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DIY Essential Oil Roll-On Perfume Blends for Summer

Sweet, sublime summer! After many long months of rain and cloudy skies, I am ecstatic to finally enjoy some warmth and sunshine. From making tea pops to camping, there are so many enjoyable activities to squeeze into the short number of sunny months here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

With the arrival of summer, I find I need to change my hair and skin care routines, and I gravitate towards different aromatherapy scents than those that appeal during cool and overcast days. It is so fun to experiment with creating your own scents, and our new 5mL and 10mL roll top bottles are the perfect containers to store and apply your creations!

I am excited to share some of my favorite summer scents, designed to appeal to the senses and evoke the uplifting energy of the season. Each recipe fills one 5mL and one 10mL roll top bottle at a 2% essential oil dilution, so you can have one bottle for home and one bottle for on the go.

Summer Essential Oil Rollerball Recipes

1. Summer Dreams Perfume
2. Carribean Cologne
3. Great Outdoors Aroma
4. Sacred Forest Scent

Hands putting drops of lavender essential oil into small glass bottle Summer Dreams essential oil fragrance recipe

1.  Summer Dreams Perfume 

I find this floral-citrus blend to be soothing and uplifting, great for days when the heat seems to put folks on-edge.


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Hands pouring jojoba oil into glass bottle with citrus peels Caribbean Cologne essential oil fragrance recipe

2. Caribbean Cologne

This complex, spicy-sweet blend reminds me of summers spent in Florida and is my favorite fragrance for clearing inharmonious energy.


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Hands rubbing oils together in glass bottle Great Outdoors essential oil fragrance recipe

3. Great Outdoors Aroma

Refreshing and revitalizing, this blend has the added benefit of containing essential oils that help to reduce the annoyance of mosquitoes, gnats, and other flying insects.


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Hands rubbing aroma oil on wrist sacred forest essential oil fragrance recipe

4. Sacred Forest Scent

Whether I’m in the woods or just wish to be, I find this resinous, evergreen blend to be centering and grounding.


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How to Make Perfume with Essential Oils


  1. Choose a blend of essential oils from the options above (or create your own blend).
  2. Slowly drop the essential oils into a 1/2 ounce glass bottle with screw cap. I like to use a cobalt glass bottle.
  3. Cap bottle and roll gently between palms for 5 to 10 seconds to blend essential oils.
  4. Uncap bottle and carefully fill the remainder of the container up to the base of its neck with organic jojoba oil.
  5. Cap bottle again and gently roll between palms for 15 to 30 seconds to blend essential oils with jojoba oil.
  6. Uncap the blending bottle and pour the essential oil/jojoba oil blend into a 5mL and a 10mL roll top bottle.
  7. Snap the roller ball applicators onto your 5mL and 10mL roll top bottles, then screw on the black caps.
  8. Allow blend to rest for about a day before use so the scent can meld and develop.


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Written by Miriam on June 22, 2018

Miriam Bohondoney, blog contributor and folk herbalist born and raised on the west coast, has been studying the art and science of herbalism since childhood. Primarily self taught from books and experience, she had the good fortune to attend a year long herbalism course taught by naturopathic doctor and herbalist Dr. Sharol Tilgner. In recent years she has had the opportunity to study at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and learn from acclaimed herbalist Howie Brounstein. In addition to writing for the Mountain Rose Herbs blog, Miriam is an avid student of aromatherapy and formulates her own natural perfume line using botanicals and pure essential oils. She is a trained pastry chef and baker. During her free time she enjoys dancing, singing, crafting alchemical potions, spending time with loved ones, and practicing Qigong.

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