The Fragrant Makeup

Any perfume you buy or make yourself is a chemical compound made from fragrant oils, aroma blends, fixatives and solvents which produces a pleasant or attractive smell. Women primarily use perfume in order to smell nice for work, a special event, or even to attract a mate. The composition of any perfume starts with base…

Ancient Methods of Extraction for Making Perfume

Making perfume is an art that’s been around for many centuries. To many, it’s much more than an art. It’s a creation of thought, inspiration and care, resulting in some of the most beautiful fragrances imaginable. Although there have been different methods implemented through the years, the general principle and purpose of making perfume is…

History of Perfumery using Essential Oils

Historical records reveal that people’s use of scents, aromas, fragrances and essential oils have been used in almost every culture for millenniums. The Egyptians used aromatics in embalming, while the Greeks attributed sweet aromas to their gods by burning incense and the Babylonians perfumed the mortar with which they built their temples. In fact, Cleopatra,…

Simple Perfume Recipes Using Essential Oils

Before we get started, make sure you have everything you need. Here’s your checklist. • Distilled water • Essential oils • Plastic sheeting • Glycerin • Large measuring cup with spout for pouring • Dark glass bottle with lid • Vodka or Perfumer’s Alcohol You’re probably still wondering about the Vodka, right? Using Vodka in…

When Buying Essential Oils for Making Perfumes

You will want to look for 100% undiluted pure essential oils. If they’re truly undiluted, you won’t have to put your nose right up them to get a good whiff. You should be able to hold it about 5 inches away and still get a good smell. Another way to determine if they’re undiluted is by putting a drop on a piece of paper. If it leaves an oily stain on the paper, it’s probably been diluted with a vegetable oil.