Even if a perfume has a hundred components, simplicity can be just as alluring. Perfumes can be made with a wide variety of essential oil combinations or with layers of top, middle, and base notes, but a light flower perfume made with water is a deliciously straightforward present for the romantic at heart.
Synthetic scents can contain dangerous chemicals or preservatives, but if you make your own perfume, you can avoid them. Scientists and environmentalists, for instance, have claimed that the use of phthalates in perfume and other cosmetics has not been demonstrated to be safe.
You can do your part for the planet by making your own all-natural, water-based perfume. Making a custom bottle of perfume as a present requires some thought into the recipient’s personal preferences.
To get the best results, select a highly fragrant flower; think about what your significant other likes in terms of aroma.
(You may buy a bouquet of flowers just to use in the perfume, then keep the rest to present with your homemade present.) Take this present one step farther towards sustainability by harvesting your own bouquet of flowers. Rose, honeysuckle, and lavender are among possibilities.
Needed Items To Make Perfume:
- 1 covered, medium-sized bowl
- a single little pot
- a pack of cheesecloth
- 1 and a half cups of chopped flowers
- 1 litre of filtered water
- 1 sterilised bottle of vanilla extract (or another tiny, coloured bottle with a tight-fitting lid).
Step 1: Flower cleaning
Flower petals should be cleaned. Rinse the area gently with water to remove any grime or debris.
Step 2: Flowers should be soaked in water for a whole night.
Wrap the interior of the bowl with cheesecloth, making sure the edges hang over the sides. Cover the flowers with water and place them in the dish lined with cheesecloth. Leave the flowers to soak in the bowl overnight, covered.
Step 3: Warm the water with its floral aroma.
The following day, uncover the bowl and carefully gather the cheesecloth’s four corners to take the flower pouch out of the water. Squeeze the bag over a skillet to get the perfumed floral water out of it. Reduce to about a teaspoon’s worth of liquid by simmering over low heat.
Step 4: Confiscate the cologne
Fill the bottle with the chilled water and secure the cap. If kept in a cold, dark environment, the perfume has a shelf life of up to a month.
You have the option of dressing up your bottle, making a custom label, or leaving it plain. While there are many different variations of perfume, this one is fairly basic. Next, you may try making your own aftershave or blending perfume with essential oils.