What do you do with your many flowers except decorating in a flower vase or gifting your loved ones? It may surprise you, but yes, you can make your perfume at home using these flowers from your garden. It can be enjoyable to make your scent at home and be a great personal gift for your loved ones. Do not worry if you don’t have flowers in your garden, as you can get fresh flowers from any grocery store, farmers’ market, or health food store. Go for organic flowers as the perfume directly gets in touch with the skin.
The best thing is that the ingredients you need can be easily grown in your garden. So you don’t need lots of equipment or materials to make your scent at home. You will only need some flowers from your garden and some essential oils.
How To Make Fresh Flower Petal Perfume?
The perfumes are simply a mixture of fragrant oils, alcohol, and water.
By following these simple steps, you can make your perfume:
You Can Use Petals Of:
Use The Local Flowers Which Are Easily Available In Your Area
Choose your favorite flower and pick the petals from a flower. Take a bowl and put cheesecloth in it with the edges of the cloth hanging outside the bowl. Now put your petals on the fabric. Put enough water on the petals to cover them. Let the edges of the fabric hang out of the bowl. Cover the bowl with a lid and leave the petals overnight to soak.
Slowly remove the lid. Hold the corners of the cloth together and along with petals and water inside it. Extracting all the flower-scented water, squeeze the cheesecloth smoothly over the saucepan. Now put this saucepan with scented water to simmer on low heat until the water remains approximately one teaspoon. Allow the aromatic water to cool down. Now your perfume is ready for bottling. The homemade scent lasts for about one month. Be sure to store it in a dark and cool place.
How To Make Perfume From Essential Oils?
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils extracted from aromatic plants like lavender, basil, rosemary, etc.
Put your chosen plants in the pot and cover them with water. Don’t chop or break your plants, as you may lose some of the oils. Close the lid of the pot and bring it to a boil. The steam goes through the pipe attached to it. Most of the plants release their oils at a high temperature. Now you can pour the oil into a glass container and keep it in a cool and dark place.
Or, you can also use a slow cooker. Take two cups of oil in a pan and place the dried plants like dried lime peels, Damascus, roses, and vetiver. Cook for six hours on low flame. Drain through a cheesecloth.
How to Make the Perfume using the Oils made?
A perfect perfume is three types of scents in different proportions: top notes (30%), middle notes (50%), and base notes (20%).
Some Of The Most Popular Notes Are:
Top Notes: Lavender, Basil, Lime, Mint, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Sweet Orange.
Middle Notes: Bay, Fennel, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Chamomile, Black Pepper.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Pine, Ginger, Cypress, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli.
You can choose the combinations according to your personality, mood, or occasion.
Making Perfume From Essential Oils
2 Tbs. Carrier Oil (Like Jojoba, Grape Seed, Coconut, Sweet Almond)
6 Tbs. 100-proof Alcohol Like Vodka
2.5 Tbs. Bottled Water
30 Drops Essential Oils (9 Drops Top Notes, 15 Drops Middle Notes, 6 Drops Base Notes)
Two Clean And Dry Glass Bottles With Air-tight Lids
1.Pour the carrier oil into a bottle. Now add base notes, middle notes, and top notes of your choice in the right proportion mentioned. Next, add the alcohol.
- Now, close the bottle’s lid and let it settle for a minimum of 48 hours. You can leave it for even five to six weeks to get a stronger scent.
- Add the bottled water and shake properly.
- With the help of a coffee filter and funnel, transfer the scent to the other bottle.
- Your homemade perfume is ready to gift to a loved one. The perfumes are best in small spray bottles or roller bottles.
Perfume or scent is an integrated and essential part of our lives. While hundreds or thousands of fragrances are available in the market, you can customize your own to get the perfect blend. The scent you wear becomes a signature fragrance of yours. Making a perfume of your choice at home is a great experience. It not only saves money but also saves your skin from harmful chemicals.
Please make sure that you follow the procedure carefully and safely. If you have even a slight doubt, do not hesitate to refer to the tutorials.