DIY: Essential Cologne

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These cologne recipes have been tried and tested by both men and women and have all been unanimously given two thumbs up. Feel free to switch up the oils to make your own personal blend.

These cologne recipes are about a 20% oil and 80% carrier oil based. If you want a stronger scent, you can make it up to a 30/70 ratio. The cologne recipes below are for a 1/3 oz. vial (10ml). You will need to adjust your recipe if you use a smaller or larger vial.

What You Need:

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This recipe provides an “Earthy Spice” scent.

1/3 oz. roll-on vial (10 ml). You can purchase them here.

10 drops Clove essential oil

20 drops White Fir essential oil

40 drops Bergamot essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

Tip: A dropper may be helpful in order for you to get the exact amount.


1- Take a glass vial and combine all necessary drops of essential oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bottle. Attach the roll-on cap and shake the vial until the mixture is combined.

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2- Let mixture sit for at least 24 hours before use. This allows the oils to fully combine.

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3- You’re done! Apply cologne to wrists for best results.

Tips: To see if you like the scent, make a small sample first. If you like it, make a larger batch. You can always add more oils to the mixture later. 

Other Cologne Mixtures:

Spicy Pick-Me-Up

36 drops Cinnamon essential oil

12 drops Cassia essential oil

12 drops Peppermint essential oil

12 drops Grapefruit essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fresh Cut Grass:

12 drops Basil essential oil

6 drops White Fir essential oil

13 drops Wild Orange essential oil

13 drops Bergamot essential oil

26 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil blend

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

Woodsy Black Licorice

8 drops Fennel essential oil

8 drops Cypress essential oil

8 drops Wild Orange essential oil

32 drops Sandalwood essential oil

8 drops Lime essential oil

8 drops Wintergreen essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

Sweet Musk

32 drops Lime essential oil

24 drops Fennel essential oil

16 drops Patchouli essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

Musky Cinnamon

28 drops Cinnamon essential oil

12 drops Rosemary essential oil

12 drops Wild Orange essential oil

280 drops dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

Do you have any great cologne or perfume blends? Send them to

dōTERRA essential oil can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants. If you would like to locate a Product Consultant in your area, click here.

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  1. Omg I love it. Thanks for the great ideas… Now if one of those smelled like Calvin Klein Obsession for men I would be a happy camper!!!!

  2. My husband and I have a hard time agreeing on cologne for him to wear because I am very sensitive to the chemicals in colognes. Since I do not have that sensitivity to the oils, this will be a fantastic alternative. … and it will be great fun too!

  3. Hi…Is this an official doTERRA web-site? Or is this an IPC web-site. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend

  4. It would be helpful if you gave the large amount of drops for fractionated coconut oil in like 1/3 cup measures. Just a thought.

  5. All your essential oil for cologne can be used as body massage it will get you such a good feelings and relaxed… I have some mixture of my own I will later post it for others to use it. I love Doterra essential oils the 100% pure feeling are so good especially my skins love it it absorbs and leave me fresh all day long.

  6. What is everyone’s favorites so far from the recipes above? Or what adjustments have you made to them?

  7. Woodsy Black Licorice- I did not add the Fennel. And like it better. My favorite is Fresh Cut Grass, however, I’ve called it just FRESH, because my hubby would be turned off by the word grass.

  8. I would worry about contact sensitivity using cinnamon and cassia in the Spicy pick-me-up recipe. These oils are “hot” even though you are using fractioned coconut oil. Should I be?

  9. I need a blend that smells like Old Spice. Both my husband and my newly-minted teenager use (and LOVE) Old Spice original.

  10. Everything I’ve read says in order to apply EO to skin, do a 2% dilution which is 12 drops of EO per ounce of carrier oil. So why is this cologne made with so much EO ??? Shouldn’t this be 4 drops EO & fill the rest of bottle with carrier oil ???

  11. I have the same question as Kat…I’m struggling with find any consistent info on using EO oils in FCO carrier, some people say to use way more, but I also read that it’s only supposed to be like 1-2% tops EO in carrier oil to be skin safe like Kat said….also math is not my thing which makes this tough as well. How do you figure out how many drops of each EO to use to make say 4 .33ml bottles. …? How do you figure out the numbers with that? If anyone knows this could you help me out. I’m not looking for something strong, just a nice scent using EO in FCO .33oz glass roll on……thanks

  12. Bella & Kat – the dilution you’re referring to for topical applications is usually for things like massage oil that are applied to large areas of the body. But these recipes are for a cologne, that’s only applied to small sections to give off a strong scent. It wouldn’t be a good idea to apply this recipe all over your body, but just to small areas is fine. Remember, some oils like tea tree can be applied undiluted to a zit on your face, but you would never rub undiluted tea tree oil all over your entire body, same concept here. Hope that helps!

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