How to Use Fragrance Oils

If you are trying to figure out how to use fragrance oils, you will soon realize it is a doddle. From adding just a few drops into a room diffuser to creating elaborate and complex perfume blends, you will find various things you can do with fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are designed to withstand the higher temperatures of soap and candle-making processes. They can remain stable and give off fragrance for a long time with the help of added fixatives. Please take a few bottles of fragrance oils, weave some magic, and create our Multi-Layered Perfume Diffuser Blend, Luscious Rosey Lotion, and Tremendous Tumble Dryer Sheets. Dive into the sensuous world of scent with us. 

What are Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are not necessarily derived, like essential oils, from plant matter. While some are created from essential oils, many fragrances are synthetically produced.

Essential oils are derived from plant matter and have beneficial properties from the plant's chemical constituents that act upon our mind, body, and spirit.

Fragrance oils do not have those beneficial properties.

At least not beyond making us feel better just because things smell nice. 

These fragrance oils have added fixatives, which are more long-lasting and have greater staying power. Fragrance oils often smell much more potent, so one of the benefits is that you get a much stronger fragrance that will last longer.

Liz dives deep into her article " When To Use Fragrance Oils Versus Essential Oils " if you are still determining when and where to use a fragrance oil vs. an essential oil.

This also means that fragrance oils do not have the same contraindications as essential oils.

For instance, diffusing particular citrus essential oils with cats in the house is not the best idea; it has contraindications for them. This is where fragrance oils can become their own and offer a viable alternative when creating diffusers and candle blends.

Care and caution are still needed, however. Fragrance oils still have safety data that you must follow.

How to Use Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are unrivaled when it comes to making products like candles and diffusers, simply because of the strength of fragrance that can be obtained and the longevity of it. There is no delicate volatiles that might not survive the heat process that you would worry about with essential oils.

Fragrance oils are designed to remain stable at higher temperatures. This makes them perfect for home products like candles, soaps, air fresheners, potpourri, and scented drawer liners.

I have used them in personal care products like soaps, handmade perfume, and deodorant body spray.

However, for personal care products that will be applied topically, consideration does need to be given to the fact that fragrance oils may have high levels of certain chemicals. Therefore, you must check the safety data for maximum dilutions of the individual fragrance oils.

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Fragranced oils are best used where you do not need them to benefit the mind, body, or spirit and want a more robust, longer-lasting fragrance.

Learning how to mix different fragrance oils is straightforward, and we encourage experimentation to find your favorite blends. It's easy to find the best-smelling fragrance oils and turn them into something unique for you and your home. Not to mention beautiful gifts for giving to friends and family.

Using them couldn't be simpler, from adding a few drops of fragrance oils to a diffuser to developing complex perfume oils and blends. 

How To Use Fragrance Oils - Our Three Favorite Recipes

Multi-Layered Perfume Diffuser Blend

I like this fragrance blend, which like any good perfume, is designed to have top notes, middle and base notes. These fragrance oils allow you to weave them through one another and create luscious tendrils of fragrance to delight you all day.

Tailor-make your blends to diffuse fragrance oils to suit your given environment. Like these Hotel Scent Blends, you can find your favorite fragrance and create your signature scent.

You can develop this blend below, turn it into a reed diffuser, or use it directly in your personal oils diffuser - follow your manufacturer's instructions.

You will need the following equipment: 

    • One 100ml bottle
    • Measuring jug
    • Funnel
    • Stainless steel spoon or stirrer.

You will need the following ingredients:

33ml of each of these:


Combine all the fragrance oils in the measuring jug, stir well to combine, and use the funnel to decant into the bottle. Label clearly with all the ingredients and dates for safety reasons. Remember to label each element; it's easy to forget what you put in it.

