I’m sure that this V-day you plan on getting very close with a certain someone. Hugs will be given, necks will be nuzzled and personal bubble space will be thrown out of the window. While you're cozying up with your babe, it is inevitable that his nose will end up getting a whiff or two of your hair. Make sure that what he smells enhances the mood and wanting to eat you alive (get you mind out of the gutter!).
Making Your Hair Perfume
- Put 1/2 cup distilled water in the perfume or spray bottle.
- Add 5 to 10 drops Sof essential or fragrance oil. You want the mix to be concentrated for longevity, but not too strong that it becomes overbearing.
- Close the bottle and shake to mix.
How to Use
Ensure that before each application you shake the bottle to mix the ingredients. Simply spray as lightly or as liberally as you want on freshly washed and styled or old hair. Also, keep it handy in your purse to freshen up your hair throughout the day.
What You'll Need
- Small empty bottle of perfume/small spray bottle (perfume bottles will be able to spray a lighter mist to prevent drenching your hair and ruining your style)
- Distilled water
- Essential or fragrance oil
Keep in Mind
If your products are butter based, chances are your hair has a slight nutty smell. To complement that scent use fragrances like vanilla and cinnamon for your hair perfume to give it the smell of rolling around in baked goods.
If you use more gels and other unscented or lightly scented products, then try mixing citrus essential oils for an exotic scent. Also, a curly can never go wrong with mixed berries.
Fragrance and essential oils are different. Fragrance oils will last longer because they are less volatile, but are slightly greasy. Essential oils are non-greasy, but are very volatile, meaning that the scent is not as long lasting. Also, fragrance oils, unlike essential oils, are manmade.
Lastly, cinnamon is said to be an aphrodisiac, and men seem particularly fond of vanilla and lavender.