While looking good and dressing well is equally important, it is also very important to smell nice. You don’t want someone standing next to you being turned off by the musty smell of sweat, or wondering about your sense of personal hygiene.
There are several products available in the market which can make you look fresh and beautiful. Some may find buying an expensive perfume an unnecessary luxury, but for most people, smelling good is as important as looking good. This is why, a good perfume is a must for them. It is a good habit as well. It is important that you apply perfume every time you leave home for work, school or college.
There are various types of perfumes available in the market with the scent of different flowers or musk or other elements.
You just have to name the scent you are partial to, and you will get what you need. However, these perfumes may also have a number of chemicals which some people may be allergic to. So, what does a person who have allergies do? Stop using perfumes?
The answer to this is actually quite simple. You can make your own perfume using flowers from your own garden. You will get something that is pure and not diluted or enhanced with chemicals.
You can actually get your own homemade perfume from those heavenly smelling flowers right there in your garden. Excited to know the process? Keep reading to learn more about this process.
Select the Flowers You Want to make your own Perfume From
Although all flowers smell great, but everyone has that one favourite flower which they like the most. Some like rose, some jasmine, some orchids and the list could just go on. Everyone has a favourite fragrance and a favourite flower.
Before moving ahead with the procedure, it is important that you decide which flowers you would like to use in creating your own perfume.
The best thing about making perfume from the flowers in your garden is that you can use any flower that you like to make that perfume. There is literally no limitation as any flower can be used. You can customize your own perfume as per your choice.
What can be better than getting your hands on the fragrance that excites you the most? Once you have selected the fragrance, you can move ahead with the procedure.
Procedure: Turn Your Flowers into Perfume
The procedure is quite simple. And the best thing about this homemade perfume is that you don’t need any chemicals. Therefore, this type of perfume would not only be of your own choice but also completely chemical-free.
To make the perfume, you need half cup of petals of the flowers that you chose. It is your decision, whether you want to use only one type flower or a mixture of various flowers. Take two cups of distilled water and a piece of cheese cloth, a pan, stove and a container in which you would like to store your home-made perfume.
A normal bottle will also do but if you want a decorative bottle or glass perfume bottles then you can get them from any store. There are various empty perfume bottles available in the market which have spray opening. These glass perfume bottles are quite easy to use and you could use them to store your perfume.
Let’s the Process Begin
Before starting the process, make sure that you have washed the flower petals properly and carefully. There should be no dirt and pests on the flowers. Put the pan on the stove and add 2 cups of water to it. Let it get warm and then add the petals in the water and let it boil for a while.
Once this is done and the petals start leaving colour, turn down the flame and let it simmer for two hours. Make sure that the flame is low, and there is still water in the pan. The petals shouldn’t get burnt. After 2 hours, turn off the stove and let the mixture cool. Strain the water with the help of the cheesecloth. Let the liquid collect in a container, cool it and then transfer it to the empty perfume bottles.
And voila! Your home-made perfume is ready. Use it and always smell fresh and lovely.