I Did A Thing: Homemade Perfume

Another request for I Did A Thing homemade household products was perfume. I don’t wear perfume or even cologne so it took some research on my part to figure this out. There was one blog post in particular that helped me out a lot that I really should cite here, but I can no longer find it. It is important, for some reason, to add the essential oils in a certain order. You also need to know (or look up) base notes, middle notes, and top notes.

Homemade Perfume:

It is recommended to use a dark glass bottle, but I used a small mason jar and kept it in a dark place and it turned out fine.

  • In a jar/bottle put 1/2oz of jojoba oil
  • add 9 drops of base note essential oil
  • add 7 drops of middle note essential oil
  • add 7 drops of top note essential oil
  • add 2.5oz of vodka

Shake extremely well for a few minutes and store it in a cool dark place for 48 hours to 2 weeks (I stored mine for 7 days) shaking once per day and smelling for desired smell as the smell will change the longer it sits.

Once you’ve reached your desired smell/strength, add 2 TBSP of distilled water, shake, and then filter it through a coffee filter into its final bottle. Store it in a cool dark place between each use.

The Result:

I only had one or two essential oils for each note and I really have no experience with essential oils so I kind of just winged it…surprisingly it turned out really well. It is subtle, yet smells really nice, the way a perfume should be (in my opinion). I had no intention of keeping this bottle of perfume as I just made it to write this post, but it is actually a really nice perfume according to people who wear perfume. “It is something I will actually wear because it smells really nice and it isn’t too strong. It won’t give people headaches…like some of the people who come into the salon.”

About myopicprophet 135 Articles
Kinja refugee. Rants often. Right sometimes.


  1. I feel there is a Myopic private line of spa goods in your future. You can scent all your creams, oils, cleaning supplies, and lubes with MyopicProphet, the fragrance of the future. Really, just invest in high-end jars, and charge a lot of money. Boom! Coronavirus cash!

Leave a Reply