How To Create Botanical Perfumes, Awesome!

How To Create Botanical Perfumes, Awesome!
Botanical perfumes. What are they and why should we care? According to Alexandra Balahoutis for Ca Fleure Bon, a botanical perfume is: The art of blending plant, flower, seed, wood, and resin essences into beautiful aromatic compositions is the art of botanical perfumery. Have you ever had a perfume that you really loved? Everything about it made your heart sing, brought a smile to your face and made you smell Oh, so good.

Something changed. Your body chemistry? The ingredients perhaps? You went from smelling like a sensual floral garden to smelling like urine. I can relate, can you? It happened to me and no matter the price, I could no longer wear over the counter perfumes.

What changed. For one thing, it was the ingredients. Perfumers were using more and more synthetic ingredients in their creations. These synthetic ingredients were not in agreement with my body chemistry. If I wanted to have any type of fragrance to wear, I had to look for alternatives. I found it with essential oils.

This was no cake walk. To learn how to create your own personal scent blend is not easy. To have one created for you can be extremely expensive. So it forced me to become a student of oils. What a great place to find myself.

Creating Botanical Perfumes To Enhance Your Moods

You can do this. The best way to start is to keep it simple. Begin by choosing your favorite essential oil, just one. You’re going to use this oil to build on. It will become your base for creating a blend.

You will need:

- Glass roller bottles: 10ml - order at least a dozen. Amazon or Etsy will have them. Remember you’re just starting out. They will come with caps and roller ball.
- 9ml of carrier oil
- 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (as a starter point)
- Flowers and/or herbs (optional)

If you’ve developed an affinity for Lavender, make this your first roll-on perfume. If it’s Jasmine or Patchouli. Try them. Jasmine and patchouli are not cheap essential oils. Use 5/6 drops and if you feel you need more after it marries with the carrier oil, add a couple more drops. It’s a small bottle, don’t go overboard.

Patchouli is considered a base note. therefore it will give off a strong and heavy aroma. It’s a grounding oil, it lends itself to providing a long lasting aroma.

As for your carrier oil, use fractionated coconut oil. It will keep your blend clear. Should you decide to use other carrier oils, they will possibly change the color of your blend. Grapeseed oil will give a green tint you your perfume blend.

Allow your blend to sit for 24-48 hours before using it. If you choose to include flowers, you will find that they will fade. Remove them with tweezers.

Keep It Simple

To put these few steps in place is a big move. Make sure you record everything you do. How many drops, what carrier oil you chose, how it smells and how it makes you feel. These are all very important in the creation of your blend. Let us know in the fragrance forum about your progress. We’re excited to hear from you.

That’s it for this week.

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