Perfume might be one of the last beauty products used before leaving the house, but it’s certainly one of the best. Just like fashion, there are even different styles and trends for fragrances. The only problem? It’s often difficult to find a scent that’s both long-lasting and affordable. To combat this sad problem, we surfed the web and found 15 refreshing DIY perfumes and body sprays that are perfect for warm weather. Summer never smelled so good.
1. Green Tea Sea Salt Body Spray
We’re down for anything tea-scented, especially when it’s reminiscent of the sea and all of those lovely beach memories. (via Hello Natural)
2. Lavender Solid Perfume
Solid perfume isn’t something you hear about all the time, but it’s certainly something special. It’s especially great for traveling since there’s no possibility of spillage.
3. Lavender Lemonade Body Spray
Just in case you can’t get enough of lavender (we know we can’t!), here’s another variation on the fragrance. This time, it features citrus.
4. Natural Rose Perfume
This is by far the sexiest of the DIY perfumes, especially when it’s in a bottle as beautiful as this one. Date night, perhaps?
5. Vanilla Woods Body Spray
This spray is oil-based, meaning that it’ll last even longer than an ordinary kind. We wouldn’t mind smelling like vanilla for a whole day.
6. Jasmine Perfume
It’s easy to get floral scents confused, especially with there being about a million different ones out there. Jasmine, however, is distinct in its sweet and delicate smell.
7. Green Tea + Cucumber Body Spray
This mist will evoke the same relaxed feeling you get when you drink a cold glass of iced green tea or lie with cucumbers on your eyes. You might want to keep it out of your kitchen, because it looks quite similar to the real drink.
8. Perfumed Vanilla Oil
You only need three ingredients to make this perfume: vanilla beans, jojoba oil and vodka. Chances are, you already have everything you need for one of these at home.
9. Himalayan Sea Salt Body Spray
If you don’t have Himalayan sea salt on hand, you could easily find it online or substitute it with a different variety. Body sprays are flexible that way.
10. Essential Oils Solid Perfume
This is sort of a one-size-fits-all type of tutorial. It teaches you how to make solid perfume using any kind of essential oils you might have — and in a locket, no less!
11. California Citrus Sunshine Perfume
This perfume is essentially the definition of summer fragrance. There couldn’t be a better time to smell like citrus and sunshine.
12. Grapefruit + Lavender Body Spray
Seriously, lavender is one of the most popular scents out there. Makes sense, considering the fact that lavender is rumored to be an aphrodisiac.
13. Sandalwood + Vanilla Solid Perfume
There’s just something so appealing about the earthiness of sandalwood. The deep fragrance will make you want to wear this perfume every single day.
14. Botanical Cologne
This tutorial is actually for two different colognes made from ingredients you might have growing in your own backyard: vanilla rose and orange mint.
15. Natural Perfume
This is about as scientific as it gets, folks. There’s an entire chart accompanying this DIY that’ll teach you the art of heart, base and top notes.
16. Solid Perfume
Learn how to create a simple solid perfume. The handy packaging ensures zero spills and mess, but you’ll still smell fresh in an instant as if you’ve just spritzed on your scent. This is a fun way to give handmade perfume this holiday season!
17. DIY Roll-on Perfume
Get the uplifting roll-on perfume recipe from Naturally Loriel. This perfume has a wonderful scent, plus it has therapeutic benefits!
18. Vanilla Oil Perfume
Get ready for a sweetness overload with this vanilla oil perfume. This perfume is so versatile! Use it as a body perfume, room freshener or a bath oil.
19. Natural Men’s Cologne
Ready to feel rugged without feeling like you spent a little too much time outdoors? Make this cologne — for you or the man in your life.
20. Sandalwood and Vanilla Solid Perfume
What a solid perfume with a scent perfect for all you Earth mommas. Try making this sandalwood and vanilla solid perfume at home. It’s heavenly!
