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Make a natural perfume using essential oils

teacher avatar Deanna Russell, Clinical Aromatherapist

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Natural perfume trailer

    • 2. Welcome!

    • 3. Supplies to have on hand

    • 4. Pro tips for getting started

    • 5. The fragrance wheel

    • 6. Perfume story

    • 7. Describing perfume

    • 8. Creating accords

    • 9. Creating floral accords

    • 10. Oriental accords

    • 11. Woody accords

    • 12. Citrus and fresh accords

    • 13. Project: Start by making your master mix

    • 14. Project: roll on perfume

    • 15. Solid perfume: demo & how to

    • 16. Natural perfume recap

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About This Class

Make your own signature scent and take your blending to the next level!

Learn secrets about making your own personal fragrance using essential oils and absolutes. This class builds upon the Creative Blending Challenge class with Deanna Russell.

We take a deep dive into using a fragrance wheel, exploring the main sections as well as subsections within each category. The fragrance wheel is based on a model originally created by Michael Edwards.

We will cover the following fragrance categories:

  • Floral
  • Amber/Oriental
  • Woody
  • Fresh

From there we will take a deeper dive into subcategories from the fragrance wheel.

I show you step by step how to begin creating your natural perfume using building blocks called accords.

There is a workbook provided with this class so that you can follow along the lectures and record the information as you go.

How to make a natural perfume builds on the information you learned during the essential oil blending challenge, so you might want to refresh some of those concepts before jumping into this class.

There are additional resources supplied for you in the class workbook.


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Deanna Russell

Clinical Aromatherapist


Personal note:

In recent years I have been much more aware of how having and using certain skills is very, VERY useful. Knowing how to create my own things using sustainably sourced ingredients is empowering!

Things I enjoy doing for myself and my family include: growing our own vegetables and then canning and processing them for future use, making my own cold processed soap, making my own tea blends and making my own skin care items. These are very tangible ways to look after family and friends.

My class plans include bringing you more life skills so that you can have these useful skills, too.

Professional work:

Deanna Russell is a clinical aromatherapist, registered aromatherapist (RA®), and essential oil therapist (EOT®) She is also ... See full profile

