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How To Make Your Own Perfume At Home.

Every woman needs a signature scent that’s utterly and recognizably her own. The best perfumes work with your body chemistry, and just a whiff of it can be a magical thing. If you’re feeling crafty and creative, make your own scent. You can use exciting scents and ingredients from the convenience store to make your very own toxic-free, signature perfume right at home.

Before you learn how to make perfume at home, here’s what you need to know about the basics of perfume notes.

They’re separated into three classes:

▪️ Top Notes: Top notes represent the first impression of your fragrance. They’re generally the lightest of all notes, and fade the quickest. The most common ones include citrus, herbs, and light fruits like berries.

▪️ Middle Notes: The ‘heart of your perfume’, or the middle notes, make an appearance once your top notes evaporate. They last longer and have a strong influence on the base notes to come. The heart could be anything from rose to lavender, and geranium to lemongrass.

▪️ Base Notes: The final fragrance notes that appear once your top notes are completely evaporated are the base notes. These mingle with the middle notes to create the full body of your scent. These are often rich notes and linger for hours. Common base notes include vanilla, musk, cedarwood, patchouli and so on.

Now that you have a fair idea of what makes up your perfume, here are a bunch of  perfume recipes.

1. Perfume Recipe Using Essential Oils.

What You Need.

▪️2 tablespoons carrier oil (grapeseed, jojoba, sweet almond or anything of your preference).

▪️6 tablespoons of pure alcohol .

▪️ 2.5 tablespoons bottled water.

▪️ 30 drops of essential oil (9 for your top notes, 15 for your middle notes, and 6 for your base notes).

▪️ A small funnel.

▪️ Coffee filter.

▪️ 2 clean dark glass bottles with airtight lids.

How To Make Perfume Using Essential Oils.

_ Pour your preferred carrier oil into one of the glass bottles. Add your base, then middle, and then the top notes.

_ Add the alcohol._ Secure the lid, and let your perfume sit for a solid 48 hours. (Remember, while making perfume with essential oils, the longer you let it sit, the stronger the scent, so you can leave it for up to 6 weeks if you wish.)

_ Once you’re satisfied with the strength of the scent, add the water, and shake the bottle vigorously for 1 minute.

_ Use your filter and funnel to transfer the scent to the other bottle.

2. Perfume Recipe Using Flowers.

What You Need.

▪️1 1/2 cups chopped flowers.

▪️Medium-sized bowl with lid.

▪️ 2 cups distilled water.

▪️ Cheesecloth.

▪️ A small saucepan.

▪️ Washed and sterilized, small glass bottle with an airtight stopper.

How To Make Your Own Perfume With Flowers.

_ Start by gently washing your flower petals, removing any dirt with water.

_ Soak the flowers overnight in a cheesecloth-lined bowl and cover it with a lid.

_ Squeeze the pouch of flowers over a saucepan, extract the flower-scented water and simmer over low heat until you are left with about a teaspoon of the liquid.

_ Pour cold water into this liquid and bottle it up.

_ Leave it to set overnight!

3. Citrus Perfume Recipe.

What You Need.

▪️ 1 tablespoon jojoba oil.

▪️ 30 drops of essential oils – grapefruit, sweet orange, peppermint, and a chamomile/lavender blend.

▪️ 2 tablespoons of alcohol.

▪️ 1 tablespoon distilled water.

▪️ Dark glass container.

▪️ Small glass container.

▪️ Glass perfume bottle.

Steps.

_ Add jojoba oil to the glass container and then add alcohol.

_ For your essential oils, follow this order: base note: 10 drops of grapefruit, middle note: 10 drops of sweet orange, and then 5 drops of peppermint, top note: 5 drops of chamomile/lavender blend or just lavender.

_ Use a dropper to add distilled water.

_ Mix these ingredients well and transfer to a glass container.

_ Let this sit for 48 hours or longer, as per your preference.

_ Transfer to a perfume bottle once it has reached the desired scent.

4. Jasmine Perfume.

What You Need.

▪️ 2 tablespoons vodka.

▪️ 1 tablespoon distilled water or orange blossom water.

