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!