How to Make Perfume With Flowers

Overview

Out of the estimated 200,000 flowers in the world, many are highly fragrant and desirable for perfumes and body splashes by both men and women. Making your own flower perfume is a simple process that requires only basic materials and minimal time. You can create a scent for every day of the week or to suit any of your moods with flowers, and you can also make heartfelt one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and loved ones.

Preparation

Step 1

Stuff approximately two handfuls of fresh flower petals into a 20 oz. bottle. Squeeze the petals through the bottle's small opening and stuff them into the bottle with either a stick or the handle of a long kitchen utensil.

Step 2

Fill the bottle with distilled water.

Step 3

Allow the bottle of water and flower petals to sit in a sunny windowsill for up to two days.

Making The Perfume

Step 1

Squeeze the water from the bottle of flower petals into the 20 oz. spray bottle. Do not let any of the plant material get into the spray bottle. Discard the bottle of flower petals.

Step 2

Add 1/2 tsp. of vitamin E oil to the spray bottle.

Step 3

Add about three drops of polysorbate 80 to the spray bottle, to help emulsify the vitamin oil with the flower water.

Step 4

Add approximately 6 tbsp. of isopopyl rubbing alcohol to the bottle.

Step 5

Cap the bottle and shake it vigorously for about three minutes. The perfume can be sprayed on the body to release a cool floral fragrance made of real botanicals.

Things You'll Need

  • Blend of fresh flowers (example: lavender, rose petals and lilac)
  • Vitamin E oil (for preservation)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (72% dilute/cosmetic grade)
  • Distilled water
  • Plastic spray bottle (20 oz)
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Plastic bottle with cap (20 oz)
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