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1. Natural perfume trailer: Let's get started. Okay. 2. Welcome!: Hi, Welcome. My name is Deanna. I'm going to show you how you can make your own signature. It's not that hard once you know a few secrets. And I would really like to show you some secrets. I have been a clinical along with therapists for the last ten years. And I mainly do other things with essential oils, but I thought it would be fun, a fun project to make some natural perfume. So in this class I'm going to show you how you can make three different things. You can make all of them, or you can choose which ones you want to do. So the first one will be to make just to a central oil blend. A really nice one that you can either wear on diffusive jewelry or in your diffuser. The second thing that I'll show you how to do this, how to make a solid perfume. And so you would use a container like this one to apply. Don't worry, I'll give you a recipe that you can follow to get started with doing that. And the third thing that I would like to show you how to do is to make a rollerball perfume. And this roller ball perfume is a 10 mil bottle, but you can also get them smaller. This is a 59, so it depends what size you want. This one fits really easily and to a small bag. And I'll show you different equipment that you will need to get started, as well as which essential oils that I would choose at first. You don't have to reach out and get everything. Believe me. I'm going to show you how to pick things that makes sense and that won't waste money and time when you're choosing your oils. I'm going to show you how to make an accord and how you use that to make a bouquets of a rhombus. So let's get right to it. 3. Supplies to have on hand: I just want to show you some of the supplies that you're going to find will come in very, very handy when you are making some of these projects. Some things that you're going to need are measuring devices of some kind, preferably in a couple of different sizes. And I even have this little tiny one here which I use all the time. So you'll need measuring containers. You will also need a digital scale. This one goes all the way down to a point of a gram. So if that's even handy, especially when you're weighing out your essential oils. You will also need to choose containers that are appropriate for the project that you've chosen. So like I mentioned before, if you're making a solid perfume, you might want, but PTEN or something like that that will hold a solid form. To make that you will also need beeswax. I have this kind of whites beeswax. It makes a nicer perfumed is to look at, makes it have a more sophisticated finish to it instead of yellow peas wax. But you could use yellow if you like, if that's what you have. You'll also need a carrier oil of some kind. I use her whole body because it has a really long lasting shelf-life. You can use that in both the solid perfume as well as Andrew Fuller perfume. You're going to make a roller perfume. You need to get a roller. Make sure that it comes with all of the pieces. That's the actual bottle, but also the teeny tiny little roller part that sits in there. That's the part that applies it to your skin, as well as the cap for it. Now you might notice that these openings and these things are very, very tiny. And so you will need some kind of a file to get them. Now, I have this, I don't know if you can see that clearly, but that's a super tiny final, um, and actually it even will fit into that super tiny container. And I'll tell you about that in a second. You can also use like I have a slightly bigger one. And it actually does not fit in that container, but it will fit in a 10 millimolar ball pretty easily. Okay, So just based on what you decide to do, you'll need different things. This little guy is actually, I don't even remember. I've got quite a few of these. So what happens with this is that you would put in your essential oil gland or your diluted essential oil. And it's got a very, very straightforward applicator tip. And you would just apply that to yourself. Or you could also apply it by the drop onto your stroke. So it's easy to get a small amount into this jar and then just take it from there and use it that way. Okay. Speaking of stripes, I actually just made these using a piece of card stock. I didn't have the fancy for funerary strips at all. I just made some. And so out of one sheet of paper, you can make well more than what you'll need. Okay, that's a lot. But you should have access to something like this because you'll be keeping track of quite a few different things in this project. So you can either get them, they're not that expensive or you can make them It's not that hard. The other thing that you're going to find very helpful or little measuring tiny, tiny caps. These ones are disposable. I have like 50 of them. And what I like about these, they're measuring comes in tablespoons as well as fluid ounce points, as well as mills as well as cc. Okay. Because there are for different applications. And there it is, there disposable or you can clean them carefully and reuse them. If you don't have access to something like that. You can also just use a small little mixing dish like that. That works too. You just have to find a way of getting it from your container into your other containers. The other thing that you'll need if you're going to be making a blend for your diffuser jewelry is a vital, preferably a dark glass and preferably with a dripped cap in it like that, so that you can drop it out by the drop and you can get those out. There are pretty readily available now, actually. And then last but not least, you will need your selection of essential oils and I'll talk about that soon. 4. Pro tips for getting started: Just thought I'd pass on a couple of my favorite tips just to help you out and to help you get started. The first tip that I would recommend is that you don't erase out and get everything from this course. I suggest that you