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The word perfume is used today to describe scented mixtures and is derived from the Latin word, "per fumus", meaning through smoke. Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Egypt but was developed and further refined by theRomans and the Arabs. Although perfume and perfumery also existed in East Asia, much of its fragrances are incense based. The basic ingredients and methods of making perfumes are described by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia.
So, why many people love perfumes? people’s reason for loving perfume is because it makes them smell great and they seem to feel better about themselves. Not only does smelling great make a person feel good, but it will make a person feel attractive also. Here, we will be looking at ways of how to make your own perfume so that you can produce a scent which is particular to you, and unlike any of those that you can buy either in store or over the internet. Tip 1. It is better that you use measuring devices that allow you to exactly measure out the amounts of oils and solvents required. If you do not, the perfume you make may not be what you wanted. Provided below, are a few easy recipes that you should be able to produce at home without too much hassle. To start, you will need the following laboratory equipments: a 10kg weighing scale or kitchen scale, plastic cups, a stirring rod, a small beaker and a 1,000ml beaker, and a volumetric flask with cover. The raw materials for this project are as follows: Prices may not reflect market conditions * 70g triple deodorized alcohol (TDOH) at about P200 per liter * 15g fragrance at P500 per 100g * 5g muscol (MCL) at P400 per 100g * 5g moisturizer (propylene glycol or PPG) at P250 per liter * 5g distilled water at P10 per 300 ml. For packaging, you may use either an atomizer bottle (spray) with a net content of 5 ml (P15 per bottle) or rollon glass bottles with a net content of 10 ml (P16 per bottle). These are available at the Divisoria Market in Manila. Procedures: Step 1: To start, put all the raw materials-except the alcohol-in small plastic containers or beakers for weighing. The alcohol needs to be weighed last because it easily evaporates when exposed to air. For accuracy, all of the ingredients must be weighed in grams, this is to ensure you are making quality scents. First, weigh the beaker or the plastic cups on the weighing scale. Make sure to adjust the scale to zero before taking your measurements. While on top of the scale, fill the beaker or the plastic cups with the ingredients and weigh. Step 2: When the materials are ready, pour the MCL into the beaker containing the alcohol. To make sure that the container of the MCL is thoroughly emptied of the MCL, rinse it with the weighed alcohol, mix the resulting solution with a stirring rod, then add the thoroughly mixed solution to the MCL in the beaker. Stir the contents of the beaker until the MCL is fully dispersed in the alcohol Step 3: Add the PPG to the mixture and stir. Always stir each time you add another ingredient, and make sure to completely disperse the substance before adding another ingredient to the mixture. Step 4: Finally, add the distilled water. To completely clean the empty container of the remainder of its contents, rinse it with water and add the resulting solution to the mixture in the beaker.
vodka. They should then be mixed together and stored overnight. you will need fragrance oils such as Sandalwood. Tip 2. which will be felt by the person using it when they apply it to their skin. These ingredients should be stirred together and then stored overnight in a covered container. Again.Step 5: Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in the beaker until the perfume solution becomes homogeneous. cypress and rosemary (all of which are essential oils). It should then be put in a cool place and left for a week. 10 drops sandalwood essential oil Instructions 1. based on where you intend to sell them. which may adversely interact with them. you can keep your perfume intact and well-sealed until you are ready to package it. Then. This perfume must be kept in a cool place so that it does not dry up. hypericum perforatum. Put your perfume in a dark. Each time you need to get some of your raw fragrances. This is to minimize their contact with air. The next day.Your fragrances and perfumes must be kept in dry. As much as possible.colored bottle and must be kept in a cool dry place to make its shelf life much longer. After a period of 12 hours or more. chopped flower blossoms (use lilac or lavender if blossoms unavailable). 2. 3. Add all ingredients and mix. Whispering Rain This is another recipe that may be worth trying out. add the water and then cover them and leave them overnight. Vodka and a little touch of Vanilla. . Sandalwood. All these ingredients should be put into a jar and then shaken. Bergamot and Cassis essential oils (which can also be purchased as fragrance oils). the solution can be put into small bottles and sprayed either into the air or on to your skin. then get your bottles and fill them with the perfume. you will need distilled water. Label and package your perfumes as desired. This perfume will be good for six months. Amaze For this. Store it inside the bathroom cabinet-out of sunlight. Cedar Wood. Other Perfume Recipes 1. French Perfume Oil Ingredients 1. The three perfumes above normally last for about a month before they lose their scent. Bergamot. you can then transfer the mixture into small perfume bottles. Place the flower blossoms in a bowl. and dark places because light can adversely affect their chemical properties. For this recipe. Basic Recipe All you need for this recipe is some water. it can be transferred to a dark colored bottle. the solution produced can be put into a dark spray bottle to be used. use dark-color bottles for storage and packaging. transfer them into smaller bottles. 15 drops lavender essential oil 3. After this time. some vodka. Sterilize a small dark glass perfume bottle. 1/2 ounce (7 grams) sweet almond oil 2. cool. By using a volumetric flask with cover. Using a dark colored bottle will help the solution to remain fresh. This formulation for 100 grams of perfume yields 12 to 13 roll-on bottles. the next day. you will need some distilled water.
