It has always been said that the first impression is the most important. Hence, many people strive to look good in specific situations. For example, when they are going to attend a job interview, when they go on a first date, when working in front of the public, at large corporate events, etc.
A good look not only includes being well combined and that the clothes are striking. It is also necessary to be clean and well-groomed, which includes ironed clothes, clean and, if necessary, shiny shoes, well-groomed hair, in the case of women, wearing appropriate makeup, etc.
For many people, the icing on the cake is to put on a good perfume, one that, when entering any place, everyone can perceive and turn around looking for who is wearing it. Of course, in this particular the quality and type of essence plays an important role, rather than the amount of perfume that you apply, since putting on too much could cause the opposite effect.
For some people, wearing perfume is a must. In fact, they often put it on right after they shower and feel weird if they don’t, as its part of their daily beauty routine. However, wearing a good perfume every day can be an expensive habit, which is why not everyone can do it.
But what do you think of the idea of making your own perfume at home? The idea may seem a bit far-fetched to you, since you have no idea what to do or where to start. But, you have nothing to worry about. Through this short post I will show you a simple way to make your own homemade perfume. In this way, you can use it whenever you want and, if it exceeds your expectations, you could get to market with it.
Instructions for making homemade perfume
Making a homemade perfume is very simple. To achieve this, not only is it enough that you follow the instructions that I will give you below the letter, you must also have some prior knowledge about the composition of the perfume.
Each perfume is made up of 3 different notes, which are achieved by combining different essential oils:
- The main note. This is the most important because it is the one that will make the first impression. Although it is true that it acts as the perfume’s letter of introduction, its aroma is the least durable. Among the most recommended aromas are citrus fruits, due to their particular characteristics, such as grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, etc.
- The center note. This is known as the hallmark of perfume. Among those that go best are floral aromas, such as lavender. However, their intensity will depend on your tastes.
- The bottom note. This is the one that stays the longest on the skin. Therefore, the recommendation is that it be light note oil.
Although the amount of ingredients will depend on how much perfume you want to make and your particular tastes, you should keep in mind that the middle and base notes should always be twice the main note.
To make your own homemade perfume you must do the following:
- Firstly, dilute the alcohol with a little water, using the final container that you will use to store your perfume.
- Add the amount of each of the essential oils you have selected. The recommendation is that you start with a small amount and, as you progress in the preparation process, if you notice that the aroma is very light or does not satisfy you, you can add more until you perfect the recipe.
- As you add the ingredients, gently shake the jar to mix them well.
- Finally, let it macerate for 3 or 4 weeks freeze it and filter it with the help of a paper filter and that’s it! You can now use it.
As you have been able to realize, making a perfume is a very simple process. You no longer have to worry if you don’t find a fragrance that suits you or suits your personality, because now you have enough knowledge to create it yourself. But what do you need for it?
What do you need to make homemade perfumes?
Contrary to what you might imagine, you don’t need too many resources to make your homemade perfumes. Among what you should locate is the following:
- Pure alcohol without any odor.
- A bit of
- Essential oils of your choice.
- A dark glass bowl.
- A paper filter.
- A dropper or dispenser.
As I have mentioned before, the amount of oil you are going to use will depend largely on how much perfume you are going to make and on your personal preferences, remembering that the middle note and the base note should always double the main note, so that this is the aroma that remains on your skin for the longest time.
But, in addition to this advice, what others should you take into account in order to be successful in making your homemade perfumes?
Tips for making homemade perfume
If you want to get the most out of your homemade perfumes, you need to make sure you apply them in the right places. In this case, it is the areas where the blood circulation is more superficial.
What are those zones? On the inside of the wrist, at the nape of the neck, knees, elbows, at the temples, at the base of the neck and, in the case of women, between the bust.
It is generally thought that a little perfume should be sprayed behind the ears. Interestingly, however, at that site, the epidermis at that site tends to falsify the “scent.” Especially if it’s fat.
The best time to apply perfume is before getting dressed. Thus, you make sure not to stain your clothes with it and to apply it correctly and easily in the parts that I have suggested.
In relation to the care of the perfume, it must be remembered that all perfume is sensitive to the effect of light. Therefore, it is always recommended to keep it inside its cardboard case. But, if this seems like an unattractive alternative, keep them away from the sun or light sources. Hence the recommendation to store them in dark containers.
On the other hand, you should also protect your perfumes from heat. The riskiest temperatures are those that exceed 30°C.
If you have perfumes that you only wear on special occasions, the best thing you can do for them is to store them in the refrigerator so they don’t deteriorate as quickly.
A recommendation that you should never overlook is to close the bottle very well after using the perfume. In this way, you prevent it from evaporating and oxidizing, since when the perfume comes into contact with the air, its natural state is altered and it loses its smell.
Don’t be too quick to judge your perfume by how it smells on someone else’s skin. Keep in mind that each person has different body chemistry and therefore the oils act in different ways.
The longer you let your perfume macerate, the greater the intensity of its aroma will be. However, if after the preparation you are satisfied with its fragrance, there is no problem in using it immediately and without remorse.
The next time you run out of perfume, resist the initial urge to throw it away. You can take advantage of it by putting the bottle in your closet and the stopper in one of your clothes drawers. In this way, your clothes will be impregnated with the smell of the perfume.
If you put these recommendations into practice, you will be able to get the most out of your homemade perfumes. Remember that, with this formula, you can market them or customize them according to the particular tastes of your friends or family to give a super exclusive and original gift.