FLORAL PERFUMES BASIC FLORAL PERFUME
The sweet aroma of this perfume is useful for easing stress and anxiety.
Ingredients • fresh or dried scented rose petals • fresh or dried chamomile flowers • fresh or dried lavender flowers • high-proof vodka
Place flowers in a glass jar and cover with vodka. Screw on the lid and leave for four to six weeks, shaking the jar daily. Strain and pour the perfume into an atomiser or glass bottle with a mister top.
This 19th-century formula is also known as cologne water.
Ingredients • 1 cup scented rose petals • 1 cup aromatic greens like basil, mint, lemon balm, lemon verbena, etc • 2 tablespoons whole cloves • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed • 2 cinnamon sticks • 2 cups vodka • essential oils
Combine all ingredients, except the essential oils, in a lidded jar and leave for 4-6 weeks, shaking the jar daily. Strain out the plant material, add your choice of essential oils (like jasmine, lavender or lemon) then pour into a dark bottle.