4 Natural Perfume Oils to Try

When I first entered the world of natural beauty, I was not prepared to give up my perfume. Nope. That sweet-smelling blend of chemicals was a part of my daily routine, and it made me feel beautiful.

As I became more and more knowledgeable, though, I began to feel less and less beautiful in my favorite perfume. Every time I spritzed it, I could feel my body being coated in a layer of something negative – as dramatic as that sounds. I found myself preferring the scents of natural essential oils, and started to explore that realm. Then I discovered natural perfume oils, and I haven’t looked back since.

Today I’m putting the spotlight on my four favorites. They all come in roll-on bottles that are tiny enough to carry around with you – and I highly suggest you do just that. If you have any perfume oils you want to mention, please do so in the comments! I’m always looking for ways to further ignite my senses.


I am so in love with Prabhuji’s Gifts attar oils. You guys probably already know that I love anything that makes me feel like a goddess, and these gorgeous oils are heavenly to say the least. They come in beautiful little bottles and all have the most divine names like Prima, Jiva, Padma, and Atma. My personal favorite is Atma, an enlightening blend of mint, lemongrass, and frankincense. You can even place these scents in an oil burner and let the beautiful aromas fill the space that surrounds you.


I’m a huge fan of LURK Perfume Oils, which are all created by hand in SoHo NYC – so close to where I live! Each one is made simply using pure essential oils in an organic jojoba base. I really love their notion that these oils transcend gender, age, race, attitude and affliction. They absolutely do. I’m most drawn to BS003, a woodsy citrus scent that makes me feel grounded yet uplifted all at once.


I very recently discovered Providence Perfume Co. perfume oils, and immediately fell in love. Each of these small-batch creations is made by hand using real plants, flowers, fruits, and woods. It doesn’t get more natural than that. My favorite is Summer Yuzu, a sweet uplifting scent reminiscent of all the best citrus fruits – grapefruit, mandarin, lemon, and grapefruit. It’s a happy, summery aroma that totally works in the winter, too.


Kuumba Made fragrance oils are another favorite of mine. There are so many to choose from, and they’ll all take you to another world. African Gardenia… Lavender Lace… Creamy Coconut… Arabian Rose… Water Lily… Pikake Lei. I have a bunch of them and they’re all glorious, but the Tunisian Jasmine will forever be my favorite. It pairs beautifully with the Summer Yuzu oil I mentioned above!

+ What are your favorite natural perfume oils? I want to know!

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  1. Lovely post. At the moment I’m loving Lush’s ‘Lust’ Solid Perfume. Like these little bottles, solid perfumes are great for traveling, and there’s no chance it’ll spill in your bag! ‘Lust’ is a beautiful jasmine scent, and it’s very versatile. Because of the way it’s blended, I’m always discovering new undertones in the scent. I smell slightly different each time!

    Much love,

  2. how does Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab keep missing people’s radar?! I’ve been wearing their oils for years and there’s so many to choose from! With perfumes inspired by everything from Shakespeare, Alice in wonderland, voodoo recipes, erotic poetry and gothic novels, there’s something for everyone! My hands down favorites so far are Zombi (dirt and flowers!), Follow Me Boy (one of their voodoo blends), Jezebel (Sandalwood! Orange Blossom! honey! roses!), and Veil (so many violetsssss…)

  3. Apple Valley Natural Soap!

    Four different roll-on perfumes consisting of essential oils in a base of jojoba oil! North, West, East, and South. I’ve only tried South and East, but I love them! I also apply them to the dry ends of my hair because they moisturize and make my hair smell AMAZING throughout the day! This company also makes awesome shampoo bars. A great alternative to store-bought shampoo!


  4. You referred to Kuumba Made Fragrance oils… My understanding is that the term ‘Fragrance Oil’ means a synthetic fragrance. So they shouldn’t be included in a list of ‘Natural Perfume Oils’.

    The natural oils are the Essential Oils and the botanical carrier oils such as jojoba oil.

  5. I love making my own perfume concoctions and storing them in glass roll-on bottles, lavender, lemon and vanilla is my favorite combination, also patchouli and rose-geranium!

