Alright, y'all. I read this in Southern Living about having a signature scent and saw that one of the oldest colognes in America is "Florida water" - a mixture of bergamot, clove, and lavender ... So of course I had to research it and try it out!
You can play with the ratio of oils 1:1:1 or 2:1:1 etc. and blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil. This combo makes a great diffuser blend, too!
Historically, Florida Water is a unisex scent. This is a really fun combo to have fun with.
Apparently baseball teams in the South would add a few drops of Florida Water to an ice chest of full of cold water and ice. They'd then dip cloths in the icy mix and use this around their necks to cool off during our blazing hot summers. How awesome would that feel!?!
I tinkered around and came up with this in a 10ml rollerbottle: (drops are approximate and you can use your own ratios):
How to make your own custom blend:
How did I do this? Nothing terribly scientific. I started with 4 drops each of Bergamot, Lavender and Clove and then added a few drops at a time -- without the FCO -- until I came up with my final mix. Adding Ylang Ylang, Vetiver and Patchouli just seemed to deepen the aroma -- made it more rich. Then I added FCO.
You can do this with any combination of oils. Start out with 2 - 3 oils, uncap them and while holding them together, waft them under your nose to get an idea of how they work together. All of our oils except the really spicy ones like oregano or thyme are possibilities. For example, a friend of mine wears Bergamot and Sandalwood. I also really love Whisper + Bergamot + Peppermint -- try it!!
Play around with your oils and let me know what you come up with!
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