|DIY All-Natural Solid Perfume|
Not only are essential oils gloriously fragrant, but they also impart various health and wellness benefits from reducing stress and regulating hormones to fighting bacteria. For this reason, you should always have essential oils on hand in your medicine cabinet, cleaning supplies cupboard, and beauty bag. For all the DIY enthusiasts like myself, making your unique scent is quite easy, all you need is to combine your top , middle and base notes. Add some fixatives to make the scent last longer.
Top notes: These are the scents we first pick up when smelling a fragrance. They introduce the perfume and are uplifting, refreshing, and light.
Example of top notes are Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Fir, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Pine, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Sage, Tangerine, Verbena .
Middle notes: These scents are more full-bodied and complex, and balance the top and bottom notes.
Examples of Middle Notes are Angelica, Cardamom, Carnation, Cassie, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Coffee, Cypress, Fir Balsam, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lotus, Melissa, Orange Blossom, Rose, Rosemary, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang
Base /Bottom notes: These scents are very dense and strong. Notes in either three groups may also be fixatives.
Examples of Base Notes Agarwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Labdanum, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver Fixatives Agarwood, Angelica, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Orris Root, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, Vetiver
Fixatives: They make the perfume lasts longerExamples include Agarwood, Angelica, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Orris Root, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, Vetiver
A well-balanced fragrance blend’s composition will be: 10-30% top notes 30-60% middle notes 15-30% base notes .The combination of notes can yield floral or masculine or sweet scents.
Tip: Choose your favorite scents, also the gender and taste of the wearer of perfume must be considered, men prefer stronger , masculine scents because they sweat more while ladies prefer floral and sweet scents to make them feel sexy and good.
To make a homemade Perfume
2 tsp beeswax pastilles
4 tsp coconut oil (has less scent than unrefined coconut oil)
50 drops essential oils of choice (example: 10 top notes, 18 middle notes, 12 base notes)
1 oz glass jar or metal tin
Toothpick or butter knife
Drop your essential oils of choice into the jar and set aside. In a double boiler (or makeshift double boiler using a heat-resistant measuring cup or bowl), melt the beeswax. After the wax has melted, add the coconut oil. Pour the mixture into the jar over the essential oils, then give it a little stir with a a toothpick or clean butter knife. Place the jar somewhere where it will sit undisturbed for a at least an hour for it to solidify. And Game Changer ! You have yourself an all-natural homemade perfume.
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