DIY Hair Perfume Recipes

If you’re looking for a way to make your locks fragrant, you’ve come to the right place! DIY Hair Perfume is a great way to take your hairstyling to the next level and make your hair smell good.

Whether you want to make a special scent just for you or find the perfect fragrance for a special occasion, DIY Hair Perfume is an easy and fun way to make your hair smell amazing. With just a few ingredients, you can create your own unique hair perfume that will give your hair a special scent. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Just What’s a Hair Perfume?

Do you remember spritzing your body mist or spraying your perfume on your hair? Turns out there’s a product called hair perfume these days, and the idea isn’t far-fetched if we think about it.

Hair tends to absorb all sorts of aromas, and there are days when we can’t shower but have to look our best. A girl’s gotta do what we got to do, right? That’s exactly where a hair perfume comes in for aromatic locks!

But hair perfume off the shelves is loaded with artificial fragrances, petrochemicals, and God knows what else! That’s where we’re looking to prepare our very own homemade hair perfume without all those chemicals and carcinogens!


Why Can’t We Use a Regular Perfume?

Even if we don’t consider the harmful ingredients and chemicals, regular perfumes are loaded with alcohol, which can be drying for your hair. So, what we need is a specialized product for hair, wherein hair perfume comes into play.

DIY Hair Perfume Recipes

1. Alcohol-Free Lavender Hair Perfume


This hair perfume is especially good for greasy or oily hair and is extremely light and hydrating.

What You’ll Need

  • Witch Hazel – 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Lavender Hydrosol – 3 Tbsps.
  • Essential Oil – about 60 Drops
  • Distilled Water – as needed


Take a 120 Ml perfume dispenser or sterilized old perfume bottle and add all the ingredients, including the essential oils chosen – add 15 drops of a top note essential oil, middle note essential oil about 25 drops, and a base note essential oil 5 drops.

Fill the dispenser with Water and shake to combine.



Shake before every use. Spritz on your hair and scalp lightly and run your fingers along to spread the hair perfume.

Style as usual.


Less is more – so spritz just enough. You don’t have to make your hair soaking wet for the perfume to work.

You can use one essential oil for each note or a combination of the essential oils you like. Likewise, you can use more than one essential oil per note in your preferred ratio.

2. Aloe Hair Perfume

aloe vera gel

Not only is this hydrating instead of alcohol-based perfumes that leave you with dry hair, but aloe vera also emulsifies the essential oil and Water well. And it’s light and not oily like carrier oils are. So, let’s get started.

What You’ll Need

  • Aloe Vera – 1/4 Cup
  • Essential Oils – 60 drops
  • Distilled Water – 7 Oz.


Add all the ingredients to a sterilized perfume dispenser and shake gently to combine.

As mentioned earlier, the right ratio is more of a preference, and there are different suggested ratios, including equal ratios. So go with what works best for you. Here, we’re adding 20 drops of top-note essential oils, 30 drops of middle-note essential oils, and 10 drops of base-note essential oils.


Shake before every use. Spritz directly your hair and scalp and rub your palms along your hair to spread and comb through. Style as usual.


You can use any essential oils of your choice in your hair perfume recipe. You can even combine essential oils from the three notes in the preferred ratio. It’s all about your preference and liking and how you like your own hair perfume to smell.

DIY Hair Perfume Benefits

woman applying hair perfume

Our DIY hair perfume is prepared using natural ingredients.

It’s our own perfume recipe that can be tweaked to suit our preferences and requirements.

Our hair perfume recipe isn’t drying and doesn’t harm your hair.

You are getting rid of smelly hair or keeping odor at bay with this natural perfume.

Costs much less than commercial hair perfumes.


Best Essential Oils To Use in Hair Perfume

When preparing perfume, the key is getting the notes right! Wondering what we’re talking about here? There are three notes when you talk about scents, and getting the right balance is what makes a hair perfume, or any perfume for that matter,, the best.

The top note is the aroma we smell first and float away quickly. The next aroma you smell after the top notes are the middle notes, which are the balancing element and give body to any perfume. Where top notes are airy and light, middle notes are warm and soft. Then comes the base note, the aromas that linger longest in any perfume, they’re soothing and robust.

Top note essential oils include Rose, Tea Tree, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, etc.

Middle note essential oils include Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Geranium, etc.

Base note essential oils include Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, etc.

Some notes overlap, but they still matter when you’re considering the ratio. A good ratio is

The most popular ratio is 3:5:2 for top, middle,, and base notes. However, go with your comfort feeling and choose the best ratio for you, as there are different suggested ratios, so they all work. It depends on what we need, so work out according to your preference.


As we always say, DIY is fun with a little tweaking and experimentation, so don’t give up on on that part. However, if you’re not keen on DIY or worried about how things might go, don’t fret. We have your back with a broad range of products from Vitamins Revive hair cosmetics. They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and effective. Do check out their online store to know more about their products.

We love hearing from our readers, so if you have any queries or doubts when you try out our recipes, feel free to contact us. Also, if you have any questions or feedback, or requests, do write to us. Let us know how you liked these recipes and how they worked out for you.