Fragrance oils are commercial oils which have a scent that may be based on natural aromas such as food, flowers or a popular scent such as what we call baby powder. Fragrance oils are either made from a combination of essential oils or a synthetic chemicals and finished to resemble something natural.
Fragrance oils are prepared in various ways, but their main purpose is to add a unique smell(aroma) to the environment. They are used in soaps, shampoos, scented candles, vaporizers, fireplace, bathroom and any other place in home. One can easily make fragrance oils at home and use them in homemade beauty products, house cleaners, sprays and in room fresheners.
Fragrance oils are also called scented oils. Some of them are perfume oils, as they are used in perfumes
Types of Fragrance Oils
There are many types of fragrance oils, but they can be grouped into these categories.
- Natural essential oil in natural carrier – This is the most desirable. It is completely natural.
- Natural essential oil in synthetic carrier – The carrier here can be a synthetic carrier, like propylene glycol.
- Synthetic aromatic compound in natural carrier – Examples are lab created aromatic compounds in carrier like coconut oil.
- Synthetic aromatic compound in synthetic carrier – These are completely inorganic, with most ingredients being created in the laboratory.
Most people first type of fragrance oil, which is natural and also provides many health benefits.
Fragrance Oils For Perfume
By far the most prominent application of essential oils is in the perfume industry. High quality and oils from exotic ingredients are used in some of the most popular perfumes. The recipes for many of these recipes are also well guarded. However, one can make a perfume at home with all natural ingredients.
Did you know that most perfumes contain harmful chemical and aroma identical chemicals. Some of the compounds in these products are even potentially carcinogenic [source ]. And the worst thing is that many of these harmful chemicals are not listed on the labels of these products many of the times.
These are the essential oils that you can use in your homemade perfumes.
- Neroli essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Rose petal oil
- Jasmine essential oil
- Vetiver essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Citrus essential oil
- Olibanum essential oil
- Petitgrain oil
- Sweet orange oil
- Myrrh essential oil
- Coriander seed oil
- Frankincese oil
You can play around with the smell of these products, and then use them in combination, or singly to create perfumes at home.