Make your own perfume with Flowers!

As you may already know, flowers have a huge range of uses, from tea, to food and pot-pourri. But there is another use that you may have never thought about, but is so easy to try for yourself it’s definitely worth giving it a go! So how would you like to make your own flowery perfume? With minimal effort and a few simple supplies, you can have your own perfume ready in less than 5 days! Read on to find out how:



Creating perfume made from flowers is much simpler than you may think, following these simple instructions will provide you with all the information you need to create your very own flowery fragrance!

What you will need :

  • ·Mature, fully grown flowers
  • ·Glass bowl
  • ·Distilled or spring water
  • ·Vodka
  • ·Sieve
  • ·Metal cooking pan
  • ·4 small cups
  • ·scissors
  • ·kitchen cloth
  • ·Glass bottle with stopper

Step 1 – Preparing the flowers

Any flower with a fragrance can be turned into a perfume, however, we recommend using a stronger smelling flower such as a rose rather than a weaker one, as this will allow you to use less of your flowers. The best time of the day to prepare your flowers is in the early morning, when the flowers will still have morning dew on them, carefully cut the flowers away from the plant, trying to take as little stem and leaves as possible, you will need to cut enough flower petals to fill 2 small cups.

Step 2 – Mixing with water

Chop the flowers that you have picked until you are left with small pieces of their petals, and then place them into the glass bowl. Now you will want to pour in 4 small cups worth of distilled water into the glass bowl along with the flowers, making sure the flowers are completely covered with the water, then, place the kitchen cloth over the bowl and leave over night.

Step 3 – Cooking with Perfume

Remove the cloth from the top of the bowl and gently pour the mixture into the cooking pan, whilst using the sieve to prevent any flower matter from getting in too. Now, it is time to bring the pot to simmering point, not too hot that it boils over, and the ideal amount you will want left will be about 2-3 tablespoons of scented water left in the pan, this could take a while, so get comfortable.

Step 4 – Almost done

Once there is around 2 tablespoons of scented water left, take the pan off the heat and allow to cool to a handleable temperature. Then, take the Vodka and carefully measure out 5 tablespoons of Vodka into the glass bottle, then you can carefully pour the 2 tablespoons of scented water into the same glass bottle along with it. Plug the stopper in the top of the Glass bottle and shake lightly, then leave to stand for 72 hours.

Step 5 – Voilà!

Now that the liquid and vodka have had long enough to mix , remove the stopper and you will be greeting by the scent of your own home-made perfume! If the scent is too strong, simply add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, and allow to sit for another 24 hours .

Congratulations! You have just created your own perfume! Bear in mind that this can be done with virtually any flower, so why not experiment? Also, try mixing together different flowers to get a more unique scent!