Why is it that women love perfume as much as men love cars? There are some researchers who believe that a woman’s reason for loving perfume is because of the pheromones their bodies produce. Often, certain scents or perfumes trigger the increase of how much pheromones a woman’s body will produce.
While a perfume will help in increasing the production of a woman’s pheromone levels, they are also liked by women because of the attention they get from a member of the opposite sex! It also creates a refreshing and engaging atmosphere:)
In studies carried out, nearly 80% of all women will make a perfume purchase at least once each year.
Many women will tell you that the reason they purchase a particular perfume for themselves is that it makes them smell great and they seem to feel better about themselves.
It also makes them feel a little more feminine. Not only does smelling great make a woman feel good about herself, but it will make her feel attractive as well.
We will be looking at ways of how to make your own perfume so that you can produce a scent which is particular to you, and unlike any of those that you can buy either in store or over the internet, so let’s make our own!
The History Of Perfumery
Both the Assyrian’s and Egyptians used scented oils. Because of this, the demand for the raw materials needed to produce both fragrances and remedies led to the discovering of new ways of extracting scents from the plants they used.
Such techniques as pressing, decoction, pulverization and maceration were developed and mastered by both the Assyrian’s and the Egyptians. They even made attempts at trying to produce essential oils by distillation.
Slowly, the use of perfumes spread to Greece, where not only were they used in religious ceremonies, but also for personal purposes as well. When the Romans saw what the Greeks were doing, they began to use fragrances even more lavishly.
There are many manuscripts around describing the herbs which they brought from all over the world to produce the fragrances they used.
Today, more and more people are turning away from the industrial techniques of producing perfume, and preferring to make it themselves instead. But for many people making their own perfumes, not only is it easy to do, but it is also a great source of pleasure and fun for them.
What can perfume be made from?
Plants are the oldest source for obtaining fragrant oil compounds from, and the parts used the most are the flowers and blossoms. But other plant parts, which can also be considered for use in perfume making, are leave, twigs, roots, rhizomes, bulbs, seeds, fruit, wood, bark and lichens.
As for perfumes which have been made using animal sources, they are normally made from Musk, and it is obtained from either the Asian Musk Deer or Civets (known as Civet Musk), as well as Ambergis (a fatty compound). Some perfume makers may also use either Castoreum or Honeycomb in the production of their perfumes.
As for synthetic source perfumes, these are produced through organic synthesis of multiple chemical compounds, and such things as Calone, Linalool, Coumarin and Terpenes are used to make synthetic fragrant oils.
By using synthetic products in perfume making, you can produce smells which are both unnatural, and which may not even exist in nature, have become very valuable element in the making of perfumes nowadays, it’s always best to choose natural and wholesome ingredients:)
Perfume recipe just for you!
The first recipe we will be looking at is the basic perfume recipe. This is the simplest of all perfume recipes that you can produce at home.
The ingredients you need are as follows:-
1. 2 cups of water
2. 2 cup fresh chopped flower blossoms (you may want to use such flowers as lavender, lilac, orange blossoms or honeysuckle).
Now for the directions:
1. In a bowl, put a cheesecloth (make sure that the
edges of the cloth hang over the side of the
bowl). Fill this with 1 cup of flower blossoms
(you choose) and then pour water over them until
they are completely covered.
2. Cover the bowl and allow it to sit overnight.
The following day, take hold of the edges of the
cheesecloth hanging over the side of the bowl and lift it up, then gently squeeze the scented water produced into a small pot.
You will now need to place this water into a pot and allow it to simmer until there is about 1 teaspoon left of the liquid. Allow the solution to cool, and place it in a small bottle.
Perfume made this way normally has a shelf life of about 1 month. Did you find this simple enough?
Another easy perfume recipe for you
A very easy recipe, only this time included are essential/fragrance oils.
1. 4 drops of Sandalwood
2. 4 drops of Musk
3. 3 drops of Frankincense
4. 2 teaspoons of Jojoba oil(carrier oil to be used when using essential or fragrance oils in perfume making).
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bottle and shake well.
2. Place them in a dark coloured bottle, and then allow the perfume to settle for at least 12
3. Once it has been stood for 12 hours or more, you should now store it in a cool dry area.
Packaging Your Homemade perfumes
When looking at what sort of bottles you are
considering to place your finished product in, you
might want to think about vintage perfume bottles (but
make sure they have been thoroughly sterilized).
They will certainly provide you with an individual look
that can not be found when buying perfumes that have
Just take a wander around your
local antique shops or bric-a-brac shop, and you will
soon find a wealth of different perfume bottles that
you could use.
You can even purchase empty bottles, spray bottles, jars of almost any shape or size through a variety of natural toiletries websites through the ‘essentials or basics’ range, on a separate section. How about local bath and body stores that can sell empty containers for your perfume needs, you can check if it’s Eco friendly packaging.
Perfumes are fantastic as gifts and to make anyone feel special, in fact, what is a typical reaction anyway, from a gift receiver that receives some, dreamy and stunning perfume?? Please comment below:)
Making your own perfumes or even purchasing one’s that contain gentle, pure and natural ingredients is not only beneficial to your skin and overall health, but amplifies clean and safe scents while many of the scents are truly out of this world.
Go green and engage with natural fragrances that brings emotional and physical healing properties to mind, body and soul!
You can even obtain perfume kits in aromatherapy stores that can allow you to ease into making perfumes with simple instruction that can get you into the feel of it if you are making a start. There are endless scents that you can create and not much equipment is needed.
Thank you very much and if you do have any questions or comments, please leave below and I’ll be sure to help you out!