Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Natural perfumes in Jojoba oil
I find knowledge of perfume oils an excellent way of teaching aromatherapy chemistry as the students mind is so focussed on the end product how to get there becomes interesting and memorable!
Find out more
here is a useful resourceThe Perfumers Workbook free download
go to your C: drive and create a new folder C:workbook, the download then proceeds smoothly
An excellent start is to buy the precious oils as 5% or 25% ready mixed blends of 10ml size in Jojoba oil.
NATURAL PERFUME RECIPES
The following sample mixtures to guide your first steps into natural perfume making are all based on 0.33 fl oz or 10ml of jojoba. The amounts given are in drops.
15 cedarwood5 sandalwood5 rosewood or equivalent2 lemongrass
4 neroli4 rose4 rosewood or equivalent4 cedarwood
SWEET, slightly aphrodisiac
4 jasmine4 ylang8 rosewood or equivalent1 vanilla4 neroli
REFRESHING, not aphrodisiac
10 bergamot5 melissa10 pettigrain5 verbena
HEAVY, exotic, aphrodisiac
10 patchouli8 frankincense6 ylang4 jasmine
STRONG manly, aphrodisiac15 sandalwood5 carrot seed3 ylang1 clove
10 carrot seed10 patchouli5 ylang5 cypress
Ref: Keller Aromatherapy Handbook pages 172-173
Posted by Ian Brealey at 02:22