Did you think that perfumes are only to be enjoyed as fragrance? Well, that may be true for commercial brands since they usually use chemical scents and a bunch of other ingredients. But as soon as you get into natural perfumery, there are tons of possibilities.
I have been crafting oil based perfumes with minimal and natural ingredients for over 3 years now. And as you may have read from an earlier blog post, I ditched my Channel perfume around the same time.
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Alright, as promised below are a few think-out-of-the-box ways you can use my perfumes.
1. On marma points, as a perfume/activating vs calming energies
This is the obvious one: use the perfume as a fragrance. But don’t stop there! Choose your scent, understand its properties (calming, energizing, soothing…) and apply it on the marma points to enhance the healing effects. It’s like reflexology, certain areas in the body are reflecting an organ or a function.
2. A few drops in bath
Who doesn’t like a scented bath? Bonus points if it is moisturizing too.
I’ll take the example of my perfumes because A/ I know what ingredients are in them and B/ I cannot favor one herbalist over the other. There are so many talented souls around.
Perfumes such as Savon d’Enfance, Healing, The Guide or I Belong are perfect for a relaxing bath time since they have lavender in it.
In winter, you can also choose Genuine Self since the spicy scent of the ginger root will bring you a feeling of warmth.
The perfumes are oil based so you’ll come out of your bath with your skin gently rehydrated and nourished.
3. Moisturizing face & hands
In dedebee perfumes, the carrier oil is certified organic jojoba oil. It was chosen because jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax and it’s the closest to the skin. This makes it safe to use for almost everyone, even if you have a sensitive skin (although a test patch is always recommended!).
You can apply the perfumes directly on the skin (always avoid mucous membranes) as a replacement for your usual lotion. Ideal for the cold Canadian winters
4. Boost to your everyday face cream/body lotion
If you are absolutely in love with your current face cream/body lotion, you can also add a few drops of your natural oil based perfume. That’ll give it an added therapeutic and moisturizing boost and transform your day depending on the scent you chose.
5. Massage oil
Massage your skin or your partners’ (again, always avoid mucous membranes) for a self-love, shared-love moment. If you haven’t tried yet, you can massage the sole of your feet before going to bed. Here again, choose your scent and understand its properties for an enhance self-care practice.
Remember, I can help you create a perfume for your precise needs with a customized blend. Simply use the contact page.
6. Make up remover
Have you tried that yet?
Splash your face with warm water first. Place a few drops of natural oil based perfume in the palm of your hands and rub them together to spread it. Massage your face making sure you avoid the area of and around the eyes. When you’re done, splash your face again and feel your skin moisturized!
If you wear a lot of make-up, you may want to wet a corner of a natural fiber cloth under warm water and add a few drops on there. You can use the cloth to gently rub your skin to remove the bulk of the makeup. Repeat as necessary.
Alright, these were my 6 tips. Now it’s your turn to get your creative juices going and try different things. Let me know what’s was the most surprising and pleasant, and share any of your ideas by commenting below.