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How to Make Fragrance Oil With DPG

Updated July 20, 2017

Fragrance oils are manufactured oils that usually mix carrier oils and natural and artificial fragrances. Carrier or cutting oils are used to dilute more expensive essential or fragrance oils to make oils for household or personal use. Dipropylene glycol (DPG) is a widely used and readily available carrier oil which dilutes your fragrance oil and allows you to make more product from less fragrance oil. DPG is easy to use and can be used to make oils for oil burners, incense and even perfume.

Add 1oz. of fragrance oil to the mixing bottle.

Add 1oz. of DPG to the mixing bottle.

Screw on the cap and shake the mixing bottle vigorously until the ingredients are well mixed. The product should be mixed after approximately 30 to 45 seconds of shaking. This mix is perfect for an oil burner.

Change the ratio of fragrance oil to DPG to three parts fragrance oil to seven parts DPG for reed difusers. Add the fragrance oil followed by the DPG. Replace the cap and shake for 30 to 45 seconds.

Change the ratio of fragrance oil to DPG to one part fragrance oil to three parts DPG for perfume oil. Repeat Step 3. Add the fragrance oil, then the DPG. Replace the cap and shake for 30 to 45 seconds.

Warning

Do not allow the DPG to come in contact with wood furniture because it can remove the finish.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bottle with cap
  • Fragrance oil
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Kimberly Alston is a teacher certified in kindergarten through eighth grades, which she uses to inspire her writing. She received her undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University and her master's degree from Old Dominion University.