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DIY Customizable Perfume

DIY Customizable Perfume
DIY Customizable Perfume
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Bottled perfume is luxurious, but it's also expensive. With this DIY Customizable Perfume tutorial, you can learn how to make perfume at home. This tutorial uses essential oils to get that perfect aroma you want, and it teaches you how to get the ratios of oils just right. The essential oils in this DIY perfume will make you feel like a million bucks. DIY-ers can follow three tried-and-true perfume recipes, or they can experiment with different scents and get creative. No more searching the stores for decent perfume--just make it instead!

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

MaterialsOther

Primary TechniqueBath and Beauty

Easy

Project TypeLearn a Technique

DID YOU KNOW?

People have used perfumes and scented oils for thousands of years. The word perfume is used today to describe scented mixtures. It is derived from the Latin word, "per fumus," which means through smoke; it references a mid 16th century term that denoted a pleasant-smelling smoke from a burning substance. Originally, the early Egyptians used perfume as part of religious ceremonies through burning of incense and the application of balms and ointments. The use of perfume then spread to Greece, Rome, and the Islamic world. To date, Cyprus is the place where to oldest perfumery was discovered. Though perfume has been around a long time, there was a sharp decline in use after the fall of the Roman Empire.


In the 12th century, due to an increase in international trade, perfume started to have a resurgence. By the 17th century, it was huge success, particularly in France during the court of Louis XV. The late 19th century was the first real era of perfume as we know it today, when new scents were created with advances in organic chemistry knowledge. Signature perfumes started to gain notoriety, like Chanel No. 5 (1921) and Miss Dior (1947). Today, the making of perfume is a ten billion dollar industry, there are over 30,000 designer perfumes, and perfume is no longer considered just a luxury item for the wealthy. However, it is still sometimes a bit pricey for everyday wear. Luckily, tutorials like the one above can show you how to make perfume for your own budget at home.

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As a cancer survivor I need to be careful with chemicals. I was reading an article that indicated many perfumes and colognes contain some serious cancer causing and dangerous chemicals and this really concerned me since I love perfumes. So this recipe is great, and be sure to know what is in your essential oils... They too have quality brands and various levels of purity, and this will effect your final product! Thanks for sharing and happy scents!

I've always wanted to try making my own perfume whenever I find a body lotion or perfume I like, I always jot down the notes in the fragrance. Can't wait to try this out!

I love crafts from the merry thought bloggers. I have often found ideas from them. This one I especially like. I once used a sample of some orange blossom perfume which I received so many compliments from. It was a tiny, tiny bottle. I used it all up and have been trying to find some more for ages. I haven't been able to. This has inspired me to make my own. I can't wait to start. What a great gift idea too!

I'm very sensitive when it comes to smells, so I never wear perfume. That being said, the ability to customize the scent is very appealing.

I have got to give this a try. How exciting to make your own perfume scent. I cannot wait to try it. I will be doing some some reading on which essential oils to mix to get that perfect perfume for me. This would be great to do with a group of friends and see what we come up with. I love that it will be chemical free. Do you have to use vodka as a base or is that just a recipe?

I am so picky about the perfumes that I buy that a customizable way to make my own would be perfect for me! I'll have to check into this!

The history of perfume is fascinating! Can't wait to try out different scents with this DIY perfume tutorial!

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