Nothing feels alluring like wearing a good perfume. Wearing a good perfume gives you great confidence and class.
You know that kind of confidence you have when you walk into a room and heads are raised to acknowledge your presence.
Yeah, this is the advantage of smelling really nice.
But then, smelling really can be a neck breaking. To help you stay classy and confident, we looked up a DIY piece on how to produce perfume.
In this article, we’ll show you how to produce perfume in the simplest way using ingredients you can affordable.
- Stop Spending money on General Smell and Make your own unique Fragrance
Everyone loves to smell nice, so producing perfume for yourself and giving it out as a gift to friends and loved ones is a good thing because the smell is valuable for a multitude of purposes, including emotion, memory, creativity, and relationships; perfume can go as far as to boost human emotional states and physical arousal.
A lot of people spend a fortune on perfume. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to do that, but you can actually make your own perfume at a cheaper rate and make your own unique blend instead of wearing a fragrance that everyone else wears.
- Sources of Natural Perfume Ingredients
Some perfume ingredients come from plants, and some are animal products. EG, musk comes from a male deer and castor comes from a beaver (an aquatic rodent).
This clearly shows that musk and castor come from animals, and animal substances are often used as fixatives (i.e., preservatives or binders for lasting fragrance).
Plant substances include oakmoss, myrrh, etc. You will have to extract the oils and I am sure you are already wondering how to do that.
I’ll focus more on how perfumes can be made using synthetic chemicals so you don’t start thinking about the process of extracting essential oils.
- Sources of Synthetic Perfume Ingredients
Today, perfumes are increasingly made using synthetic chemicals. Often, scents that occur naturally are produced synthetically (artificially) rather than sourced and extracted.
Two reagents can be used for the production of perfume. This is to say that with essential oils and a diluting agent(alcohol), you can make your own perfume, but I am going to give you three more (optional), making it a total number of five, just in case you want to give it a try. There’s always room for improvement, okay?
- Deep Thought
I am very convinced that after now, when trying a new scent, you’ll have to ask yourself these questions: what did it take to create the perfume? What ingredients were used? What kind of extraction method produced the scent, if it wasn’t produced synthetically, and what was the ageing duration? With this, you won’t buy perfume the same way again.
- Ingredients Needed to Produced Perfume
Essential Oils: The basis of any real perfume is essential oils, which in various combinations can create a unique fragrance.
Essential oils are simply the fragrance you want to use. To choose the aromas of natural essential oils that may likely become your favourite, you can get a piece of paper, cut it into small pieces, and write the name of each of the oils you want to apply on it. Apply a drop to the paper for testing before closing your eyes. Inhale the fragrance of the oils and then read the name.
Carrier Oils Carrier oils are added to perfume to moisturise the skin. Examples of carrier oils are:
- Jojoba oil
- Avocado oil
- coconut oil
- Almond oil
- Apricot kernel oil. etc
Some essential oils can be harmful to the skin, so some people add carrier oils so they can moisturize the skin. If you intend to add this, just mix it with the essential oils.
3. Diluting agent (alcohol): spraying essential oils alone may not be suited to the skin and may likely stain the clothes. Hence, the need to dilute the fragrance (essential oils mixed with a carrier oil).
You can use ethanol, methanol, or any other diluting agent. I love using ethanol when I am producing perfume for men because it is believed that men love scents that are harsh. Ethanol is less chemically toxic than methanol, and it carries more energy per gallon.
Ethanol contains about 75 per cent of the energy of gasoline per gallon, compared to 67 per cent of methanol.
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I use methanol when producing perfume for ladies because it is also assumed that ladies love things that are mild. You can actually mix both, either in equal proportions or one higher and the other lower in proportions, so as to get a unique unisex perfume.
Glycerine: This helps in maintaining and preserving the fragrance so as to last longer.
5. Menthol: are you surprised? I add this to get that cold and hot sensation you feel when you spray but it’s dependent on the quantity added. Menthol is used as a denaturant, flavouring agent and fragrance ingredient.
Menthol is obtained from peppermint oil or other mint oils or prepared synthetically. It has a peppermint taste and It can also serve as a preservative.
Equipment Needed for Perfume Production
- A beaker or a glass bottle or container (dark preferably): inside the beaker is where the raw material will be mixed. To clean a glass container, wash with hot water or rectified spirit before drying in oven. Dark glass containers are used for ageing your perfume. It protects your perfume from light making it last longer
2. Funnel: for easy pouring of your perfume into your desired bottles or containers.
3) Hand Gloves: for the protection of the hands
4) Perfume bottles or containers
5) Scales (optional): personally I don’t use scales or drops, I just use a container for measurement so as to get my mixed ratio.
Using scales to measure your ingredients is a lot more accurate when you want to make or recreate your formula. Using drops may seem easier but it’s very hard to get the same amount of ingredient in every drop. You can end up getting a very nice formula which is difficult to recreate.
Perfume Mix Ratio
Know your mix ratio matters: 1:3
1 represents the essential oils (fragrance) and 3 represents the diluting agent. This means that for every quantity of essential oils used, multiply the quantity of the diluting agent (Ethanol or Ethanol) to be added by 3. If u used 5grams of essential oils, you’ll be using 15grams of the diluting agent. I hope this is well understood.
This is to say you determine the strength of your perfume. You can choose to play around with the mix ratios let’s say, 1:5, 1:6, 1:7…you can even make it 1:2.
All you have to take note of is that, the greater your diluting agent, the lesser the strength of your perfume and the lesser the diluting agent, the higher the strength and lasting effect of your perfume.
This might be very harsh or choky at times depending on the type of essential oils used.
Perfume Production Procedure
Step 1: Get your beaker or glass container (dark preferably) for mixing ready
Step 2: pour the measured essential oils into the beaker or glass container. If you intend to add your carrier oil, your can mix it with the essential oils.
Step 3: if you intend or desire to add menthol, just drop a pinch into your measured diluting agent, shake it and allow it to dissolve.
Step 4: pour your diluting agent into your oils.
Step 5: add a few drops of glycerine into it and shake.
Ageing your Perfume
Allow the fragrance to age (stay for some days or weeks) so as to allow the scents to mingle and also become stronger. After ageing your fragrance for a particular period of time, perceive it again. If the mingling has changed your desired scent, you can add a few drops of essential oils to tweak it. Allow it to age again.
Step 6: Pour into your perfume bottles or containers.
Now you have produced a unique perfume for yourself, and you can make it commercially available for others to buy.
By now, you should know that the packaging and branding of the product make it sell more. Many people have a good product but have poor packaging, thereby reducing their product value. Packaging can promote your product and the good quality you have.
The packaging is finished. As such, you should not joke with packaging.
How to Make a Good Perfume Packaging
As I said earlier, product packaging is product marketing, especially for a new product that has no name on the market yet.
First, get a good design for your product. Good package design has a physiological impact on man. When the product package is attractive, people might also say the product inside must be nice too, and they will want to test your product.
Get a good pack
Get a good logo design
Get nice and attractive colours and fonts on the pack to add beauty to the pack exterior.
Come out unique and brand your perfume. If you have followed our lesson and you have produced a nice fragrance, just calm yourself marketing will be easier for you, because the best marketing strategy is product recommendation by people who have tried it.
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