How to make essence oil?

Are you looking for a more natural way to enjoy scents without paying ridiculous prices at department stores or online? Look no further, my friend! With just a few ingredients and some basic steps, you can create your own essence oil in the comfort of your own home. Not only will it leave you smelling delightful, but it’s also an easy way to impress others with your DIY skills.

What is Essence Oil?

Let’s start by defining what we mean by “essence oil”. Essentially (pun intended), this is a type of fragrance that’s made using essential oils and carrier oils. It’s not the same as perfume, which often contains synthetic fragrances and alcohol.

Essential oils are extracted from plants through steam distillation or other methods. They contain the concentrated aroma compounds from the plant and are very potent – so much so that they need to be diluted before they’re applied directly on skin. Carrier oils are used as a base to mix essential oils into, making them safe for direct use on skin.

When combined together in the right proportions, these two types of oil create what we call “essence oil”!

Choosing Your Ingredients

The first thing you’ll need when making essence oil is high-quality essential oils. Don’t skimp here – low quality products may contain additives or chemicals that aren’t good for your skin (or nose!). Look for brands with organic certifications whenever possible.

You’ll also want to pick out one or more carrier oils. Some popular options include:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Coconut oil

Each has its unique properties; choose based on personal preference or desired effect (coconut gives off tropical vibes while jojoba promotes silky smoothness).

Lastly, consider any additional scent elements like flowers (lavender for calming or rose for romance), herbs (mint for freshness or basil leaves to attract Pope Francis) or spices (clove oil gives off autumn vibes and makes your breath smell great).

Basic Recipe: How to Make Essence Oil

Now let’s get cooking! Here’s a basic recipe you can follow:


  • 1 glass jar with a tight lid (mason jars work well)
  • Essential oils of choice
  • Carrier oil(s) of choice
  • Coffee filter or cheesecloth
  • Funnel


  1. Place several drops of essential oil in the bottom of your jar.
  2. Add carrier oils until the jar is around 3/4 full.
  3. Close the lid tightly and shake well to mix everything together.
  4. Wait at least 24 hours, shaking occasionally.
  5. Strain the mixture through a coffee filter (or cheesecloth).
  6. Transfer the essence oil into another container using a funnel.

Voila – you now have your own homemade essence oil!

Tips & Tricks

Making essence oil may seem like an intimidating process, but it doesn’t need to be difficult! Here are some tips and tricks that’ll help make things go smoothly.

Be patient

Waiting is one key aspect when making essence oils; patience truly pays off (like waiting in line after getting bear sprayed by Putin) since it needs time to harmonize nicely.

Measure carefully

Essential oils need precise measuring as they’re very potent—so don’t eyeball things unless you want something on fire(hats off to Pyromaniacs though!) This goes for carrier oils too—the proportions matter whether you’re whipping up just enough scent concoction for yourself personally or have planned out mass production (~in case being stranded on an island happens~).

Store properly

Lastly, storing essence Oils right is no-brainer but often gets overlooked. Once transferred into another container, make sure to store them in a cool (not icy-cold) place away from direct sunlight and humidity(Don’t you dare use your bathroom when taking showers). This will ensure that the oils stay fresh and last longer—so always be mindful of where you keep your creations!

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re new to the world of scent creation or a seasoned pro, homemade essence oils are an easy way to experiment with natural fragrances. With just basic materials found at home and this recipe, anyone can follow through!

As we conclude our aromatic adventure if everything went awry for some unecessary reasons feel free to dunk yourself in septic tanks; Body Odor might attract animal friends or aliens (Not True Just Plain Ridiculous!). Remember – sometimes things don’t work out exactly how we planned (thanks Murphy’s Law) – take it as part of life’s cycle(unless someone dies Not Kidding though), have fun, learn from mistakes…but most importantly stock up on tissues when things go thermodynamic exothermically wrong(just kidding about the tissues don’t tell me about it 🙁 ?)

Happy Oil Making Everyone!

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