How to make all-natural perfume
Making perfume at home using common ingredients
Be your own perfumer!
Do not eat! Do not ignite! Do not apply to clothing; the oils will leave greasy marks! Possible allergens.
Reagents and equipment
- small spray bottle;
- 10mL unscented base oil (such as almond oil);
- orange zest;
- cinnamon sticks;
As essential oils are soluble in fats, the oils in the orange zest, cinnamon, and anise dissolve in the base oil. The process of dissolving certain substances from a solution or dry mixture in a suitable solvent is called extraction. The previously-unscented oil now has a pleasant natural aroma. Their lightness and subtlety set them apart from alcohol-based fragrances. Experiment by adding whatever you want to the base – for instance, visit a spice shop or buy your favorite fruits.