You will need to make at least 16 oz. It's easier than you think. April 3, 2013 at 8:08am Reply, Barbara: How do you sterilize plastic jars? I always get compliments when I use the No5 Cream. Any suggestion for a lotion or oil (or any tip ) mixing with my Philosykos EDP ? April 4, 2013 at 11:44am Reply, Victoria: I’m glad to hear it! Finally, you can get the moisturizing effects of your strong lotion without smelling it by wearing work gloves. September 23, 2020 at 3:21am Reply, I agree to the terms outlined in the Privacy Policy. The trained sales associates will usually pitch them as “making the perfume last better” or “being a great value,” but I remain skeptical. If, on the other hand, you’re happy with the scent, you can try making a larger quantity. April 3, 2013 at 7:45pm Reply, Victoria: I love Alba Botanica products in general, and their Midnight Tuberose smells exactly like La Chasse aux Papillons by L’Artisan. Its luxurious and the fragrance last. Anytime you mix perfume with another substance you alter it slightly, and it might require a bit of a trial and error. I have a recipe with some other suggestions here: Martyn: This is a good idea, and one that is often extended to the field of aromatherapy. I just like the spray-and-rub method (as Barbara called it), because you can distribute the fragrance more evenly over skin. Notify me of replies to my comments via e-mail. As you explore, please feel free to post here and ask for suggestions. 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. // Leaf Group Lifestyle, How to Handle a Coworker With Strong Perfume. Eucerin and Bioderma are my most recent discoveries, and I hear that Avene has a couple of good options. I confess that I treated myself to a Bois des Iles bath recently and loved it–2 sprays of Bois des Iles into the bath water, mix with your hand, get it and dream on… April 3, 2013 at 12:34pm Reply, Johanob: I love this topic,such a great suggestion!I see you used a Lutens in 1,I want to experiment with Louve a bit! April 3, 2013 at 4:50pm Reply. This includes: eating nutrient-dense fruits and veggies drinking plenty of H2O getting enough sleep managing your stress levels getting regular exercise Can’t wait to try the lentil mask! April 4, 2013 at 5:41am Reply, Jane Barber: I find formulating fascinating too. Jane x April 4, 2013 at 3:19am Reply, Victoria: Your training sounds great! Even when I am only wearing the lotion and a few drops of the extrait, other people often comment my perfume does get noticed. Your method would allow us to make just enough for our needs, and only when we need it. I bought a tub of Amoureuse body cream several years ago, and have hardly made a dent in it since I use it sparingly, in rotation, and only seasonally. Don't subscribe But for small portions that get used up quickly, it works in a pinch. I’m so happy for you, and I can completely understand how perfume can help on this quest. I got it on sale otherwise I wouldn’t have it bought it, but it’s good. How about Korres Fig Body Milk, which should be available inexpensively in Greece? How to Fix Strong-Smelling Hand Lotion Add Unscented Lotion. The really nice skin toners can also be an expensive habit, so I make my own now. Hello sir, if it is a non-volatile active, it can be masked with an inert odour masking agent and then used, and if its a volatile principle, additional fragrances can be added to the cream/lotion. I’m going the try the sweet almond oil, and try that with the sugar scrub Victoria mentioned as well. Try to use coconut oil as a body lotion after showering. 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. Also consider giving a try to sweet almond oil: it is specially recommended for skins that do not react very well to petroleum-based lotions. You could even take a little sample of Philosykos to the store and layer them at the counter to see how it works out. ... after sufficiently rubbing in the oil, apply lotion all over your body as well, which will act as a sealant. Their lotions are really expensive to boot. I also don’t recommending using jojoba oil, which has its own distinctive scent. April 3, 2013 at 4:47pm Reply, Johanob: Annie,I love your Gold description!Amouage Dia is my “parisian grandmother”!hehe!Wonderful. April 3, 2013 at 4:48pm Reply, @19coco76: I tried another method,I wore the unscented lotion,and sprayed the perfume directly on my body,I did that long time ago. Thanks in advance, The Rose Facial Toner is wonderful, but I go through $30+ worth in a couple of weeks! I had a great body scrub that was a scented oil and sugar, and after I used that with a hot shower, there was no need for moisturizer afterward. Any suggestions from the 50+ crowd about finding fragrance products would be appreciated! It wasn’t strongly scented at all and I should’ve bought Dia perfume instead. April 3, 2013 at 12:33pm Reply, Lavanya: This post couldn’t have come at a better time. How much lotion do you think would be the right amount to combine with a typical small sample vial of perfume – would that equal one spray or two? A French based site I like is aroma-zone.com (scroll in the left sidebar all the way to “Flaconnages vides” and select “Pots”.) Brilliant! I put cream into the palm of my hand and add a couple of sprays of perfume, mix thoroughly and apply to my skin. The fragrance oil might also have to be modified to cover up the natural scent of the product base. Citrus fruits. Santal Majuscule wears like iron on me, and it’s a perfect perfume to dilute in some lotion. I’m a student so my budget is tight and I can never afford the scented lotions. 