choose very carefully 12 to 15, possibly 20 essential oils that really appeal to you. You can get and that you can afford, if at all possible. When you're especially getting the very expensive oils, purchase Simon's small quantities. So when I get sound or would I like this particular sandalwood, It's sustainably sourced and it's organic. But I only buy it in a five mil container at a time. Some essential oils, like for example, geranium of buying a much larger like this is a 100 mil container because I use it for all kinds of stuff all the time. So just be aware that you'll be using more of some essential oils than others. Beginning you probably don't know which one so easy the most have. Also you'll notice that there's a selection of essential oils, natural oils, which are actually synthetically recreate it. So in the case of perfume, those will be less money. You could use those if we choose to. The projects that I'm going to show you here, are going to be using only pure essential oils, not synthetic fragrance. But you can also, oftentimes select a CO2 extract or even an absolute. So for example, cocoa absolute is an example of one that I have for an absolute. I also use rows absolute. I also use jasmine absolute. So for Ginger, because for example, I much prefer the CO2 extractive Ginger because it actually smells like fresh ginger root. Whereas the steam distilled ginger doesn't smell as pleasant as that. So just keep in mind of when you are looking for your purchases. Be aware of your botanical names because that is going to help you narrow down exactly what you are looking for and what you want to pay for. I also recommend that at the beginning, you select a few essential oils from each of the main family categories. So you would select a few from fresh floral, oriental, and from woodsy. But within those categories, you will select at top note, middle note, bass note, so that you can begin to create several different types of perfume. Fragrances at the beginning, but be selective at what you, what you choose from the wheel. I'll show you how to use, if at all possible, get your essential oils in their undiluted form. In other words, get them beat. This will allow you to dilute it down the way that you want to. For example, for an absolute, because it is super concentrated, I would dilute that down to 1%, whereas in essential oil, I would probably dilute down to a 10 percent. This allows me to have a more true representation of what the overall room is going to be in the end. 5. The fragrance wheel: Some of you have seen the blending wheel from the creative blending challenge. This wheel is a great way to get started with blending. Actually the information in that class is very helpful. And if you haven't already done so, I recommend that you go through it before you go further in this class. The fragrance wheel I'm showing you here is quite a bit more detailed. There are some different ways of organizing a fragrance wheel and some of the models you might have come across may include different or additional categories. This one is based on a model by Michael Edwards. Using the model based on Michael Edwards, there are four main category types, fluoro, oriental, Woody, and fresh. Also notice that the wheel is further divided into sub categories. There are some category overlaps. For example, fruity overlaps with fresh and floral, and woods, overlaps with Oriental and Woody. I kind of liked to break down concepts visually, so I'm using some color to help explain. Here are the four main categories. Fluoro, oriental, Woody, and fresh. Going back with the floral category, it can be further broken down into soft floral and floral oriental. Moving to the oriental category, it can be further broken down into soft Oriental, Oriental and Woody oriental. Moving further along the wheel, you'll see that the woods category is broken down into woods. Masi woods, dry woods, followed with a special type of category called aromatics. Actually the Michael Edwards model places this category in the very center of the wheel. But for our purposes here, I put it on the side with his category of woods and you can use it either way. It, it doesn't matter too much. On the fresh category. You can divide this down further into a few other categories. So you'll have citrus, water, green, and fruity. We're not going to include the water section in this class because you can't create that using essential oils. But just so you're aware that it is on that model of fragrance wheel. The more you use the wheel, the more you'll understand how it works. Notice that each of the categories blend into the other. Let me show you a few different ways that the wheel works. You can blend essential oils together from within the same category family. The example I'm using here shows different types of florals. Another way that you can use the fragrance wheel is to blend essential oils from either side of a category. Here we are bridging the floral and Oriental families using floral oriental and soft oriental essential oils. A third way to use the blending wheel is also very similar to using the color wheel using a triangle. The example I'm showing you here, lens flora with oriental, with aromatic. You can see there are many possibilities for creating interesting signature sense. To create a vertical blend, you can use the note system to help balance and create layers of interest within your blend of your chosen category family. To recap, the four main perfume category families, our floral, oriental, Woody, and fresh. Each main family also has some families will go into each category in more detail. Now. 6. Perfume story: Your signature scent is all about you. It's your signature and it should say something about who you are and what you want to become. So it should tell a story and the story is all about you. So for example, do you want your a cent to be something that you would wear during the day time, at work, or in the evening, or perhaps when you're out on the tone, or