once you are happy with the product you are producing. add the essential oils from your chosen recipe (below you will see a number of different recipes. 2. 2. 3. 1. as it has a long shelf life. Swirl contents every other day. it tends to dry out and leave a wonderful scent behind. jojoba is one of the more expensive carrier oils. Pour water and vodka over zest. . Next. This perfume will be good for a year. Put perfume water into dark (blue or amber) decorative bottle. Now we will provide you with the instructions for producing your first batch of aromatherapy perfume. and once it is put on the skin. Then. 5. with the quantities of essential oils you require for them). 15 drops sweet orange essential oil 4. make sure the lid is on tightly. It can either be alcohol or a carrier oil (but the best is a mixture of the two together). However. Small Funnel (Can be purchased at any good DIY or hardware store) 3. Jojoba is particularly good. Allow to dry or dry carefully without touching inside of jar. Dropper (not all essential oil bottles have one of these included with them). How to make Aromatherapy Perfume First. and will help to feel much more relaxed and calm on their big day. and add a drop at a time. After adding each drop of essential oil to the rest of the mixture. and store in a cool dark place for 12 days or more. and with the small funnel. The best type of alcohol to use is one which is odorless (say vodka) and mix this with Jojoba. Once you have finished adding the last drops of essential oil and shaken. place these in the bottle. seal and put in cool. Small Colored Bottles (Look around your local stores or carry out a search on the internet) 4. each day you should remember to give the bottles a shake at least 3 times. 4. Put lemon zest in the jar. dark place for one week. Stir with a stainless steel spoon. as not all essential oil bottles come with one. 3 tablespoons vodka 3. You may need to get a dropper. you can produce the same product but with jojoba oil instead. Add essential oils. 4.Citrus Splash Ingredients 1. Sterilize a canning jar in boiling water. the bottle should be shaken (remember to put the lid on first before shaking). and I would suggest you experiment with one of the cheaper ones (such as almond or apricot kernel oil) instead. After 12 days you can begin to enjoy the aromatherapy perfume that you have made. 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (Jojoba. strain liquid through cheese cloth or coffee filter. you need a base. Measuring Spoons (Any good kitchen store will have these) 2. Almond or Apricot Kernel) and 1 teaspoon of alcohol (Vodka). zest of one lemon Instructions 1. However. The first recipe below is specifically for those women who may suffer from nerves on their wedding day. 3. The equipment you will need for making aromatherapy perfume is as follows:1. 10 drops Bergamot essential oil (extracted from orange trees) 5. 2 cups distilled water 2.
All you need to make this recipe is:a. Devotion 1 drop of Clary Sage 3 drops of Patchouli 2 drops of Rose 4 drops of Rosewood 3. as well as a feeling of pure luxury for those special nights out or at home with your loved one. Chill Out 2 drops of Grapefruit 2 drops of Patchouli 1 drop of Rose 3 drops of Vetivert 2 drops of Ylang-Ylang 3. These perfumes will help to focus you on your inner self. Ardour 3 drops of Jasmine 3 drops of Neroli 4 drops of Orange 2. 2 drops Lemon c. 1 drop Patchouli The following recipes have been designed to help produce a much more calming effect to the person using them. Tenderness 2 drops of Linden Blossom 3 drops of Lime 2 drops of Neroli 3 drops of Sandalwood 4. 1. which will promote a feeling of total relaxation. Sleep Tight 2 drops of Bergamot 3 drops of Chamomile 2 drops of Marjoram 4 drops of Lavender 4. 4 drops Jasmine b. These perfumes will help to relax and surround you with warmth. 1. Silence 3 drops of lavender 3 drops of Neroli 2 drops of Spearmint The next recipes we are looking at will enhance a person’s mood and feelings of well -being. Zeal 4 drops of Melissa 2 drops of Rose 2 drops of Ylang-Ylang . and provide you with a feeling of security. Tranquility 4 drops of Cedarwood 2 drops of Clary Sage 1 drop of Grapefruit 2 drops of Mandarin 2.
