In the process of looking up some perfumes I discovered that there are tons and tons of recipes for creating your own perfume. I wasn't sure where to begin so I figured I'd start with Rose Perfume since many popular fragrances contain roses, like Chanel No. 5.
To make this perfume you will need:
¾ cup fresh English Garden rose petals (not supermarket roses)
1/2 cup 80- or 100-proof vodka (any brand)
2 1/2 cups distilled water
Mason jar (large with a lid)
Perfume bottle (empty, of course)
optional: 2-4 drops rose essential or fragrance-grade oil (like Doterra)
Steps for making this are EASY:
1. Drop petals into the bottom of mason jar and pour the vodka over it. Cover and let it sit for 24 hours in a cool, dark place.
2. After 24 hours, use a heavy-duty spoon to pulverize and squish the petals in the jar.
3. Add the distilled water to the jar and cover. Leave it to sit in a cool, dark place for four to seven days, taking it out once a day to mix and pulverize the petals.
4. After seven days, strain the mixture into one or two glass perfume bottles.
NOTE: Shake before each time you spray it, and keep your fresh perfume in the fridge.
If you have tried this before and have some tips or other recipes, please share with me in the comments below. I am so curious to see how this reacts to my body chemistry. I hope it smells amazing! Can't wait to try this one!