White Ginger and Amber Spray Perfume

This month’s featured sample is White Ginger & Amber. Musky and deep with notes of spice and floral, this fragrance is great on its own and blends wonderfully with many fragrances! Nearly every order* shipped out in the month of June will have a little 1/2 sample bottle included. It’s the perfect size for making these sweet mini-perfumes!

Tools and Ingredients:
18 mL Distilled Water
4 mL Polysorbate 20
16 mL 91% Rubbing Alcohol
2 mL White Ginger & Amber Fragrance Oil
.5 mL Optiphen ND
4 mini spray bottles
Funnel (optional)
Mixing Container

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Step 1: Wash and sanitize your mixing container and funnel.

Step 2: In your sanitized mixing container, add 4 mL of Polysorbate 20 and 2 mL of White Ginger & Amber.

Step 3: Next add 16mL 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, followed by 18mL of distilled water. It is important to use distilled water because tap or regular bottled water may contain trace minerals and other additives your town or city may add to the water. Along with the aforementioned, there is a chance for bacteria to be introduced, and that is never a good thing when it comes to beautification!

Step 4: Once all of your ingredients are in the same container, the mixture may be cloudy. Give it a stir and it will clear.

Step 5: Using a funnel or your super steady hand, pour the perfume mixture into the pen sprayer.

Step 6: Label and share!

Can’t get enough White Ginger and Amber? Here are some great blending ideas!

2 parts Green Tea
1 part Jasmine Dreams
1 part White Ginger & Amber

2 parts Lilac (Cybilla)
1 part White Ginger & Amber

2 parts White Ginger & Amber
1 part Fresh Bamboo
1 part Cinnamon Sugar

1 part Cedar & Saffron
1 part Fresh Snow
1 part White Ginger & Amber

2 parts Sweet Meyer Lemon
1 part Chai Tea
1 part White Ginger & Amber

1 part Plumeria
1 part Rain (Cybilla)
1 part White Ginger & Amber

1 part Basmati Rice
1 part Bonsai
1 part White Ginger & Amber

Check out our previous sample pages: Cherry BlossomFresh BambooSweet Meyer Lemon and Violet. What are your favorite projects to make using your Bramble Berry free sample?

*We include a 1/2 ounce fragrance oil sample with every order we can safely send a glass bottle in. Be sure to check your packaging well, the expanding foam can nearly swallow up those little bottles.

35 Responses to “White Ginger and Amber Spray Perfume”

  1. With your order can you request a 1/2 oz sample of any fragrance oil or can you only get a sample of the featured fragrance of the month?

    • Also, about how many mls are in a lb of polysorbate 20? Thanks!

      • Courtney says:

        Here’s my math.

        3 ml of Polysorbate20 weighs roughly .2 ounces.
        16/.2 = 80
        80 x 3 = 240

        Answer: There are about 240 ml of Polysorbate20 per pound (give our take but that’s my best guess)

        I hope that helps =)

        Courtney with Bramble Berry

    • Courtney says:

      You can definitely request a sample on your next order. Just write us a note in the “notes” section of your order letting us know what you would like to try and we’ll do our best!

      Courtney with Bramble Berry

  2. Ksenija says:

    Hi AM I have one question. I am ordering from BB regularly,but I cannot order any chemicals like Polysorbate 20 or Witch Hazel because of the custom regulations here in the Netherlands. I found here Polysorbate 80 but I am not sure that I can just substitute it in this kind of recipes. Can you tell me what is the difference and can I still use the PS 80 if I add something to it? Thanks!

    • You can absolutely use Polysorbate 80 in this recipe, as it is a great substitution if you are unable to get Polysorbate 20.

      Polysorbate 80 is commonly used as a co-emulsifier in lotions and in self-emulsifying sugar or salt scrubs. Polysorbate 20 is most often used to mix your essential or fragrance oils into body sprays without separating.

      All you need to do is just experiment with the usage rates like we did and see what you like!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  3. Angie says:

    Just checking – Why does this recipe say 4 ML Polysorbate and 2 ML fragrance when the Polysorbate instructions say we should use equal parts? Thanks.

    • Courtney says:

      We experimented with many different usage rates and this was the winning recipe. The combination of the fragrance oil and water just needed more Polysorbate to make a super stable emulsion.