21. Fun Fruity Citrus Perfume
The musky aroma is sure to stir up some romantic feelings. This fun fruity citrus perfume is so much healthier than conventional perfume.
22. Lavender and Vanilla Perfume
Sweet and aromatic scent. Sure to stir up the romantic tones in your heart. Make some extra lavender vanilla perfume to share with your family and friends as a gift this holiday season.
23. DIY Sweet Oranges & Rose Perfume
Rose is an endearing scent that always makes me think of my mother. It is sophisticated and romantic. Add some citrus to the mix for a unique twist. This DIY sweet oranges and rose perfume has soothing scent that brings calmness and brightens your mood.
24. Kids Homemade Perfume
Looking for a natural perfume for your kids? This homemade perfume recipe is definitely the answer. And, did I mention it only needs two ingredients?
25. Lemon Lavender Perfume
Relaxation in a bottle. You can make a bunch of these lemon lavender perfumes and hand them out to your family and friends!
26. Honeysuckle Solid Perfume
Floral and feminine always win in my book! This honeysuckle solid perfume is a perfect thing to toss in your purse and bring it anywhere or as a gift to your friends or hosts!
27. DIY Lavender Lemonade Body Spray
If you want to smell like summer (and combat that chlorine smell from the pool while you’re at it), try this DIY Lavender Lemonade Body Spray, which also soothes frayed nerves.
28. Coconut oil
This moisturizing (and SPF!) coconut body oil can be customized with your favorite essential oil. Vanilla, rose or sandalwood would all be great choices.
29. Citrus Sunshine DIY Perfume
Clean-smelling Citrus Sunshine DIY Perfume is bright, fresh and totally inexpensive to make!
30. Easy homemade version
If solid perfume is more your style, this easy homemade version can be customized with your favorite scent, and you can even add some shimmery powder if you like. Perfect to stash in your purse!
31. DIY Beyoncé Lyric Glasses
Blast Queen B’s Lemonade album while making this cute DIY. This is a super fun party favor with the ability to personalize and add unique lyrics for each of your BFFs. Who runs the world? Girls!
32. XOXO Clutch DIY
Your girls need a clutch for the big night out. Not only will this add a pop of color to their look, but it will also serve as a bag for all of their essentials like keys, phone and lip gloss. With your bachelorette party coming up, it’s the perfect time to make this DIY that your friends can rock all year long.
33. Sugar Lip Scrub DIY
Make sure your BFFs are prepped for the perfect night out. Making them a light lip scrub is the perfect way to show how much you care. This lip scrub will moisturize and prep lips for a flawless lipstick application and help remove liquid lipsticks at the end of the day!
34. Personalized Monogram Bag DIY
Who doesn’t love to sparkle?! This personalized monogram bag is the perfect party favor for your gals. Its versatile look and size can be used as a makeup or office supply bag.
35. DIY Hair Tie Favors
Between losing and breaking them, it’s safe to say you can never have too many hair ties. If you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly party favor, go for something like this cute DIY. Just DL the printable, punch a hole in it and tie on an elastic. Cute, cheap and useful AF.
36. Personalized Watercolor Tote DIY
We love these personalized watercolor totes. They’re inexpensive to make and easy to DIY. These pretty watercolor bags can serve as an everydayparty favor idea that they can use all year long.
37. PINK Cool & Bright Body Mist
Your kiddo will love the conditioning aloe in this refreshing body spray. The cute packaging will have her friends begging for a few spritzes at the next sleepover!
38. Secret Scent Expressions Pasión de Tango Body Spray
If your daughter is sporty and wants something special when it comes to her scent, consider having her try a body spray by Secret. These bottles are far from frilly, and the fragrances are fresh and clean versus super floral and overpowering.
39. Claire’s Rainbow Leopard Sweetheart Scented Body Mist
Grab a body mist with bling for your girly girl! This sweet scent is the perfect choice for any girl who just hit double digits and hasn’t completely left the dress-up phase, yet she’s asking you for makeup.