DIY Perfume with Botanic Hearth Essential Oils

Mar 05 , 2020

DIY Perfume with Botanic Hearth Essential Oils

Essential oils or aromatic oils are concentrated liquids extracted from different parts of the plants and flowers. They have been in use for beautifying, medicinal, and spiritual purposes in many cultures throughout history. In the era of ancient Romans and Greeks, people would burn the leaves of aromatic plants for scenting religious places, embalming practices, and funeral rituals. Due to their purifying, exfoliating, and soothing properties, essential oils have been in use for therapeutic purposes for centuries.

The Arabs had used aromatic oils as air-fresheners, personal perfumes, and for purification purposes. The knowledge of perfumery was passed on by Arabs to the West in the 14th century. It is believed that the first-ever modern perfume was created in Hungary in 1370 by blending alcohol and scented oils. In the beginning, perfumes were primarily in use of the wealthy and royals for masking bad odors. However, during the 16th century, modern perfumes had become in access to common use, and the perfume industry prospered greatly. The cultivation of aromatic plants for the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics spread in many other European countries in the 18th century. Nevertheless, France remained the center of the perfume industry in Europe throughout history.

In recent decades, essential oils have found their way back into popularity because of their many therapeutic properties. Essential oils are active ingredients in many cosmetics, perfumes, house cleaning, and personal care products. They have a unique aroma and health-promoting compounds extracted from the botanicals of their origin. They are widely used in aromatherapy, which is an alternative form of treatment to promote health and wellness. Their aroma creates an ambiance that balances mood, promotes mental tranquility, and calms mental agitation. Essential oil blends are combinations of different essential oils created for specific purposes or the sheer pleasure of aroma. Using essential oils for perfumery is a matter of science and blending basics.

Here is how you can create a DIY Perfume with Botanic Hearth Essential Oils at home:

How to Make Perfume with Use of Essential Oils

Blending scents of essential oils is the first step in creating a perfume. To create a perfume, understanding different types of scents and their right proportions of usage is important. Perfumes have three notes, the base note, middle note, and the top note. The base note scent is the strongest scent (20%) in a perfume and it is meant to enhance the longevity of a fragrance. The middle note (50%) is considered as the core of a perfume and has a lighter scent than the base note. The top note (20%) has the lightest scent which easily evaporates, and it is the first scent that you smell in a perfume. Essential oils with top, middle, and base notes are:

  • Essential Oils with Top Notes:Basil, bergamot, lavender, lemon, lime, grapefruit, rosemary, sweet orange, neroli
  • Essential Oils with Middle Notes:Black pepper, chamomile, geranium, juniper, yarrow, fennel, nutmeg, bay, cardamom
  • Essential Oils with Base Notes:Cedarwood, ginger, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, cypress, vetiver

 

DIY Perfume Recipe

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (jojoba, almond, coconut, grapeseed)
  • 6 tablespoons of 100-proof alcohol
  • 5 tablespoons of bottled water
  • 30 drops of essential oils (9 drops of top notes, 15 drops of middle notes and 6 drops of base notes)
  • Coffee filter
  • Small funnel
  • 2 dark-glass bottles with air-tight lids

Instructions:

  • In one dark-glass bottle add essential oil with the base note (20%)
  • Add essential oil with the middle note (50%)
  • Add essential oil with the top note (30%)
  • Add alcohol
  • Secure the lid onto the bottle
  • Let the perfume sit for 48 hours (the fragrance will get stronger if you let it sit for a longer period)
  • Add bottled water into the perfume and shake it well for 1 minute
  • Transfer your perfume to the other dark-glass bottle using coffee funnel