Perfume / Cologne

::PERFUME / COLOGNE BASES::  Because Sometimes We Just Want to Smell Good!!!

Making your own natural fragrance is simple and rewarding, just choose the essential oil blends that appeal to you and add them to your to your desired base, or to one of our recipes, below.  Whether you choose to offer traditional alcohol based perfumes and colognes or something more simple like oils, silicones, or mists ... the possibilities are endless and the results are fabulous.


:::  PERFUME BASE::

65 to 70% Grain Alcohol or Denatured Alcohol (be aware that you can not sell / distribute products using grain (drinkable) alcohol)
5% Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (SLL)
25 to 30% Essential Oils

Combine Essential Oils and  SLL.  Allow to sit for 24 hours to fully combine and dissolve the SLL into the essential oils.  Add alcohol, slowly, mixing well.  Pour into dark glass bottle, cap and store in a dark, cool, location, and shake daily for a few weeks before bottling for use.


:::  COLOGNE BASE::

82 to 87% Grain Alcohol or Denatured Alcohol (be aware that you can not sell / distribute products using grain (drinkable) alcohol)
3% Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (SLL)
10 to 15% Essential Oils

Combine essential oils and  SLL.  Allow to sit for 24 hours to fully combine and dissolve the SLL into the essential oils.  Add alcohol, slowly, mixing well.  Pour into dark glass bottle, cap and store in a dark, cool, location, and shake daily for a few weeks before bottling for use.

If you'd like to make either of these bases heavier, with water or glycerin, feel free to do that.  Unless you take the alcohol level below 60%, of the total formulation, you will not need to add a preservative.  Note that the more water you add, to this, the less clear, and diffusive, it will be.

:::  OIL BASE::  This will be thin enough for spray bottles or you can even use small roller bottles.

95 to 98% Caprylic Capric Triglycerides or Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 to 5% Essential Oils

Combine your carrier oil and essential oils, shaking to blend them.  Pour into dark glass bottle, cap and store in a dark, cool, location, shaking daily for several days to allow the blend to develop, before bottling for use.  Note that these levels of essential oils are for spot application only and the safe use of the chosen essential oils should always be followed.


:::  SILICONE BASE (Non Oily)::  This will be thin enough for spray bottles or you can even use small roller bottles.

95 to 98% Cyclomethicone
2 to 5% Essential Oils

Combine your carrier oil and essential oils, shaking to blend them.  Pour into dark glass bottle, cap and store in a dark, cool, location, shaking daily for several days to allow the blend to develop, before bottling for use.  Note that these levels of essential oils are for spot application only and the safe use of the chosen essential oils should always be followed.

This makes a great linen spritz as it is non greasy and will not stain your bedding.  For a great environmental fragrance application you can also add your essential oils to isopropyl alcohol, since it's not going onto the skin and will evaporate completely.  Then just spray into the air about 5 minutes before retiring and close the doors to keep the scent in the air.  When you're ready for bed the room will be filled with delicate fragrance.  


:::  MIST (Water) BASE::

Want to make a, ultra natural, fragrance mist, in seconds :: add 1% Essential Oils to NatureSilk, give it a good shake, then add 30%, preserved, water, or other water based ingredient, shake it up again, and you're done.  Now you can add a touch of fragrance, with the convenience of a spray, that also delivers moisture and purity.  You can make a more powerful fragrance, if you'd like, as NatureSilk can handle, up to, 4% essential oils but, being purely water based the fragrance will be very strong, making your natural fragrance mist very economical.  At up to 4% essential oils this will still be a clear product, as long as the other ingredients are not contributing a challenge.  In pure water, it will be clear, with just the color of your essential oils.

You can also calculate this at about a 20:1 ratio so, if you wanted to add 1% essential oils it would take, at least, 20% NatureSilk.  The higher your level of NatureSilk the higher the clarity, and moisturizing activity.  We find it easy to make a 95 / 5 solution of NatureSilk to Essential Oils, and then add 2%, for every 0.1% of desired essential oil load, to Aloe Vera Juice (Extract), which is already preserved.

69% NatureSilk
1% Essential Oils
30% Aloe Vera Juice or Purified / Distilled Water* or Botanical Extract (Water Based)
*  Please be sure to add a preservative if you are using Purified or Distilled Water (a good, natural, choice would be our Gluconolactone & Sodium Benzoate)


::: SOLID BASE:: These are perfect for small, 1/4 to 1/2 ounce, tins and glass jars (you can even look for vintage containers)

47% Fractionated Coconut Oil or Caprylic Capric Triglycerides (either of these choices will offer unlimited shelf life)
46% Beeswax or OliveWax
4% Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (this will give your perfume some penetration benefits for longer lasting fragrance and smooth application)
3% Essential Oils

Combine all but the essential oils and melt over low heat then remove from heat and allow it to start cooling.  Once it's starting to set up stir in your essential oils.  At this point you can test the consistency by dipping a small spatula into the perfume and letting it solidify (which will only take seconds).  You can then adjust your waxes and oils to make if softer or more firm as you prefer.  If you prefer to not use the lactylate just add that amount to your waxes and oils, equally.
 


NOTE::  For information about the safe use of Essential Oils, Absolutes, and CO2 extracts please see the introduction to Natural Fragrance on the main page of our Natural Fragrance Category in the Product Catalog.


 

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