Friday, May 26, 2017

Do It Yourself Rollerball Perfume

Did you know that the ingredients in"Fragrance" are not listed on your personal care products?Unfortunately, manufacturers hide hundreds of toxic chemicals in this one word, "fragrance". Pthalates is one of the ingredients in "fragrance"that cause a disruption in the endrocine system and cancer.

Most of us are pretty good with making good choices when it comes to food. We buy organic food and avoiding hormones and GMOs, and we read nutrition labels. However, many of us do not read the labels of our bottles, sprays, and jars A majority of personal care products for men, women, and children, along with home-cleaning products, contain “fragrance.” The ingredients in “fragrance” are absorbed into the bloodstream directly though the skin. If you can, avoid all products with the ingredient “fragrance” on the label, including perfumes and colognes, baby lotions and wipes, air fresheners and candles, dryer sheets and detergents, and so on. Even if the bottle states “fragrance free,” products can still contain fragrance ingredients as a masking agent to cover unpleasant chemical smells. Be smart and read the labels!

This is why I make my own products. I know exactly what goes into my body and they sure are non-toxic. One of the products I make is perfumes. I use essential oils to make roller-ball and spray perfumes. Besides enjoying my personal scent, I get therapeutic benefit from the essential oils I use in my perfumes. Essential oils can release therapeutic benefit  to balance your mental and emotional well being.

The oils used are categorized as base, middle and top note, of which the middle note is the heart of the perfume, that everyone smells on you. The perfumery note of an oil refers to the rate at which the oil evaporates. Top notes evaporate more quickly and base notes more slowly. As a result, top note scents are perceived more quickly than base note scents.

In this video, which is a part 1 of my DIY Perfume, I made a Rollerball perfume. Watch the video to see how I made it.

A little bit more about the perfumery notes

The Top Notes

The top notes of a fragrance are generally the lightest of all the notes. They are recognized immediately upon application of the perfume. The top notes are also the first to fade because of their light molecular structure.

The top notes of a fragrance represent the first impression. It is important that the top notes not only succeed at luring you in, but also smoothly transition into the heart of the fragrance.

Common fragrance top notes include citrus (lemon, orange zest, bergamot), light fruits (grapefruit, berries) and herbs (clary sage, lavender).

The Middle Notes

The middle notes, or the heart notes, make an appearance once the top notes evaporate. The middle notes are considered the heart of the fragrance. They last longer than the top notes and have a strong influence on the base notes to come. A perfume's heart is generally pleasant and well-rounded. It is ofen a smooth combination of floral or fruit tones; sometimes infused with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom.

Examples of fragrance middle notes include geranium, rose, lemongrass, ylang ylang, lavender, coriander, nutmeg, neroli and jasmine.

The Base Notes

The base notes are the final fragrance notes that appear once the top notes are completely evaporated. The base notes mingle with the heart notes to create the full body of the fragrance. The job of the base notes is to provide the lasting impression. These often rich notes linger on the skin for hours after the top notes have dissipated.

Common fragrance base notes include cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, patchouli,

Without the combination of the three levels of notes, a fragrance just wouldn't be aromatically appealing. But together, they create beautiful scents.

You can find examples of  Top, Middle and Base notes HERE

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