  6. Thank you all so much for your suggestions — can’t wait to try them all!

    Hannah – Kuumba Made’s fragrance oils are actually all oil-based (no alcohol). The scents are created using oils and resins of flowers, plants, roots, and trees! I think by “fragrance” they’re just referring to “aroma.” <3

  7. Attar oils have always been a tradition and a childhood memory to me. My grandfathers usually use them before heading to the mosque for Friday prayers. Currently, I use one too – honeydew attar oil! It’s sweet and may be a little too strong for me but I love it!

  8. I just recently discovered Rebel Intuitive Perfumerie and although their blends aren’t oil based they are alcohol the perfumes are beautiful, dark and sexy and 100% natural! Totally worth checking them out at rebelintuitive.com

  9. I love “Ghost Pine” by Lvnae; it smells like walking through an old-growth forest here in Oregon. She’s on Etsy.

  10. I really love Herbivore Botanicals perfume, it’s all natural and the vanilla hair must smells divine

  11. Check out Acorns and Alchemy on Etsy! She makes such an array of perfume oil! My Favorite is Tea and Bones, smells exactly like my Favorite perfume from Tokyo milk!

  12. From Kuumba Made:
    Our fragrance oils comply with RIFM fragrance standards and are free of any alcohols, parabens, phthalates, harmful chemicals and animal products, but they are not all natural. A portion of some of the fragrances are created synthetically because it is better for the environment and/or not all ingredients are available naturally.

  13. Beautiful read! Those fragrances sound lovely, and I couldn’t agree more with moving to natural beauty/perfume.

    I’m a perfumer at Milk Forest where natural perfume oils are made using the highest quality botanicals. If you’re interested in a sample, I’d love to send you Forest Love – a warm blend of sandalwood and vetiver with hidden romantic florals.


    <3 Happy Sunday!

  14. I definitely recommend Samuel gravan Perfume. The brand is made up of a perfumer and cosmetic chemist. I tried some of the skincare and it really helped the tone and clarity of my skin. I decided to delve into the perfumes… honestly very strong but they soften with time and leave a beautiful scent on my skin. I rang them up to find out If they use essential oils and thankfully they ONLY use essential oils in their range.. My favourite would be the Vetiver Mystique and Neroli Fleur. The only issue is they can take up to 10 days to send out a order because it is all made to order… highly recommended! Great job to the Gravan brand!

  15. I do love perfume oils bit I just want to clarify that both Kuumba Made and Olo ARE NOT 100% NATURAL so don’t want to mislead anyone looking for products that are completely free of synthetic fragrance materials. I think a lot of people who aren’t very familiar with perfumery assume that perfume oil=natural. They are only natural if they say “100% natural”, which neither brand does, and in fact, Olo states on their FAQ page that some synthetics are used. Synthetic doesn’t mean bad, btw. That’s another myth. More people have allergies to natural essential oils than they do to synthetic aromachemicals.

  16. I don’t know why Kuumba keeps on popping up in these lists, they REFUSE to publish their ingredients and have terrible customer service. Kuumba made is the only product I have ever used that immediately breaks me out in a long lasting red rash wherever I apply the product. This happens to me with all of the scents of theirs I’ve tried. I’ve never had this issue with essential oils or synthetic fragrances.

  17. “You are never fully dressed without perfume!” ― C. JoyBell C. I believe this and I use perfume always. It’s an important part of my life. Thanks for sharing this post. It’s helped me to choose better.

  18. Thanks for sharing this kind of very informative blog post. I have gone through an entire blog which deals with natural perfume oils. Four tips are really awesome, everyone can make use of it. Keep on sharing Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Kuumba Made oils are incredible and so is the company! I have gotten nothing but incredible service, especially from the company that deals exclusively in them….Glad Dragon. This is a Tucson AZ based company and Kuumba Made is also made in Tucson. These fragrances are divine and actually it is better to use synthetics in some forms…such as musk, which comes from animals. Isn’t it MUCH better to use synthetic musk than to have a musk deer killed just for fragrance? So it can be said it is all “natural”??? I believe so! I LOVE Kuumba Made and they make me very happy indeed when I wear them!

  20. It would be nice to sample one. What do you say? Maybe I will
    become a great customer. Let me know. Keep growing !!!

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