Everyone needs a signature scent that’s utterly and recognizably his/her own. The best perfumes work with your body chemistry, and just a whiff of it can be a magical thing. If you’re feeling crafty and creative, make your own scent.
You can use exciting scents and ingredients from the convenience store to make your very own toxic-free, signature perfume right at home. These DIY perfume recipes are one of the easiest DIY projects and also make for a super unique homemade gift idea!
How to produce DIY Perfume at home:
1. DIY Perfume Recipe Using Essential Oils
What you need:
2 tablespoons carrier oil (grapeseed, jojoba, sweet almond or anything of your preference)
6 tablespoons of vodka (100 proof vodka)
2.5 tablespoons bottled water
30 drops of essential oil (9 for your top notes, 15 for your middle notes, and 6 for your base notes)
A small funnel
2 clean dark glass bottles with airtight lids
Pour your preferred carrier oil into one of the glass bottles. Add your base, then middle, and then the top notes.
Add the alcohol.
Secure the lid, and let your perfume sit for a solid 48 hours. (Remember, while making perfume with essential oils, the longer you let it sit, the stronger the scent, so you can leave it for up to 6 weeks if you wish.)
Once you’re satisfied with the strength of the scent, add the water, and shake the bottle vigorously for 1 minute.
Use your filter and funnel to transfer the scent to the other bottle.
2. DIY Natural Vanilla Perfume Recipe
What You Need:
1 vanilla bean
3 to 4 tablespoons organic sunflower oil
40 drops of bergamot essential oil
Cedarwood and anise essential oil
Start by slicing open a vanilla bean, scrape out the seeds from the pod, and cut them up nicely into tiny pieces.
Place these pieces in a glass bottle and add your organic sunflower oil.
Close your bottle tightly and let it sit in a cool, dark place for two weeks (shake the bottle gently once every 3-4 days.)
After two weeks, add bergamot, cedarwood, and anise essential oil to a glass spray bottle.
Use a dropper to get the vanilla infused oil out without getting the seeds.
Add this to your glass spray bottle and finally, gently shake the blends together.
3. DIY Solid Perfume Using Coconut Oil
What You Need:
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
20 drops of your favorite essential oil
Add fractionated coconut oil and beeswax to a glass jar.
Place the jar in a saucepan with about 2 inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined.
Once it has melted, remove from heat and let it rest for 3-4 minutes.
Add your essential oil and stir well.
Pour this into a container, and to use, apply a small amount to your skin.
Making perfume at home is a skill, and it gives you your very own unique scent. You get to avoid all the synthetic chemicals and fully customize your fragrance according to your personal scent. Besides, don’t you agree that creating something with your very own hands puts a little piece of you in it? That was our roundup of the top 3 DIY perfume recipes. Which one are you excited to try out? Share with us in the comments section below.