rosemary & amber.
March 1, 2011 § 8 Comments
You smell good.
I enjoy a whiff of a few perfumes,
but most of them are so artificially based, blah.
In search of a unique, natural, deep, fresh scent I followed some of my friends who advocate using essential oils. I’ve tried a few, but now I swear by a mixture I tried out and got a lot of compliments on one day, throughout the day…
meaning i’m getting some long lasting scent out of this, yeah!
My favorite combination and application process is as follows:
I use pure rosemary and amber oils.
When mixing, aim for 75% rosemary and 25% amber,
adding more amber for a sultrier effect.
I suggest lush’s dream cream for a base.
Using a lotion as an applicant will moisturize your body & give the scent longevity.
I scoop a small tablespoon or so of the dream cream,
work in a few splashes of rosemary and amber,
and apply apply apply!
I have to repeat this process three times to cover my whole body. Using the lotion-as-base trick with regular perfumes works equally well. The best part is that the oils come in such small pretty bottles, since I live in a small space it makes it a lot easier when I can store things out in the open without ruining the aesthetic of the space or disrupting its purpose.
(Still storing necklaces and bracelets on the book ladder.)
(Stains from using incense bottles too frequently on my dresser, who cares.)
(Notice the little wire bicycle! A thoughtful present from my little sister.)
Hid the dream cream behind the flowers my mom sent me,
normally I just hide it behind the water jar that lives on the dresser.