How to make perfume from vodka

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How to make perfume from vodka
Vodka is a good ingredient for homemade perfume. (Getty Creative)

When viewing the outrageous price tags of name brand perfumes in your local department store, you might think that making perfume is an incredibly difficult and laborious process. The truth is, making your own perfume at home is simple and fun. Vodka is the perfect ingredient for a homemade perfume, as it helps to accentuate the aroma and preserve the scent without overpowering the perfume. Read on to learn how to make perfume from vodka.

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Things you need

  • Plastic sheeting
  • Distilled water
  • Vodka
  • Measuring cup with pour spout
  • Essential oils
  • Glycerin
  • Dark glass bottle with tight fitting lid

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  1. 1

    Cover your work area with a plastic sheet or other protective material. Alcohol and essential oils can damage delicate surfaces, so protect your work area well and be careful to prevent spills.

  2. 2

    Combine 25 drops of essential oils in a measuring cup with a pour spout. You should use at least three or more varieties of essential oils for your perfume to create a deep and complex fragrance. For example, you might try five drops of sandalwood, 10 drops of bergamot and 10 drops of cassis essential oils.

  3. 3

    Add five drops of glycerin to the perfume. Glycerin is a fixative and will further help the perfume to retain its aroma.

  4. 4

    Add 480 ml (2 cups) of distilled water and 55 ml (3 tbsp) of vodka to the measuring cup. Stir the mixture. At this point you should test your perfume in order to determine if you would like to add a bit more essential oil. If so, add one or two drops at a time and test again.

  5. 5

    Stir the mixture well and carefully pour the perfume into a dark glass bottle with a tight fitting lid. Shake the perfume and place the bottle in a cool dry location. You should allow your perfume to settle for at least 12 hours before using.

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