Making a perfume yourself is incredibly easy. And, interestingly, handmade olfactory can be hundreds of times closer to you in spirit. And by the smell.
It is necessary
- Several types of essential oils (the more, the better)
- Jojoba oil as a carrier substance or 90 percent alcohol
- Sniffing papers (plain paper cut into strips)
- Perfume bottles
- Fantasy and intuition
To begin with, we will need to decide on the main note of your perfume. To do this, you just need to choose the smell that you like more than others. If the choice is problematic, then you can, for example, turn to Ayurveda, which claims that there are two universal oils for this purpose: rose or jasmine. As with colors, there are concepts of "cold" and "warm" smells. But the most important thing is to turn to your own intuition, which will certainly suggest something suitable.
Then you need to decide on the basis. Jojoba oil is renowned for its persistence. However, it is quite greasy, which is not always convenient. Therefore, alcohol is also used as a carrier substance. Alcohol-based perfume can also be applied to hair.
There is a classic ratio of notes of the olfactory composition: the opening note, middle and ending, which are added in a ratio of 1: 2: 3. The final note that is added the most (and which "sounds" louder) is the main oil we have already chosen. The second oil must be selected for it like this: we dip two different pieces of paper quite a bit in the oil, then we bring both to the nose (but so that they do not touch each other). If you like the combination, then mix the oils. It is advisable to write down your every step, because there is a high probability that you will like your perfume so much that later you will want to brew the same fragrant potion. The first note is alcohol and jojoba base. You shouldn't get hung up on classic combinations either - oils let your imagination run wild and, with some experience, allow you to work wonders!
So, having picked up a musical fragrant accord, you must pour them into the previously prepared bottles and dilute the resulting substance with a carrier base. It is necessary to mix in this proportion: 10 milligrams of alcohol plus about 15 drops of oil and 10 milligrams of water. If using jojoba oil, then 10 milligrams of base and 20 drops of other oils. When diluting one oil with another, be sure to mix them well.
The last step is to let the perfume settle for about one or two weeks. Then you can start using them with pleasure.