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How does one make a lavander perfume?

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To make lavender perfume, one needs to mix lavender essential oil with a carrier oil, mixing it well and letting it sit for a long period of time. In order to do this, one needs a small spray glass bottle, a carrier oil and the necessary essential oils.

Making a homemade lavender perfume is a very simple process. If the perfume is designed exclusively to have a lavender scent, then one should mix 25 drops of the lavender essential oil with one teaspoon of the carrier oil.

A common base for perfumes is alcohol, but an oil-based perfume can also be made with almond or jojoba oil as a carrier oil. After the essential oil and the carrier oil are mixed together, using plenty of shaking, the oil should then be left to sit and settle. The longer the perfume is left to settle, the better; this is because the more time a perfume has to develop, the more the oils interact together and mature the scent of the perfume.

Lavender essential oil can also be used with other essential oils to make more complex scents. Lavender is usually considered a "middle note" meaning its scent lasts longer than the top notes, but not as long as the base note. Some base notes are cedarwood and sandalwood. Some top notes are peppermint, lemon and lime. If one chooses to mix various essential oils, they should make sure the various notes are evenly distributed to create a balanced scent.


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