New Year, New Fragrance (tutorial)
- Time:5-10 minutes
- Yields:3 mini-bottles
Have any plans for this evening? Here’s what I’m up to (yes, yes, you guessed it: difficult to get a baby sitter on New Year’s Eve). Recently I made a wonderful spray perfume for my mom that smelled amazing using a blend of different fragrance oils. However, it’s not always necessary to blend fragrance oils. A quick and easy way to get a perfectly lovely scent is to use a fragrance oil that is already a bit complex on it’s own. All the blending is done for you, and you can get on with your fancy New Year’s Eve parties and champagne toasts at midnight!
10 mL Cyclomethicone
10 mL 91% Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol
1-2 mL Fragrance Oil
Droppers with Suction Bulb
Small Funnel (optional)
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ONE: Using the marked Droppers with Suction Bulb, measure out 10 mL Cyclomethicone into a container. Next, add the DPG, then in goes the 91% Rubbing Alcohol. Now you have a generic perfume base!
TWO: To your base, add 1-2 mL of a fragrance oil of your choice. I made three versions of this perfume, one using Cherry Blossom Fragrance Oil, one with Cucumber Melon Fragrance Oil, and one with the newest additions from our S.O.A.P. panel, Waterlily Orange Fragrance Oil! Cherry Blossom and Cucumber Melon were both plenty strong with just 1 mL of fragrance oil added, but with the Waterlily Orange I wanted to make sure the delicate notes showed up well so I added a total of 2 mL of fragrance oil.
THREE: Carefully pour the perfume into the mini spray bottle. I had to use a small funnel for this part, but that may not be the case for you. One batch of this recipe will fill three spray bottles a little more than 3/4 full. And, that’s it! Cap and dance the night away.
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