If you’ve been following Mommy Greenest for a while, you know that I like to make my own natural perfume. I made my first natural perfume video back in 2013, and when some readers commented that they were worried the natural vanilla extract base would stain their skin or clothes—never a problem for me, btw—I made another natural perfume recipe video, using rose water.
But my natural perfume formulas are typically two or three “notes,” meaning scents that I layer together. (I’m getting all perfumer-y on you know, I know.) So when natural perfume manufacturer rareEARTH challenged me to recreate one of their essential-oil based rareESSENCE perfumes—I went for it. Check out my DIY video and then enter to be one of 10 Mommy Greenest readers to win rareESSENCE‘s bestselling Beleza!
Unique and complex essential oil blends make rareEARTH my natural perfume go to–especially after I tried and to recreate one of their bestselling scents. Want to try? Win it! I love creating my own natural perfume blends for two reasons. First, there’s nothing more exciting than getting your unique and perfect blend–and when someone asks you what you’re wearing you can say you made it yourself!
But most importantly, fragrance allergies affect 11 percent of people in the United States—roughly 34 million people–many of whom, like me, are triggered by synthetic fragrance. Do you find yourself sneezy and/or headache-y in a room where a scented candle is burning or fragrance has been sprayed heavily, or after applying perfume or a perfumed oil or lotion on yourself? You may also be susceptible to allergic reactions from synthetic fragrance, made up of potentially toxic chemicals that often aren’t even specified on a product’s label.
But you don’t have to worry about that with rareEARTH‘s distinctive line of perfumes, candles, diffusers, room mists and spa products, all of which are scented with the company’s proprietary blend of cold-pressed, all natural essential oils.
rareEARTH employs artisan perfumers and aromatherapy experts to create blends like Beleza, which includes top notes of citrus like grapefruit and sweet orange, middle floral notes of ylang ylang and jasmine, and warm deep base notes of patchouli and vanilla. I tried to recreate the scent in this video.
As I soon discovered, although the primary notes are beautiful in combination, it’s takes dozens of additional essential oils to make a complex, floral fragrance like rareEARTH‘s Beleza. And buying all those oils is expensive–even the simple six that I used added up to more than $70!
In contrast, the nine complex natural perfume blends from rareEARTH start at $25, and you can try four of the bestsellers–including Beleza–for just $85. Feeling lucky? Enter to be one of 10 lucky Mommy Greenest winners to score Beleza natural perfume!