How to Make Roll-On Perfume

by Sophia Darby

Making your own roll-on perfume is an inexpensive way to create custom fragrances at home. You can create a simple, single-note fragrance, or blend complementary essential oils to create a complex and unique signature scent. When blending essential oils, it's generally recommended to use oils from the same scent family, such as floral, citrus and musk scents (though this isn't a hard-and-fast rule). If you're inexperienced in using pure essential oils, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with an essential oil's profile and warnings before using it.

Items you will need

  • Small funnel
  • Glass roll-on bottle
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 tsp. jojoba oil or sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp. vodka
  • Eyedropper
  • 15 to 20 drops essential oil
Step 1

Place funnel into mouth of glass roll-on bottle.

Step 2

Measure and pour the jojoba or sweet almond oil into the roll-on bottle.

Step 3

Measure and pour the vodka into the roll-on bottle.

Step 4

Fill the eyedropper with the essential oil. Remove the funnel from the roll-on bottle and squeeze the essential oil drops into the bottle.

Step 5

Place the top onto the roll-on bottle and shake the bottle well. This will mix the carrier oil, vodka and essential oils together.

Step 6

Store the perfume in a cool, dark room for 12 days. Shake the bottle three times a day during this period. Your roll-on perfume is now ready to use.


  • If you're using more than one essential oil to make a blend, wash out your eyedropper with warm, soapy water before submerging it in a different essential oil to avoid fragrance transfer.


  • Citrus essential oils are photosensitive. Avoid wearing your citrus-scented perfume on areas exposed to the sun for long periods of time, as this could result in sunburn to that area.

About the Author

Sophia Darby is a former professional hairstylist who has spent the last six years writing hair-related articles for both online and print publications. Her work has appeared in Celebrity Hairstyles Magazine, as well as multiple websites.