5 Essential Oils That You Can Use As Natural Perfumes

Aphrodisiac ylang-ylang scents to wear around your crush or the good-mood Lavender fragrance for Monday blues, here is how you can use essential oils as cheap and easy delicious-smelling perfumes.   

Fruity, floral or sensuous, perfumes are probably one of the best ways to instantly uplift your spirits or immediately changing the mood of a loved one. The power of scent is such that it is capable of reminding you of a loved one or a long-forgotten memory. However, if the price tags of your favourite fumes have you spritzing sparsely, here's help. Essential oils can be a great way to fulfil your fragrant desires the affordable way. Aromatherapist and cosmetologist Pooja Nagdev, founder of Inatur says, "Essential oils based fragrances have been used extensively for well-being since the beginning of civilization. All essential oils have their own unique fragrance and express a certain character. Essential oils can be spicy, floral, woody, or fruity."

5 Essential Oils That You Can Use As Natural Perfumes

Expert speak:

Pooja adds, "Essential oils were the real, original perfumes for centuries. With time as commercialisation and trade grew, synthetic ingredients came into play and these oils were reduced to being a minuscule percentage in a bottled fragrance. Off late, the realisation that nature holds the best for us, be it food, beauty or health care, applied to fragrances also. I would highly recommend using pure essential oils as perfumes."

Why use natural perfumes?

Pooja says, "With the artificial fragrances and junk perfumes our olfactory (smelling) system gets toxified. Natural fragrances smell of a particular note and are pure. It’s somewhat like our eating habits when we move from junk food to holistic food. In the same manner, essential oils give us a holistic experience."

When used in the correct form, these oils are a great way to smell great while reducing synthetic fragrance related allergies and dryness. Not only that, you can mix and match these goodies to get your desired scent! Here is Pooja's pick of delicious-smelling essential oils that not only smell great but benefit your health too.


Sandalwood essential oil has elevating yet grounding fragrance. It is warm and helps in meditation and opening of third eye chakra.


Rose essential oil (rose damask and rose centifolia) is an uplifting and a stimulating fragrance. It has a floral note.


Ylang-ylang essential oil is a pleasing aphrodisiac fragrance. It is a stimulating fragrance and enhances sexual chakras.


Neroli essential oil is a soothing yet stimulating fragrance. It has a sweet citrus note.


Lavender essential oil is an amazing fragrance for calming the mind. This fragrance is very pleasing and works as an antidepressant too.