      Courtney with Bramble Berry

  4. sisi says:

    Ksenija: polysorbe 80 is for more oil recipe like Water Dispersible Bath Oil
    but polysorbate 20 is for more light oils and fragrance. I think you can you 80 instead of 20 but you would need less hope the bb time helps with that :)

    • Courtney says:

      Polysorbate 80 will still be great for perfumes. Just experiment with the usage rates like we did and see what you like! Polysorbate 80 is commonly used as a co-emulsifier in lotions and in self-emulsifying sugar or salt scrubs. Polysorbate 20 is most often used to mix your essential or fragrance oils into body sprays without separating.

      Courtney with Bramble Berry

  5. Gabi says:

    You should dream up a 100% natural recipe for us trying to avoid alcohol and trying to remain all natural. Would you be able yo simply combine jojoba oil and a small small amount of EO?

  6. Ksenija says:

    Thanks @sisi and @cortney! I will try my hands in experimenting!

  7. Jennifer says:

    That sounds cool! What other FO would you recommend to try as a perfume other than White Ginger and Amber?

  8. Rosie says:

    Finally got around to making this perfume and subbed Honeysuckle FO for the amber & ginger. At first I was concerned that the perfume would smell “alcoholic” but after spraying on my skin and waiting awhile the alcohol scent evaporated leaving behind a very sweet honeysuckle scent :)

    These do make excellent gifts for all my nieces :D

    Thank you very much for sharing the recipe! Is this a recipe that can be used for personal use only or can it be used for retail?

  9. Malinda says:

    Oh, wow! I didn’t see this page right away, and as soon as I smelled my sample, I thought it would make a great perfume. As soon as I can afford to, I want to get the ingredients. The White Ginger & Amber FO just smells so good! I love getting samples with my order. Makes opening the package a little like Christmas! :) I love companies like Bramble Berry who have great customer service, and are willing to go the extra mile. I am definitely recommending you all to my fellow crafters!!

  10. Julie says:

    I have just mixed up my third batch of this (I love it!), but this time it remains cloudy no matter how much I stir. Should I discard it, or is it still ok to use?

  11. Should you use a preservative in the recipe since it contains water or no? Thanks!

    • Hi Toni!

      We didn’t use a preservative because of the alcohol (it makes it pretty impossible for any mold or bacteria to grow). But, you could of course add in a preservative to be extra safe. We suggest adding it in at around 1% of your recipe. I hope this helps. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  12. Holl says:


    Would it be ok to use 99.9% isopropyl alcohol? I can only get 70% or 99.9% :(

  13. Mac says:

    Hi Becky,
    Is vodka, everclear or ethanol a good substitution for rubbing alcohol? Most recipes I came across call for odorless vodka or everclear 190 proof or higher.

    • Hi Mac!

      We’ve never used those in our recipes, but if you don’t want to use the rubbing alcohol, vodka would be a great substitution. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Mac says:

        Thank you for your quick reply! I don’t see why not try something new. I will go ahead with the rubbing alcohol and post back. Thank you

  14. Dee says:

    When you say parts you mean drops or ounces. I want to try for the first time blending but i dont want to make more then 5ml. just in case is not right.
    What is your suggestion to make 5ml blend of (Plumeria, Rain Cybilla, White Ginger & Amber)
    thank you so much!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Dee!

      When we refer to parts, you can use whatever measurement you’d like, it just depends on how much you’d like to make :). If you wanted to mix Plumeria, Rain Cybilla and White Ginger and Amber, I would recommend slitting the 5mL into three parts, which would be about 1.6 mL per fragrance :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  15. lucy says:

    Hi, I’ve read all of your cmments and suggestions, but for me, my opinion about this is that one great pleasant pure clean scent! A wonderful feeling if I had one of this PWL. The truth is I’ve never had one of this, it’s just an experience of sensing this scent to my co employee before. Actually I am really aficionados to perfume but mitculously to the scents, so when she walk by and I smell the scent I ask her about the brand then she answered me that it’s PWL. But at that time my budget was too lttle to handle until I resigned and became a totally housewfe, thanks to high tech gadgets I was again lifted t my sadness, I search ur product and is still absolutely stable, just keep up and continue producing, i’m here forever dreaming to hsve one…..I like

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Lucy!

      I agree, this blend is such a good one. I hope you give this project a try, it’s a lot of fun! :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

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