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shellibelli
« on: September 18, 2011 06:29:47 AM »

has anyone tried making perfume? can you use fragrance oils instead of essential oils? (because they have fragrance oils at walmart for $2 so while i'm learning i'd like to do it cheap till i get the hang of it)  is it less complicated and time consuming to make the roll on perfume or hard perfume balm things?

i was inspired to see if i can make my own when i sampled perfumes at anthropologie. omfg they are the best!!! i HAVE to learn.

 Grin

also other resourses that ive read wich seemed a little complicated said you have to mix the notes in a certain order. what if you didnt? would it really make a difference? i mean it all gets mixed together anyway. also can you make a perfume out of one or 2 scents?

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011 05:55:39 AM »

You can only use the fragrance oils if they are specifically made for body products along with proper dilution of a carrier oil with it or other mixer. If you use ones for popourri (sp) or for burning to scent rooms you could really get a rash or chemical burn depending on someones skin sensitivity.
 I am no expert on mixing products but it may make a difference in the finished product if you are to mix one thing before another. It is trial and error depending on what you like for many things though.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011 07:26:49 PM »

do you want to make oil based or alcohol based perfumes? oil based are pretty easy, alcohol based can be more of a challenge and more fun, imho. There are a ton of books about perfume making--check out your local library first...that way you can check them out before spending $$ on a book that you don't like. and try to find a different fragrance oil supplier--I can imagine that the FO's available at wally world are not the best/highest quality. MareMare put together a very comprehensive list of online suppliers of everything that you'd need to make bath/body/perfume products.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011 09:23:13 AM »

Here is an Artisan's Perfume Base:  http://rusticescentuals.com/Bases-c-89/
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011 01:27:28 PM »

If you're going super super easy, you can just mix and match essential oils and put them into Everclear or rubbing alcohol.  You never want to add more than a little bit of essential oils per ounce of alcohol (the site I used said no more than 20% per base of alcohol but I think that would knock you over haha).  I just made my first batch and kept it really simple..  I added about a 1/4 of an ounce of lavender essential oils to about 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol.  That was PLENTY of scent haha!  It's been about 8 hours, and I think I still smell lovely Smiley

A good mix if you're thinking essential oils might be jasmine and ylang ylang or some of the citruses (I love Lime essential oil).  Make sure to google which essential oils irritate your skin before you start! 

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011 01:33:50 AM »

Can try Fragrance oil :/
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shellibelli
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011 06:36:44 AM »

thanks so much for all the help! and replys!
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011 08:35:49 PM »

http://rusticescentuals.com/Artisan-s-Perfume-Base.html
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011 07:33:33 AM »

If you're going super super easy, you can just mix and match essential oils and put them into Everclear or rubbing alcohol.  You never want to add more than a little bit of essential oils per ounce of alcohol (the site I used said no more than 20% per base of alcohol but I think that would knock you over haha).  I just made my first batch and kept it really simple..  I added about a 1/4 of an ounce of lavender essential oils to about 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol.  That was PLENTY of scent haha!  It's been about 8 hours, and I think I still smell lovely Smiley

A good mix if you're thinking essential oils might be jasmine and ylang ylang or some of the citruses (I love Lime essential oil).  Make sure to google which essential oils irritate your skin before you start! 



Wah, awesome!  I've been wanting to make my own perfume for a long time, and this sounds just simple enough that I might get off my butt and do it (like... right this second).  Mmm, ylang ylang.  Thanks, lady!
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