8 Steps to Making Your Own Perfume ...

Learning all of the steps for making your own perfume can be challenging! While this is not a recipe list for making your own perfume, these are steps you'll have to watch out for when you are learning to make your own perfume. After all, you don't want to forget anything when you do finally have the recipes, right? Using too much of one scent but not enough of another can completely screw up one batch of perfume that you've spent forever making!

1. Choose the Right Oil

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The very first step that you're going to want to take when you are first making your own perfume is choosing the right oil. You can use jojoba oil, almond oil and even coconut oil if you want. You'll need to pick whichever oil you want to use to decide which one creates the perfect scent base for the perfume that you want!

2. Choose the Right Essential Oils

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The next step that you'll have to take is all about choosing the right essential oils for the scent that you want. You want to find essential oils that are pure, nothing that is going to be fake and nothing that is going to make your fragrance fade too quickly. For me Young Living is the best brand to get. They are pure and real essential oils.

3. Know What Scent You Want

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The most important step – what scent do you want? Do you want something fruity? Something spicy? Something that has a few floral notes to it? My favorite is actually a bit sweet, a bit spicy and a bit floral!

4. Solid or Spray?

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The great thing about making your own perfume is that you know exactly what is in it and you know exactly what you want to put into it. Are you thinking that you want to make a solid perfume or do you want to make one that is a spray? This is going to affect which ingredients you use, so make sure you research which one you want before starting on this.

5. Find a Pretty Container to Put It in

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For a spray, there are tons of little perfume bottles out there that you can find that would look beautiful on any vanity table; for a solid, you can truly put it in anything. For me, I love the locket idea, so you can hang the perfume right around your neck for quick refreshes!

6. Don't Go Overboard on Ingredients

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The biggest mistake that a lot of new perfume makers make is going overboard with the ingredients and making something too complex when it could've been really simple. Remember, simple is always going to be better and it will actually make your perfume smell better too!

7. Add Salt for an Ocean Smell

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Do you want a little bit of an aquatic, ocean scent to slip into? Adding salt to your mixture is going to do that for you and it'll actually give your perfume another dimension! I love this trick and believe it or not, a lot of people don't even know about it!

8. Know the Shelf Life

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Finally, every perfume has a shelf life, but when you are making your own, most likely it isn't going to be as long, so remember that if you are making a huge batch. You don't want your perfume to lose its scent before you get to use it all!

So, these are just a few steps that you should be aware of when you are diving into making your own perfume. I love making my own perfume, it's awesome and a unique trait! So girls, what perfume are you going to make now?

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