How To Make Perfume: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Your Signature Scent

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Discover the art of perfume making with our step-by-step guide to crafting your signature scent. Learn how to blend essential oils and choose the right base to create a fragrance that’s uniquely you.

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Recently my kiddos have started wanting to make themselves “look pretty.” Apparently, this roughly translates to “I must douse myself in copious amounts of perfume.” Forced to endure the lingering effects of a White Linen atom bomb in my bedroom, I decided to experiment with making my own.

As it turns out, DIY perfume recipes are not that difficult—and a whole lot less expensive. Plus, you know what ingredients are (or, better yet, aren’t) lurking in your perfume. Here’s how to ditch the chemicals and make your own custom fragrance!