April 3, 2013 at 4:40pm Reply, Barbara: Emma, it’s called Body Oil Light Sesame Formula Fragrance Free. Since we don’t get this line in Belgium, I stock up whenever I’m in NYC. April 3, 2013 at 9:16am Reply, Victoria: Congratulations on your Rahat Loukoum, Elia! This post is in partnership with CARBONA®. I buy fancy containers (usually Avon) from thrift stores and run them through my dishwasher. Acure’s Organic Argon Oil), and about .10 -.15 oz of a not too complicated fruity or floral perfume (I have used Shiseido’s Zen (purple, limited edition), Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, and Yves Rocher’s Iris Noir (individually, not mixed! I already described my favorite way to perfume body cream in One Perfume, Four Ways to Wear It. This is a quick and easy method that applies to any perfume, and of course, the lighter the scent of your cream, the better a fragrance will bloom. I tried coconut oil, but some people have allergies to coconut. We all know you can make your home smell good with candles, but you may not realize there are many other things you can easily do to make your home smell good. Some people find it helpful to rub on baby oil when skin is still damp from the shower. September 23, 2020 at 3:21am Reply, I agree to the terms outlined in the Privacy Policy. I adore this for summer but does not last like my beloved Elixir De Merveilles with the excellent sillage. How much lotion do you think would be the right amount to combine with a typical small sample vial of perfume – would that equal one spray or two? I’ve also sterilized glass containers this way. One thing worth mentioning when you talk about baking the pots in the oven: make absolutely certain they’re made of glass or ceramic! I am training as a formulator and teach how to make skin/hair care products. If you add a fresh ingredient like tea, it can grow mold. Taking a look at the comments, if you decide to add water don’t forget to add preservative too. My perfumes seem to lie on top of my skin and even one small spray seems to smell so strong. Mix in your room temperaturecoconut oil(should be in a solid or soft state, not melted) with a hand or stand mixer for about 15 minutes until light and fluffy. Take a moment to leave the room, or even smell some coffee like the pros do, to cleanse your olfactory palette. Even when I am only wearing the lotion and a few drops of the extrait, other people often comment my perfume does get noticed. That way I only have to buy the perfume. Twenty20 1. A French based site I like is aroma-zone.com (scroll in the left sidebar all the way to “Flaconnages vides” and select “Pots”.) I have a recipe with some other suggestions here: Waxes will help thicken up your emulsion, and add staying power to certain cosmetics. April 3, 2013 at 9:56am Reply, Victoria: Barbara, I was replying to Martyn and forgot to answer the second part of your question. Do not, for example, add a plain, unscented moisturizer to a scented sunblock, or you will dilute the important protections offered by the sunblock. One of the few exceptions may be Chanel products, which are invariably great, even for perfumes I don’t enjoy wearing in the EDT/EDP versions. You will make it and be beautifully scented all the way. That way it is as strong as I want. So thanks for your tips, I’ll try them. witch hazel, .25 oz of high quality face oil (i.e. I especially love waxes for making a simple homemade lip balm, a natural root concealer stick for your hair, or even a solid perfume. I mix it with honey, lemon juice and rub it well into the dry skin. April 3, 2013 at 8:08am Reply, Barbara: How do you sterilize plastic jars? Anytime you mix perfume with another substance you alter it slightly, and it might require a bit of a trial and error. I recommend making small batches. In a professional perfumery lab, matching lotions and gels are formulated by blending fragrance oils into the unscented base, the mixture of active ingredients and emulsifiers comprising the lotion or gel. April 4, 2013 at 1:19pm Reply, Tammie: Great article! Drink Plenty of Water If there’s one thing you can do to keep smelling good, it’s to drink water. How to Fix Strong-Smelling Hand Lotion Add Unscented Lotion. I have dry skin and am 1/2 way through a 170lb weight loss journey. Before spraying, I shake the bottle, and then spray refreshing bliss… April 3, 2013 at 1:46pm Reply. The best thing you can do, is use a self-tanning product that doesn’t smell. It's easier than you think. N°5 body lotion