2 teaspoons of Jojoba oil (carrier oil to be used when using essential or fragrance oils in perfume making). or keep it in a cool dark area. The final recipe provided below is one which will produce a body splash. you should now store it in a cool dry area. 3. Put your homemade perfume in a nice vintage perfume bottles. 3 tablespoons of vodka 3. Now set this aside for 3 weeks. 4 drops of Sandalwood 2. families and co-workers. 4. 1 tablespoon each of lemon and orange peel (which must have been finely chopped) 4. After 4 weeks. 3. and contains lemon as the main ingredient. 2. and then allow the perfume to settle for at least 12 hours. 10 drops of Mandarin 6. 3. Place them in a dark colored bottle. Now let the mixture stand for a further 2 weeks. in a dark cool place. One of the best ways of selling your own perfume is through your friends.The Smell of the Orient Ingredients 1. it ’s . or keep the mixture in the bottle it is in. you can transfer the mixture to dark bottles for storage. you will need to add the distilled water and then let it stand for a further week. rather than a perfume. Mix the fruit peels with the vodka in a jar. Tip 3. 3 drops of Lemongrass 4. 4. strain the liquid and add the essential oils and distilled water to it. It is important that you shake the bottle once a day while it is standing over the 4 week period. 10 drops of Lavender 5. After 3 weeks. 1 cup of distilled water 2. 2. Cologne Ingredients 1. and make sure you shake the jar well once a day during this time. 10 drops of Orange Directions 1. 3 drops of Frankincense 4. Place the final solution after the 2 weeks in a dark bottle(s). If you are marketing the products to teenagers. 2. The next recipe we are looking at is in fact not a perfume. 4 drops of Musk 3. 1 cup of Vodka 3. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bottle and shake well. Directions 1. Combine the essential oils with the vodka in a bottle and shake well. they will certainly provide you with an individual look that cannot be found when buying perfumes that have been mass produced. you may also use them as giveaways for weddings and other special occasions. Body Splash Ingredients 1. and has a citrus aroma to it. 5. 10 drops of Lime Directions 1. cover and let it stand for 1 week. 5 drops of Lemon Verbena 5. After the week. Once it has been stood for 12 hours or more. 2 cups of distilled water 2. but a cologne.
how to make a simple perfume. (Once you entered your e-mail address. perfume may have a number of synthetic compounds. floral. colognes or body sprays is simple. Most commercial fragrance has some red rose among its ingredients. woods such as sandalwood. The best is 95 percent grain alcohol because it contains the most ethyl alcohol but vodka and rubbing . entrepreneur. and leaves from lavender. how to make perfume. putting the perfume in roll-on bottles would be a better option. which adds both citrus and herbal aromas.com/home-based-business/how-to-make-simple-perfume/#ixzz2LbsMPBkT Ingredients Natural ingredients used in perfume include essential oils extracted from plants and flowers. lilac. cedar scents and freesia perfumes. spices like cocoa and nutmeg.ph Do you like this Money Making Business Idea? then please consider subscribing to our RSS feed and have new articles sent directly to your inbox.com. fruits (especially citrus). These allow commercial perfumes to be cheaply mass-produced. which adds a citrus scent. but today perfumes are made with alcohol. such as olive oil. and neroli for many different scents. Most perfumes are built on a base of either floral or citrus scents with additional scents added as highlights. but they are also often the source of allergies and skin irritations. Verbena is used in some citrus fragrances.pinoybisnes. rosewood and pine. curacoa base. Ingredients also include barks such as cinnamon. As you can see making your own perfumes. including amber. Other additives include Cedrat base. however. Hawthorne for woody scents. you will soon want to be making more. they have dioxins that may mix or interact with your perfume. and once you’ve made your first lot and tried it yourself. ambergris from sperm whales and castor from beavers. rosemary and violet plants. Note: due to pressure from animal right advocates. These are often used as highlights and not as primary scents. and animal products such as musk from male deer. Avoid using plastic as packaging material.better to put your perfume in spray bottles. how to make perfume at home. and a bass note that lingers the longest. If you are targeting office workers. how to make a cologne. how to make simple perfume. gardenia for floral scents. or "notes. Related Search Terms: perfume making. Sources: from ebook How to Make your own Perfume. magnolia. A major ingredient of most perfumes in alcohol." Most perfumes have three notes. a middle or heart note. you need to login to your e-mail account and click the link to confirm your subscription). how to make a perfume. lily-of-thevalley and gardenia. Historical perfumes were often built on a base of oil. leather. ambergris is no longer used in American perfumes. In addition to the oils and animal products. a top note is the first noticed but also the first to dissipate. easy ways to make perfume Read more: http://www. Orange scent is used in poppy-based fragrances.
