DIY Essential Oil Perfume & Cologne

I get most of my book recommendations by reading books that recommend other books and also from the many podcasts I listen to.  Last fall, I was in Scottsdale at a customer convention.  I had some time in between the daily sessions and dinner, so I went for a walk on the golf course.

I had just received the recommendation to listen to the Lifestyle Locker Radio podcast from my chiropractor.  I had already listened to a couple and I liked the weekly conversations.  The next one in queue was about essential oils.  The guest on the podcast was Eric Zielinski, author of The Healing Power of Essential Oils.


Up until this point, my knowledge on essential oils was pretty limited.  After listening to this podcast, I was blown away, so much so that I ordered the book that day.  If essential oils interest you and you are trying to remove toxic things from your life,  I highly recommend this book.  The author has all kinds of great tips and recipes that you can easily work into your daily routine.

A small example of something I did was with body lotion.  Rather than use store bought lotions with ingredients I cannot pronounce, I used the recipe from the book.  It’s pretty straight forward, fractionated coconut oil with three essential oils; orange, peppermint and rosemary.  The author does not endorse any essential oil company.  I did my research and landed on Rocky Mountain Oils.  So far I have been very happy with their products, customer service and free shipping on all orders!

Another example of something I am going to try is with cologne.  I have worn cologne every day of my life up until this past year.  After learning more and more about how things put on our skin is so quickly and easily absorbed into our bodies, I have been much more cautious about what I am using.  I recently received the following recipes for both cologne and perfume.  It’s a great way to use something you know is not some synthetic fragrance  with serious effects on the body (especially the brain) and have been linked to Alzheimer’s, dementia, auto-immunity and even cancer.


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