Are you tired of going through stores looking for your perfect perfume? Is your wallet wincing as you go through popular brands of perfume? Imagine getting the perfect scent for a decent price by creating your own organic perfume. Aside from being cheaper, it is natural, which means that it is hypoallergenic. If you are wondering if making your own perfume is difficult, try to follow these simple steps.
- Be prepared to make good or fail. The simple fact in making anything for the first time is that there is a big possibility of failing it. Although it is not an actual certainty, you need to prepare yourself for it. If you feel discouraged after only your first trial, it is over for you. Just keep telling yourself that once you have your desired scent then you will save a lot of money even if you fail for the first time.
- Gather necessary materials and ingredients. The amount of each ingredient depends on how much of the perfume you plan to make, however, you should test your formula at smaller quantities first. Purchase the following materials: a bottle of pure grain alcohol (e.g. vodka), a bottle of distilled water, and a small bottle of your preferred essential oil (rose, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, etc.). You will also need a plastic container with a sealed cap, a funnel that is appropriate for your plastic container and a stirring rod.
- Start mixing the prepared ingredients. Your desired quantity should consist of 75% pure grain alcohol and 15% essential oils. For example, if you plan to fill a bottle with 10 ml perfume then you should pour 7.5ml pure grain alcohol into the bottle. If you do not need a mixture of scents, pour 1.5ml of your essential oil into the bottle. By the time the two ingredients are mixed, you will be left with a 10% less complete product that will be used later in the process.
- Store the concoction (Let it sit). Storing the mixture is very important. You must remember that some scents are highly sensitive to the elements. To be safe, place your bottle in a dry and darkly lit room with temperatures around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Depending on how strong you want your scent to be, let it sit for about 2 days or a month. Just remember that the longer you let the mixture sit, the stronger the perfume becomes. Take out the bottle and add 5% distilled water.
- Make the final adjustments. The remaining 5% is a reserve margin in case your perfume needs to be diluted with distilled water to soften the scent and for the preservative. Add a few milliliter of distilled water at a time until you have your desired scent. Be wary of the amount of water you put into the concoction so that you will always be able to recreate the same scent with ease.
- Add glycerin. Finally, the organic perfume should be able to last a long time without losing its quality. To achieve this, you will have to add 2.5% of the total amount of the concoction with glycerin.
As you try these steps, your desired organic perfume may seem elusive but give it more patience and surely, the reward will come.