How to make a natural essential oil perfume. I take a workshop with Kat Snowden, founder of Perth natural skincare brand, Clean Slate.
Last week I was invited by Kat to attend one of her essential oil perfume workshops. I should preface by telling you that I love her Clean Slate brand and aromatherapy oils. As I think it is important to support local natural brands, I want to share this with you. I interviewed Kat years ago, find the interview here.
Clean Slate is a small batch skincare company from Perth. The brand is conscious, honest, vegan skincare, pure and simple.
Kat said to me as I was leaving: ‘I didn’t invite you to get any publicity out of it! I just wanted to have you along to a class. I knew you would like it’. Kat was right. I did like it! While she wasn’t expecting me to share about the class with you guys, I wanted to. It was a cool thing to do! If you are anything like me, you might be interested to learn how to make your own perfume oil. The Inspiring Wit crew are always open to learning new things! Right?
HOW TO BLEND AN ESSENTIAL OIL PERFUME
While I won’t give away the whole process of the workshop, I will give you the low down. Kat started by chatting to us about the essential oils. She explained their properties and gave a guide on which were the more dominant scents. Laid out at each work station were essential oils for us to smell and get to know.
From here we were encouraged to experiment with the oils, layering them and looking for a scent combination that smelled just right. Would you believe it, I found my first blend straight away! This is probably because I knew a little about which oils I already love. The second scent I tried to create took a lot more experimentation. I was searching for a blend that felt a little more masculine. Eventually I found it and gifted the finished product to Mario.
One of the best things about the class is that it is a great opportunity to slow down. It was wonderful to experiment and create something by hand. A sensory experience that is far removed from our heavily digital world. I enjoyed finding which oils I responded to and which I would probably leave alone. It is always fun to learn something new!
Kat provides a beautiful cheese board to break up the class. You can give your nose a rest and chat to other people taking the class.
Find out more about the workshops and even request a private workshop here. It sounded like a fun start to a hens celebration!
OVER TO YOU! DO YOU USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Have any of you ever made your own essential oil perfume? How did it go?
If anyone has a recommendation of an electronic essential oil diffuser, I would love for you to comment below. I am looking for one and the prices really vary! Some are around $50 while others are about $100. Does anyone know what is the difference? Which is a good investment? Let us know!
Where do you buy your essential oils? Use them for anything in particular? I’d love to learn how you you them! Got a favourite oil?