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Perfumes & Colognes

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RECOMMENDED CONCENTRATIONS
(for making your own perfumes, colognes)

Perfume
20 to 30 percent essential oils and fragrance oils in an alcohol base.
This is the longest lasting scenting formulation

Eau de parfume
10 to 20 percent essential oils and fragrance oils in an alcohol base

Eau de toilette
5 to 10 percent essential oils and ragrance oils in an alcohol and water base

Cologne
3 to 5 percent essential oils or fragrance oils in an alcohol and water base

Eau fraīche
1 to 3 percent essential oils and fragrance oils in an alcohol and water base. Used as a refresher spray

After bath cologne
½ to 1 percent essential oils and fragrance oils in an alcohol and water base

Perfume oil
15 to 30 percent essential oils and fragrance oils in an oil base

Solid Perfume
10 to 25 percent essential oils and fragrance oils in an oil and wax base

TESTING OIL BLENDS
Toothpicks
Example: If you're making a blend with two parts lemongrass & one part cedarwood. Dip 1/2 of two toothpicks into the lemongrass and 1/2 of another one in the cedarwood then hold them all together to smell. You can also keep them together for a few days to see if one scent overpowers any others.

SOLID PERFUME
4 oz. of base oil- almond, grapeseed, apricot kernal, sunflower
1/2 oz. grated beeswax
1/2 oz. or 1 T. of essential or fragrance oil
Melt the base oil and beeswax over very low heat. When they are melted and mixed together remove from heat. Let it cool for a couple of minutes then add the fragrance or essential oil.
Pour into little decorative pots, tins or jars.

SOLID PERFUME
50 to 60 drops fragrance oil
2 t. of Jojoba oil
1 rounded teaspoonful of Beeswax Pearls
Blend the fragrance oil with the Jojoba oil, one drop at a time stirring while blending. Melt the beeswax pearls in a small heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir in the fragrance oil.
Pour into a small sterilized perfume or lip balm container.

PERFUME
Perfumes are concentrated fragrances. Their scent will last a long time.
Simply add 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil (any fragrance) to 1/4 cup 100-proof vodka. Shake well.

COLOGNE
Cologne is lighter than perfume, and will give you a lighter fragrance.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil with 1/4 cup 100-proof vodka. Shake well.

AFTER-BATH SPLASH
After-bath splashes are great to use when you get out of the tub or shower, or any time you desire a light, wispy fragrance.
1/2 cup 100-proof vodka
1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil
1 tablespoon glycerin
1 drop food coloring (optional)
Combine ingredients in a bottle and shake well.

FRAGRANT WATERS
5 drops essential oil of your choice
1 cup distilled water
1/8 cup vodka
Pour vodka in mixing jar, together with water and oil, swirling gently to mix ingredients. Screw on lid and let jar stand undisturbed in cool, dark place for one week.
Into clean, pretty bottle, pour fragrant water to within 1 inch of lip, then replace top.
To refresh water, add more drops of oil, as needed.

AFTERSHAVE
1 cup distilled water
1/2 cup vodka
2 t. glycerin 1 dropper full of scent The scent and the glycerin have to be put into the vodka before the water is added and stirred up real nice. Then add the water. Add color if desired.

COOLING AFTERSHAVE
1/2 c. Aloe Vera Gel
1 T. water
2 t. 100 proof vodka
2 t. witchhazel
1/4 t. fragrance or essence oil of choice
Simply blend all together and put in a container of choice.

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