Pheromones are chemicals that animals and humans give off as a bodily reaction. Other bodies pick up these pheromones as signals and react to them subconsciously. While it is possible to extract natural hormones from the human body with lab work, it's a lengthy and expensive process. Luckily, you can mimic the body's natural pheromones by whipping up a DIY perfume or cologne.

Select your chosen aromatherapy oils from a store. Choose ones that you enjoy, or scents that are known to improve mood, increase sex drive or stimulate certain emotions. For example, the feeling of happiness can be evoked by cinnamon, ginger, orange, jasmine and rose. Confidence can be evoked by ginger, grapefruit, cypress and pine. Sexuality can be evoked by ylang-ylang, sandalwood, jasmine and rose. If you're trying to make a perfume, choose two or three essential oils to create the complexity of a perfume or cologne.

Layer the different essential oils in order to create pheromones that evoke the type of mood or emotions you desire. Choose a base note, middle note and top note. The base note is the core of the scent, so choose a deep subtle scent with oak or woodsy tones, cinnamon, vanilla or chocolate, or other spices. The middle note should be a strong scent revolving around floral or herbal tones. The top note is the lightest of the scents, with either citrus or minty tones. When these scents are layered, they create a palate of mood sensors that act as pheromones.

Mix the three different oils together. If desired, you can also order a bottle of synthetic pheromones from a pharmacy or online. These can be expensive and aren't completely necessary if you choose essential oils that can mimic them.

Use the glass bottle to mix your chosen scent. Now you are ready to make the perfume or cologne. Mix three drops of each of your three oils with 1/4 cup of pure grain alcohol. If you're using the pheromones, add only two drops. Close the bottle and shake it to mix.

Leave the bottle sealed for at least three days, and then add four drops of water. Shake it up and see if it's the smell you desire. If not, keep it stored for another week. Add more water if necessary.


Energy is evoked by lime, bergamot, lemongrass, pine and lavender. A relaxed feeling is evoked by basil, clary sage, lavender, benzoin, vetiver, chamomile and spearmint. Euphoria is evoked by cedarwood, patchouli, geranium, rose, bergamot, clary sage, jasmine and neroli. Focus is evoked by thyme, lemon, cypress, cinnamon, basil and fennel. Performance-enhancers include bay, frankincense, grapefruit, lavender, jasmine and lemon. A feeling of sensuality and seduction is evoked by ylang-ylang, jasmine, neroli, rose, sandalwood, ginger and patchouli. The feeling of stimulation is evoked by citrus such as lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange.