Since time immemorial, most people have always been accustomed to wearing perfume for different reasons. Some believe that you can make someone fall for you by wearing perfume. Some simply want to feel fresh by smelling pleasantly. However, there are those who don’t wear perfume at all for various personal reasons.
While wearing perfume has its benefits, it also has its own share of drawbacks. Believe it or not, some are allergic to perfume due to its alcohol content, which is used as its solvent. Needless to say, alcohol, as a highly evaporative substance that it is, also helps disperse the scent of the perfume into the air. However, alcohol can cause skin irritation to some people when it comes in contact with their hypersensitive skin. Too bad for them, most of the perfumes available in department stores have alcohol content. Because of this, it would be more advisable for them to just make their own alcohol-free perfume, instead of looking for one.
Read through this article, and learn how to make perfume without alcohol.
Use carrier oils. You can make an oil based perfume using carriers such as almond oil, grape seed oil, or sun flower oil, instead of alcohol. For better results, it would be highly recommendable to use jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil instead. Any of these oils will take the place of alcohol in your perfume.
Mix essential oils with your carrier oil. Essential oils are the distilled essences of plants that basically contain scent molecules that cause and bring out the fragrance in plants. As perfumes have three scent notes – base note, heart or middle note, and top note – make sure to use three types of essential oils to cover each of these notes. The base note is the longest-lasting scent such as vanilla, sandalwood, benzoin and patchouli. The heart or middle note is the heart of the perfume that causes silage, like lavender, jasmine, rose or geranium. While the top note is what you notices first, and don’t last long, such as citrus. You can experiment on the combination of these fragrances to get the smell that you want. Get each of these notes, and start blending them together. You can use equal amounts of each. For example, put 25 drops of citrus, vanilla and lavender. You can also use more than one scent for each note. Blend the combination of essential oils that you’ve picked with your carrier oil.
Mix it well. Place your mixture in a vial. Mix it well by shaking the vial for around thirty seconds. You’ll notice at first that after you shake the vial, the mixture is still unevenly mixed, so you have to do this twice a day for a period of 1 week.
Let your perfume sit for a month. Place the mixture in a vial and let it sit for a month, as the smell of your perfume matures over a period of time.
It may take you time before you can perfect making your own alcohol free perfume. To save you time and energy, plan the fragrance that you want before mixing your oils. If you want to imitate the scent of a branded perfume, simply look at its ingredients. Or you can match and mix. Another good thing in making your own perfume is the ability to create the scent that you want.