Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Make Your Own natural perfume from aromatic flower

Some people want to smell like Elizabeth Taylor. Others would like to smell like Paris Hilton or Michael Jordan. Although it cannot perceive a benefit of smelling like a celebrity, there are probably a few. However, there are also some drawbacks. Perfume in the water supply can cause many a problem. It can damage the natural defense system of mussels. And other perfumes are made of petroleum products; some are made from synthetic materials that cause allergies and even worse things.

A lot of those designer perfumes out there aren't that green. You could do better by making your own perfume or cologne out of plants that you can grow in your very own garden. Every gardener has paused over a flower and experienced an epiphany, if they capture the scent of that jasmine in a bottle, then they will be a millionaire. The next day the petals are gone, and the aroma with them.

Just take a pickle jar that holds the invigorating scent of jasmine blossoms from overgrown garden and keep it in refrigerator. There are some 60 other scents, too, foraged and assembled overlooking the Puget Sound. Creating natural perfume is the method of making scents without any of the synthetic aromas used in commercial perfumery. Most of the flowers scent can be extracted by method of the flowers have been pressed into fats, like palm oil shortening, in an old-fangled process called enfleurage.

Steps for making a perfume from flower
  • Find a flower or flowers that you want to smell like. 1-1 1/2 cups of flower petals will work best. Make sure these flowers are pesticide-free.
  • Wash the flower petals, removing all dirt and other possible contaminates.
  • Put two cups of distilled water in an aluminum pan. You can make your own distilled water. All you have to do is boil water and collect the steam. The steam will turn into distilled water.
  • Put the petals into the pan. Work the water into a just-below-boiling simmer. You don't want to cook the flowers. This will ruin the scent.
  • Let contents simmer for about two hours. Check periodically to make sure that pot isn't boiling over and that you haven't run out of water.
  • Turn off the heat. Let the contents cool.
  • Strain contents through cheesecloth until all the solid bits are gone.
  • Put the perfume in a bottle or other storage device.
  • You are done. Use as normal.