LACS Selection of Fragrance Oils
When applying any fragrance to the body as perfume, please consider that there are several factors which can affect the natural smell of your skin and, in turn, the way a scent smells on you. For instance, your mood, stress level, age, body chemistry, diet, and current medications may all alter the scents you wear. Similarly, factors such as dry or oily skin can even affect the amount of time a fragrance will last after being applied.
wikiHow lists 10 different uses for fragrance oils. Below are 5 that I have tried and enjoyed.
- Be careful not to spray into the eyes of any people or pets.
- The spray should come out in a fine mist, not a sharp stream. The water is simply a carrier for the oil.
- A lavender-scented oil may be good for relaxation. Lemon is be both cheering and soothing.
- Be careful not to put too much oil into the burner mix, or it can cause throat and sinus irritation.
3. Make scented sachet for your drawers. Cut a 6-7 inch square of color-fast cloth. In a small dish, add a drop of fragrance oil to 1/8 cup of baking soda. Mix well, and place the mixture onto a square of fabric. Pull the corners of the fabric together, and tie in place with a ribbon.
- The sachet can be tucked into any drawer or hung in a closet.
- This scented sachet can help with bad smelling drawers. It can also keep moths out of woolens.
- Each cotton sheet can be reused 2-3 times, adding 3 fresh drops of oil before each use.
- Wash the sheet, and reapply a new kind of oil if you like. This dryer sheet can be reused many times before it must be thrown away.
- The oil helps with static clean as well as providing a pleasant scent.
5. Add fragrance oil to unscented shampoo or lotion. Fragrance oil can lend its scent to any unscented body care cream, including shampoo or lotion. Add 7-10 drops of fragrance oil per ounce of unscented body care product.
- Using more fragrance oil creates a stronger scented product. Less oil results in a milder scent.
- Be careful to use oils that don't cause problems for your skin or hair type. Test on a small area before spreading liberally. If your skin or hair has negative reaction, discontinue use.