Have a bouquet of fresh flowers hanging around? After the initial burst of color and fragrance has faded, one of the best ways to use them is in a homemade flower perfume.
You don’t need a lot of equipment or supplies to make your own sunny scent—just some flowers from your garden (or the grocery store, if that’s more your speed), unscented alcohol, and a few essential oils.
So, whenever you’re ready, break out that pretty spray bottle you’ve been saving and let’s bottle some blooms.
Making your own perfume from scratch might sound complicated, but it’s actually a lot simpler than you think. Most perfumes are nothing more than a mixture of fragrance (I prefer essential oils for a soft, natural scent), water, and alcohol. Simply mix them all together and spritz!