Guideline on how to make perfume at home:
Why spend a fortune on perfume or cologne when you can make your own for cheap. Brand name perfume/cologne can cost from $50-100, why spend that much when you can create your own fragrance
with vodka and essential oils. Instead of wearing a fragrance that everyone else wears you can make your own unique blend. Your own aromatic creations also makes a thoughtful gift with the guideline on how to make perfume at home.
I’d be happy if this message meet the need of just one person. I don’t buy body spray or perfume, to my taste I make each time I need to. Each time I produce for personal use, I make sure I sell and make 30 times my cost of production.
The different between body spray and
perfume is just the measurement of the chemical use. For body spray, excess of menthol is used and less fragrance eg, 80/90% of methanol and 10/20% of fragrance.
Menthol is optional. For Perfume, equal fragrance and methanol is use, eg 50/50 depending how strong and last you want it last when you wear it. If you wish to use it as a business, I can lead
you through from production to how
you can package it and anything.
Ingredients or things you need:
- Vodka (methanol) or Everclear if you can get it
- Essential oils, fragrance oils, infused oils, even flavour extracts (make sure it’s pure) such as vanilla extract
- distilled or spring water
- glycerine (this can be found in pharmacies)
- colour (optional)
- pretty glass bottles to put the finished product in, preferably coloured glass, reuse bottles or find them at the dollar store.
- glass jar for mixing fragrance in
- measuring cup/spoons
- aluminum foil or wrapping paper if you are using clear glass bottles
- a pencil and paper for jotting down your recipe
- a discerning nose is helpful
Dissolve menthol with methanol and stir very well (15 minutes), add your fragrance and stir (10 minutes), also add colour if you like to and stir very well till it gets mixed up.
Let It Age
Once you are happy with the fragrance that you’ve created it is time to let it age.Place it in a cool dark location for a minimum of 48 hours.
Aging your fragrance allows the scents to mingle, and also become stronger. Once you have aged your fragrance for
the desired length of time, smell it again, the mingling may have changed the overall scent, so feel free to add a few
more dropsof scent to tweak it (don’t forget you will need to age it again, if more scent was added).
Add Water and Glycerine
Now that the fragrance is ready, it needs to be diluted. Add 2 tablespoons of distilled/spring water. If you are making a body spray,add more water. Add approximately 5 drops of glycerine, this helps preserve the fragrance.
Pour the perfume into your bottle, use a funnel if you need to. If you are using
clear bottles, you will need to cover them with aluminum foil or wrapping paper (your fragrance needs to be protected from the light or it will go off). Add a label, decorate it, give it
a fancy name and be happy that you saved a lot of money with our guideline on how to make perfume at home (Pinterest Collection)!
Note: Fragrance has a lot of names with different fragrances eg blue sea, banana, deep blue etc and the more the fragrance the more it last. Colour is optional also because some colours did stain cloth. So watch the colour you use.
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