Can you recommend a place to get cheap and small crystal or ceramic containers to start experimenting? They also help create a barrier that keeps moisture in your skin. It is easy to customize homemade scented body lotion to your specific needs, whether you prefer something light or a heavy moisturizer. Once you find your perfect perfume and lotion match, you might indulge in such scented fantasies as Serge Lutens La Myrrhe cream or L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer body oil. Learn How to make your own Fragrance Lotion! You can definitely make your own sugar scrub, and I bet that it will be even better than the store-bought one! Or I put them in the steamer, another good method. But it’s a fun experiment. I like scented lotions and creams, but I have to admit that they usually turn before I can use up the whole thing. I tried coconut oil, but some people have allergies to coconut. They have plastic and glass jars in various sizes. April 3, 2013 at 9:56am Reply, Victoria: Barbara, I was replying to Martyn and forgot to answer the second part of your question. I can perfume unscented powder, lotion, and body cream. Blend the Shea and cocoa butter first then add the hemp seed oil and mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. I recommend making small batches. April 4, 2013 at 8:54am Reply, kuri: How lovely! You could even take a little sample of Philosykos to the store and layer them at the counter to see how it works out. Some people find it helpful to rub on baby oil when skin is still damp from the shower. You could look each of them up on Fragrantica and check… December 4, 2020 at 10:01am, Tourmaline in Recommend Me a Perfume : Holiday Gift Ideas and Guides: I am very excited, because this evening I bought my first bottle of perfume in about six months. For lotion, the Alba Botanica is my favorite, it seems to work with everything. While citrusy fragrances tend to dissipate quickly, spicy andwoodsy ones with notes like sandalwood tend to linger for a while. Here, how to smell good using 8 simple tricks. I usually use it on its own, but I’m sure that it can work with perfumes too. By the way, if you still have your Chanel No 5 cream, try a small spray of La Myrrhe over it. *. I think the best way to mix a perfume with a non scented lotion together is to use a perfume(oil) April 3, 2013 at 3:01pm Reply, Victoria: I do that as well, and it works too. When you return to your mixture, try a dab on your hand and let it mix with your own scent before making any changes or rebottling. April 4, 2013 at 1:27pm Reply. You will enjoy a delicate veil of scent and silky soft skin. - Victoria, Tourmaline in Recommend Me a Perfume : Holiday Gift Ideas and Guides: Hi typeo_girl, Here are some lemon perfumes I’ve come across. I got it on sale otherwise I wouldn’t have it bought it, but it’s good. I’ve always been curious about how much liquid comes out of a perfume bottle when you use the spray applicator. April 3, 2013 at 9:19am Reply, Victoria: I like well-made scented lotions, but the luxury, “matching the scent” varieties are rarely interesting. The best thing you can do, is use a self-tanning product that doesn’t smell. I have free lotion/cream/moisturiser tutorials and recipes (including how to tailor to your skin type) on my blog. April 3, 2013 at 4:46pm Reply, Annie: Because I haven’t seen anyone bring it up, and it such a luscious cream, try Amouage Gold in it’s solid form. A French based site I like is (scroll in the left sidebar all the way to “Flaconnages vides” and select “Pots”.) Victoria: True, there are so many wonderful combination that are soothing, relaxing or stimulating. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in the top part of a double boiler (or in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water.) Solance, I absolutely agree, perfume is a piece of decadence that can make you feel indulgent without all the calories! I don’t understand why so many face creams come in these unsanitary screw top jars. Citrus fruits have a big impact on the smell of your body; citrus fruits work on getting rid of the bad smells of the body and replace it with a fresh smell. As you explore, please feel free to post here and ask for suggestions. Plus, it can get addictive when you start combining and discovering great combinations! Welcome to Bois de Jasmin! As I mentioned earlier, I do love the commercial scented products, but if I need to streamline my expenses, these products would be the first to go. I’m going the try the sweet almond oil, and try that with the sugar scrub Victoria mentioned as well. Almond oil, on the other hand, is wonderful with fragrances rich in amber, woods and vanilla. ;-) April 3, 2013 at 11:59am Reply, Victoria: Yes, I’ve used La Myrrhe + Eucerin lotion, and it was great. The really nice skin toners can also be an expensive habit, so I make my own now. Once you find your perfect perfume and lotion match, you might indulge in such scented fantasies as Serge Lutens La Myrrhe cream or L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer body oil. One thing worth mentioning when you talk about baking the pots in the oven: make absolutely certain they’re made of glass or ceramic! You can mitigate a strong scent by diluting with other products while maintaining the original product’s benefits. But much later a friend gave me a tub of the Sensual Body Cream and I got hooked. Thank you for your time.Big hugs from Greece. Waxes will help thicken up your emulsion, and add staying power to certain cosmetics. I’ve been using unscented lubriderm in the morning, and cocoa butter at night, but I’m up for trying anything. In a professional perfumery lab, matching lotions and gels are formulated by blending fragrance oils into the unscented base, the mixture of active ingredients and emulsifiers comprising the lotion or gel. Another great oil for skin is olive, but it’s heavier. April 3, 2013 at 4:55pm Reply. I adore this for summer but does not last like my beloved Elixir De Merveilles with the excellent sillage. That way it is as strong as I want. April 4, 2013 at 11:44am Reply, Victoria: I’m glad to hear it! Jane x April 4, 2013 at 3:19am Reply, Victoria: Your training sounds great! But it works beautifully on the rest of my body. It’s also best to use distilled water as well, but in general, the moment you add water, preservatives become important. The art of functional perfumery is in getting all of the components right to obtain a product that smells as good out of the bottle as