Finding your signature scent can be a trying journey. It goes without saying that a lot of the best perfumes are liked by many, so while they've earned their popularity, they've also become ubiquitous and have lost some of their appeal. But if you're looking for a scent that's uniquely yours, you can concoct your own from simple ingredients. DIY perfume is a rewarding project that may require some studying and patience, but it will lead you to your signature scent. Another bonus is that you'll be able to avoid chemicals and irritants found in store-bought perfumes, paring down your personal formula to simple and natural ingredients.
Head below to learn how to DIY perfume.
- Essential oils—at least three (one each for top, middle, and base notes) and up to nine (three for each)
- A carrier oil such as jojoba that has little to no scent
- A set of pipettes to measure out essential oils
- Small glass containers with lids (opaque dark glass is preferred to prevent the degradation of your fragrance
- Alcohol to sterilize your instruments
Mix your desired oil combination, and let sit alone in an opaque bottle for a few days so scents blend.
Add alcohol, and cap tightly.
Shake, and let rest in a cool dark place for a few days to a month to allow the scents to intensify.
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