If you want to do some experiment on your own with our premium essential oils, then you are at right place. In this article we’ll tell you that how you can make perfume with essential oils.
Add your base note.
The first step to creating your fragrance is adding your base note. Often times base notes are earthy scents that provide a good lasting smell for your perfume and can be five to 20 percent of your blend (but this varies). However, some people choose to use scents like grape-seed oil or sweet almond oil. It’s your personal preference and you may experiment to see what scents you like. If you aren’t sure where to start you can follow this guideline:
- For a fresh and energizing perfume add 17 drops of grapefruit oil to your perfume bottle or roller bottle.
- To get romantic and floral blend, add 25 drops of rose essential oil.
- For a sensual and earthy fragrance, add 20 drops of sweet orange essential oil.
Mix in your middle note.
This is the heart of your fragrance, the smell that appears after your top note has dissipated. Some people choose to use a more floral scent for this note, but once again it is your personal preference. Often times middle notes are the biggest portion of your blend (50 to 80 percent), but once again this varies with experimentation. Here are some suggestions that follow the previous step:
- For a fresh and energizing perfume add 14 drops of ginger essential oil.
- To get floral and romantic blend add 10 drops of lime essential oil.
- For a sensual, earthy fragrance add 15 drops ylang ylang oil. Ylang ylang is an oil derived from the cananga tree, and is known for it’s rich floral scent.
Add your top note.
Finally, your last main addition to your perfume is the top note, which will fade quickly but will be the first scent that you smell when you open up your perfume. They can often be five to 20 percent of the blend, but you can add more or less if you choose. Some people prefer to use fruity, minty, or refreshing scents for their top note. Try out different scents if you aren’t sure and see what you like the best. You can also follow this guideline:
- For an energizing, fresh blend add 10 drops of vetiver essential oil. Vetiver is a bunchgrass that is native to India and is often used as a flavoring agent because it creates a thick syrup. It also has fixative properties, which are what help the fragrance of the perfume to last.
- For a floral, romantic perfume add 10 drops of vetiver essential oil.
- For an earthy, sensual fragrance add 10 drops of cedar wood essential oil.
This step isn’t necessary, but can be helpful if you want your scent to last longer. Depending on the size of bottle you choose will determine how much alcohol to use. If you are using 60 or so drops of essential oil, you can use three to four ounces of alcohol. If you are only using 20 to 30 drops of essential oil, you should probably drop the amount of alcohol to one to two ounces.
- You can use any type of alcohol for this, but you may want one that blends well with your scents. Some people choose vodka because it is relatively flavorless, but a spiced rum might be nice. If you aren’t sure, start with an alcohol that has less flavoring.
Shake your perfume and use it.
After you have added all of your ingredients to your fragrance, shake it up. This will allow the scents to fuse and mingle. Then, if you are patient enough, let it sit for about a month before you use it. You can use it beforehand, but the scents will become stronger as it sits and the alcohol scent will also fade off.
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