Hey Cuties 😀
Fragrance is a very individual issue. I bet many of you would like to do everything not to be just one of the crowd. For that reason, you want to make yourself stand out not only with make-up and outfit but also with the fragrance you wear. After all, it’s nice to charm somebody and leave this unforgettable impression, right? 🙂 But what should be done when another woman smells exactly alike or very similarly to us? The answer is simple: try to play a little bit with alchemy and create your own fragrances at home. Perhaps you will be able to create some love potion which will play with opposite sex senses? 🙂
Your own natural fragrances – Advantages
First of all, homemade fragrances outclass the great majority of eau de toilettes and other cheap perfumes. Why is that? Basically, you are the only one who controls the ‘production process’ of the cosmetic – at each stage you know what is happening to your perfumes and what ingredients are added. Moreover, your homemade fragrances will be more durable and safer for your skin (essential oils are hypoallergic). It’s worth realising that most chemical compounds that readymade fragrances house irritate skin and negatively influence the cosmetic’s lifespan. As a result, a bottle of fragrances holds out for a short period of time which forces us to get a new bottle… and another one… and another one. Once again, homemade fragrances are considerably more durable and smell the very way you want them to 🙂 To say more, you can have a few different fragrances and use them accordingly to your mood changes.
Today, I’m going to present you two recipes for natural and homemade alcohol-free fragrances and one for cream fragrance 🙂
Your own jojoba oil-based fragrance
- approx. 5 ml of jojoba oil
- 15-20 drops of essential oils
Mix the ingredients and… your homemade fragrances are now ready! 🙂 Easy, isn’t it?
When it comes to essential oils, you need to know that they are divided into three categories: different fragrances are used as a base that stays on skin for the longest and dominate (it’s the core of fragrances), other are called as heart notes which gift perfumes with their characteristic features, the others are called head notes which are sensed as the first one. Bear in mind that the concentration of oils used for the head notes has to be the highest, then heart notes concentration should be medium and, of course, base notes concentration should be the lowest. To clarify, you can use the following proportion: 7,5 and 3 drips.
- for Head Notes the most frequently chosen are light and fresh aromas: e.g. bergamot, lemon, orange, melissa, neroli, pelargonium, green tea.
- for Heart Notes the most frequently chosen are slightly heavier and stronger aromas: e.g. lavender, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, vervain, tea, fir tree.
- for Base Notes the most frequently chosen are deep, warm and very strong aromas which make the fragrance more durable, stronger and more characteristic. In other words, thanks to base notes the fragrance you are going to obtain won’t be hm… bland 🙂 Therefore, here you can choose: e.g. sandal oil, cedar oil, patchouli oil, ylang ylang oil.
Your own fragrances based on distilled water
In this case, you can obviously add alcohol and mix it with distilled water, yet if you want to get less irritating fragrances, you can go for distilled water alone and combine it with an essential oil.
- 2 teaspoons of distilled water
- 15-20 drops of essential oil
It’s best to put this type of fragrances somewhere in a cool place to help the aromas combine. Add the essential oils by following your taste, yet remember that you have to choose either one or two base notes. In this way, your perfumes will last longer when applied to your skin.
Your own cream fragrances
It’s worth realizing that homemade fragrances, despite being natural, can have other than runny form. Such perfumes are exceptionally durable and are easy to store. The good news is that you can find plenty of ideas on how to store homemade fragrances. Personally, I was amazed at the idea with using a locket, the one you carry always with you. Of course, you can combine both, wearing it on your neck so you can have a pretty accessory and fragrances in one. Basically, you can store homemade lipgloss alike 😉
- natural beeswax (1 spoon)
- almond oil, jojoba oil or any other natural oil (1 spoon)
- essential oil (you can pick and choose at will) – you can use just one, your favourite essential oil such as tea oil or vervain oil, or mix a few of them in order to obtain your own, inimitable aroma.
Put the oils and wax in a water bath and once they melt, mix them thoroughly. Of course, you can add more beeswax and a little bit less oil so as to make the fragrance more concentrated when it cools down. When the mixture is runny, add the chosen essential oils. Remember to place all the ingredients either in a glass or ceramic bowl so as to prevent warm substances from being in contact with the container. In other words, avoid plastic containers because they can melt easily.
If this is your first time with homemade fragrances, it’s a good idea to prepare a kind of ‘test mixture’ so combine essential oils with jojoba oil to find out whether you like the aroma or not. Therefore, if the fragrance turns out to match your taste, note down the ingredients you used together with their proportions, and then prepare your own cream fragrances. When the mixture is finally ready, pour it to the containers. Remember that wax gets solid fast 😉
And that’s all 😉 Difficult? NOT AT ALL. Cool? VERY! I’m curious whether you will like creating your own fragrances. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with me using the comments 😉 Have fun! 🙂