it does on skin. So finally, I made up a combination of grapeseed oil, sunflower and safflower oil. April 3, 2013 at 9:55am Reply, Deborah: THANK YOU, I’m ready to experiment! In my experience, the lighter (white) shea butters have the most mild scent and the darker (yellow) ones smell much stronger. Ann: I love great smelling face/skin toners that I sort of spray in the air, on my face, arms, etc. Now, that might work well with some almond oil. Wish you luck and hopefully you find these recommendations helpful April 3, 2013 at 11:14pm Reply, Beth: Thank you all so much! Enjoy it! Then I take a bath or a hot shower, and my skin feels silky and soft for the whole day. In the evening, I massage away the fatigue accumulated during the day, enjoying the sensation of fragrant cream melting under my fingers. April 3, 2013 at 4:57pm Reply, maja: Ok, I just read this and went to apply a bit of YDAN with a spoon of almond oil. Beth: Thanks for the suggestions Victoria! April 3, 2013 at 9:09am Reply, Victoria: Hope that you like it! witch hazel, .25 oz of high quality face oil (i.e. Make sure you dry your feet completely after the soak. Research on the effects of mindfulness on our immunity is huge now. April 3, 2013 at 4:29pm Reply, Victoria: The spray-and-rub method is definitely my favorite, as it makes it easy to experiment. In this video I will show you How to make your own scented lotion for pennies and it's so easy! February 13, 2014 at 3:06am Reply, Benjamin: I want to produce my own perfume and cream, and is it good to use rose oil, aimond oil, jojoba, levender, for my own? Don't subscribe Replies to my comments Place your Shea butterin the microwave to soften for about 30 seconds 2. Or is it better to use glass? Perhaps, others who’ve tried will comment. I have a recipe with some other suggestions here: It is very rich, mildly exfoliating, and reasonably-priced when compared to most perfumery brands. Can’t wait to try it with my body cream. I haven’t tried layering them, but it seems like it would work. Choose something that has been distilled or purified and already contains a preservative. So thanks for your tips, I’ll try them. Any suggestions from the 50+ crowd about finding fragrance products would be appreciated! Notify me of replies to my comments via e-mail. Your hands will stay smooth and blister-free after completing garden tasks and other work around the house. Victoria: Exactly! Soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes every night for about one week. I also use dimethicone with petigrain and vanilla for a very cheerful hair smoother. during the day (I work from home) when I need a picker-upper and don’t want to keep dousing myself in more and more perfume. Add more of the unscented or scented lotion until you achieve a level of fragrance that suits your tastes. If you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of the product in case something goes wrong, take a clean glass jar–to be on the safe side, I sterilize mine by baking  them in the oven at 250F/120C for 30 minutes–and make a tiny test batch. A teaspoon of cornstarch will make your lotion feel smoother and less greasy. April 3, 2013 at 5:00pm Reply. I would make a small sample and let it mature at high temperature to check its stability–is the mixture liable to separate, discolor, develop an off odor, or behave in some unpredictable way? Victoria pls help me October 20, 2017 at 4:06am Reply, Victoria: Yes, that sounds like a good combination. How to Fix Strong-Smelling Hand Lotion Add Unscented Lotion. Citrus fruits. Add baking soda in warm water (one tablespoon for every cup of water) in a tub or foot basin. Thank you for sharing which creams you consider work well as a base too! April 4, 2013 at 11:45am Reply, Victoria: That’s why I love sharing with all of you. I’m wondering if I could recreate the same with a deeply hydrating oil, fragrance and sugar. April 3, 2013 at 12:31pm Reply, Samantha: One of my biggest disappointments was Amouage Dia lotion. (Victoria will probably write a comment asking Figuier… December 4, 2020 at 7:18am,, ← Arquiste Parfumeur Flor y Canto : Perfume Review, Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien, Neroli and Vetiver Colognes : Fragrance Reviews →, 7 Discoveries from 12 Years of Bois de Jasmin, Danilo Kiš’s The Encyclopedia of the Dead, Recommend Me a Perfume : Holiday Gift Ideas and Guides. Lydia: Thanks for all this wonderful information! They Choose More Potent Scents Not all scents are created equal. April 4, 2013 at 1:19pm Reply, Tammie: Great article! Body lotions and shower gels can easily be sacrificed, especially if my budget needs to be kept in check. Take a moment to leave the room, or even smell some coffee like the pros do, to cleanse your olfactory palette. Personally, my skin does not absord mineral oil very well and most of these products are already scented; so they are not a good alternative for creating fragrances at home. So now I guess I’m into a whole new obsession – making bath products from my perfumes! If you love the general scent and feel of your new lotion, but it’s just too overpowering for your tastes, the simplest solution is to mix in some unscented lotion. Don't worry if the lotion gets a bit runny when heated it will thicken again when it cools. It’s such a simple pleasure that it feels wrong not to indulge oneself. You can easily make your own scented lotions, either to use yourself or give as gifts. Add 10 to 20 drops of an essential oil to your wash. Use a laundry booster, like a scoop of borax or baking soda dissolved in the wash water. Handmade creations may require a bit more effort to put together than simply handing over your credit card at a department store, but the rewards are plenty, not the least of which is the pleasure of playing with scents. It changes the way it’s perceived too, but it can be a good thing. Just a small amount of moisture can bloom into a musty mess in the dark space in a closet. But for small portions that get used up quickly, it works in a pinch. Finally, you can get the moisturizing effects of your strong lotion without smelling it by wearing work gloves. “Coconut oil is an antibacterial and antiviral. Most creams and shower gels we buy are already scented, and the unscented creams might have some deodorants added to mask the scent of the active ingredients. April 3, 2013 at 5:31pm Reply, Rose D: I am another fan of Chanel body products! She holds a master's degree in education.

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