7 Best Ways On How To Make Perfume Naturally At Home With/Without Alcohol


Having a sexy smell and a typical signature scent is a lovely thing of all girls. This is actually a fun way that helps them feel more confident when standing out from the crowd. Unluckily, many of the pretty perfume bottles in the stores contain dangerous and toxic chemicals. In fact, some studies found that the ingredients in store-bought perfumes can trigger many health problems [1]. For instance, these chemicals may cause allergic reactions, chronic headaches, and asthma-like symptoms. Moreover, the toxicity levels caused due to these chemicals have been related to thyroid complications and even certain cancers. However, the good news for you is that you can easily make your own perfume at home by using a few ingredients from a health food store. Making a natural perfume is an ideal way to avoid harmful chemicals, save money, and change a scent as per your choice. Therefore, instead of wearing these horrible chemicals on the body, Beauty Talk shows you the best ways on how to make perfume naturally at home with and without alcohol.

7 Best Ways On How To Make Perfume Naturally At Home With/Without Alcohol

I. How To Make Perfume At Home – The Basics

Firstly, choose a neutral base for a natural perfume.

  • If you want to make a liquid consistency, you should choose an alcohol; for example, vodka or use a thin oil such as jojoba or almond oil. The common formula is to make a mixture of 1 part of oil and 1 part of alcohol.
  • For solid perfume, coconut oil is a great option. If you don't like heavy oils, you can make a body mist by starting with purified water and essential oils.


  • After fishing the process of making a natural perfume, you should choose your method of application. For oil-based perfumes, you should choose rollerballs while spray bottles are a great choice for water or alcohol mixtures.
  • For a more solid base, you can use a tin or glass container. You can easily add solid perfumes to your beauty travel bag because they are convenient & mess-free.
  • Another option, you can also store your natural perfume in an old perfume bottle.

II. How To Make Perfume Naturally At Home With/Without Alcohol – 7 Best Recipes

Now, hope that you are ready to create your own scent. Have a look at the next part of this article!

1. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 1

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To fill a small rollerball container, you need to prepare the ingredients below:


  • 1 ounce of jojoba oil
  • 1 ounce of distilled water
  • 5 drops of jasmine oil
  • 3 drops of orange oil
  • 3 drops of lemon oil
  • 3 drops of sandalwood oil

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Firstly, combine all the above ingredients in a container and then mix them lightly by tipping the container back and forth.
  • Great! Your perfume is ready to use. You can apply it to your wrists and behind your ear or neck.
2. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 2


  • 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (such as jojoba, coconut, sweet almond, or grape seed oils)
  • 5 tablespoons of purified water
  • 6 tablespoons of 100-proof alcohol
  • 30 drops of essential oils (15 drops of middle notes, 9 drops of top notes, 6 drops of base notes)
  • A coffee filter
  • A small funnel
  • 2 dark-glass bottles

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Add the carrier oil to a bottle.
  • Add the base notes, middle notes, and top notes to it.
  • Add the alcohol to it.
  • Secure the lid and allow the perfume to sit for 2 days. The longer you set it aside, the stronger the scent. And you may leave it for 6 weeks.
  • After that, add the purified water to it and shake it vigorously for 1 minute.
  • Now, transfer your scent to another bottle by using a coffee filter and funnel.
  • Enjoy your new perfume!
3. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 3


  • 12 to 20 drops of the base oils (8 drops of Frankincense oil, 4 drops of sandalwood oil, 3 drops of cedarwood oil)
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 25 to 30 drops of the middle tone oils (10 drops of lavender oil, 8 drops of geranium, 6 drops of rose oil, 3 drops of blue chamomile oil)
  • 12 to 15 drops of the top note oils (5 drops of bergamot oil, 3 drops of wild orange oil, 5 drops of neroli oil)
  • 4 ounces of alcohol and meld scents

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Firstly, mix all oils well in an opaque bottle.
  • Then, let the mixture stay in this bottle for several days to let the scents meld.
  • After that, add the alcohol and then cap it tightly.
  • Finally, shake and put it in a cool & dark place for about a month. This helps to fade the alcohol scent and increase the scents of these oils.
4. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 4

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  • 1 tsp. of organic jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of spruce essential oil
  • 2 drops of fir needle essential oil
  • 2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
  • One drop of bergamot essential oil
  • One drop of vetiver essential oil

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Firstly, add all essential oils to a glass bottle.
  • Then, roll between palms to mix the oils evenly.
  • Now, add jojoba oil to it and roll it again.
  • You can add an added amount ofSandlewood essential oils if you want to make a stronger perfume.

See more: Top 14 essential oils for acne & blackheads treatment: every step explained

5. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 5


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3-4 tbsp. of sunflower oil
  • 40 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 8 drops of cedarwood essential oil
  • 3 drops of anise essential oil (optional)
  • 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
  • Some glass containers

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Firstly, open a vanilla bean and scrape the seeds out of the pod. Then, cup the pod into many small pieces.
  • Next, add the vanilla bean pieces to a glass bottle and add organic sunflower oil to it.
  • Now, close this bottle tightly and leave it in a clean & dark place for 2 weeks. Remember to shake the bottle 2 times per week.
  • After that, add bergamot essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, and anise essential oil (optional) to a 1-ounce glass spray bottle. Add vitamin E oil to it (optional).
  • Then, get out your vanilla infused oil of the glass bottle by using a dropper. You shouldn’t try to move the bottle when you are extracting the infused oil. Otherwise, you may also get some seeds in the dropper.
  • Now, add the vanilla bean infused oil to the glass spray bottle and gently shake the glass spray bottle.
  • Finally, enjoy your natural vanilla perfume.

This vanilla perfume is extremely mild. When you wear it on your neck or wrist, you will feel the anise & bergamot scent first and then the cedarwood and vanilla scent. The vanilla scent is the most lasting scent.

6. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 6

Instead of using a spray type, this recipe helps to make a solid perfume [2], like a lip balm. It is very easy to apply by simply swiping on your wrists or neck!  In addition, it is easy to make while it is also cheaper than the traditional spray perfumes!

It contains natural & identifiable ingredients that are safe for you to wear on your body.


  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup of beeswax pastilles
  • 5 cup of sweet almond oil
  • 100-120 drops of essential oils

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Firstly, mix the sweet almond oil with beeswax and grapeseed oil in a double boiler. Then, heat the combination over medium heat till the beeswax is melted completely. Now, pour it immediately into a measuring cup or jar and cool it down for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Next, pour the vitamin E oil along with your essential oils to it and stir them to combine by using a wooden spoon.
  • Finally, pour the mixture into a container and let your solid perfume cool and set up before using.
7. How To Make Perfume – Recipe 7

After knowing the scents you like to use, you start to choose the essential oils for your own perfume. If you like rosemary oil and grapefruit oil, you can follow the list of ingredients below.


  • 18 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 8 drops of vanilla essential oil
  • 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vodka

Directions on how to make perfume easily:

  • Combine the essential oils and vodka in a clean atomizer. Remember to shake your perfume well before using. Initially, it has a slightly alcohol smell, but then it will go away when you allow the mixture to sit for 1 or 2 days.
  • If you want to make a solid perfume, skip the vodka and melt 1 tsp. each of olive oil and beeswax. Stir them in the essential oils and then pour it into a container to harden.

Above are the best ways on how to make perfume naturally at home with/without alcohol that you can follow easily. If you know other recipes to make perfume naturally, you can share with us by leaving your comments at the end of this article. For other natural recipes for beauty conditions, please visit our DIY Beauty page.

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