DIY essential oil perfume recipes are a lot easier to create than most people think. If you’re curious about the process to make perfumes and you don’t mind going the do-it-yourself route, the following techniques and recipes will help you get started on your own fragrance journey.
Easy DIY Perfume Recipes for Beginners
One of the DIY recipes that we want to share with you requires quite a few essential oils. You’ll need the following items to get started:
- Glass container;
- Organic sunflower oil;
- Anise essential oil;
- Cedarwood essential oil;
- Bergamot essential oil;
- Vanilla bean (just one);
You’ll also need to have a tablespoon to measure everything. Once you have all of these items, you can then follow this very simple recipe to make your very first perfume:
- Cut the vanilla bean in half, remove the seeds and chop them into fine pieces;
- Add 3 – 4 TBSP of organic sunflower oil to the glass container;
- Add the vanilla bean pieces to the container;
- Close the bottle and shake the container;
- Allow the container to sit for two weeks and shake it every three days;
Once the two-week mark hits, you can then:
- Remove the sunflower oil with a dropper and place it in a glass spray bottle;
- Add in 30 – 40 drops of bergamot;
- Add in the remaining essential oils in drops of 5 until you find the right level for you;
- Blend the oils together by gently shaking the bottle;
That’s it. You’ve made your very first perfume.
Customizing Your Fragrance with Aromatics and Additives
DIY essential oil perfume recipes are just the start of what you can do with perfumes. You may want to explore customizing your concoctions with aromatics and additives, such as:
- Aliphatic aldehydes
- Guaiac wood
- Many more
Experiment by adding some of these ingredients to your perfumes to see what fun, exciting scents you can create.
Making Roll-On, Spray, and Solid Perfumes
If you want to make roll-on or solid perfumes, you can add in ingredients, such as beeswax pastilles, to create a roll-on. You’ll need to find some recipes for a roll-on (which may be very similar to the one above) and simply buy a roll-on bottle. Roll-on bottles can be filled with liquid and rolled on with greater precision than a spray.
Creating Perfume Gifts for Friends and Family
You know how to make your own perfume, and you can customize your fragrance for your friends and family, too. People love being gifted perfumes, and you can even add your own labels to make your scent look truly professional. If you know the person likes a certain scent, such as vanilla, you can then experiment with making your own signature vanilla perfume.
Exploring the World of Fragrance Making
Fragrance-making is thousands of years old. People have been exploring scents and experimenting with them since Ancient Egypt. You’ll even find that preferences and ingredients vary from region to region.
Creating your own notes and scents is all about exploration. The more you explore, the more you’ll master different smells and the emotions that they invoke.
When you start to customize your fragrance, you’ll have an entirely new appreciation for the art of perfume making. Learning how different notes work together and what scents contrast with each other is a lot of fun. Over time, you’ll even come up with your own recipes that better match your tastes.