Without a small jar of perfume, high-quality aromatherapy is almost impossible. It can be arranged at least every day, if you find the perfect smell for yourself. Make perfume is not as difficult as it may seem at first glance, although here, of course, you need experience, sharpness and patience. The final result (a few days later) may differ from the one you received at the beginning of work. Nevertheless, creating your own perfume is a fascinating, interesting and very “tasty” occupation!
You can make such colorful and fragrant perfume bottles with your own hands. You will need the following important elements:
- 10 ml bottles;
- base oil;
- essential oil;
- flower petals.
Read more about the base and essential oils, as well as their mixing and selection of colorful petals for perfume, read below.
Base oil (base)
So, any perfume begins with the base oil (bases, bases). Any oil without a specific aroma is suitable for it, the color of which is as close to transparent as possible:
- liquid coconut;
- grape seed;
- sweet almond;
- jojoba, etc.
At 10 ml of the bottle is taken 9 ml of base oil.
Essential oil and understanding of notes
All notes of smells can be classified into three main ones: upper, middle and basic. Top notes are the easiest, freshest, quickly disappearing. This is usually the first smell in the perfume. Middle notes help balance the flavor. Smell appears about a couple of minutes after the top note. The base notes are the strongest, “heavy”, however, and the most long-playing. Balancing between these three notes, you can create your own, perfect and delicious perfume.
A few examples of essential oils and notes:
- Top notes: bergamot, lemongrass, grapefruit, orange, geranium, mint, eucalyptus;
- Middle notes: lavender, rose, mandarin, cypress, cinnamon;
- Base notes: patchouli, cedar, sandalwood, frankincense, ginger.
Combinations with which you can begin your journey into the world of perfumery:
- Patchouli and bergamot;
- Geranium, Ylang-Ylang and Lavender;
- Frankincense, jasmine and orange;
- Cedar, lavender and mandarin.
At 10 ml of the bottle will require only 0.5 ml of essential oil (10 drops).
Dried flower petals
They are added not only for beauty, but also to give an extra light fragrance to the perfume composition. However, of course, they also perform a decorative function.
Examples of dried petals for perfumes:
- Blue and purple - cornflower petals;
- Pink - dry peony petals;
- Yellow - sunflower petals;
- Orange - Calendula petals.
These dried flowers perfectly retain their color after they are placed in a perfumery composition. For a jar of 10 ml you will need only a couple of petals of the selected flower.
The connection of all components
So, put in a bottle 9 ml of base oil, 0.5 ml of ethereal (10 drops) and a few dried petals to get your perfect flavor. Close the bottle (preferably with a ball), leave for 24-48 hours so that the perfume is infused and opened. The fragrance may change slightly, and this is normal. Experiment and create your perfect perfume!