How to Make Lavender Perfume With Lavender Buds


Lavender, a sweet-smelling and highly versatile herbaceous flower, makes for an excellent botanical ingredient when used in perfumes. In fact, lavender is widely used in the commercial perfume industry for its complex and pleasing aroma. Making your own perfume from fresh lavender blossoms takes approximately a week to complete but the end result will leave you draped in a sensual and romantic scent.

Step 1

Stuff the lavender blossoms into one of the plastic bottles. Force them in with the handle of a wooden spoon or similar object if you need to.

Step 2

Introduce the lavender absolute, rubbing alcohol and vitamin E oil to the bottle.

Step 3

Cap the bottle tightly and shake it vigorously for approximately three minutes, or until the contents of the bottle are mixed and foamy. Continue shaking the bottle after the foam bubbles disappear, and repeat again two more times.

Step 4

Allow the bottle to sit in a dark, cool place for approximately one week. The week gives the liquid solution time to extract maximum amounts of the lavender essential oils from the petals of the flowers. Shake the bottle vigorously once a day.

Step 5

Transfer the liquid from the bottle to the other plastic bottle and discard the bottle containing the soggy lavender blossoms.

Step 6

Add an additional 3 tbsp of lavender absolute to the bottle of perfume to thicken up the scent, if you so desire. Lavender absolute is a water made from the lavender plant and can be obtained from a reliable online retailer.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups fresh lavender blossoms
  • 1/4 cup Lavender Absolute water
  • 1/2 cup Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tpbsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 qt plastic bottle (2)


  • The Flower Expert: Lavender(Fragrant Flowers)
Keywords: DIY perfume, lavender perfume, botanical perfumes

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