How to Use a Geranium for Perfume

Overview

Geraniums are a fragrant spring flower that creates excellent perfume. Combining geranium petals with rose, lemon and mint creates a perfume meant to energize and clear the mind for a day of creativity and fun. For best results, pour the final perfume into an amber bottle to avoid any light from effecting its natural oils.

Step 1

Combine the flowers, lemon zest and herbs in the sauce pan and cover with water. Heat the water for five minutes, but do not allow it to boil. Turn off the burner and allow the mixture to cool completely. Add the vodka to the cooled mixture.

Step 2

Place the mixture into the canning jar and close the lid tightly. Set the mixture in a cool dark place for two weeks.

Step 3

Fill the sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Gently place the glass spray bottle into the boiling water for 10 minutes to completely sterilize. Remove from the water with tongs and allow to dry completely.

Step 4

Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth to remove all the solids.

Step 5

Place the funnel over the top of the spray bottle and pour the perfume into the glass spray bottle.

Things You'll Need

  • Small sauce pan
  • 2 tbs. fresh rose petals
  • 2 tbs. fresh geranium petals
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tbs. fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbs. fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 32 oz. canning jar
  • Small sauce pan
  • Tongs
  • Funnel
  • Cheese cloth
  • 16 oz. Clean glass spray bottle

References

  • "Natural Beauty from the Garden;" Janice Cox; 1996
Keywords: geranium perfume, spring flower perfume, make geranium perfume

About this Author

Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.