perhaps you're seeing interests cent is something that you would want to use, especially for a certain time of the year. If it's the fall and winter, then you would maybe want to lean toward more spicy or exotic kind of heavier oils. In which case you would look toward one of the fragrance categories such as oriental or Woods. What kind of a feeling do you want to come out of this? Do you want it to be certain personality? One thing that'll help you make some decisions is the fragrance wheel. So what I have done is I've just, for myself, mapped out my fragrance categories and subcategories and show you which essential oils can go in each of those subcategories so that you can learn how to blend something into the next category and make something really unique and interesting. With this information, for example, you might decide, okay, I would like to get some Okemos and actually that is what I did. I'll talk to you about creating an accord either horizontally or vertically. So if you're doing it horizontally, it would, an example of that would be all talk notes. So and a good example of that would be citrus. So broken model and lemon and lime, those are all top notes. And you would see that they would make a horizontal line and they are happened to all be sutras. What I'm gonna do in this class is show you how to do the second one. And that is a vertical accord. And that is where you blend within the families are neighboring families, but also using top notes, middle notes or heart notes. And these notes and the bass notes are actually pick the bottom of the pyramid. So I tend to start from my, my blends from the bottom and built up. And depending on what type of overall feel you'd want your plan to have. You'll either go heavier with more of your bulk of your gland with base oils. If you want your brand to be little more flighty and fleeting, then you would use mostly top notes and not as much peace notice. I'll explain all that as well. But just know that you have so many options and it's such a great chance to be creative. And it's also really fun to experiment. 7. Describing perfume: Let's just take a couple of moments at some words that people use sometimes to describe a perfume. Knowing these can help you tell your perfume story and help you plan out the overall effect that you want to achieve. This will also help you select some of your essential oils. Descriptive words for the fluoro family group include fluoro, petty, soft, light, sweet, and feminine. Book. Go deeper into floral in a little bit. Here are some essential oils and absolutes in the fluoro family. They are generally noted to be in the heart note category. However, sometimes the Lang Lang may be considered a base oil. When we talk about the oriental category, here are some descriptive words for that. Word such as exotic, spicy, heavy, warm, and Oriental are used. Here you can see some popular spice, essential oils. These all happen to land in the middle note category. Some of them might be also considered a top note or a middle bass note. You might find some difference of opinion at times. Here are some descriptive words for the woody family. You might find words like Balsamiq, smoky, Amber, trees, leathery and old wood. Many oils belonging to the wood family are also bass notes. Would oils provide a glance to the outdoors, evoking clean freshness and purity, and also a masculine feel. Most hubs will fall into the middle note arena. Words for this group include herbaceousness, green, and sometimes medicinal. Clery sage has been described also as floral and a bit fruity. Are fresh category covers a lot of ground. There aren't a lot of essential oils that would fall naturally into the fruity section. But Roman, camomile and Ivana are ones that would galvanometer. Essential oil is your best bet for choosing an oil from the green section. Some essential oils that are considered green are often specialty oils and are also more expensive. And just as a bonus, here's a list of some citrus essential oils. They belong to the fresh family category. Where's that you might use to describe citrus include citrus, fresh, zesty, zingy, and even sweet. Notice that all of these oils also happened to be top notes. A couple of citrus oils are handy to have on hand, particularly Bergamo. Let's just do a quick recap on blending modes. Top nodes are sensed that will hit the nose first, creating that first impression. They die away to reveal the heart notes. Middle notes are also sometimes called heart notes. They give continuity and add a layer of texture and interests here blend. Bass notes form the structure of your blend. They last the longest and they're sent will shift over time, adding even more intrigue. What essential oils are you drawn to? Have a good look at the fragrance. We'll again make knows about which ones you might want to use. Now is a good time to draw out your own map and list the essential oils that fall into each of the categories. 8. Creating accords: We're about to get into the heart of this class. We'll start with an overview and then take individual components separately. Perfume blending starts with a single building block called an accord. These will be combined to form a new sent. To keep things simple, we'll build one accord and then add a few essential oils to make a new blend. You can build the chords either horizontally or vertically. When you make a horizontal accord, it is made up of all of the same note blending category. An example of this would be Bergamo, orange, and lemon. For this class, I'll be using the vertical blending method. I just find that it creates a bit more layering opportunities, which results in a more complex aroma more suited for perfumes. Get your supplies ready. We're going to form a basic chord first. You'll need test strips as well as to base nodes of your choosing. We'll start off by building the a chord from within the woods family. Work with diluted essential oils into a carrier oil anywhere from one to 10 percent. Be sure to use a