Creating Your Own Natural Perfume And Body Spray
Today I am going to be sharing with you how to make your own natural perfume.
This is going to give you a general idea of how to do it and how to get the
inspiration to get started.
Let's talk about the materials that you are going to need. Obviously, there
is lot of things that you can purchase out there when it comes to making your
own perfumes, but first I am going to share the three things that I think are
the absolute essentials when it comes to making your own perform.
So the first thing you are going to need is
essential oil. Essential oils are
basically the natural version of synthetic fragrances that you can also purchase
to make your own perfumes. But we want to go the safe, organic and natural way,
so we will need to use essential oil. There is a large variety of essential oils
on the market or at your local health food shop.
You can go as simple
or as elegant as you like.
Basically you need a regular spray
which can be used for
alcohol based perfume, and a roller based bottle which is for oil based perfume.
You can find these for purchase on Amazon.com.
The last essential ingredient you will need is the base. There are a couple of different
ways you can form a perfume. You could have an alcohol based perfume or an oil
based perfume and there are even some perfume bombs. For example jojoba oil can
be used as a base for oil based perfumes. For alcohol based perfume both organic grape seed alcohol and vodka are really good ways to go.
A few helpful tools are things such as a regular dropper which is readily
available online. You can get a bunch of these for really cheap.
Most essential oils come with a dropper but regular droppers help to
control how much is required as the speed of essential oil coming out of the
bottle depends upon its consistency and thickness. Also the ratio and portion of
ingredients are crucial in perfume making. This is definitely something to
Next thing you will need are
small 10ml glass or plastic bottles. These are good for
experimentation. These small bottles are good to use before you package your perfume
and if you are not sure you are going to be happy with it. You can also purchase
these bottles from Amazon.
Other useful things to have are labels - getting little sticky labels is
really helpful for labeling droppers and perfume bottles.
Tips for creating perfume Ė Notes
I am going to talk about some tips for creating perfumes because once you have
all the necessary materials together, you can learn to experiment with
various oils and bases. It is very useful to know, for beginners, that you will
have to experiment with the oils to get the scent you are looking for. Essential
oils are categorized into a note and there are three different kinds of notes:
top notes, middle notes and base notes.
The top note tends to be the aroma or scent that you smell first when you put
your perfume on. Itís the one that springs to the top first. It's the loudest
one but it also evaporates and dies out the fastest.
I like to call the middle note the heart of the perfume. I really feel that
it is what gives a perfume its dimension. I think it's really important to
have a strong middle note.
The base note is basically the grand finale of a perfume. It's going to be a
lasting smell that you smell until the perfume completely evaporates from your
So having a good combination of all three of these notes will give a lot of depth
and character to a perfume. Although you do not have to have a perfume with all
the notes, you can play around with a variety of notes making really nice smells
tailor made to your desire.
Now this next step is about the ratio; basically how do you do it? How much
essential oil do you use in proportion to your base?
It's actually very simple. You do not want to use more than fifteen to
thirty percent of essential oil and the rest needs to be either alcohol oil or
your bomb base. You want to dilute the essential oil, otherwise they tend to be
really overpowering. Also it really helps to blend everything together. I
personally like about twenty to twenty five percent essential oil in my
Patience is a virtue
The last thing you need to know is that good things take time and this is one of
those things. The hardest thing about making perfumes is that when you make your
creation it is best to wait a month before you actually
use it. The reason for this is because the perfume will change so much in
character from the date you make it to thirty days later - it is really amazing
how much of a difference time makes. The chemical structure changes within a
month when all the oils and bases mix together, and the mixture becomes one.
The best thing to do is label the bottle with a date when it was made and
leave it in a cool dark place.
Body Spray Recipe:
- 100 ml Organic Witch Hazel
- Neroli/Petitgrain oil Co-distilled
- Geranium essential oil
- Spray atomizer bottle
Preparing The Body Spray
Now I will discuss with you how to make a body spray. This is such a simple
thing to do, a really easy recipe and it is incredibly good for your
skin. Letís go ahead and get started.
The first thing you are going to need is organic Witch Hazel. It is a plant
hydrosol and the good thing about this hydrosol is that it still has some of the
essential oils from the distillation process which are contained in the water
although in very low concentrations. But you need to note that any essential oil
mixed with water does not work because of the alcohol content.
The second ingredient is Neroli or Petitgrain oil. This oil is produced from
bitter orange tree. Neroli is a blossom of the tree. Neroli oil is extracted
immediately after picking to avoid any decay. While Petitgrain is the oil
extracted from leaves and twigs of citrus tree, the oil has a calming, uplifting
and centering effect. Also on the skin it helps to improve tone, texture and
The third ingredient is Geranium essential oil. Geranium oil has a rose-like
scent. It has many benefits such as a stress reliever, relaxant,
anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, hormone balancing, insomnia and an effective
First add 100 ml of organic witch hazel to your atomizer bottle with the help of
a funnel. So there are around two thousands drops of witch hazel in the bottle.
We want the amount of essential oil to be between five to ten percent. So we will
add one hundred drops of both essential oils to the witch hazel liquid. As this
is a body spray I would not recommend more than five to ten percent of essential
It will be fifty drops of neroli/petitgrain oil and fifty drops of geranium
oil added to the witch hazel. Add both oils to the bottle with the help of a
funnel. Now close the bottle and give it a good shake, now it is ready for you
Here we have it, our homemade natural body sprays from alcohol. You can make
hundreds of recipes using essential oils for your perfumes and body sprays at
home that are free from any chemicals. Best part about doing this on your own is
that you save money and you will know exactly what is going into you mixtures.
No guessing about ingredients as far as if they are good or bad for the body. If
organic/natural remedies have one thing that sets them apart from synthesized
products, it's that nothing in the organic/natural recipes can harm you and the
ingredients came from the earth, not from some lab.
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