Whether you are sensitive to certain fragrances, can never seem to find one that speaks to you, or simply prefer wearing a unique, blended-by-hand scent, there are many reasons why you might take an interest in creating your own perfume. Essential oils and natural carrier oils, like jojoba oil or grapeseed oil, make the job easy to do at home on any given afternoon. So, what are you waiting for? Blend your own signature scent with this step-by-step tutorial from The Spruce Crafts.
You will need:
• Liquid measuring cup (optional)
• Eyedropper (if your essential oil bottles don't have one built-in)
• Pin or other small, sharp object
• Small glass bottle with a lid
• Carrier oil (such as jojoba oil or grapeseed oil)
• Essential oils of your choosing
• Vitamin E capsule
1. Clean out an old perfume bottle or other small glass bottles. A bottle that fits 4 ounces is ideal.
2. Take your carrier oil and add 2 to 3 ounces of it to your glass bottle. The measurement doesn't have to be precise.
3. Now, add essential oils that will create the base note of the fragrance (the longest-lasting part of the scent). Cinnamon, jasmine, cedarwood, rose, vanilla, myrrh, and clove essential oils all make excellent base notes. Use roughly 15 drops of the base essential oil of your choice.
4. Essential oil for the middle note (the scent that comes out a while after applying the fragrance) is next. Use roughly 15 drops of your chosen essential oil. Chamomile, geranium, juniper, pine, rosemary, ylang-ylang, nutmeg, lavender, cypress, and bay all make good middle notes.
5. The top note (the scent you smell right after application) is the last essential oil needed. Again, you'll want to add around 15 drops to your perfume bottle. Some good top-note essential oils include eucalyptus, lemon, grapefruit, peppermint, spearmint, sage, tea tree, and orange.
6. Your homemade perfume is not complete without a fixative, which keeps it fresh. An effective and skin-friendly fixative is a vitamin E capsule. Simply stick a small pin or other sharp objects into the capsule and squeeze out the contents into your perfume bottle.
7. Place the lid on your perfume bottle and give it a good shake to combine all of the ingredients.
8. You can use the perfume right away. However, if you let it rest for a couple of weeks, the oils will have time to blend, and the scent will be stronger and last longer when you wear it.
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