Adult perfumes are too strongly scented to be worn by tweens and teens. An excellent solution to this problem is to help your child make her own perfume kit. The kit will contain the ingredients necessary for your child to create a scent that she will want to wear. Homemade perfume might also be the only option for a child who is sensitive to store perfumes.
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Things you need
- Cardboard box
- 15 to 20 baby food jars
- Eye dropper
- Jojoba oil
- Almond oil
- Vegetable oil
- Various essential oils
- Vitamin E
- Vanilla extract
- Sticky labels
- Permanent marker
Find a cardboard box to hold the items for your perfume kit. The box must be big enough to hold more than a dozen baby food jars.
Wash and dry between 12 and 20 baby food jars. Each jar will hold an ingredient that you will need to make your own perfume. The jars must have lids that fit tightly.
Choose one or more base ingredients to add to your kit. Base ingredients include jojoba oil, almond oil, or vegetable oil. Put each base ingredient in its own jar. Fill each jar, then take a permanent marker and sticky label to mark each jar. Place these base oils in your kit.
Choose several essential oils to give your perfume a pleasant scent. Each one should go into its own baby food jar. Essential oils include lavender, rose, Ylang Ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, and cinnamon. After you label the jar,add it to the kit.
Add a few vitamin E capsules or some vanilla extract to your kit. These are your two options for a fixative. The fixative will keep your homemade perfume from going bad.
Write out instructions for your perfume kit. The instructions will serve as a reminder of how much of each item to add to make a perfume. Take 88.7ml. of base (jojoba oil, almond oil, or vegetable oil). Add 35 drops of your favourite essential oil, or a combination of 35 drops using two or three of your favourite essential oils. Add 8 drops of fixative and then a couple drops of vitamin E. Shake the perfume to combine the ingredients, then store in a dark place for at least two weeks.
The longer the perfume is stored, the stronger the scent will become.
Tips and warnings
- Make several perfume kits to give as gifts..
- After you create your own perfume, you can sell it to your friends to make a profit.
- Make sure to pop open the vitamin E capsule with a sterilised pin to get the drops out.
- Do not use plastic jars to replace the baby food jars. Plastic interacts with the perfume and can cause the scent to change.
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