Below are a few common perfume making questions to get you started. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, download our Beginner's Guide to Perfumery or contact us.
A. They will blend with alcohol, oil, and wax but not water.
Fragrance Notes are a blend of essential oils and aromachemicals, which are synthetic aromatic materials. These 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 scents, you have available to you an expansive library of fragrances that you cannot find in natural perfumery, like 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.
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 oils, 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 such as sustainability. For example, the harvesting of sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli have extreme negative impacts on the land.
Absolutely not! All of Vetiver's products contain no animal products nor are they tested on animals. They are all Vegan, the with exception of Beeswax. Beeswax is considered to be Vegetarian, because although it does not harm any bees in the process it is still by-product of the animal.
A: Yes, they will! Money back guarantee if you do encounter seizing or other such problems. See usage chart below for recommendations.
Perfume & Cologne Dilutions
|Strongest Parfum||16-20% fragrance/essential oil : 80-84% carrier agent|
|Eau de Parfum||11-15% fragrance/essential oil : 89-85% carrier agent|
|Eau de Toilette||10% fragrance/essential oil : 90% carrier agent|
|Eau de Cologne||6-9% fragrance/essential oil : 91-94% carrier agent|
|Body Spray||5% fragrance/essential oil : 95% carrier agent|
Other Product Dilutions
|Bath Salts||1/16 oz per lb|
|Body Oil||Normal: 1-1 or Strong: 2-1|
|Candlemaking||1/4-1/2 oz per lb in paraffins|
|Soy Candlemaking||Works well in some soy candles, you will need to test.|
|CP Soapmaking||1/4-1/2 oz per lb in mixtures|
|HP/MP Soapmaking||1/4-1/3 oz per lb in mixtures|
|Incense Making||Dilute 3-1 or 4-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference|
|Lampe Bergers||7 ml per lb of ethanol or Lampe Berger fuel|
|Lotions/Shower Gel/Massage Oil||1/8-1/4 oz per lb|
|Oil Burning||2-1 or 3-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference|
|Potpourri Sachets||2-1 or 3-1 (base - FO/EO) depending on preference|
|Room/Linen Spray||5-10% fragrance/essential oil : 90-95% carrier agent|
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