is among my few splurges in this section. - Victoria, Tourmaline in Recommend Me a Perfume : Holiday Gift Ideas and Guides: Hi typeo_girl, Here are some lemon perfumes I’ve come across. Add 10 to 20 drops of an essential oil to your wash. Use a laundry booster, like a scoop of borax or baking soda dissolved in the wash water. I’m going the try the sweet almond oil, and try that with the sugar scrub Victoria mentioned as well. Have an empty container, such as from your original product, at the ready to hold your finished mixture. If it’s definitely a change in your skin chemistry–and our skin gets older as we age, as I notice myself, then moisturizing will definitely help. I’m so happy that you loved the results of the spray-and-rub method (thanks again to Barbara for coining this term!) You can also use essential oils to create your own simple blends, … It wasn’t strongly scented at all and I should’ve bought Dia perfume instead. They have plastic and glass jars in various sizes. April 3, 2013 at 4:36pm Reply. April 4, 2013 at 5:24am Reply. April 3, 2013 at 8:44am Reply, AndreaR: I love the spray and rub method as well and use Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. April 3, 2013 at 4:57pm Reply, maja: Ok, I just read this and went to apply a bit of YDAN with a spoon of almond oil. Then, pour in 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of vitamin E oil and a few drops of essential oil to give your lotion a nice smell. In fact I was so uninterested in it that I gave away several samples I had. Multiply each percentage by 16 or 500, depending on the unit of measurement you feel most comfortable … When diluting your scent, you may experience olfactory fatigue or an inability to properly assess the strength or quality of the scent. Don't subscribe Body lotions and shower gels can easily be sacrificed, especially if my budget needs to be kept in check. Finally, you can get the moisturizing effects of your strong lotion without smelling it by wearing work gloves. Victoria: I was given a big tub of Estee Lauder White Jasmine and Moss, which sat for so long that it finally turned rancid. February 13, 2014 at 3:06am Reply, Benjamin: I want to produce my own perfume and cream, and is it good to use rose oil, aimond oil, jojoba, levender, for my own? If you have your favorite unscented lotions or creams, please let me know in the comments. April 3, 2013 at 10:58am Reply, Johanob: I got the whole “sticky mess” episode with Hermes 24 Fauborg lotion,which also had a bad,plasticky smell to it.Dreadful!Shall try and make my own now! I had to do a crash course on formulation too not long ago, and it was fascinating. To add a nice smell to the soak, squeeze the juice of one lemon into the baking soda and water. Mix well and then check if you need to add more. Solance, I absolutely agree, perfume is a piece of decadence that can make you feel indulgent without all the calories! April 5, 2013 at 5:51pm Reply, Amalia: You are brilliant! After months of saving I finally got my mitts on Rahat Loukoum. Make sure you dry your feet completely after the soak. By contrast, Cetaphil lotion, which I like on its own, made my perfume smell dull and plasticky. https://boisdejasmin.com/2012/09/rose-and-vanilla-almond-oil-treatment-for-lustrous-skin.html April 3, 2013 at 9:59am Reply, Emma M: Hi Barbara, do you use the regular neutrogena oil, or the unscented? You can also do the following: Spray your clothes with a fabric deodorizer, like Febreze, or a linen spray. I'm a writer, journalist and professionally trained perfumer. A common use is to sprinkle some into shoes and let it sit overnight, as it will absorb foot odors, reducing your chances of having smelly feet. I will be happy to help with more advice. For this same reason, I try to stay away from any scented skincare, and my skin tolerates even the natural rose water only when significantly diluted in distilled water. I do splurge on the Chanel body cream,which goes wonderfully with any of the perfumes from Chanel.I do add some pure No 5 parfum to a drop of cream before I apply it,sometimes!It makes the whole ritual extra special!Off to experiment now,would love some more recipes!! I’ve been afraid to try scented in the morning in case it clashes with my perfume for the day, but if I could mix in some of my favorite scents and use those together, that would be great. … But it works beautifully on the rest of my body. Another great oil for skin is olive, but it’s heavier. Place your Shea butterin the microwave to soften for about 30 seconds 2. You can also use essential oils to create your own simple blends, mixing rose and vetiver or jasmine and vanilla (start with 3 drops per 1 ounce of lotion or unscented carrier oil like almond, apricot kernel or grapeseed; add more as needed). Plus, it can get addictive when you start combining and discovering great combinations! It is very rich, mildly exfoliating, and reasonably-priced when compared to most perfumery brands. April 3, 2013 at 12:35pm Reply, Johanob: Victoria,now that just sounds absolutely devine,I shall definitely try that!Thank you! Copyright © 2020 Leaf Group Ltd., all rights reserved. But for small portions that get used up quickly, it works in a pinch. Boos des iles? I’m always looking for flanker products in my favorite scents but I agree wholeheartedly that the quality just doesn’t seem to be there in these products. Chlorinated pools and other water sources also release chloramines. The ointment holds the fragrance to your skin longer than if you were to spray it onto dry skin. By the way, if you still have your Chanel No 5 cream, try a small spray of La Myrrhe over it. You can mitigate a strong scent by diluting with other products while maintaining the original product’s benefits. Notify me of replies to my comments via e-mail. I also use dimethicone with petigrain and vanilla for a very cheerful hair smoother. Here, how to smell good using 8 simple tricks. This includes: eating nutrient-dense fruits and veggies drinking plenty of H2O getting enough sleep managing your stress levels getting regular exercise April 3, 2013 at 12:35pm Reply, Victoria: My pleasure! Add more of the unscented or scented lotion until you achieve a level of fragrance that suits your tastes. Also consider giving a try to sweet almond oil: it is specially recommended for skins that do not react very well to petroleum-based lotions. April 4, 2013 at 10:58am Reply, loledinburgh: Thanks for this very interesting and useful post, Victoria! April 4, 2013 at 5:41am Reply, Jane Barber: I find formulating fascinating too. Does Coffee Cleanse Our Nasal Palate. and have definitely replaced carbs with perfume as a reward when I feel I deserve one April 4, 2013 at 7:47am Reply, Betsy: I love this helpful article! Victoria: This way you can definitely play around with different options and since you make little quantities at a time, it’s easy and fairly economical. Once you find your perfect perfume and lotion match, you might indulge in such scented fantasies as Serge Lutens La Myrrhe cream or L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer body oil. I will add other unscented lotion recommendations as I come across new products. ;-) April 3, 2013 at 11:59am Reply, Victoria: Yes, I’ve used La Myrrhe + Eucerin lotion, and it was great. April 3, 2013 at 11:20pm Reply, mazlifa: Agree with you Johanob. // Leaf Group Lifestyle, How to Handle a Coworker With Strong Perfume. Like you, I love using oils, and some perfumes can be mixed with oils (like almond or grapeseed) in a pinch. Plastic might absorb scents, and it might be tricky to clean it. NeenaJ: I went out and purchased the fragrance-free Curel lotion last night just so I could try this. Try using it before going to bed and you’ll notice the fine whift when you get up. According to this article:The crazy part:You don’t even have to swim in the pool to be affected by some of the health risks. Moisturizing lotion can be used in place of shaving cream and rinsed off, leaving a lighter scent than the full-strength lotion. )– but I am sure there are hundreds that would work just as well. Victoria: That’s a terrific goal, and I wish you luck! They Choose More Potent Scents Not all scents are created equal. If you love the general scent and feel of your new lotion, but it’s just too overpowering for your tastes, the simplest solution is to mix in some unscented lotion. E. Anne Hunter has more than a decade of experience in education, with a focus on visual design and instructional technology. At home, you will have to experiment by changing the base, rather than the perfume component. You can easily make your own scented lotions, either to use yourself or give as gifts. let air dry overnight (upside down on a rack( the bleach aroma disappears. Victoria: True, there are so many wonderful combination that are soothing, relaxing or stimulating. When you open the jar and examine your creation, check if it still smells the way your perfume should. I