DIY Perfume: A Guide to Crafting Your Signature Scent

DIY Perfume: An Inspiring Guide to Crafting Your Signature Scent

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

In this DIY perfume guide, we will make a perfume with an exquisite scent. We will use four ingredients only.

You will find satisfaction when you make your own perfume. You will be confident of the quality of the ingredients used. Whether you’re just starting out or are a knowledgeable fragrance lover, DIY perfume making offers endless possibilities for customizing your scent collection.

This can become a lovely hobby for you and save you money on your perfume purchases. So, gather your supplies and get ready to create a scent that’s uniquely yours.

Items Needed

  • Ethyl alcohol 95%. Best to buy it from pharmacies. Make sure you don’t get the methyl alcohol which is harmful.
  • Distilled water
  • Fragrance oil
  • Glycerine – This is required as perfume fixative, which makes the scent last longer.
  • 100ml perfume bottle

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Unit of Measurement: Gram

  • 30 grams of fragrance oil = 1.05 ounces
  • 3 grams of glycerine = 0.10 ounces
  • 3 grams of distilled water = 0.10 ounces
  • 44 grams of pure alcohol 95% = 1.55 ounces

Steps: DIY Perfume

1- We will make a perfume for a 100ml bottle.
2- In a glass beaker or bowl, add 30 grams of your preferred fragrance oil. This is the maximum amount you may add for a 100ml perfume bottle.

3- Add 3 grams of the glycerine.
4- Mix for two minutes.

5- After mixing for two minutes, it is time to add 3 grams of distilled water and start mixing again. You will see that the liquid has now become cloudy.

After adding and mixing the distilled water, the mix becomes cloudy
4. After adding and mixing the distilled water, the mix becomes cloudy

6- Add 44 grams of the ethyl alcohol 95% and mix for two minutes. You will notice that the liquid immediately becomes clear. 

Note: Do you remember what we said above that we cannot exceed 30g of the fragrance oil for a perfume bottle of 100ml? For perfume (not eau-de-parfum and not eau-de-toilette) we are allowed 25-30 grams of fragrance oil for a 100ml perfume, because if we exceed this quantity, then the fragrance oil and the ethyl alcohol will not mix properly

7- The perfume is now complete. Slowly pour your finished perfume into a 100ml perfume bottle.

8- Before using your perfume, you need to store it in the fridge for 3 days while also covering it

9- Once 3 days have passed, remove your perfume from the fridge and place it in a closed cabinet for another 3 days. The storage in the cabinet is for aging the perfume, which is a very important phase. The more we age it, the more intense the fragrance and the more stable it is.

10- The color of the perfume will be as per the color of the fragrance oil you used. In our case, we used one with somewhat clear color, and that is why the perfume is clear. If your fragrance oil has color, it will show in your perfume.

This is the final product. DIY perfume
This is the final product.

11- The perfume is now ready for use!

Check out this article : How To Make A Perfume Oil Of Love
And this one: How To Make A Perfume Oil Of Passion

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

You can see the steps explained in this article in this video.

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