carrier that does not itself have a strong scent. Sunflower oil works while and has a stable shelf-life. Here's a visual picture of what I'm talking about. The first thing to do is dilute your essential oil into a carrier oil. Here I've chosen to dilute vet cover essential oil at 5%. This will be about five drops of veteran Her attitude. Sunflower oil. The second oil I've chosen happens to be an absolute. So I've decided to dilute Okemos at 1% instead of 5%. That's just one drop into five mils or a teaspoon of sunflower oil. This next part will be more time-consuming. You will need to be very methodical and also organized. Now you will be deciding the proportions of each of these essential oils you want to use in forming your record. Using a pipette, transfer a drop of each diluted oil onto a test strip. This will be a one-to-one ratio. Next, drop, one drop of diluted OLC memos and two drops of better verte onto a test strip to see how they are different. Do as many tests dilution rates as you want. Be sure to mark on the test strip what the ratio is for each test. Do not allow them to overlap each other, keep them separated. You might also want to place them on a protected surface, leave them alone to rest, and let the oils make friends with each other. Notice how things changed after an hour or two, a day or two, and even a week or two. If you want to add a third base note to your record, go ahead. This award will be a building block for the rest of your blend. In this example, I'm showing a combined total of 55 percent allotted for bass notes. And this will include the base notochord that I'm forming. So keep that in mind. For an example, let's say that I've chosen two parts of Okemos, five-part sphere buffer. And for parts of peculiarly to form my basic chord, our total parts add up to 11. Now we do some math. If we know that our blend will be 55 percent bass notes. And our bass notes are going to consist of 11 parts of our total. Than our total parts will be 20 in total. And by default, our middle notes will be made up of four parts. And the top notes will consist of five parts. As you can see, these all add up to 20. Heart nodes are the next step in creating your new blend. We already know that we are looking for essential oils to add up to four parts. For example, let's use one part rows absolute, one part unruly and two parts of lavender. Don't forget that you'll be using test strips and individually diluted essential oils to create each of the chords. Adding the top nodes are the final step in creating your new blend. Now we are looking for essential oils to add up to five parts out of our 20. Again, be sure to use test strips to create this part of your blend. Here I'm using one part cardamom, parts Bergamo, and two parts Hollywood to total five parts. Let's do a quick recap on what's happening with the blend. Our total will add up to 100%. Our total parts will add up to 20. Therefore, our bass notes, middle notes, and top nodes will be divided up according to our percentage allotment we determined previously. Our blend will be divided up between 55 percent bass notes, 20 percent middle notes or heart notes, and 25 percent top notes. In our example, we're using two parts of Okemos, five parts of vinegar, and for parts of petroleum to form our basic chord that adds up to a total of 11 parts. Our middle part of our blend will be one part rows, one partner really in two parts, lavender, which will add up to four. This will comprise 20% of our blend. And finally, for our top notochord, it will consist of two parts, Bergamo, two parts Hollywood, and one part of cardamom for a total of five parts, which will also make up the 25 percent for our percentage of top notes. So now you can see here that everything adds up very nicely together. We've got all our parts accounted for and correctly allocated. Our total ends up being a 100 percent for a total moats parts of 20. Perfect. Now just to make things a bit more interesting for you, I'm going to tell you about two other different ways that you can build a cords. When you're creating an amber or oriented record, you might want to use 50 percent as your base, 20 percent as your middle, and 30 percent of your top notes. Your record can be made up of such resonance. For example, frankincense, lab, denim, open OCS, MMR, benzoin, and truly et cetera. Another type of chord you can create as a shipper or a green and cord. And for these, you're usually using 25 percent as a base note component, 40 percent for your middle notes, and 35 percent for your top notes. Now your bass notes for your mouse or woody part, you could use 15 percent of that to be a wood or a moss and 10 percent of that could be a mosquito bite or a bomb. And that some, just another example to get you started. You can see that there are many ways to determine your record structure type. It will depend on the effect you desire and the story you want to tau. If you haven't already, begin to choose essential oils for testing and keep a record of what you are doing. 9. Creating floral accords: Florals are perfect for summertime. They smell just like fresh cut flowers. Soft fluorescence are described as soft, powdery and sweet with a hint of creamy. Floral oriental is described as florals with some spicy notes. What you're looking at here is an example of a floral bouquet. It might include floral such as Lily, Rose, Peony, or freeze. Yeah. Sometimes a perfume is based on a single floral note, and this would be called so the fluorine. An example of this is using exclusively rows. You might also come across a category called white floral. This is because these flowers have white flower petals. So in this category you'll see narrowly, which is also known as Orange Blossom, Guardini, Jasmine and Paeony, and a few others as well. You might also come across a category called Rosie floral. So flowers in this category include rose geranium and rose geranium. Interestingly, there's also a category called spicy fluoro. And two popular flowers