All-Natural Uplifting Cologne

This all-natural formula includes an ingredient whose sweet scent is prized as both an anti-depressant and an appetite suppressant. The cologne smells divine and it has great uplifting properties, as well!


1/4 cup vodka
1/4 teaspoon glycerin
1 vanilla bean
1 3-inch strip of orange or lemon peel, preferably organic

1. Combine the vodka and glycerin in a sterilized glass container with a tightly-fitting lid, shaking vigorously to mix.

2. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and add along with the orange or lemon peel. Shake to mix.

3. Allow to age for 1 week or more in a cool, dark place.

4. Gently swirl mixture and then decant into a pretty, decorative bottle.

Inspired by Perfumes, Splashes, and Colognes by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997).


Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Lorraine F.
Lorraine F.7 years ago

I wonder what else you could use for this as I am not a big fan of vanilla. I like more of the designer colognes. I buy discounted fragrances online. Same selection as department stores but much more easy on the pocketbook!

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Past Member 7 years ago


Sue L.
michelle m7 years ago

Shall try. Thanks

Sue L.
michelle m7 years ago


Do B.
Do B.7 years ago

Thanks for the article. I'll give the recipe a try.