and balsam of Peru. Choose two or three oils that you like and that smell good on you then blend them together. and body splashes have 1 to 2 percent oils.com/way_5406275_ingredientsperfume-making. adding a few drops of each oil until you find the combination that works best. myrrh.com http://www. vanilla. Experiment. These fixatives also add their own distinctive scent and slow the rate of evaporation.html#ixzz2LbvtCC5B . grapeseed oil. Some common fixatives are sandalwood. Fixatives are also added to preserve the scent over time. with a small amount of distilled water. Perfumes contain 15 to 30 percent essential oils and 70 to 85 percent alcohol. Read more: Ingredients for Perfume Making | eHow. or with creams and lotions.ehow. the liquid from vitamin E capsules and castor oil Making Your Own Perfumes It's easy to make your own scents by mixing together pleasing combinations of essential oils. These include tincture of benzoin. Keep track of what you add so you can duplicate it in the future.alcohol also work well. benzoin. Some fixatives work better with oil and bath blends. Toilet waters contain 5 to 10 percent essential oils with a higher percentage of alcohol.
You can begin with as few as 10 different oils. mandarin. jasmin. Green: Green notes are natural in character. often married with fruity and floral notes. fresh character of citrus notes (bergamot. Building you Perfume Organ If you have read the glossary you will know that perfumers work at a perfume organ. tuberose. petitgrain. fruits and chypre). a unit of semi-circular stepped shelving containing hundreds of bottles of raw materials. Have you figured out what family suits you? Now you must choose the ingredients in your perfume. Fragrance families The first step to creating your fragrance is deciding what type of fragrance you are interested in creating.) is often combined with more feminine scents (flowers. Flowery: An accord of different floral notes. they are modern and fashionable. lily of the valley or ylang ylang. Top notes are often fresh. Musks and precious woods are complemented by exotic essences. lemon. etc. chypre perfumes are rich and tenacious. If you are not sure of the character of the ingredients and need some . Combined with any other family. absolutes. Chypre: Based on a woody. Oriental: A blend of warmth and mystery. orange. Semi-Oriental: Semi-orientals combine oriental notes with various florals. flowery perfumes are universally commercial. sometimes with aspects of leather or fruits. There are many other aromatic oils and chemicals available to the experienced perfumer that I do not use in these instructions. What kind of scent will define your personality? Here is a simple guide of the major fragrance families (from The Fragrance Foundation) that should help you: Citrus: The light. fragrance oils and other fragrant chemicals are used to make perfume. absolutes and fragrance oils. Single Floral: A composition based on the scent of one particular flower.Perfume Making Instructions Essential Oils. mossy and flowery complex. Of course you do not need hundreds of bottles of raw ingredients to get started. the main examples are rose. On this site I will only provide instructions for perfume creation using essential oils.
Vodka does not contain the amount of alcohol needed to dissolve fragrance oils. Take a look at the notes used in commercial perfumes to get some ideas..help please read perfumery ingredients. carefully combine the oils you selected by counting drops. Also. Mixing Instructions I recommend using a dropper and counting drops when making your perfume. For the next 3 or 4 days shake the bottle twice a day. perfume recipes . If a precise scale is available even better. I recommend the following: The most simple method would be to use a 3:2:1 ratio (top:mid:base) Once you are a little more experienced you may choose to alter this ratio. Once the alcohol has been added shake the bottle gently. make sure this is the last step since alcohol is highly volatile and will evaporate quickly if the bottle is not sealed. Fragrance Notes After choosing your ingredients you are ready to start the mixing process. If you are using Vodka as the alcohol base you will notice that your perfume is forming seperate layers. But most people do not have precise scales.. I am often asked about creating "top notes" "middle notes" and "base notes". Begin by combining the oils. Therefoe I recommend specially denatured ethyl alcohol. therefore all of the instructions and recipes I will provide will be counted with drops. Swirl after every ingredient you add. After you have written your formula. fragrance descriptions. Then add the alcohol.
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