in this category include the carnation, as well as how the acrosome. This is also known as immortal. Spicy floral is a great option if you want to use them in creating an oriental floral accord. There's also a category of floral that is known as powdery floral. And you've got iris here, mimosa as well as violent leaf. So here's an example of a soft floral record. You could try using rows with iris with a little bit of vanilla to add that sweetness. Or a throught provides a powdery element to your floral a cord. Here's an example of a possible floral oriental Accord. So you would start with your floral bouquet and you could add an essential oils such as petty grain Jasmine, or narrowly, with a couple of spice elements such as cardamom or white pepper. Very interesting mix. When you're working within the floral family and subfamilies, you have options as well with adding extra extension. So you can have Flora, Woody, you can have green floral, Musk floral or a citrus floral. The options are really kind of endless. Here's a Florida example to get you started. It contains Bergamo Rosewood. You can substitute whole word if you cannot get Rosewood, unruly and Petty Green with E Lang, Lang as your base. 10. Oriental accords: When describing oriental accords or amber records, some keywords include warm, central, exotic, dramatic. Often with a masculine association. It tends to be a heavier fragrance and is often used in the following way. This category includes spices, resins, and others like vanilla. And just a note of clarification here. Amber refers to both the fragrance family called oriental, as well as a specific accord used to build the oriental accord embers also a specific ingredient used in memory, and it can be purchased as a resin or paste. It is not available as an essential oil. If you can find Amber oil, it'll be a fragrant soil. Occasionally you can source it as an absolute. The classic oriental or amber records may be made up of resins such as frankincense. I'll have them open OCS, murmur, benzoin put truly, et cetera. Here's a typical arrangement of note distribution for an Oriental. The court 30 percent would be top notes. The middle notes will be made up of about 20 percent, and the bass notes will be 50 percent of the Accord. The umbra cord, as part of the base accord, maybe made up of different ingredients depending on the desired outcome. Someone once said that Amber is a blend of ingredients that describes a warm, powdery, sweet scent. It consists of a slurry of ingredients, both natural and synthetic, such as Vanilla for truly loved him, Starbucks, enjoy, and a few more. You can see a list here. You can create a resonance type of amber record using pretty much equal parts of each of these, with a bit more allotted for the lab Denham. The oriental fragrance family consists of soft Oriental, Oriental and Woody oriented. You can also have additional oriental groupings. For example, citrus amber, which would contain citrus with a floral note. You can also make an oriental amber, which is your classic oriental Amber record. And also something called Oriental, which is Oriental with a floral and spicy finish. As well. You can have a spicy oriental amber, which you guessed it is spices blended with woods. You could have an oriental Gorman, which would be warm oriental combined with food-like things such as vanilla and Krakow, probably the absolute. And you can also have a woody oriental amphora which is oriented with a woody base. So to recount, soft oriental is made up of soft floral notes mixed with warm spices. Oriental Contains sweet notes like cinnamon, vanilla, and also mask. What do you oriental has some earthy notes like petroleum sandalwood mixed with both spicy and sweet notes. So some essential oils or oils that you could use in a soft oriental include ampere and Musk. In the oriental category, you would have frankincense cinnamon clove and some resonance. In the woody oriental, you would have items such as sandalwood could truly and Amber. Here's an example of an oriental accord that you can try out. For your top note. You could use coriander. For your middle notes. You could use cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and close. And for your bass notes, you could use sandalwood, vanilla absolute Amber, lab denim, and cedar wood. 11. Woody accords: Earlier we used an example of creating a Woods accord. Now we'll take a closer look at how this category is divided into subfamilies. Classic Woody accords contain. Sandra would virtually that hover and either pine or Cyprus. Even though that ever in peculiar, technically not words, they're still considered part of the woody accord. In there. What's sub category? We see oils like cedar wood, Cyprus, spruce, and pine. You can create a coniferous accord with these oils in the masi woods or sheep or a subcategory, you'll find both Okemos and laptop as well as cedar moss. You'll notice that Dr. Woods include sound of wood, Siam would desert rosewood and I Garwood. Aromatics are technically not woods, but are more her basis and sometimes smell more medicinal in perfume. Mri, lavender, sage and rosemary are often used. Some of these specialty woody oils are extremely rare and you will pay a lot of money for them. For those of you who are interested in adding a leathery element naturally, you can use small amounts of birch tar for this purpose. Here's an easy what do you record you can try doing using lemon as a top note, uranium and early as fluoro middle notes with cedar, wood and petroleum as your base notes. When you're building a what do you accord, you can have a number of different focuses. You can make your focus to be citrus or aromatic, or fluoro or Oriental. And you can see here a list of different essential oils that would help you achieve that goal. And just to be helpful, I'm going to provide you with three more examples of woody Accords. The first one has a big heavy emphasis on sandalwood using vet hover and optimise. The second example it uses across