Perfume is a great gift,and even better if you've created it yourself; especially if you package it in a nice bottle. The perfume you make yourself you will know what goes into it and it will be true and suit your personal tastes.
What you'll need:
15 gram jojoba oil or sweet almond oil 75 gram ethanol 2 tablespoons distilled water Coffee filter Tinted glass bottle 30 drops essential oils 10 drops base note essential oils 10 drops middle note essential oils 10 drops top note essential oils
The essential oils that you'll be using will form the overall parts to your perfume, called 'notes'. Base notes are considered to stay the longest on the skin. The middle notes is mid range whilst the top notes evaporate the quickest.
The order in which you mix your ingredients is important, a slight change in order will alter the scent. It is important to document your method and keep a record if you want to duplicate the scent.
Create Your Perfume
Add the jojoba oil or sweet almond oil to your bottle. Add the essential oils in the following order: the base notes, followed by the middle notes, and then the top notes. Add the ethanol and shake the bottle for a couple of 3 minutes (no more, no less)., Now, it's a waiting game and you allow it to sit is a cool area for minimum of 3 to 8 weeks. If you want a stronger scent, leave it longer, for a more subtle scent the 3 week mark will do. When you are happy with how it smells, add 2 tablespoons of distilled water and shake the bottle to mix the perfume and lastly filter it contents using a coffee filter before pouring it your chosen glass bottle.
It's as easy as that, ensure you keep it away from heat and light as it may degrade the essential oils, that is why I recommend a tinted glass bottle. Store some in a tiny glass bottle so you'll always have some handy in your makeup bag. It is preferable to keep the perfume in a tightly sealed bottle so the fragrance can be kept for a long time.