Homemade Perfume


Homemade perfume : do it yourselfYou can combine essential oils with carrier oils to create your own personal brands of fragrance. This also serves to help those with allergies to smell delightful without taking the risk of triggering an attack.

These are the basic recipes

Traditional Perfume

* 1 part essential oil
* 4-6 parts alcohol
Blend and store in a small amber glass bottle with a stopper.
Shelf life – 1-3 years

Natural Perfume

* 1 part essential oil
* 4-6 parts sweet almond oil
Blend and store in a small amber glass bottle with a stopper.
Shelf life – 1-2 years

Traditional Cologne

* 1 part essential oil
* 10-20 parts alcohol
Blend and store in a small amber glass bottle with a stopper.
Shelf life – 1-3 years

Natural Cologne

* 1 part essential oil
* 10-20 parts sweet almond oil
Blend and store in a small amber glass bottle with a stopper.
Shelf life – 1-2 years

Solid Perfume

* 1-ounce beeswax
* 8 ounces petroleum jelly
* 1-tbls essential oil
Melt the beeswax and petroleum jelly in a double boiler over low heat. Remove from heat and add essential oil. Stir slowly for about 1 minute, then pour the mixture into decorative containers and let air-dry until firm
Shelf life – 2 years

Pure Beeswax solid perfume

* 4 ounces beeswax
* 1/2-cup sweet almond oil
* 1-tbls essential oil
Melt the beeswax and oil in a double boiler over low heat. Remove from heat and add essential oil. Stir slowly for about 1 minute, then pour the mixture into decorative containers and let air-dry until firm
Shelf life – 12-18 months

Perfume Balm

* 1/4-cup beeswax
* 4-tbls jojoba oil
* 1-tbls essential or fragrance oil of choice
* 1/4-cup apricot kernel oil
Melt the beeswax in a double boiler on medium heat. As soon as it is melted, remove from heat and quickly mix the other ingredients together, then add them to the beeswax. Stir about 1 minute. Poor into small glass jars and let setup overnight.
Shelf life – 6-12 months

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