▪️ Essential oils – 30 drops of jasmine, 5 drops lavender, and 5 drops of vanilla.

▪️ Glass bottle.

▪️ Cheesecloth.

Steps.

_ Mix your essential oil blend with the vodka in a glass bottle.

_ Leave the mixture to sit for two days.

_ Add distilled water or orange blossom water to the mix and shake gently.

_ Leave for about four weeks in a cool, dark spot.

_ If you see any sediment, strain through a cheesecloth and pour the perfume in a spray bottle.

5. Natural Vanilla Perfume Recipe.

What You Need.

▪️ 1 vanilla bean.

▪️ 3 to 4 tablespoons organic sunflower oil.

▪️ 40 drops of bergamot essential oil.

▪️ Cedarwood and anise essential oil.

▪️ Glass containers.

Steps.

_ Start by slicing open a vanilla bean, scrape out the seeds from the pod, and cut them up nicely into tiny pieces.

_ Place these pieces in a glass bottle and add your organic sunflower oil.

_ Close your bottle tightly and let it sit in a cool, dark place for two weeks (shake the bottle gently once every 3-4 days.)

_ After two weeks, add bergamot, cedarwood, and anise essential oil to a glass spray bottle.

_ Use a dropper to get the vanilla infused oil out without getting the seeds.

_ Add this to your glass spray bottle and finally, gently shake the blends together.

6. Patchouli Perfume Recipe.

What You Need.

▪️ 2 tablespoons alcohol.

▪️ 1 tablespoon distilled water.

▪️ A dark glass bottle.

▪️ Essential oils – 20 drops sweet orange oil, 10 drops patchouli oil, 10 drops cedarwood oil, 5 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of ylang-ylang oil, 5 drops bergamot oil.

Steps.

Start by combining your alcohol and distilled _ water into the dark glass bottle.

_ Add a drop of your essential oil, stir that drop into the mixture (the idea is to stir each drop slowly into the alcohol, so the oils thoroughly disperse in it.)

_ Once you finish, let it sit for about two days.Gently shake before you use!

7. Summer Perfume Recipe.

What You Need.

▪️ 13 drops peppermint essential oil.

▪️ 13 drops rosemary oil.

▪️ 5 drops lemon essential oil.

▪️ 5 drops sage essential oil.

▪️ 3 tablespoons vodka.

▪️ 2 cups distilled water.

Steps.

_ Mix all your essential oils in a glass bottle that contains your 100 proof alcohol.

_ Gently shake and let the bottle sit for about two days.

_ Add the distilled water, mixing slowly until it’s completely dispersed.

_ Leave your perfume to sit for 2-3 weeks in a cool, dark place.

_ After your perfume matures, remove any kind of sediment using a filter and store it in a pretty glass spray bottle.

8. Lavender And Vanilla Spring Perfume Recipe.

What You Need.

▪️1/2 cup 100 proof vodka.

▪️1 cup dried lavender flowers.

▪️2 vanilla beans.

▪️2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin.

▪️15 drops lavender essential oil.

▪️10 drops vanilla extract.

Steps.

_ Start by slicing open the vanilla beans using a knife.

_ Place the beans and the lavender flowers in a glass jar.

_ Pour your alcohol into the jar and secure with a lid.

_ Let this mixture infuse for seven days.

_ Strain and discard the beans and flowers.

_ Add glycerin, lavender essential oil, and vanilla extract to the reserved liquid and stir.

_ Allow the perfume to age for four to six weeks.

_ Strain the perfume and transfer to a spray bottle.

9. Vanilla Rose Perfume Recipe.

What You Need.

▪️ A handful of fresh or dried rose petals.

▪️ A handful of fresh or dried lavender.

▪️ 1 vanilla bean.

▪️ 100 proof alcohol .

Steps.

_ Combine your flowers and vanilla in a clean, glass mason jar.

_ Pour enough vodka to cover the dried flowers until they float.

_ Put the lid on and let it sit for four to six weeks, then strain the flowers.

_ Strain the liquid and pour into a glass spray bottle.

Reference :

Esha Saxena (15-2-2019), “How To Make Your Own Perfume At Home – 15 Easy Methods”، www.stylecraze.com

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