I have been getting all kinds of ads for Hotel scents and I wondered if I could make them with my essential oils. Here is my take on 1 Hotel in South Beach, Florida.
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Why I Wrote This Post
I click on a hotel collection ad on Facebook and now I am getting bombarded with ads for all different kinds of “hotel collection” websites that say they know how to make your house smell amazing for like $800.
While I do love a nice smelling house, I am hesitant to use chemicals to make it smell AND I don't want to have to keep buying smelly stuff over and over again when I KNOW I can figure out how to make them myself!
1 Hotel's Signature Scent
Here's how you might compose such a fragrance blend using essential oils:
Since musk is a base note that's more complex and not directly available in a natural essential oil form, you could use a blend to achieve a similar effect.
Oakmoss essential oil is the closest you'll get to tree moss in terms of essential oils. It has a rich, earthy, and woodsy aroma that is quite distinctive and can replicate the mossy quality well.
Eucalyptus essential oil is a straightforward choice for capturing the clean, refreshing, and slightly camphorous scent of eucalyptus leaves.
Cedar wood essential oil will provide the warm, woodsy, and slightly sweet aroma characteristic of cedar wood. It's perfect for adding depth and a comforting quality to the blend.
Sandalwood offers a rich, creamy wood scent, while vetiver gives a deep, earthy, and slightly smoky note that can mimic the complexity of oakwood.
Essential Oils Recipe for 1 Hotel
Here is the mix I used… it smelled amazing!
- Jojoba oil mixed with a small amount of clary sage or ylang-ylang (musky base) – 20 drops of Jojoba and 10 drops of ylang-ylang
- Oakmoss – 5 drops
- Eucalyptus – 5 drops
- Cedar Wood – 5 drops
- Sandalwood or Vetiver – 5 drops (I used sandalwood)
- Proportions: When blending, start with the base notes (musk and woodsy scents) and then add the middle and top notes (eucalyptus and mossy scents). This ensures a well-rounded scent profile.
- Dilution: Essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil (like jojoba, almond, or coconut oil) before use on the skin or in a diffuser to prevent irritation and to help disperse the scent evenly.
- Experimentation: Adjust the ratio of each essential oil based on your preference. Begin with a few drops of each and gradually adjust until you achieve a balance you like.
Remember, the key to a successful blend is experimentation and adjusting the proportions to suit your personal preference. Essential oils can vary in intensity, so it's important to add them gradually and sniff the blend as you go.