How To Make Your Own Perfume

Venturing into the world of perfumery can be overwhelming at first. But with a little reading and a few tips, we'll have you mixing your first perfume in no time!

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FAQ

What are fragrance notes and how are they used?

Fragrance notes are a blend of essential oils and aromachemicals, which are synthetic aromatic materials.

These notes are created in a lab. They can start as naturals and have their chemical structure modified, or they can be created uniquely through the magic of science.

Molecules can replicate what you might find in a natural ingredient (for example,vanillin can be created synthetically, thus saving the environment from unsustainable vanilla harvesting).

With synthetic fragrance notes, you have available to you an expansive library of fragrances that you cannot find in natural perfumery, include apple, chocolate, or fresh cut grass.

However, these do not carry the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils. And they can contain dangerous ingredients, too, like phthalates (our fragrance notes are phthalate-free).

What are essential oils and how are they used?

Essential oils are concentrated liquids taken directly from the roots, bark, leaves, stems, flowers, or other part of a plant. Most essential oils are distilled from a plant using steam or water.

The oil carries a distinctive scent (also called “essence”) of the plant. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, which is a centuries-old practice of using natural essences to promote mental and physical well-being.

Essential oils vary in price, and are typically more expensive than fragrance notes, but well worth the additional cost for the aroma and psychological benefits they bring to the field of perfumery. These benefits of essential oils must be weighed against environmental issues.

For example, the harvesting of sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli have negative impacts on the land. 

Will your fragrance notes and essential oils blend with alcohol, oil, wax and water?

They will blend with alcohol, oil, and wax but not water.

Are your products tested on animals?

Absolutely not! None of our items contain animal products nor are they tested on animals.