love almond oil, which is wonderful for any skin, and it doesn’t clash with perfume. But P.S. Even fragrance-free products are likely to have their own mild scent. April 3, 2013 at 12:36pm Reply, Victoria: Impressive! Recipe Notes *Mango butter will yield a softer body butter. I’ve been using your spray-and-rub method successfully with Neutrogena body oil and Lubriderm. That’s exactly what I do in the lab when I need to quickly check how the scented oils will work with the base, and it works well enough at home to. Better to start with less. Victoria pls help me October 20, 2017 at 4:06am Reply, Victoria: Yes, that sounds like a good combination. In this recipe I usually almond oil, but jojoba oil is excellent too. In some cases, the addition of lotion will smother the top notes or change the balance slightly, but if the perfume smells sour, musty, or acrid, throw the test batch away. Someone was mentioning the other day that they wanted a lighter version of Pamplelune, so your recipe might be just right. Victoria: Thank you, Ann! The good news is that perfumed lotions are easy to make, and as long as you don’t require fancy packaging, you can enjoy your perfume in a variety of ways. I even make perfumed blush. A teaspoon of cornstarch will make your lotion feel smoother and less greasy. Or is it better to use glass? Otherwise, my spam filter automatically holds your comments and if I don’t catch them in time, they will be deleted). Any suggestion for a lotion or oil (or any tip ) mixing with my Philosykos EDP ? How to Smell Better (And Have Grade-A Personal Hygiene) by Jenni Moore. Just a small amount of moisture can bloom into a musty mess in the dark space in a closet. Some hand lotions and face creams that smell lovely in the store are stronger than expected when you get them home. You could also … Citrus fruits have a big impact on the smell of your body; citrus fruits work on getting rid of the bad smells of the body and replace it with a fresh smell. I would also recommend searching on Ebay and Amazon.co.uk. The sticky finish is something I don’t like in creams either, so when you play around, you can choose your favorite cream and your favorite perfume. If it’s hard plastic, the process should be safe. April 4, 2013 at 5:15am Reply, Bela: The actual perfume barely grazed my consciousness when it came out – 1) b/c I don’t like Tom Ford (of course I know hardly anything about him so I may be completely wrong about his personality); 2) b/c the perfume seemed a tiny bit harsh when I tried it). April 4, 2013 at 8:54am Reply, kuri: How lovely! Enjoy it! Take extra care to make sure any linens are completely dry before you put them away. April 3, 2013 at 9:48am Reply, Victoria: Yes, that’s why I don’t recommend making large batches. If you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of the product in case something goes wrong, take a clean glass jar–to be on the safe side, I sterilize mine by baking  them in the oven at 250F/120C for 30 minutes–and make a tiny test batch. Plus, I’m always worried about contamination, which is why I avoid face creams that come in jars. Then I take a bath or a hot shower, and my skin feels silky and soft for the whole day. Making our own perfume scented moisturizers is a far more economical way of expanding uses for our multiple-lifetime’s worth of collections! The really nice skin toners can also be an expensive habit, so I make my own now. While citrusy fragrances tend to dissipate quickly, spicy andwoodsy ones with notes like sandalwood tend to linger for a while. October 20, 2017 at 7:59am Reply, Vivian Lee: I’ve been doing this for years! April 4, 2013 at 1:27pm Reply. April 3, 2013 at 4:47pm Reply, Johanob: Annie,I love your Gold description!Amouage Dia is my “parisian grandmother”!hehe!Wonderful. In this video I will show you How to make your own scented lotion for pennies and it's so easy! Perhaps, others who’ve tried will comment. Personally, my skin does not absord mineral oil very well and most of these products are already scented; so they are not a good alternative for creating fragrances at home. You can definitely make your own sugar scrub, and I bet that it will be even better than the store-bought one! Among my favorite unscented lotions are Curel Fragrance-Free Moisturizer, Alba Botanica Original Body Lotion Unscented and almost anything from Eucerin and Bioderma. I also think that the glass or ceramic jars are best of all, since they don’t absorb scents. The only over-the-counter