How to Use:

    1. Use this blend directly in your diffuser or turn it into a reed diffuser. You can also use it to infuse clay discs that you can pop around your lightbulb, which starts to diffuse the scent into the room once it begins to warm.
    2. You can also quickly turn this into a room refresher in a spray bottle and have your air freshener spray; tailor make your own if you so desire!
    3. You can experiment with creating different blends and try mixing a few drops of oil on a cotton ball or into a small amount of carrier oil, leaving it for a few minutes and checking the fragrance. If all are satisfied, continue with your blend; this can avoid expensive mistakes.
    4. Your home will soon smell incredible from top to bottom as you realize the ease and quality of what you can create for yourself and how economical it can be.

Luscious Rosey Lotion

Rose essential oil is costly, but the scent is so sublime. Often, if you are willing to forgo all those unique and excellent benefits essential oil can bring, fragrance oil can bring up the rear in terms of perfume. Let's face it, many people like the smell of roses, and here you can capitalize on that.

I have tried blending many rose variations over the years, and if I learned anything, it is to keep it simple and as pure as possible. Let the rose scent shine through, and keep it simple. So this one is super simple, but the results are always incredible.

You will need the following equipment: 

    • One x 100ml bottle or jar
    • Measuring jug
    • Funnel
    • Stainless steel spoon or stirrer.

You will need the following ingredients:


Combine the cream base and fragrance oil in the measuring jug, stir well to combine, and use the funnel to decant into the jar or bottle. Label clearly with all the ingredients and dates for safety reasons.

How to Use:

    1. Do a 48-patch test before using.
    2. Apply topically to the skin avoiding intimate areas and the eyes. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Tremendous Tumble Dryer Sheets

This is another recipe that is an absolute doddle, and once you realize just how easy they are to make, you will never rebuy them! Ultra cheap and supremely easy.

I like Fresh Linen's obvious fragrance choice but often plump for zingy citrus oils and intense florals. You can use essential oils for this, especially when fluffing the bed linen, but fragrance oils can stand up to higher temperatures far better.

You will need the following equipment: 

    • One large glass jar and lid - a quart is perfect.
    • Measuring jug
    • Stainless steel spoon or stirrer.

You will need the following ingredients:

    • J Cloths or very thin disposable type dishcloths
    • 50 ml of white distilled vinegar
    • 50 ml of fragrance oil of your choice


Mix the vinegar and fragrance oil in the large jar until well combined. 

Fold the J cloths neatly into quarters, pop them into the jar, and keep going with the dishcloths until all the fluid has been absorbed. I usually get about 20 in there, especially if I squish them all to release the fluid.

Ensure they are all damp now and replace the lid tightly and label clearly with all ingredients and the date for safety.

How to Use:

    1. Take one or two and pop them into your tumble dryer for the duration of the load.
    2. Don't throw them away afterward; save them, and add them back to the jar if there is free fluid. 
    3. You can top up the pot with reused dishcloths and a fragrance oil mixture anytime.
    4. Remember, if you want a new scent, start with a new pot, though you can reuse the cleaned and washed dishcloths.
    5. I have even saved my shop-bought tumble dryer sheets and reused those with my fragrance oils. Every little helps in this cost of living crisis.

The Final Word on How To Use Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils might not have all essential oils' beneficial properties and may not elevate our mood with their chemical constituents. Still, I can bet my bottom dollar that fragrances that appeal to you make you feel happier anyway.

Having your home or office smelling like a Mediterranean orchard, a field of Lavender in Provence, or the deep mysterious Pine forests of Scandinavia can make you smile and, in turn, relax you.

Tailoring your blends to suit your preferences and your moods is made ever more simple with VINEVIDA's collection of fragrance oils. Plump for something dominant and masculine to spice up the bedroom, or light, floral, and flirty for afternoon tea with the girls. The choice is yours.

Once you discover the sensuous world of fragrant oils, you might only look back once you need those extra benefits essential oils bring to the party!

Treat yourself to a couple, experiment with some of the recipes given, and see what they can bring to your life. Let yourself be enveloped and intoxicated by those twisting, rising, falling tendrils of fragrance, surrender to the sensuous world and get to grips with how to use fragrance oils.