Ever wonder about making unique perfumes and favorite scents? Here’s a collection of goodies to get things started. I have a recipe of my own and a collection of online resources and tips. Enjoy!
You can Make Your own Perfume at Home-Recipes
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cup fresh chopped flower blossoms (such as lavender, lilac, orange blossoms or honeysuckle).
Now for the directions:
- In a bowl, put a cheesecloth (make sure that the edges of the cloth hang over the side of the bowl). Fill this with 1 cup of flower blossoms and then pour water over them until they are completely covered.
- Cover the bowl and allow it to sit overnight. The following day, take hold of the edges of the cheesecloth hanging over the side of the bowl and lift it up, then gently squeeze the water produced into a small pot. Now place this water into a pot and allow it to simmer until there is about 1 teaspoon left of the liquid. Allow the solution to cool, and place it in a small bottle. This should have a shelf life of about 1 month.
Here’s a recipe for a solid version that I have kicking around:
1/2 oz Beeswax
4 oz Vaseline
1/4 oz Fragrance Oil Concentrates (or use EO in amounts to aroma preference)
- Melt beeswax and vaseline over low heat in a glass or enamel pan (could also place in a large pyrex measuring cup and heat in oven slowly–stir while melting).
- Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Stir in oil.
- Pour into container and let air dry until firm.
You can Make Your own Perfume at Home- Online Recipes
From indiefixx.com: Includes a pdf download, supplies needed to get started: 3 essential oils, pipettes or glass droppers (one for each oil, plus one for carrier oil).
From howstuffworks.com: Demonstrates how a used makeup compact can be turned into a carrying case (for solid version).
Locket: A solid version using beeswax, olive oil and choice of EO.
Assorted: Three different colognes made with an assortment of spices, citrus peels, vodka, EO and fresh or dried flowers: Orange Spice, Citrus, Fresh Floral. Also three different perfumes: Woodland, Sweet Summer, Refreshing.
You can Make Your own Perfume at Home – Tips
Here are a few quick tips to help them last longer:
- First rub in a dab of vaseline to the area, then spray or dab on the fragrance. The vaseline will moisturize the skin which helps hold the scent longer than dry skin will.
- Create layers: Use scented soaps, shower gels, lotions or even dusting powders as a first layer, then apply perfume. Either choose products that are from the same brand or a scent that will compliment what you will be wearing.
- Apply to pulse points (wrists, behind ears, neck, behind knees, etc.).
- Lightly spray hair, hair holds the fragrance longer than skin.
The longer it lasts, the less that’s needed (and that saves cash!).