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Create your own perfume at home with just three simple ingredients! In this guide, we will show you how to make a nourishing creamy perfume with a lavender scent that is both luxurious and affordable.
Homemade creamy perfume is a great way to express your creativity and create a unique fragrance that is all your own. So, whether you’re looking to make your own perfume for a special occasion or just want to indulge in a little DIY beauty, this guide will show you how to make the process simple and enjoyable.
- Cream base. It is described as base because it is raw and pure, with no additives added to it. So it has no oils, extracts, color or fragrance added to it. It is meant to be a base to which you add your own additives to make the cream or lotion that you desire.
- Lavender essential oil
- Vegetable glycerine
- Vitamin E capsule
- Optional: Mica color powder. Since I am using the lavender essential oil, I will use lilac or purple mica color.
- Scale to weigh quantities
- Bowl and cup
- Glass container to store the creamy perfume
- Wooden popsicle stick
- Glass mixing rod
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: Create Your Own Perfume
1- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of the cream base into a bowl.
In a separate cup, we will prepare a mix of the mica color powder and the essential oil. After mixing them well together, we will add them to the cream base.
2- So, add a little of the mica color powder into a separate cup.
3- Add 5 grams (0.17 oz) of the lavender essential oil to the mica color powder.
4- Mix the mica powder and the essential oil well.
5- After mixing thoroughly the mica powder and the essential oil, pour the mix on the cream base in the bowl.
6- Mix well the contents in the bowl.
7- Add 1 gram (0.035 oz) of the glycerine. The glycerine acts as perfume fixative and makes the scent last longer.
8- Finally, cut a vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents over the mix. Vitamin E has anti-oxidation and anti-rancidity effect and prolongs the life of our creamy perfume. The essential oil that we used, lavender, has the same effect, but use the vitamin E anyway just in case you wish sometimes to prepare a creamy perfume with a different essential oil.
9- Mix well.
10- Scoop the creamy perfume into a glass container. And that’s it!
How To Use: Create Your Own Perfume
To use your homemade creamy perfume, simply apply a small amount to your pulse points, such as your wrists, neck, and behind your ears. The warmth of your skin will help to activate the fragrance and release the scent throughout the day.
Because this creamy perfume contains nourishing ingredients like vegetable glycerin and vitamin E, it can also be used as a moisturizing body lotion. Simply apply a small amount to your hands and massage into your skin for a hydrating and aromatic experience.
One of the benefits of making your own creamy perfume is that you can adjust the scent to suit your personal preferences. If you prefer a stronger scent, you can add a few more drops of lavender essential oil to your mixture.
With just a little experimentation, you can create a luxurious and personalized creamy perfume that is perfect for any occasion.
Benefits: Create Your Own Perfume
Here are some potential benefits of the ingredients used in the DIY creamy perfume:
- Cream base: The cream base used in this DIY creamy perfume helps to create a smooth and luxurious texture that is easy to apply to the skin. It also provides a moisturizing effect, leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
- Lavender essential oil: Lavender essential oil has a soothing and calming effect on the mind and body, making it a popular choice in aromatherapy. It may help to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. It also has antimicrobial properties, which can help to fight off bacteria and other harmful pathogens.
- Vegetable glycerin: Vegetable glycerin is a natural humectant, which means it helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin. It is also a great emollient, helping to soften and smooth the skin. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also has moisturizing properties, helping to keep the skin hydrated and supple. It may also have anti-aging benefits, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
Watch the first 5m 45s in this video to see the steps of this article.