Making Your Own Parfume

It is very important when wearing fragrance to keep in mind that everything doesn’t smell good on everybody. Also a scent that I may love others may find repulsive. With that in mind it is crucial when mixing and making parfume you use what works best with your own natural scent. Every individual has a natural body scent, no I don’t mean smelly body odor but we all have a natural essence. Scientists have shown that natural body scent plays a key role in determining whether we find somebody attractive. For a whole lot less money and a few ingredients, you can make your own customized parfume that will compliment you as an individual.

All parfume/perfume’s start with a basic formula of 15 to 30 percent of essential oil, 70 to 80 percent of pure grain alcohol, such as vodka, and 5 percent of distilled water. The essential oil can be replaced with fragrance oil for a less pricey scent. Essential oils can be found very easily in a craft stores, health food stores or even vitamin stores. It is a good idea to store your fragrance in small glass or plastic container. Most craft stores will have containers with a spray top option that you can purchase. You might also be able to actual perfume bottles at thrift stores or flea markets.

To begin, I recommend mixing together ΒΌ cup of straight vodka to about 5 drops of essential fragrance or oil of your choice. Determine how robust you want the scent, let the mixture mature anywhere from 48 hours up to a month. The longer it sits, the stronger it will be. After your fragrance has sat for your chosen amount of time, add 2 tablespoons of distilled water. If you find that the parfume is too strong, you can then add more water to get your preferred fragrance strength. A trick to making your scent last longer, add a about a tablespoon of glycerin to your mixture. Glycerin is a neutral, sweet-tasting, colorless, thick liquid that freezes to a gummy paste and has a high boiling point. Glycerin can be dissolved into water or alcohol. It can be found at health stores and vitamin shops as well. When glycerin is added to water and alcohol, it will remain liquid and assist all of the ingredients to meld together faster and efficiently.

Once you are ready to begin blending your fragrance/essential oils to build your unique scent, be aware of these 3 important stages of scented oil. The very first is the base stage, this level will last the longest on the skin. The base level will include oils like vanilla, cinnamon, and sandalwood. The second level is considered the middle stage, this stage adds to the scent for a good amount of time; however it won’t last as long as the base stage. The middle stage includes oils such as lemongrass, geranium, neroli, and ylang-ylang. The final stage is the top level, which is exactly what it says it is, and that is the top scent. The top levels lasting point is not a long as the other two levels, but it does add to the over all scent considerably. Top level stage can include oils like rose, lavender, jasmine, bergamot, and orchard. When putting together your unique fragrance and you’re combing more than one scent, add the base level oil first, followed by the middle level oil, and finish it off with the top level oil.

The mere smell of something can completely alter your mood. Jasmine and lavender tend to cause calm and help in sleeping. The smell of orange and ylang ylang have the ability to ease anger, and sandalwood and grapefruit can help when it comes to fighting fear. If you simply need a boost of confidence, try cypress or rosemary. Frankincense, rose, and bergamot help relieve depression and grief, and to increase memory powers give black pepper and peppermint a try.

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