Disclaimer: I did receive one or more items mentioned in this post for free or at a reduced price in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.
Making your own signature homemade perfume is really easy – all you need is a container such as these refillable glass atomizers, one or more essential oils, some vodka plus a dash of patience so the scents can mix and mellow.
This perfume that I came up with has a very tropical flower overtone with herbal undertones. It does mellow with age so I suggest allowing it to age for at least a week even though you can use it right away. I felt it was just too strong at first but as I have let it age the scent is becoming very pleasant.
The refillable glass atomizer bottles I chose hold just over an ounce and a half of liquid so this is the recipe I used. You can order these with this Amazon.com affiliate link – Please note this is an affiliate link. If you click on it to purchase this item I do get a small commission.
45 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops tuberose essential oil
24 drops ylang ylang essential oil
12 drops rosemary essential oil
1 ounce vodka
I added the essential oils to the bottle first and then shook it slightly to mix them together.
Next I used a small funnel to add the vodka. The one ounce of vodka was slightly more than I needed but I felt it was easier to pre-measure it because of doing the video.
Once the vodka was in the bottle, I put the atomizer back on and the lid as well. Then I shook the bottle to combine the essential oils and vodka.
Now the essential oils do rise to the top of the bottle so you do need to shake it before you use it. I placed my bottle in a cool, dark and dry place so the oils could blend better. I shake my bottle two to three times per day so all the separate scents combine and begin to mellow.
Once the scent is to your liking, go ahead and use it just like you would regular perfume.
Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com gives a quick tutorial on how she makes homemade perfume and she also shares her thoughts about the Refillable Glass Atomizers she received for review.
I absolutely love these refillable perfume atomizer bottles! They are 50ml which is just over an ounce and a half. Most of the perfume recipes I make are an ounce so I just use the regular measurements for the one ounce of perfume than half it again so I have exactly an ounce and a half of essential oils in my bottle, then I top it off with my diluent, shake several times over the course of a few days and my homemade perfume is ready to use.
These bottles are made of very thick glass, the tops and atomizer are a high quality and I love that they include an extra long plastic dropper. The front and back of the bottles are large enough that you could put labels on them and they would be super easy to decorate. These would make a great gift item empty or filled.
The opening of the bottles is large enough for the mini stainless steel funnel I have so I can just sit it in place and pour the measured items in. I am so happy with these and know I am going to get a lot of use out of them.
As for the mist – it is a fine mist and even with my homemade perfume the nozzle has not clogged.