Most of us like surrounding ourselves with a waft of a beautiful scent, the best perfumes work with our body chemistry, and just a whiff of it can be a magical thing. If you’re feeling crafty and creative, it is exciting to make your very own toxic-free, signature perfume right at home, with the addition of your own personal bit of magical intention. DIY perfume recipes are one of the easiest projects and also make for a super unique homemade gift idea, as you can make it to suit the person you are giving it to! There are loads of tutorials on the web. I find the main thing is to listen to my intuition as to what blend to make. My two personal favourites at the moment (as this is the joy with making personalised perfume, you can adapt them to suit your mood, time of month/year or the situation you are currently in), are: My Balance Blend 6 drops frankincense essential oil 4 drops rose geranium essential oil Liquid carrier oil (grapeseed oil, jojoba or fractionated coconut oil) A bottle ( mine is in the 5ml roll-on bottle in the picture) Magical intention of - Balance Frankincense magical properties – purification, spirituality, relaxation, focus, abundance, love. Rose geraniums magical properties – love, psychic connections, aura cleansing, protection, healing. My Sunshine Citrus Blend 10 drops sweet orange essential oil 6 drops neroli essential oil 4 drops cedarwood atlas essential oil Liquid carrier oil (grapeseed oil, jojoba or fractionated coconut oil) A bottle (this is in the 10ml roll-on bottle in the picture) Magical intention – Happiness Sweet orange magical properties – uplifting, purification, happiness, love, clarity, solar energy. Neroli magical properties – happiness, courage, luck, uplifting, peace, revitalising, solar energy. Cedarwood magical properties - longevity, protection, growth, ancestors, drive away negative influences, cleansing, healing, solar energy. Steps Start by dropping your essential oils into a bottle and gently swirl around to mix. Add your carrier oil. Put the lid on and roll between your hands to mix. Roll or place a drop on your pulse points. Reference A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Plants and Herbs by Rachel Patterson.