product that really helps me is Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream. Can’t wait to try the lentil mask! Mix equal parts of the scented and unscented lotions in a measuring cup or bowl. I don’t understand why so many face creams come in these unsanitary screw top jars. Another product I love is the Sheer Moisture Mist. True, it is pricey; but it is great worth for your money. Soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes every night for about one week. April 3, 2013 at 4:51pm Reply, Victoria: Youth Dew Amber Nude? April 3, 2013 at 9:56am Reply, Elia: This is perfect for me! April 3, 2013 at 10:10am Reply. April 3, 2013 at 9:52am Reply. April 3, 2013 at 12:34pm Reply. Research on the effects of mindfulness on our immunity is huge now. First, add ½ cup (140 g) of beeswax, ¼ cup (60 mL) of coconut oil, and ¼ cup (60 mL) of olive oil to a glass bowl or jar. Eucerin and Bioderma are my most recent discoveries, and I hear that Avene has a couple of good options. But it’s a fun experiment. When it comes to fragrance, some want something strong and others want subtlety. (Jane, my comments section has a special website field where you can add your business/blog link. Tips for Making the Best Homemade Lotion. I learn so much from others, and it’s all very enjoyable. As i am getting older (sigh…quite difficult to type that ) I realize that my fragrances are not blending with my body chemistry. Wow! Moreover, commercial perfume includes not just the scented oil (which is what perfumers use to scent creams in the lab), but also water and alcohol, which may affect how your DIY scented products behave. Gold is my favorite from Amouage, and whenever I wear it, I sniff my wrists obsessively. Most creams and shower gels we buy are already scented, and the unscented creams might have some deodorants added to mask the scent of the active ingredients. All Great suggestions on products to use. Hello sir, if it is a non-volatile active, it can be masked with an inert odour masking agent and then used, and if its a volatile principle, additional fragrances can be added to the cream/lotion. For lotion, the Alba Botanica is my favorite, it seems to work with everything. I had a great body scrub that was a scented oil and sugar, and after I used that with a hot shower, there was no need for moisturizer afterward. Thank you for the suggestion!!! I also don’t recommending using jojoba oil, which has its own distinctive scent. Or I put them in the steamer, another good method. You can use it to absorb extra sweat and oils after a strenuous workout -- it makes a natural underarm deodorant -- or it can be used to deodorize clothes. Rather than mixing your lotion to mitigate its strong scent, consider repurposing it. April 3, 2013 at 5:31pm Reply, Rose D: I am another fan of Chanel body products! Choose something that has been distilled or purified and already contains a preservative. Its best to heat your lotion in the microwave a bit first so that it blends well with the oil. You mention a great point about the scent getting stronger in the blend as it macerates. It changes the way it’s perceived too, but it can be a good thing. Its luxurious and the fragrance last. RELATED: 5 "Perfumes" for People Who Hate Perfume. It’s also best to use distilled water as well, but in general, the moment you add water, preservatives become important. April 3, 2013 at 9:19am Reply, Victoria: I like well-made scented lotions, but the luxury, “matching the scent” varieties are rarely interesting. And I don’t like accumulating the jars of body cream, as I would prefer the fragrance itself. She holds a master's degree in education. I lost 80 pounds myself, and perfume helped me a lot, since it is a huge sensual pleasure with no calories. Be diligent about sterilizing your jars and other implements, and make only as much scented lotion as you would use within a couple of weeks. April 3, 2013 at 4:50pm Reply. The trained sales associates will usually pitch them as “making the perfume last better” or “being a great value,” but I remain skeptical. So kind. I use a bottle that used to hold Devita’s Moroccan Rose Facial Toner (I sterilize it in the dishwasher before reuse). Once you find your perfect perfume and lotion match, you might indulge in such scented fantasies as Serge Lutens La Myrrhe cream or L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer body oil. How about Korres Fig Body Milk, which should be available inexpensively in Greece? You can also make