Amit was blushing to himself while returning home from college. Ria has finally proposed him in the canteen today! They had liked each other a lot secretly for quite some time and now it has come as a sweet surprise to Amit on the eve of Valentine’s Day! The duo is all excited for their first Valentine’s day date and Amit wants to make it a memorable day for both of them. Amit knows Ria has a fondness for perfumes and fragrances. As a token of love, Amit wants to gift her some perfumes, which he wants to make using DIY perfumes recipes.
Geet has been always gifting her husband store-bought gifts every year for Valentine’s Day. She wants to try something new this year and her friend suggested DIY perfumes. Knowing her husband’s taste, Geet is all set to create DIY perfumes fragrance samples.
If you too wish to bring in some sweet and sexy fragrance in your relationship this V’day then here are some easy DIY perfume recipes for you to try out.
How to make DIY Perfumes at home?
If you have ever considered making fragrance at home then you might be aware of that any fragrance or perfume has two basic components – essential oil(s) and an alcohol base. Also, fragrance can be classified as top notes and mid tones. When you sniff any perfume, the first smell that you get is of the top notes. The smell that lingers in your senses after a while is of the mid tones and base tones.
If you are making a fragrance for the first time, here is an important tip for you: Essential oils smell different when they are combined with other essential oils, plus they smell quite different when blended with alcohol. Creating a great perfume is a work of art and you need to find the right ratio and combination to invent your own perfume. If you are doing it for the first time, try creating small fragrance samples until you get the right mix. Here are top 5 DIY perfume recipes – give it a shot or go ahead and create your own!
Recipe #1 – Everyone’s Choice Fragrance
For the base oil, mix the following essential oil in the given proportion: 1 tsp of Vanilla extract, 3 drops of Mesmara Cedarwood oil, 4 drops of Vetiver oil, 3 drops of Mesmara Ylang Ylang oil, 4 drops of Sandalwood oil, 8 drops of Mesmara Frankincense oil. Use 10 drops of Mesmara Lavender oil for middle tone. You may also choose to add other essential oils like rose oil, geranium, and blue chamomile oil as per your choice. For top notes, choose between neroli, bergamot or wild orange. Add the fragrance you choose from bottom to top. This recipe goes well with many.
Recipe #2 – Vanilla Fragrance
For the base oil, make a mix of base essential oils like Cedarwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood, in total 20 drops. If you are a vanilla lover, you may choose to add a teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract. To it, add 25-30 drops of middle tone oils like Rose, Mesmara Lavender oil, Chamomile or Geranium. And then top it with top note oils like Neroli or wild orange.
Recipe #3 – Floral Fragrance
For a floral fragrance, select a floral essential oil of your choice. Jasmine or rose both works great. To it, add 5 drops of Mesmara Sweet Orange oil, 2 drops of lime peel, 2 drops of vanilla, and 2 drops of jasmine absolute. Your flirty floral fragrance will be ready in a minute!
Recipe #4 – Floral Twist Fragrance
If you like a twist in the above recipe, then try this blend! To a floral scent of jasmine and rose, add 5 drops of bergamot, 4 drops of sandalwood and 2 drops of rose absolute.
Recipe #5 – Fruity Fragrance
Always remember to store your fragrance in a dark colored bottle. Sunlight can alter how it smells. Keep it in an airtight glass bottle so that the oil and the alcohol do not evaporate away. With a few essential oils and right proportions, you have millions of opportunities to create your own fragrance.
Use any of these fragrance recipes or create your own from Mesmara’s range of Essential Oils and Carrier Oils! After all, February is the month of love and we can already smell — love is in the air!