Thrift Thursday: DIY Perfume Bar

This idea is perfect for really any fete you may be throwing.  I love it because it is inexpensive but feels decadent.  There is nothing better than something that moisturizes the skin and makes you feel a tad exotic during these hot summer months.

Another great thing about this project, you can make it fit any party theme.  So, if you are throwing a bridal shower, a baby shower, a spa day, or just a dinner party for the girls….you may want to make things extra special by busting out a DIY perfume bar of your very own!

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The sky is literally the limit when it comes to choosing essential oils.  I found a great list that may help you conjure up your own bar supply, courtesy of basenotes:

Top Notes
1. Black Pepper essential oil
2. Juniper Berry essential oil
3. Fennel essential oil
4. Balsam Fir essential oil
5. Bergamot essential oil
6. Sweet Orange oil
7. Lemon oil
8. Pink Grapefruit oil
9. Lime oil
10. Lavender, French essential oil
11. Lavender, Bulgarian essential oil
12. Cedarwood essential oil
13. Nutmeg esential oil
14. Spearmint essential oil
15. Ginger essential oil
16. Clove Bud essential oil
17. Cardamon essential oil

Middle Notes
18. Palmarosa essential oil
19. Petitgrain essential oil
20. Litsea essential oil
21. Neroli essential oil
22. Clary Sage essential oil
23. Rosemary essential oil
24. Basil essential oil
25. Geranium essential oil
26. Sweet Marjoram essential oil
27. Ylang Ylang essential oil
28. Jasmine grandiflorum absolute
29. Jasmine sambac absolute
30. Coffee essential oil

Base Notes
31. Oakmoss absolute
32. Benzoin
33. Myrrh
34. Cocoa absolute
35. Peru Balsam
36. Vetiver essential oil
37. Cistus essential oil
38. Frankincense essential oil
39. Patchouli essential oil

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We had a very happy bride…..and some VERY happy guests!

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A total success.  Remember to store any leftovers in the fridge, the oils will keep longer and you can repeat this awesome interactive party favor another day!

xoxo

Chanda