How You Can Make Your Own Perfume Easily and Inexpensively
This factoid will discuss how you can make a perfume, unique to you that you can use, or package and sell in a store or over the internet. Making your own perfume is becoming a hobby for many people today because it is easy to do and easy to get the necessary supplies.
All perfumes are made from fragrant oils, aromas, fixatives and solvents. Perfume oils are either natural floral, natural animal or synthetic. These fragrances need to be diluted with a solvent to make them less potent and more usable, because in undiluted form they can irritate your skin or cause allergic reactions. The most common solvent is ethanol.
Fragrant oils from plants include compounds from flowers and blossoms, leaves, twigs, roots, fruits, bark and even wood and lichens. Animal sources are usually made from musk and ambergris or fatty compound. This factoid will not discuss synthetic sources because they can be more expensive; and here we want to show you simple ways you can make perfume for very low cost. Once you decide to follow up on this hobby, you can get books and instructions to make more expensive formulations and fragrances.
If you just want to make money, it is possible to make 100 bottles of good quality perfume, (including the cost of all ingredients, bottles, spray nozzles and packaging) for around $300 and sell them for up to $50.00 each. But, whether you are making it to sell or use, you can find all the supplies you need, reasonably priced on the internet. You will want to spend a couple days in choosing your fragrances to be sure you make satisfactory choices.
You can carry out a search on the internet on <making perfume> and you will find lots of information including many different recipes. Once you get started, you need to think about the kind of perfume you want to make. Will it be an eau-de-cologne, a perfume concentrate or perhaps an aftershave? Once you know what you are making, next decide what it should smell like. When you have answered the above questions satisfactorily, start making a shopping list of ingredients and thinking about your recipe.
When you find a recipe that you really like, consider personalizing it by adjusting the quantities of the various ingredients.
Perfume has three key ingredients: fragrant or essentials oils; pure grain oil; and water.
There are also three kinds of oils used in making perfume, listed here in the order they are used in making the recipe.
Base oil—the essential oil that produces the scent and lingers the longest.
Middle oil—helps produce the scent and doesn’t linger quite as long as a base.
Top oil—this is the mildest oil and evaporates most quickly.
It is essential to put the oils in the perfume in the proper order. Here is a list of some oils you can easily obtain:
Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Cinnamon make good basic oils.
Lemon grass is good middle oil.
Orchid, Rose, Lavender, Geranium and Lemon or Lime make good top oils.
Essential oils can get pricy, however, so to save money when starting out and until you become more skilled, just use fragrant oils to save money rather than using the more expensive essential oils.
For alcohol I use vodka. Also be aware that there are plenty of places on line and in stores that sell perfume kits. I recommend you start with a kit until you get onto the idea.
Here is a very simple basic recipe to help you start now making perfume. All you need is some distilled water and some chopped flower blossoms like Lilac or Lavender. Place the flower blossoms in a bowl, add water, cover the bowl and leave it overnight. The next day the solution can be placed into a small bottle and sprayed into the air on on to your skin. Have fun.