again with sandalwood, but with a focus on Virginia and cedar wood. And the third one's a little bit more compound, more complex. It also uses small amounts of Okemos, but you can also add Bergamo, tangerine, and lime as you are a citrus top notes with punctually and for balsam at the base. 12. Citrus and fresh accords: I thought it would be helpful to 0 in on a specific aspect of the fresh fragrance category. Most people have access his citrus essential oils, and they are reasonably priced. Make an invaluable additions to your collection of perfume oils. Working with citrus is very versatile. You can blend floral and spices quite easily with good results. Here's a list of citrus oils that you can probably find. These include lemon, Bergamo lime, Mandarin, tundra, and juseu, grapefruit, sweet orange, blood orange and also bitter orange. This is one example of a citrus accord that you might want to build. Juseu, lemon, orange, and ginger. This will have a bit of an oriental flavor. And so you might want to pair that with some other spaces. For example, when you are looking to combine citrus with aromatics, some aromatic Psycho, particularly well with citrus include lavender, Rosemary, Melissa, which is also called lemon balm, as well as Clarice age. If you're looking to form a citrus combined with Cipro accord, you could add to their citrus. Frankincense, Federer and truly black pepper, nutmeg and ginger root are all spices that blend particularly well with your citrus oil family. If you want your citrus accord to have a woody aspect to it, you could try blending cedar, wood bay laurel that averse sandalwood, Cyprus, and juniper berry alongside with your citrus. There are lots of floral. That goal is citrus. Here are some of the most noted ones. Jasmine drain, Ilium, Helen prism. You Lang, Lang, narrowly violet leaf and rows. If you want your citrus to have a bit of a green edge to it, you could try adding small amounts of galvanometer, hay, or tomato leaf. You can kind of recreate a fruity aroma naturally if you use essential oils such as Divina or Roman camomile. Roman camomile has kind of a green apple smell and data is quite sweet-smelling. Now I'll just give you an example of a citrus accord that you could try it just to get you started. For a top note, you could try blending Bergamo with Mandarin. Your metanodes could be lavender with Clery sage, and using sandalwood as your base. 13. Project: Start by making your master mix: Once you've decided the proportions of his essential oils that you want to use when you make your different accords, your basic chord, your middle notochord. Notochord. Then you can start to actually use essential oils to put into a bottle of some kind. So what you can do, you could do this a couple of different ways. You can either weigh them by weight on a scale. If you have a scale that goes down to a part of a gram, that'll be the most helpful. And then all you would do would be to just add them by the drop and test your weight. But it adds up to the components that you are looking for. The other option that you have is to use something like that, that measures your amounts in milliliters. So you can still do your parts and make them equivalent to what you want using this and then that way it's got a little spout and you can just add it like that into your bottle. Also another option. If you don't have either of those options, you can add your essential oils into the bottle directly by the drop. This is going to be less consistent over each time when you wanna do it. If you're okay with that, That's up to you. It's not a bad thing. If that's all you have, then go ahead and get started with that. But just so that you know that you're not going to be building perfect with your test strips. You're actually going to use that. Gather up your sensory information from what you've put together and then translate that into actual blend with using essential oils. The third option that you have is just to use drops. So you add drop it by each drop into the bottle. If you're going to do that, I suggest that you keep track of which order that you're putting in the drops. Because I think that can make a difference over time. So the key here is to be consistent, as consistent as possible. One reason why I wanted you to have the diffuser project as your one of your first options is because you can do so much with just that. Yes, you can use it as a diffuser blend, which is what these little things reform. Lungs, you have a drip cap, you're good to go. But once you have your mix of stuff in your bigger bottle, you can make hair perfume with that. You can make a spray perfume with that. Like this is my little travel one. And it just it's really refreshing. And this is just a one ounce containers. A container from that you can also make a ruler blend. With your diffuser blend. You actually have quite a few options and you can use it to build your other projects. 14. Project: roll on perfume: Here are the supplies that you will need to make your perfect enroller. The recipe that I'm going to give you is going to fit into a 10 mill rollerball. So you'll need an empty one of those. You'll need your toes and essential oils, about 12 to males depending on what you wanna do. Carrier oil and a Vitamin E capsule, which is optional. You'll also need a funnel to fit your bottle opening. And I'll label for your blend. Using a blend that contains half or more bass notes is one way to make your perfume last longer on your skin. This percentage distribution makes excellent use of fixative essential oils included as bass notes. When you wear your blend, you'll notice that the scent will shift over time, making it even more interesting for you to wear. Another way that you can increase the act of time of your roller ball on your skin is to first apply a layer of your solid perfume bomb. And this is where having a master mix will be very helpful. Typically, your rollerball cent will contain 25 percent essential oils and 75 percent of carrier