Perfume is a powerful tool that can enhance your personal style and evoke memories and emotions. While there are many commercially available perfumes, creating your own signature scent can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially in the heat of the summers when everybody craves for a subtle, soft flowery, fresh smell that can last the entire day.
The best examples of summer fragrance include floral and citrus. To begin with, take a small glass bottle to store your perfume. You’ll also need high-quality essential oils and carrier oils. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and help to create a balanced scent. Examples of carrier oils include jojoba oil and almond oil.
Here are a few more recipes to create perfumes:
Floral Bouquet Perfume
This perfume has a fresh, floral scent that’s perfect for summer. Take four drops rose essential oil, four drops jasmine essential oil, four drops ylang-ylang essential oil, two drops geranium essential oil and ten ml jojoba oil. Add the essential oils to a small glass or ceramic bowl. Add the jojoba oil and mix well. Test the perfume on your skin and adjust the recipe if needed.
Using Flower Petals
Choose the flower of your choice and put its petals on a cloth in a bowl. Fill with water and leave the petals soaked in water overnight. Rub the petals together to extract its fragrance. Squeeze the water out of the cloth. Boil the water to its half quantity. Put in the spray bottle and use as a fresh spray on your clothes before ironing. The scented water is bound to stay on your clothes for a longer time.
A Scent in the Air
For that fresh summer feel in the air, put lots of flower petals of your choice, the more variety the better in a glass bowl along with lemon peels. Let it dry out. The potpourri is bound to give you a hint of fresh scent for almost two months. Alternatively bring in an indoor flower pot, ideally lavender. These purple flowers will fill the air with a unique essence that’s floral, and herbal combined. The scent is well known for its relaxing properties, so it is a great choice for a bedroom or wherever you chill out at home. Treat your lavender plant to loads of light, keep it out of drafts, and allow it to dry a bit between watering.