How to make your own perfume?
You’ll be surprised how inexpensive and easy it is to make your own perfume. While some store-bought fragrances can be overbearing, chemical-based, and even unhealthy (they can cause headaches in some people), you don’t have to live a fragrance-free life. With a few simple essential oils, you can find a scent blend that works for you. So the next time you’re searching for a new signature scent, forget the perfume aisle and mix up your own blend instead.


Figure out Your Scent Combination

You want to start by choosing your essential oils. But before you get started, you need to know a few things about how fragrance works. You’ve probably heard that every fragrance has notes. In fact, most have two to three notes. Though we experimented with some other types of essential oils to make our own perfume. There are different types of notes as well.

  • Top notes are usually the first thing you smell—they’re usually light and will evaporate. They include scents like grapefruit, lemon, lime, peppermint, eucalyptus, and others.
  • Middle notes are the very essence of the perfume. Not too overpowering, they tend to develop after the top notes. Some examples are cinnamon, clove, ylang ylang, rosemary, and jasmine.
  • The base note is often strong and musky, more complex fragrances. Patchouli, vanilla, and sandalwood are all good examples.

  • If you are wondering how to make perfume, we have got you covered. A woman’s signature fragrance must be her own and instantly recognizable. Even a small whiff of the best perfumes can be a magical experience, and a little goes a long way. If you want to do something super creative, make your perfume right at home using your local grocery store ingredients. This article explains the guide to making your DIY perfume with easy-to-follow directions. They make for great handmade gifts and are one of the simplest DIY projects out there! Scroll down and take a look.

    1. DIY Perfume Recipe with Essential Oils

       
     What do you need?

    • 2 tablespoons carrier oil (grapeseed, jojoba, sweet almond or anything of your preference)
    • 6 tablespoons of vodka (100 proof vodka)
    • 2.5 tablespoons bottled water
    • 30 drops of essential oil
    • A small funnel
    • Coffee filter
    • 2 clean dark glass bottles with airtight lids

          How To Make Perfume Using Essential Oils

    • Pour your preferred carrier oil into one of the glass bottles. 
    • Add your essential oils.
    • Add the alcohol.
    • Secure the lid, and let your perfume sit for a solid 48 hours. (Remember, while making perfume with essential oils, the longer you let it sit, the stronger the scent, so you can leave it for up to 6 weeks if you wish.)
    • Once you’re satisfied with the strength of the scent, add the water, and shake the bottle vigorously for 1 minute.
    • Use your filter and funnel to transfer the scent to the other bottle.
    Naturevibe Botanicals Essential Oils


    2. DIY Citrus Perfume Recipe

        What do you need?

          How to make the perfume?

    • Add jojoba oil to the glass container and then add alcohol.
    • For your essential oils, 10 drops of grapefruit, 10 drops of sweet orange, and then 5 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of chamomile/lavender blend or just lavender.
    • Use a dropper to add distilled water.
    • Mix these ingredients well and transfer to a glass container. Let this sit for 48 hours or longer, as per your preference.
    • Transfer to a perfume bottle once it has reached the desired scent.
    Organic Jojoba Oil


    3. DIY Solid Perfume Using Coconut Oil

        What do you need?

          How to make the perfume?

    • Add fractionated coconut oil and beeswax to a glass jar.
    • Place the jar in a saucepan with about 2 inches of boiling water.
    • Stir ingredients until combined.
    • Once it has melted, remove from heat and let it rest for 3-4 minutes.
    • Add your essential oil and stir well.
    • Pour this into a container, and to use, apply a small amount to your skin.
    Organic Coconut Oil


    4. DIY Patchouli Perfume Recipe

         What do you need?

         How to make the perfume?

    • Start by combining your alcohol and distilled water into the dark glass bottle.
    • Add a drop of your essential oil, stir that drop into the mixture (the idea is to stir each drop slowly into the alcohol, so the oils thoroughly disperse in it.)
    • Once you finish, let it sit for about two days.
    • Gently shake before you use it!
    Organic Ylang Ylang Oil


    5. DIY Summer Perfume Recipe

        What do you need?

         How to make the perfume?

    • Mix all your essential oils in a glass bottle that contains your 100 proof alcohol.
    • Gently shake and let the bottle sit for about two days.
    • Add the distilled water, mixing slowly until it’s completely dispersed.
    • Leave your perfume to sit for 2-3 weeks in a cool, dark place.
    • After your perfume matures, remove any kind of sediment using a filter and store it in a pretty glass spray bottle.
    Organic Rosemary Oil


    6. DIY Bergamot Eucalyptus Roll-On Perfume

       What do you need?

        How to make the perfume?

    • Add the essential oils to your roll-on bottle.
    • Use an eyedropper to add jojoba oil till the shoulder of the bottle.
    • Replace roll-on ball and lid, and shake the bottle gently until the contents are properly blended.
    Organic Eucalyptus Oil


    7. DIY Peppermint and Grapefruit Perfume Recipe

        What do you need?

    • A small glass container
    • Dark glass container to store
    • Glass perfume spray bottle
    • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
    • 2 tablespoons pure grain vodka or alcohol
    • 30 drops of essential oils – grapefruit, peppermint, sweet orange, and a chamomile/lavender blend
    • 1 tablespoon distilled water

        How to make the perfume?

    • Add the jojoba oil to the glass container and then add your alcohol.
    • Add the essential oils in the following order: base note – 10 drops of grapefruit, middle note – 10 drops of sweet orange and 5 drops of peppermint, top note – 5 drops of chamomile/lavender blend.
    • Use a dropper to add distilled water.
    • Mix this well and transfer to a dark glass container. Store this for two days or up to six weeks.
    • Transfer your perfume to a pretty glass spray bottle once it reaches your desired scent.
    Organic Grapefruit Oil


    Making your own perfume is a great way to save money, avoid potentially harmful chemicals, and tailor a scent just to your liking. If you’re not sure where to start with picking your scents, many essential-oil companies offer beginner kits, so you can get your hands on a wide selection and figure out what you like. When you make perfumes at home, you can customize the product as per your needs and likes.

    The DIY perfume recipes listed above will help you make a unique fragrance that suits your personality. These are simple recipes that you can try with our essential oils. Try to make perfumes at home and Share your unique fragrance on the ‘Submit your recipe’ section.

        


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