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Natural Homemade Perfumes & Scented Water

Many perfumes available commercially contain a number of chemicals, including chemical fragrance instead of actual natural fragrance. For instance, a perfume may contain a chemical combination that smells like rose rather than simply an extract from an actual rose.

Perfume oils to make your own scent creations can be purchased online or at some specialty retail shops.

Common Perfume Oils

Any essential oil can be used in perfume making, however there are few standout oils more specifically indicated in perfume making.

This list names a few: 

  •  Amber
  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Freesia
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lime (leaf)
  • Musk
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang-ylang

Making Perfume Sprays

You can add your favourite perfume oil or combination of perfume oils to equal parts vodka and distilled water to make your own perfume sprays. Here are a few ideas for some lovely perfume sprays:

Orange Dream Perfume Spray

  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 8 drops neroli oil
  • 5 drops mandarin oil
  • 5 drops jasmine oil
  • 5 drops sandalwood oil

Blissful Blooms Perfume Spray

  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 8 drops freesia oil
  • 8 drops vanilla oil
  • 5 drops musk oil

Fiery Heart Perfume Spray

  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 7 drops amber oil
  • 7 drops myrrh oil
  • 5 drops cedar oil
  • 5 drops rosewood oil

Scented Waters

Scented waters are also an excellent way to perfume the body. You can make scented water at home by infusing distilled water with various ingredients. Below are a few ideas to get you started.

A scented water can simply be splashed on after a bath or shower, or you can put it in a diffuser bottle and spray it on your body.

Some people will suggest making scented waters with dried flowers or herbs, I’m prone to suggest using only fresh ingredients for scented waters.

Why? Because the juicier the better! Or in other words, we want there to be some juice or oil that can be pressed out of the scent-producer, and that’s just not as obviously present in most dried items.

Orange Water

Also try lemon water, substituting lemon peel for the orange peel in this recipe.

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup orange peel chopped into pieces

Place the orange peel and vodka in a glass measuring cup and allow to sit one day.

Mash with a wooden spoon and add the distilled water.

Allow to sit one week, mashing and mixing once a day.

Strain the water into a bottle, use the water to perfume your body.

Rose Water

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh rose petals

Place the rose petals and vodka in a glass measuring cup and allow to sit one day.

Mash with a wooden spoon and add the distilled water.

Allow to sit one week, mashing and mixing once a day.

Strain the water into a bottle, use the water to perfume your body.

Lavender Water

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lavender flowers

Place the lavender and vodka in a glass measuring cup and allow to sit one day.

Mash with a wooden spoon and add the distilled water.

Allow to sit one week, mashing and mixing once a day.

Strain the water into a bottle use, the water to perfume your body.

Rosemary Water

You may also like to try making rosemary lemon water. Mixing these two fragrances is very refreshing.

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh rosemary

Place the rosemary and vodka in a glass measuring cup and allow to sit one day.

Mash with a wooden spoon and add the distilled water.

Allow to sit one week, mashing and mixing once a day.

Strain the water into a bottle, use the water to perfume your body.

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