How to Make Perfume From Rose Petals


Roses, being highly fragrant, give perfumes and other body products a delicate and timeless floral scent that you can wear for practically any occasion. Highly aromatic varieties of rose such as the Tiffany, Mr. Lincoln and Aida make excellent choices for homemade perfume. Making perfume from your fresh rose petals takes about a week, but overall it is a simple task that ends in a pleasurable and fragrant product.

Step 1

Stuff the two handfuls of rose petals into one of the plastic bottles. Force them through the opening of the bottle with a stick or the handle of a spoon, if necessary.

Step 2

Add the water, vitamin E oil and witch hazel to the bottle of rose petals and secure the lid tightly.

Step 3

Shake the bottle vigorously for approximately three minutes. Allow the bottle to sit in a cool, dry place for about one week. Shake the bottle vigorously each day

Step 4

Pour the liquid within the bottle of rose petals into a separate bottle that has either a spray nozzle or normal lid. Discard the bottle containing the used rose petals.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh rose petals (approximately two handfuls)
  • 1/4 cup of distilled water
  • 1/2 cup of organic witch hazel
  • 2 clear plastic bottles with caps
  • 1/2 tsp. vitamin E oil


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