Introduction: The Basics of Perfume Oil and Why You Should Care
As you probably know, perfume oil is a very concentrated form of fragrance, which means a little goes a long way. And when it comes to applying perfume oil, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
The wrong way would be to simply dab & rub in some perfume oil on your skin and hope for the best. The right way, on the other hand, is to be a bit more methodical about it. In this guide, we'll show you the right way to apply perfume oil so that you can be confident that your getting the best results and most out of your favorite fragrance.
Ready to get started? Let's dive in!
How It's Made and What's in it?
Perfume and fragrance oils are a combination of natural and synthetic materials. The main difference between the two is that perfume oil is made up of only fragrance oils, while fragrance oil can also contain other ingredients, like carrier oils and fixatives. The ingredients in perfume and fragrance oils can vary widely, but some common ones include floral oils, citrus oils, and woody oils. All of these ingredients are blended together to create the desired scent.
The exact recipe for a perfume or fragrance oil is usually a closely guarded secret, but we can break down the process of how these oils are made. First, the desired fragrance oils are combined together in a mixer. Then, a solvent is added to the mixture to help the oils blend together evenly. After the oils are fully blended, they are put into a still and heated until the solvent evaporates.
As you see, manufacturing process for perfume & fragrance oils can be very complicated with a significant amount of science involved. This results in a very sensitive end product that should be stored out of direct sunlight, preferably in a dark, cool, dry place. This will ensure minimal degradation of the product. We will dive much deeper into the “preservation of perfume” in later blogs!
What are the Benefits of Using Perfume Oil?
Many people enjoy using perfume oil to improve their mood or to make themselves feel more confident. Perfume oil is also believed to have some health benefits. For example, it is thought to help with anxiety, depression, stress, and headaches. It can also be used to improve sleep quality. Another benefit is most quality branded perfume oil is long-lasting and does not require frequent reapplication.
Perfume oil is typically made from natural ingredients, such as essential oils. This makes it a much safer option than most synthetic perfumes, which can contain many unknown and sometimes harmful chemicals.
If you are considering using perfume oil, be sure to choose a product that is made from as many known & natural ingredients especially that are suitable & skin safe. A good rule of thumb is you should start with a small amount of oil and increase the amount gradually to avoid any negative reactions.
What is the best way to Apply Perfume Oil?
Perfume oil is a concentrated form of perfume that is made with many different types of essential (natural ingredients) & typically synthetics. It is usually applied directly to the skin, which allows the body heat to activate the oil and release the fragrance.
There are a few different ways to apply perfume oil, depending on your desired result. If you want a light, subtle fragrance, you can apply the oil directly to your pulse points (wrist, elbow, neck, etc). when your body temperature is elevated warm such as after a warm shower. You can also layer the perfume oil with other products, such as lotion or body cream. NEVER, apply perfume oil (or any fragrance spray) and rub into your skin. This will have a negative impact on the top & middle notes thus potentially ruining the overall small and performance of the product. Apply and do NOTHING, just allow the oil to sink into your skin which will yield the best overall results.
When applying perfume oil, be sure to start with a small amount. You can always add more if you want a stronger scent. It is also important to be aware of your body chemistry, as this can affect how the fragrance smells & performs on you. Some people will be more sensitive to smells, while others may not notice a difference as much. It is also important to understand your environment when applying perfume (of any kind). For example, you don’t want to over apply your fragrance to the point it creates a perfume cloud around you. This may not only be potentially annoying to your coworkers & friends but could push people away due to allergies. Know your surroundings and plan according. When in doubt, be subtle with your application which typically yields the best results for YOU plus compliments from those around you.
Conclusion: Here's Your Step-by-Step Guide for Applying Your Favorite Scents
Here is a quick guide on how to apply perfume oil:
1) Start with a clean, dry body. Perfume oil will not adhere well to dirty or sweaty skin. You can apply lotion or moisturizer first which will help fragrance distribution & performance on your body.
2) Apply a small amount of oil to directly to your wrists, neck and other pulse points. You can also apply some to your hair if you want but be careful not to over apply.
3) NEVER rub oil into your skin. Apply and let it sink in and do its thing!