oils. I would include some vitamin E here is simply to delay the carrier oils from going rancid. First, you will add 10 to 30 drops of your chosen essential oils into the empty roller bottle. You would use between 10 to 15 drops if you have a lot of bass notes in your blend. And you can use 2030 drops if you have a lot of top notes in your blend. Next, if you're using your vitamin E capsule, you will appear stat and empty the capsule into the bottle with the essential oils. Using your tiny funnel, you're going to add, kept the carrier oil of your choice into the bottle along with all the other ingredients until it reaches the shoulder. Now you will carefully attach the roller piece to the bottle. You'll have to press it down until you hear it click into place. Then you can attach the cap. I repeat. You have to press it down until you hear a click all the way into place. Otherwise it won't be down. And then you will have a big muscle when you try to put it into a bag. Now you can gently roll the bottle between your hands just to encourage mixing of all the ingredients together so that they can make friends with each other. Make a label for your perfume and put it on so you don't forget what it is that you've made and allow your blend to synergize for several days before you use it. 15. Solid perfume: demo & how to: Right now I'm going to show you how to make the perfume bomb, the solid turkey. My application, but I'm going to do first is way out my essential ways that I've chosen for this. So I have my scale. I'm going to weigh out my Mertz into a little tiny cup. You're going to tear it to 0 so that I'm starting from 0. And now I'm going to weigh out what I need to do. Because my scale can go to part of a ground. That'll be super-helpful right now because I'm going to get it to add up to a certain number. Once I'm finished weighing over and essential oil, I'm going to set it to this side so that I don't accidentally use it twice or forget one. So I've got my basic chord assembled in this dish. I'm going to keep going and I'm going to add in my middle notes now. Now I'm just adding in my talk notes. I'm going to use cardinal men working well for this. Okay, I have my essential oils weight out in the proportions that I want. I'm now just going to set that aside and do the next thing. I'm not going to need all of that, but I wanted to just let it rest a little bit so that it can synergize while I'm making my other things. So now I have five grams of weight, these wax weight out. I'm going to melt that down in a water bath. So I'm going to add it to my heat safe container. The next thing I'll do is I will add 15 grams of Coca-Cola and add it to that. And I'm going to just gently not that on the heat until it's fully mounted. The other thing that I'm going to do just to help extend the shelf life of these items. I'm just going to add a little bit of vitamin E. I'm going to just puncture it and just pop it in there. It's not a preservative because I'm not using water. I don't need a preservative, but it isn't as the oxygens. And that'll be helpful as I let it sit for a little while. So now let's get, I'll show you how to work through our graph. Okay, so this is how you do a water bath. I put my jar of stuff in there of my ingredients. I have it on very low heat. I'm going to just gently have that on the burner. There's water inside the pot. Do not put water inside that. That's very important. Once you add water into that. If that happens, you're done. You have to start over. So we're just going to let that simmer down for a little while. It's going to take a few minutes. We'll come back to that. Okay, it looks like are these wax is fully melted into our homophobia and we're ready to take it off and let it cool down for a little bit before we do the next step. And just wanted to wait a minute or two before I started the next step. Because if you add in your essential oils while you are liquid is too hot, you're going to destroy the volatile oils that are in your essential oil blend. But now I think I'm ready and I'm going to use my stirring rod again with this. And I'm going to very slowly and gently add this in. Steering while I do it. It's a really nice blend. So now that I've got that in there, all I have to do is transfer it to my little containers and then I let it rest until it becomes solid at room temperature. So by tomorrow or even later today, I can move these around freely, but for right now, I'm just going to let them settling. And that is how you make a solid perfume. It's not that hard. Now it's your turn. 16. Natural perfume recap: Well, I hope that you've enjoyed taking this natural production. Of course, if it's been a lot of fun and you know what? There's so much information in this class. You might need to go back and review other person that again, don't forget to use your workbook to fill in some of those planks. It's really handy to have that, which is why it provided it for you. Just to cover what we've gone over in this class. We cover how to make an a chord. We talked about the categories of records. We'll, we have fluoro, oriental, Woody, and fresh. And I showed you different ways that you can build a course within that, we also took a deeper dive into the subcategories for those families. The projects for this class were to build a master mix so that you can use it on your jewelry diffusers or an irregular diffuser. Or if you wanted to make a sprayed, you could totally do that as well. You can also make a hair care FIM with this, it's very versatile. The second project that we talked about was to make the roller blend. You can make a totally separate blend for your ruler or you can use your, you guessed it, your master mix again. The third project that we did was to make a solid perfume. And we did this and I give you a recipe for that. I hope that you have a lot of fun experimenting and making your own natural perfumes base for joining me in this class, and I hope to see you again in another class soon. Bye for now.