your own lotion using beeswax. Thank you for sharing which creams you consider work well as a base too! I prefer the white for this recipe. I confess that I treated myself to a Bois des Iles bath recently and loved it–2 sprays of Bois des Iles into the bath water, mix with your hand, get it and dream on… April 3, 2013 at 12:34pm Reply, Johanob: I love this topic,such a great suggestion!I see you used a Lutens in 1,I want to experiment with Louve a bit! I recently discovered that my skin tends to prefer oils to creams and lotions, but sometimes it’s nice to have a lotion around the house. How To Combat The Sunless Tanner Smell Use A Quality Product. Hunter has contributed to several professional publications, covering education, design, music and fitness, among other topics. In the evening, I massage away the fatigue accumulated during the day, enjoying the sensation of fragrant cream melting under my fingers. April 3, 2013 at 4:46pm Reply, Annie: Because I haven’t seen anyone bring it up, and it such a luscious cream, try Amouage Gold in it’s solid form. I also buy vintage compacts, wipe them with alcohol on the inside and refill them using loose powder and alcohol. April 3, 2013 at 9:09am Reply, Victoria: Hope that you like it! That being said, I still love the ritual of applying scented lotion to my skin. I too have dry skin (from the neck down) and it gets far worse during winter. April 3, 2013 at 9:55am Reply, Victoria: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is a great moisturizing cream. Blend the Shea and cocoa butter first then add the hemp seed oil and mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. April 4, 2013 at 5:32am Reply, Jane Barber: Interesting article. Martyn: This is a good idea, and one that is often extended to the field of aromatherapy. Also love their hair mist. Lydia: Thanks for all this wonderful information! Any suggestions from the 50+ crowd about finding fragrance products would be appreciated! April 3, 2013 at 4:48pm Reply, @19coco76: I tried another method,I wore the unscented lotion,and sprayed the perfume directly on my body,I did that long time ago. But I’m about to try spritzing some Maroc pour Elle into my Silken Skin lotion. Skin can be very forgiving; but you are right: it needs special pampering while going through such a drastic change. “Coconut oil is an antibacterial and antiviral. April 4, 2013 at 6:04pm Reply, Daisy: What a terrific article! ... after sufficiently rubbing in the oil, apply lotion all over your body as well, which will act as a sealant. The scent dissipates fairly quickly anyway. February 13, 2014 at 3:02am Reply, Victoria: Do you mean you want it as a perfume? I adore this blog both for the gorgeous writing and for the awesome comments of the readers. When you return to your mixture, try a dab on your hand and let it mix with your own scent before making any changes or rebottling. April 4, 2013 at 7:45am Reply. Finding the one that best suits your skin is not so easy. I’ve been using the Alba Botanica for this purpose, and add extra oils to intensify richness in winter months, and rosewater for the summer. I love the idea of filling a vintage compact. Thanks for this, Victoria! Thanks in advance, Beth: Thanks for the suggestions Victoria! If the fragrance is not your favorite, you can also repurpose your lotion rather than diluting or wasting it. April 3, 2013 at 11:58am Reply, Lavanya: Bois April 3, 2013 at 11:58am Reply, Victoria: Oh, that sounds wonderful! April 4, 2013 at 12:30am Reply, Victoria: Chanel body care products are formulated really elegantly, and the scents are really well-crafted too. April 3, 2013 at 12:31pm Reply, Samantha: One of my biggest disappointments was Amouage Dia lotion. The main component to smell good is the fragrance that you put on. I don’t know whether they’re all still available, though. April 3, 2013 at 9:42am Reply, Victoria: OperaFan’s way is how I do it. Shea butters can vary widely in their scent. April 4, 2013 at 9:27am Reply, Victoria: Thank you, Tammie. Can’t wait to try it with my body cream. If the lotion feels too thick, add a little more hemp seed oil. during the day (I work from home) when I need a picker-upper and don’t want to keep dousing myself in more and more perfume. I have free lotion/cream/moisturiser tutorials and recipes (including how to tailor to your skin type) on my blog. About to try spritzing some Maroc pour Elle into my Silken skin lotion us... 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