A wide range of perfumes,a variety of famous brands - all this can turn a head to any buyer. However, it is not always possible to pick up that unique and unique aroma that reflects exactly your personality. After all, we women often do not know what exactly the unique perfume should be, which is a necessary component of the whole image. And what, and be tormented by choice, buying all the new spirits and rejecting them after a while because of the bored smell? No - there is a very simple and affordable way to understand which flavor suits you personally. And it consists in making the perfume of the house. It really can be an excellent way for those women who are particularly selective and picky in choosing their fragrance. But it should be noted that brand perfumery is not cheap, and buying all the new perfume is an expensive pleasure. So why not make them with your own hands to understand, after all, what exactly do you like and like? And only then buy a bottle of branded perfume, if this is necessary.
A bit of theory
Prepare perfume at home - this is notSuch an impossible task as it seems at first glance. The creation of "magic" scents is not done by fairies from the fairy-tale country, but by ordinary people who know a lot about their business. After all, the secret of an amazing perfume is the ability to correctly combine "notes" and know the measure in a quantitative ratio. Of course, this art has been studying for many years to become a real professional. But you do not claim such a high rank? Therefore, you can go experimentally, having mastered the basic principles described in this article. To create a personal fragrance, first of all you need to know what constitutes the components of ideal spirits, the so-called notes. There are three, and the main difference is that each has its own life span on your skin. The top note, or "head" of perfume, is a combination of the lightest essential oils of citrus, mint, rosewood, mimosa, basil, lavender, lavander and so on. It is these fragrances that you feel right away, as soon as you inhale the smell from an open vial. They stay on the skin for five to thirty minutes, and then evaporate. The average note, or "heart" of the perfume, is represented by less volatile essential oils of flowers, pine, fennel, thyme, tobacco, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. You may have noticed that after a while the odor applied to the skin changes and becomes somewhat different. This is the manifestation of medium notes that we feel from a few hours to a day. The main note, or "base" of the fragrance, is most of the tar (myrrh, incense), wood oils (sandalwood), oak moss, patchouli, vetiver. This smell remains with you for the longest time until it disappears completely, as its constituents evaporate gradually. Such theoretical knowledge will help you prepare your first unique spirits.
Buy essential oils now is not largecomplexity, - they are both in pharmacies, and in specialized stores that specialize in selling natural cosmetics. Do not buy just a lot of bottles - choose those that, in your opinion, are the most pleasant. Now we turn to the main process of how to make perfume in the home. It is important to know that the sequence in which essential oils are added to alcohol looks like this: the first components are the medium note, then the main one and, lastly, the initial one. Therefore, you must adhere to such an algorithm when preparing perfume. Now you need a sheet of white medium-density paper, which you need to cut into thin test strips up to ten centimeters long. On them it is necessary to put on one drop of the chosen essential oils of an average note and to sign, that not to get confused, where what. Having determined the most interesting fragrances individually, go to their combinations. To do this, sniff the strips not in turn, but bring two to the nose immediately. This will allow you to feel the composition of smells. The optimum combination you found will make up the "heart" of the future fragrance. Now do the same to prepare his "head" and "base." After you have found all the notes, it's time for the experiments in the tank. Take as a basis the most common ratio of the parts of the components 1: 2: 3, where 1 - is the oil "head", 2 - "heart" and 3 - "base". This will make it easier for you to create a test smell. In the chosen bottle add one drop of oils of the top note, two drops of the middle and three drops of the bottom note. Lightly shake and inhale the fragrance. If you like, then you can proceed to fix it in an ad-hoc basis. It is different for liquid and solid perfumes.
Liquid and firm perfume
If your goal is to create liquid spirits,then the fixer in this case is either diluted with water ethyl alcohol or vodka, or fatty oil without a smell (olive, jojoba and so on). To easily prepare perfume, you should adhere to a proportion of 3: 7, where 3 - are essential oils, and 7 - the base. So, make a probe: according to the proportion, you need to take six drops of the prepared mixture of essential oils and 14 drops of the chosen fixer. Do not forget about the algorithm of adding "notes" to the basis. The resulting amount of spirits will be very small, but it will allow you to evaluate the result of the experiment, if you like the fragrance throughout the day. So you can understand if you will use this perfume in the future and, as a consequence, whether you need to do it more. By preparing a trial version, or "heart," where essential oils are taken at a minimum to create an idea of the fragrance of new spirits, you can memorize the proportions in which each "note" was added, and in accordance with them, calculate the desired number of drops for the whole perfume bottle. But it is better to use the already finished proportion described above, and to better understand its meaning, an example of how to prepare 10 ml of perfume is given below. You will need:
- 72 drops of a mixture of essential oils (12 drops of "head", 24 - "heart" and 36 - "base");
- 168 drops or 10 ml of diluted alcohol (vodka) or fatty oil.
Do not forget about the order of mixing. After adding each new portion of ingredients to the fixer based on alcohol or vodka, perfume should be infused for 20-30 minutes. When the mixing of all components is made, the bottle is put in a dark place for 3-4 weeks, but every 3 days it must be shaken gently. But with such oil-based perfumes you can use immediately after their preparation. If you want to try yourself in creating a solid perfume, then in this case the fixer will be a mixture of wax and fatty oil. These components should be taken in the ratio 1: 2, respectively. For example, one tablespoon with a wax slide and two - oils. Aromatic mixture of all the ethereal "notes" must be done beforehand - you will need about fifteen drops. Wax melt in a water bath, but in no case boil, let it cool slightly and mix it with butter. Then add the composition from the "notes" and quickly pour into the mold to solidify. Solid perfume you can always carry with you, if you find a small opening medallion and fill it with a wax-based perfume. In general, as a form perfectly fit powder boxes, boxes of shadows and pocket mirrors.
In the process of creating perfumes at home and their subsequentmost women have some questions. And this is perfectly normal, because you are engaged in mastering a new art for you to create a personal unique flavor. And this is not so simple, because it's not about the process itself, but about the creative search for the most vivid composition. The answers to the most common questions are given below.
- How to make perfume more resistant? This can be achieved if you use in the compositions essential oils of sandalwood, jasmine, vetiver or patchouli.
- What if the mixture of fragrances turned out to be too harsh? Give it more softness with one or two drops of lavender oil.
- Where exactly do you need to apply perfume? To create created fragrances as long as possible accompany you, drip them on the earlobes, fossa on the neck, elbows, wrists. All these are so-called pulsation zones. They are in the popliteal fossa, on the vertex, in the center of the forehead and at the base of the shin.
- How best to store home perfume? First of all, they should be poured into dark glass bottles with a dense lid. For more convenient application of liquid perfume to the skin, you can buy bottles with applicators or rollers.
- How many spirits are cooked at home? It depends on the oils you have chosen, but the minimum shelf life is a period of six months.
The meaning of spirits in the life of every woman can bespeak long and a lot. But the most important is their ability to anticipate our appearance somewhere with their fragrance and remind us of us after we leave. That's why the fair sex is so sensitive to the choice of its own fragrance, because it should reflect not only the mood of its owner, but also talk about the features of her character and temperament. And there is nothing surprising in that someone likes fresh perfume with a citrus note, and someone likes a tart sweetness. And often, in order to understand exactly what your fragrance should be, you need to search, try and find for a long time. What, you see, does not benefit the family budget. Therefore, try using the recommendations described in this article, and prepare the perfume at home. It is possible that the result will surpass all your wildest expectations. We advise you to read: