The aromatic materials in this Homemade Citrus Grove Perfume are entirely natural.
The sense of smell is linked to the brain’s limbic system – which affects sexual behavior, emotion and even memory – and that scents can trigger different responses in different people. Creating your own Citrus Grove Perfume is easy. Find out which fragrance family, or category of aroma, most of your favorite scents belong to by testing different oils. Floral fragrance tends to be popular among women, but Oriental, fruity, spicy, green and citrus are other aromatic options. Fresh scent often appeal to energetic, youthful temperament. A woodsy or citrusy aroma also retains its scent for hours without becoming too powerful, and make them suitable for men to use as a cologne. Fresh, citrus-based perfumes are the lightest in aroma and they linger for the least amount of time. Create your own homemade perfume by selecting from a wide array of essential oils – delicate floral scents or spicy resins or a host of fruity, fresh citrus oil.
Components of Perfume
Every perfume consists of 3 scent levels, or “notes” which support each other and create the overall scent. Essential oils, classified as either top, middle or base notes, give each perfume its own special character. Here are a few of the basic terms:
Top note: This is the scent you notice first, but it doesn’t last long because it evaporates quickest. Top notes are a small portion of the final blend and include fresh, light citrus scents using such oils as bergamot, neroli, lemon, lime, rosemary, orange or mint.
Middle note: This links the base and top scents and determines the fragrance family. Middle notes include flowery essential oils, such as jasmine, rose germanium and ylang-ylang.
Base note or fixative: This scent lasts the longest, adds fullness and carries the other scents. Derived from balsams, roots, resins and wood, bases include such oils as sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli and tend to be dark, heavy and sweet.
Here is my suggestion for a perfume I really like.
Citrus Grove Perfume
This is a fully fruity perfume that has a very light, crusty scent.
5 tsp. 80-proof vodka
1/2 tsp distilled water
15 drops lemon oil
10 drops bergamot oil
10 drops bitter-orange oil
5 drops grapefruit oil
5 drops lemongrass oil
4 drops benzoin oil
2 drops cedarwood oil
Place all of the ingredients in a dark glass bottle and shake well. Store the perfume in a cool, dark place for 2-3 weeks to allow it to develop. Turn the bottle upside down occasionally as the perfume steeps.
Caution: Bergamot essential oil should not be used by pregnant women or epileptics.
Maintaining Pure Scent:
Spray bottles, which will not come into contact with the skin, are the best choice for applying perfume. Direct skin contact may cause dead skin cells to slough off and be deposited in the bottle, which can can have effect on the perfume’s scent over the long term.
The skin must be clean and dry when using perfume, so the scent doesn’t mix with other odors. Such areas as the neck, sternum, elbow and inside of the knee or wrist are the best places to apply perfume; the increased body temperature at these pulse points improves a scent’s development and longevity.
Ingredient for this Recipe and their Benefits:
Vodka as a carrier oil: High quality 80 or 100 proof vodka is virtually odorless, making it a good choice for an essential-oil carrier in natural citrus grove perfume. Don’t substitute other types of alcohol, such as rubbing alcohol, which has a powerful odor and quickly evaporates as well.
Bergamot for freshness: Oils from the skins of a variety of citrus fruits provide the perfumes fruity, fresh note. Bergamot is also used as a light scent oils. It has a refreshing top note and also provides the perfume with its delicate, invigorating scent.
Bitter orange oils: is used as light scent oils. It give a refreshing top note and also provide the perfume with its delicate, invigorating scent.
Cedarwood oil: For fullness and harmony: gives the perfume a lasting fullness. It binds the mixture of essential oils together and harmonize well with the fresh citrus oils. Cedarwood has a long history as an incense and perfume. The wood was burned by the Greeks and Romans to fragrant the air. Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
I recommend Starwest Botanicals for your Citrus Grove perfume ingredients.
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