT spray.

  • jinxiejoi

    April 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Could this recipe be used or changed to become an after bath or shower body oil?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      April 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      You’d need to reduce the fragrance oil to 2% of your oils to use as a body oil.

  • Laura Rivero

    June 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Would like to know what essential oils to use in place of the fragrance oil. Also for the men cologne.

    Thanks in advance,


    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      June 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      You can use any essential oils you’d like at half the amount.

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