How to make perfume with vanilla extract

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How to make perfume with vanilla extract
Vanilla extract makes a sweet perfume. (Getty Creative)

A sweet smelling vanilla extract based perfume is waiting to be made in your kitchen. Simply gather fresh lemon juice, vanilla extract and a saucepan from your kitchen and buy a glass container and a perfume bottle to be on your way to making your own trademark vanilla extract perfume.

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Things you need

  • Vanilla extract
  • Fresh lemons
  • Sauce pan
  • Stovetop burner
  • Perfume bottle
  • Glass container
  • Refrigerator

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  1. 1

    Squeeze enough lemons to get 60 ml (¼ cup) of fresh lemon juice. Add six drops of vanilla extract to the cup of lemon juice and stir until both ingredients mix thoroughly.

  2. 2

    Add 240 ml (1 cup) of water to a saucepan. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract mixture to the saucepan.

  3. 3

    Heat the solution on the stove on a high setting. Cover the saucepan with a lid when it reaches a boil and let it boil for 2 minutes.

  4. 4

    Place the saucepan in the refrigerator. Leave the saucepan and the solution in the refrigerator to cool for 5 minutes.

  5. 5

    Remove the saucepan from the refrigerator. Boil the vanilla and lemon juice solution again by following step 3.

  6. 6

    Transfer the mixture to a clean glass container after it's finished its second 2-minute boiling. Refrigerate the solution for at least 1 hour.

  7. 7

    Pour the vanilla extract and lemon juice perfume into a new perfume bottle.

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