How can I convert essential oils into a cologne?
March 16, 2008 4:50 PM Subscribe
After buying some essential oils, how do I use them as cologne?
posted by moof to home & garden (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Coty's Sweet Earth had a gingergrass scent that I loved. Decades later I was still unable to find a substitute in a spray form. (Vermont Country Store has some of the Sweet Earth scents in semi-solid form.) So I decided to buy some essential oils. I bought gingergrass, rosemary, and grapefruit--not intending to use them all at the same time.
Now that they're here, I'd like to turn myself into a big lightly-stinky mess--one oil at a time. So what do I do? Do I need to drop them into vodka or distilled alcohol? Dab directly? Ideally, I'd like to create a cologne-type application that I can spray.
The oils smell lovely but really intense and I'm not a heavy scent person. All advice appreciated! Thanks.