Cheap Perfume : Make Your Own
|June 13, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under beauty, beautydiy, beautytips, diy, environment, gifts|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
As a vain cheapskate, I absolutely adore perfume. I love different scents, I love seasonal scents… I even love putting my perfume in the fridge in the summer for an oh-so refreshing spritz. That being said, I'm kind of on quite a budget these days and buying a new vial of perfume simply isn't an option for me …. so – what's a vain cheapskate to do? Make my own perfume , of course!!!
Remembering a long time ago that I'd read – yes – you can make your own perfume, I found lots of great information about making your own perfume 101. Apparently all you really need is a scent, distilled water and some kind of strainer like cheese cloth or vodka, a scent and some kind of strainer. Yeah – it's really that simple. It would also be helpful if you saved your old perfume bottle to refill – but I suppose even that's not super necessary if you have some kind of covered jar – you can always just use your finger for applying your homemade perfume!
I dug up some wonderful recipes for making your own perfume on the super cheap – homemade perfume would truly make a fabulous, customized gift !
Make Perfume with Rubbing Alcohol :
I love this simple recipe that requires only rubbing alcohol and essential oils.
Make Perfume with Distilled Water:
This is more of a body spray recipe – but I love how cheap it is. You can make distilled water simply by boiling water – add a scent (heck even cinnamon or vanilla extract from your kitchen) and you've got body spray on the cheap.
Make Perfume with Basic Household Ingredients:
Love this recipe because it's totally cheapskate and natural : use scents like mint, coffee beans and cinnamon – and let them steep. Easy, peasy, cheap!
Make Perfume with Vodka:
Basic recipe for a vodka-based perfume from Wiki How. Perfect for gift giving because the alcohol makes the fragrance last longer!
Make Perfume with Vanilla Beans:
Get fancy – add a little peppermint essential oil – and give this awesome gift as a seasonal scent for the holidaze!