Make Your Own Perfume

Edited by Maria Sharon Ubando, Anonymous, Graeme, Eng and 6 others

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Would you like to have your own line of scent? You've heard of celebrities having their own perfume line, like Rihanna, Celine Dion, Paris Hilton and many others. Do you think it would be cool if you have one too? There is nothing wrong being ambitious, for you'll really never know if you don't try. But before you imagine and start counting how how many bucks you'll be making out of a bottle of your own perfume, practice and master the craft first. Let this article help you. Maybe there was a time when you got tired of using the same scents everyday. While you have your favorite perfume, there are times when it just does not exactly carry the smell or aroma that we want. So, what about creating your own scent with your personal touch? Perfumes can be created from flowers or essential oils and you can decide which one satisfies your olfactory nerves more.

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How to Make Perfume From Essential Oils

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Things You'll Need:

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    Essential oil of your choice (vanilla, lemon, orange, lavender, jasmine, cinnamon, mint, and chamomile are just a few examples)
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    Non-pungent oil base
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    Cute perfume bottles
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Steps

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    Fill your bottle with three quarters of your desired base oil.
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    Add a few drops of your the essential oil you have selected.
    Right after every drop, you need to shake the bottle. Check the smell every time you drop in essential oil, for the smell might turn out to be very strong.
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    When the scent is too strong, add a drop of orange oil, for it is believed to neutralize strong scents.
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    Seal the bottle with a cork and leave it for at least 48 hours.
    Now you are ready to use your customized perfume.
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How to make Perfume From Flowers

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If you love the floral scent, you may also want to have a personalized perfume using your favorite flower.

Things You'll Need:

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    Odorless base oil
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    Flower of your choice
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    Perfume oil
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Steps

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    Collect your choice of flowers (stems removed).
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    In a jar, pour odorless oil in to fill it.
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    Add the flowers into the oil.
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    Seal the jar and leave it for few weeks.
    The scent is at its strongest after six weeks.
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    With a filter, pour the perfume into your bottle.
    It is now ready to use.
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How to Make Perfume with Herbs

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Things You'll Need:

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    Herbs like lavender and rosemary
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    Water
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    Mortar and pestle
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    Alcohol
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    Perfume bottle
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Steps

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    Collect all the herbs of your choice.
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    With a mortar and pestle, grind the herbs together.
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    Drop 10-11 parts of water into the ground herbs.
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    Add a drop of alcohol.
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    Get rid of the leaves and stems with a strainer.
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    Transfer the mixture into your spray bottle.
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Stop spending a fortune on perfumes. Let your creativity out and create your masterpiece.

How to Create your Own Perfume: Saving the Pocket from Fancy Perfumes

Perfume has been in the circulation for thousands of years already. This implies how smart the ancestors of the humanity is, since they found a way how to smell great just by using simple mixtures. From the ancient times until today, the love of humanity for perfumes can never be denied.

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However, not every perfume enthusiast is aware that there are perfumes that contain harsh chemicals. These chemicals could truly trick the sense of smell, giving an impression that what is being smelled is out of natural scents.

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Due to the Federal Fair Packaging Act of 1973, several manufacturers of perfumes are happy because they could use a loophole. Because of this act, there is no need for them to provide a list of each and every ingredient that they use in creating their masterpieces.

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Because of this weapon or loophole, manufacturers of perfumes could create products that smell natural, but in reality, the ingredients are unnatural. For instance, a perfume manufacturer could create a lavender smelling fragrance, without using actual lavender essences. What makes this fact more staggering is that chemicals used in creating perfumes could cause a variety of medical conditions like allergic reactions, as well as sensitivities, for instance but not limited to, runny nose, rashes, sneezing, and dry skin.

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So why endure the harmful effects of chemically based perfumes, if one could make at home? For centuries already, essential oils are being used in order to create magnificent fragrances. As a matter of fact, even though the maker only uses one essential oil, it would suffice in order to have a fragrant perfume. Below are dimple DIY steps that could aid perfume enthusiasts in making their own fragrant.

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The Ingredients

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    Essential oils (chosen by maker) for the base, middle and top note
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    Glass bottle for the mixture (range from glass vial, roll-on, and spray bottle)
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    Carrier oil like high proof alcohol, jojoba oil or the widely preferred doTERRA fractionated coconut oil.
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    Dropper
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    Paper and pen for recording the amounts of the drops
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The Process of Perfume Making

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    Start with putting an essential oil for the base note.
    Put a couple of drops in the preferred container (maker should make sure that the drop amounts will be recorded).
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    Second is the essential oil for the middle note, put in accordance to the preferred number of drops.
    Maker should smell the mixture every time he/she adds a drop. Note: If maker prefers to have a stronger middle note, he/she should put more drops. Again, maker should note the number of drops.
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    Third is the essential oil for the top note.
    Again, maker should smell every time he/she adds a drop or more.
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    Once the maker achieved the desired fragrance, the drops must be by 4 in order to get the total number of drops for the carrier oil, which is the next one to be added.
    For instance, if there are 10 drops for the base note, 10 for the middle note, and 10 for the top note, which is equal to 30 drops, 30 must be multiplied by 4, so there will be 120 drops of carrier oil. To ensure accurate amount of drops, dropper must be used.
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    Maker should let the mixture blend for about 2 up to4 days.
    It's possible to make adjustments, like adding oils even after the maturing stage.
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Questions and Answers

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Dear Sir, I am from Myanmar. I don't have money so I can't own a business. I thought If I make own perfume, I can get money. But I don't know how to make the best perfume. I need your help. Thank you. Best Regards

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