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Looking for a fun DIY alternative? Have you ever wondered how to make your own fragrances?
Whether you’re trying to create a fragrance that’s all your own or searching for a homemade gift idea that’s both thoughtful and unique, follow these easy step-by-step instructions.
#1 Pick your scentsUse your imagination and have fun creating. You can use a single-note scent, like peach or vanilla, or mix scents together to create your own signature scent.
#2 Pick your base oilA base oil is a healthy, nourishing oil that holds in fragrance and completes the 'infusion' process. Our recommendations: jojoba, grape seed, or sweet almond oil.
#3 Find a good containerYou can use clear glass or amber glass bottles for your oil. Important: keep your fragrance oil away from direct sunlight to better preserve the fragrance.
#4 Protect your surfacesMaking your own fragrance oil can be fun... until it messes up your dining room table. Save yourself a big cleanup job, or worse, and put down a protective layer, like a thick plastic sheet, onto your workspace.
#5 Add base oil to bottleUse a funnel. It's a good way to keep things clean and easy.
#6 Use an eyedropperDropping your fragrance into the oil one drop at a time will keep you from overdoing it.
How do you know if you've added too much? Try not to surpass the 3 drops essential oil/1 oz base oil rule of thumb.
Take your time adding more drops if you want something a little stronger. Add less drops if you want a lighter scent.
Still not sure? Leave the mixture for a few hours, then go back and try a little on your skin, until you've got the right intensity.
If you're using fragrance oil instead of essentials, then add more of your base oil. Stick with 20 drops of fragrance oil to every 1oz of base oil.
#7 Start infusing processOnce you're happy with how strong your fragrance oil is, tighten the cap on the bottle and put it in a dark place for a few days. This allows the scented mixture to "mature" and reach it's final strength.
When you're mixing the fragrance, the scent is still concentrated. It needs time to combine with the whole container of oil before you use it.
What do others say?
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