This past Christmas I made my husband cologne exclusively from my essential oils. It came out DIVINE. I mean, I couldn’t stop sniffing him. I even went so far to spray it on a sweater and a stuffed animal so I could squeeze in some extra sniffs. This kind of DIY is not only totally cost effective (we are DONE with paying $70 for an ounce of designer cologne), but you can also achieve a signature scent that no one else will have. I like my smell to be mine and not smell “me” walking down the street.
The following article has several great recipes for men’s cologne, and I plan to try two of them. I recommend mixing only a few drops of oil in a small vial so you can test the scent as you go. If you are unhappy with the final product keep experimenting! The winner I made for my husband was heavy on cedarwood, followed by vetiver, palmarosa, and patchouli. I think I mixed in some other things in small amounts but I did a really bad job at keeping track. So that’s something else to remember: If you want to recreate your winning combo, keep track of your ratios!