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DIY Earthy Essential Oil Perfume: Twin Peaks

DIY, Essential OilsJessica Snively

Essential oil perfumes not only smell delightful, but they boast a host of aromatherapy benefits, ranging from reducing anxiety to combatting depression. And this Twin Peaks essential oil perfume does not disappoint on either counts.

The scent is a blend of Young Living oils, including Lavender, Stress Away, Ginger, Valor, Vetiver, and Idaho Balsam Fir. It's a variation on the widely popular Liquid Calm blend, with Ginger instead of Patchouli and the addition of Idaho Balsam Fir (you really can't go wrong with pine). The scent is deep, earthy, and woodsy—there is almost a dirt-like quality to it thanks to the Vetiver. 

I named it Twin Peaks—my favorite TV series of all time—because I think the natural, rustic scent perfectly encapsulates the show's northern landscape and dark undertones.  

To make this perfume, simply combine the essential oils in the recipe below with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil, and give it a good shake—then it's ready to wear!


If you want to take your perfuming skills a step further, sign up for my Dabble perfume class. You'll get to raid my extensive collection of essential oils to make your signature perfume and learn about scent theory, and you'll go home with a roll-on bottle of your custom-made perfume.