BHBL enewsletter 2021.05 – Happy Mother’s Day – Floral fragrance for mom (電子月刊英文版)

Happy Mother’s Day – Floral fragrance for mom

Mom has always been there for you; you will do not know what you would do without her. Show her some love this year! Mom is sure to feel cared for! What about a DIY perfume? Scents carry with them a wave of memories and associations. Maybe a classic department store perfume reminds you of your grandmother or the squeaky-clean scent of bar soap reminds you of your mother. Essential oil perfume opens up options for personal scents you will be feeling loved, without scary ingredients.

DIY perfume is easy enough to make, tweak, and remake. A couple essentials that you should know, like the “notes” of the essential oil blends that make up your perfume.

Typically, you will smell the quick-evaporating top notes first, followed a moment later by the middle notes—the heart of the perfume. Finally, you will catch the base notes, which complement the top and middle notes. When selecting botanicals for your perfume, start with the base note, soften with a middle note, and finish with a top note that makes a positive first impression.

Base note recommendations:

Patchouli, Myrrh, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Clove…

Middle note recommendations:

Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli…

Top note recommendations:

Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Orange, Lavender…

Instructions:

1. Combine 10–15 drops each of your selected oils in the 5-ml empty bottle until your essential oil blend is balanced.

2. Once you’re happy with the blend, fill the rest of the bottle with [Base Oil].

3. Put the roller fitment and cap on.

4. Print custom labels.

5. Roll on to your neck, wrists, or anywhere you apply perfume.

Speaking of DIY perfume, ladies always love floral fragrance. When it comes to floral essential oils, there are more options than petals on a rose. Here comes the list of our floral favorites! Other than only using the oils making perfume, we also included a few fun facts and different ways to use each floral scent to round out this article.

Geranium essential oil

Fun fact: The Egyptians used Geranium essential oil for more radiant-looking skin.

What sets it apart: Oily, dry, and combination skin all love Geranium oil. This native South African bloom boasts flowerful cleansing and moisturizing properties. 

How to use Geranium essential oil:

  • Brighten a dreary day. Surround yourself with Geranium’s uplifting aroma. Add a little Bergamot essential oil for extra zest!
  • Give fine lines a final notice. Add a drop or two of Geranium to your go-to moisturizer morning and night or try an oil cleanse for timeless-looking skin.

Helichrysum essential oil

Fun fact: Helichrysum flowers are often called immortelle—the everlasting flower. Maybe that’s why this floral essential oil is our pick when it comes to youthful, glowing complexion goals!

What sets it apart: Helichrysum is produced from distilling Helichrysum flowers, but this essential oil has an earthy aroma unique among the sweet blooms on the list of floral oils.

How to use Helichrysum essential oil:

  • Reveal fresh, dewy skin. Mix 3 drops Helichrysum with 1-2 tablespoons honey and gently rub all over your face. Let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse.
  • Get out of a midday slump. Place a drop directly on the crown of your head and feel invigorated by its earthy, floral scent.
  • Boost family bonding. Diffuse Helichrysum during game night and surround your family with its comforting aroma.

Jasmine essential oil

Fun fact: It takes 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5 ml bottle of Jasmine oil!

What sets it apart: Jasmine has a rich, sultry aroma—but that’s not the reason for its mystique and allure. To maximize Jasmine’s scent, the flowers must be picked at night before sunrise!

How to use Jasmine essential oil:

  • Travel to a tropical island. Diffuse Jasmine with Lime essential oil and pretend you are sipping a cold beverage on a white-sand beach.
  • Spritz for standout skin. Make a DIY facial spray with 3 ounces water and up to 5 drops Jasmine oil.
  • Sport some self-confidence. Add a couple drops to your favorite unscented lotion to wear the empowering aroma all day long.

Lavender essential oil

Fun fact: Lavandula—the plant genus Lavender comes from—is part of the mint family, which is why Lavender’s floral scent is so complex and unique.

What sets it apart: Lavender essential oil is a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm and has a bazillion different uses.

How to use Lavender essential oil:

  • Soothe sun-kissed skin. Use Lavender-infused After-Sun Spray to refresh and recover from a day of outdoor play.
  • Drift off to dreamland. Diffuse Lavender at bedtime and let this aromatic lullaby help you settle down for the night.
  • Relish in the royal treatment. Pamper yourself during bathtime with a bottle of luxurious DIY bath salts.

Rose essential oil

Fun fact: One 5 ml bottle of oil requires 22 pounds of rose petals.

What sets it apart: Rose essential oil is one of the most sought-after oils because of its intoxicating aroma and skin-loving benefits.

How to use Rose essential oil:

  • Set the stage. Diffuse with Sage and Cedarwood for a romantic, earthy blend that turns takeout and a movie into an extra-special evening.
  • Go with the glow. Put 1 drop Rose in 4 drops jojoba oil and apply to face with a cotton ball for hydrated skin.
  • Power through your projects. Add a few drops to your DIY perfume and let its sweet, rich scent help you tackle your to-do list.

Ylang Ylang essential oil

Fun fact: The Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery in Ecuador is bountiful with Ylang Ylang blossoms.

What sets it apart: Ylang Ylang floral oil is an aromatherapy rockstar because it combines a calming and comforting scent with masterful moisturizing superpowers.

How to use Ylang Ylang essential oil:

  • Transform your room into a retreat. Diffuse this sweet, floral scent in your bedroom and enjoy a much-needed timeout.
  • Elevate your evening skin care. Add a drop of Ylang Ylang to your night cream for more supple skin while you sleep.
  • Turn heads with shinier tresses. Combine 3-5 drops with 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil and apply as a hair mask. Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse. Wash and dry hair as normal.

There are oils for every mom. Go ahead and spoil your mom with these lovely oils.

Members’ benefit

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OTHER RESOURCES

BHBL AromatherapyCourse facebook– Hong Kong’s first Aromatherapy course (French style), BHBL members enjoy half price and priority registration


BHBL “精油身心靈” Book – Hong Kong’s first Aromatherapy essential oil book (French style), special offer for BHBL members


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