Homemade Jasmine Perfume (Guest Post by Cybele)



While I'm away in Fiji (lucky me!), a pretty awesome group of some of my very favorite bloggers is helping “fill in the gaps” with amazing recipes, DIY projects and much more.

Today's post is by Cybele from Blah Blah Magazine, my go-to resource for learning to make homemade natural beauty treatments. But Blah Blah Magazine also has so much more to inspire- crafts, recipes, travel, home, and more. Cybele's aim is to create a beautiful and meaningful life that doesn’t cost the earth, something that, I believe, we all aspire to.


Oh, to dream of those crisp mornings in early spring when fences and arbours groan under tangles of jasmine blossoms. I sometimes wonder if this seasonal association is the reason why jasmine seems to soothe the mind and cool the spirit.

It was traditionally used to treat anxiety and nerves, but it’s better known for it’s heady perfume now. The recipe below is classed a single floral, even though it has other fragrances in the mix. They’re just there to balance out the blossom diva, so she doesn’t get too carried away…

The vanilla oil is another sweetie and grounds the fragrance, helping it linger longer. Meanwhile, the lavender bridges the gap between the two. I added the optional orange blossom water (also known as neroli hydrosol) as a more affordable way to add fragrance.

I do need to be uncouth and mention price, because this is not a cheap oil blend. The genuine essential oil of jasmine is expensive, but it’s still less than the price of a fine perfume and it’s available from aromatherapy suppliers in very small amounts. The wonderful thing is that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin and I now use this instead of my old favorite fragrance.

If this is your first time making perfume, then I’d encourage you to start with the lemon, lavender and sandalwood blend that I called D'été in this post or your other favorite blend and simply use it instead of the jasmine oil blend listed below.


Homemade Jasmine Perfume
by Blah Blah Magazine

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon orange blossom water or distilled water

Jasmine blend
30 drops jasmine
5 drops vanilla
5 drops lavender

Directions

Mix the essential oil blend with the vodka in a glass bottle and leave for two days. Add distilled water or orange blossom water to the mix and shake gently. Leave for four weeks in a cool, dark spot. If there is any sediment, strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth and decant into a spray bottle or perfume container and enjoy!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR : BLAH BLAH MAGAZINE

Cybele is a former journalist and beauty therapist seeking out ways to create a beautiful life that doesn’t cost the earth. You will find her pottering around in DIY and whisking up beauty concoctions at Blah Blah Magazine.

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    do you think rosewater would work instead of orange blossom water?

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