es! It is really easy to make your perfume at home. Why spend a fortune for expensive perfumes when you can actually create your own signature scent! It will be non-toxic and fresh but what is more exciting is that it’ll be unique and completely YOURS! Let’s begin:
- Proof vodka/Perfumer’s alcohol or carrier oil (base oil which has no aroma of its own). Choose any one that you’ll be comfortable with
- Essential oils/ fragrance oils/ infused oils/ even flavour extracts e.g. vanilla extract
- Distilled water.
- Glass bottles to put the finished product in, preferably coloured glass
- Glass jar for mixing fragrances in
- Measuring cup/spoons
- Dropper if you have one
- Aluminium foil or wrapping paper if you are using clear glass bottles
- Some coffee beans
Things you need to keep in mind:
- The fragrances* are divided into three notes; the top note, middle note, and base note. You should ideally use one of each of the notes in your perfume(but you can definitely experiment and make it the way you like).
- Easy basics about notes:
Top Note: This scent will be your first impression and it will fade the quickest.
Middle Note: This is the major part of the scent .It will fade after a couple of hours.
Base Note: This will be the anchor to your perfume and will last the longest. The base note becomes more pleasing over time.
- Make sure you sterilise the glass bottle you would be pouring it into and take a dark- coloured bottle.
- Scents belong from different broad categories such as floral, fruity, woody and fresh. So while you are mixing different scents, try creating a harmony in your mixture don’t jump from very mild to something very different and strong (But e. Glycerine will also act as a preservative. Ta-da! You’re holding your own signature scent! You may put it in a fancy spray bottle and label it with your name. Having your own customised perfume is a different feeling all together! Enjoy! *By fragrances here, we mean essential oils.again, if you like it that way, go ahead!).
- Write down the oil and number of drops you’re adding.
The creation (Blending):
After you have chosen your favourite fragrances from all three notes, fill in 1/4 th of the bottle with vodka(you may use flavoured vodka if you wish). Now, use a dropper to add the essential/fragrance oil slowly in a way that you take one scent add a few drops… stir… smell …add more… and so on. Don’t hurry, take your time. Give proper breaks to your nose otherwise after a while all smells will seem the same to you. (You may sniff coffee beans in between especially before sniffing a new scent to neutralise)
Keep in mind to maintain this ratio:
You can play around with different fragrances you please. The scent might seem strong, initially but don’t worry about that. You need to pour a total of 30-40 drops of all essential oils together which will approximately be , 6-8 drops of base, 15-20 drops of middle, and 9-12 drops of top (Depending on how strong you want it to be)
Now you’ll have to store it in a cool dark place for a while so that the fragrances fuse together well. This is a very important step if you want the real fragrance to emerge out. Store it for a minimum of 48 hours and then sniff it. You’ll still find your fragrance strong add some glycerine around 5-6 drops and distilled water -around 3 tablespoons. The quantity of glycerine and distilled water totally depends on how much mild or strong you want your perfume to be. Glycerine will also act as a preservative.
Ta-da! You’re holding your own signature scent! You may put it in a fancy spray bottle and label it with your name. Having your own customised perfume is a different feeling all together! Enjoy!
*By fragrances here, we mean essential oils.