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.) The enjoyment, the pleasure, the discovery–it can be exhilarating and motivating. I changed the oil in the original recipe to olive oil, but that was a bit too oily. So finally, I made up a combination of grapeseed oil, sunflower and safflower oil. You can also use shea butter again, if desired, instead of using mango or cocoa butter. This post is in partnership with CARBONA®. 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. To make your vagina smell good, do take some quiet time before sleeping each night to relax and decompress. (Victoria will probably write a comment asking Figuier… December 4, 2020 at 7:18am, https://boisdejasmin.com/2012/09/rose-and-vanilla-almond-oil-treatment-for-lustrous-skin.html, ← 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. The Roasterie: Coffee "Nose" Best! I adore this blog both for the gorgeous writing and for the awesome comments of the readers. They also help create a barrier that keeps moisture in your skin. Don't worry if the lotion gets a bit runny when heated it will thicken again when it cools. Make sure you dry your feet completely after the soak. witch hazel, .25 oz of high quality face oil (i.e. Ann: I love great smelling face/skin toners that I sort of spray in the air, on my face, arms, etc. Mix well and then check if you need to add more. April 4, 2013 at 1:19pm Reply, Tammie: Great article! We all know you can make your home smell good with candles, but you may not realize there are many other things you can easily do to make your home smell good. April 3, 2013 at 10:06am Reply. Now, that might work well with some almond oil. I’m based in U.K. but online shopping is not a problem, I recommend making small batches. 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. Making our own perfume scented moisturizers is a far more economical way of expanding uses for our multiple-lifetime’s worth of collections! When you open the jar and examine your creation, check if it still smells the way your perfume should. let air dry overnight (upside down on a rack( the bleach aroma disappears. I’m so happy that you loved the results of the spray-and-rub method (thanks again to Barbara for coining this term!) Once they have melted together, remove from … 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. Maybe this will be the way to use up my bottle since the perfume is quite overpowering on its own. ;-) April 3, 2013 at 11:59am Reply, Victoria: Yes, I’ve used La Myrrhe + Eucerin lotion, and it was great. A good fragrance should linger well on its own, and my hard-earned money can go further by being spent on something more useful (like another bottle of perfume!) April 5, 2013 at 5:29pm Reply, Victoria: I’m happy that you found it useful! A common use is to sprinkle some into shoes and let it sit overnight, as it will absorb foot odors, reducing your chances of having smelly feet. Plastic might absorb scents, and it might be tricky to clean it. You will enjoy a delicate veil of scent and silky soft skin. Try using it before going to bed and you’ll notice the fine whift when you get up. 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? As i am getting older (sigh…quite difficult to type that ) I realize that my fragrances are not blending with my body chemistry. If the lotion feels too thick, add a little more hemp seed oil. I’ve been using your spray-and-rub method successfully with Neutrogena body oil and Lubriderm. Gold is my favorite from Amouage, and whenever I wear it, I sniff my wrists obsessively. RELATED: 5 "Perfumes" for People Who Hate Perfume. They have plastic and glass jars in various sizes. 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. Dry as a Bone. 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. I use a bottle that used to hold Devita’s Moroccan Rose Facial Toner (I sterilize it in the dishwasher before reuse). I love the idea of filling a vintage compact. (Jane, my comments section has a special website field where you can add your business/blog link. *. Vitamin E is available in the highest quantity in these oils. She holds a master's degree in education. If the fragrance is not your favorite, you can also repurpose your lotion rather than diluting or wasting it. April 3, 2013 at 12:37pm Reply. I will have to try this as soon as I use up my scented lotions. Wearing perfume this way can be very interesting as you create a veil of scent. Another friend has since given me half a bottle of the juice – and I still like the cream better. Someone was mentioning the other day that they wanted a lighter version of Pamplelune, so your recipe might be just right. It’s such a simple pleasure that it feels wrong not to indulge oneself. Bela: I’ve been using YDAN body cream for three years (I was given a pot, used it and bought another one). You can sometimes find great deals. April 3, 2013 at 9:56am Reply, Victoria: Barbara, I was replying to Martyn and forgot to answer the second part of your question. April 3, 2013 at 10:47am Reply, Victoria: Glad that you liked it! I prefer the white for this recipe. Even fragrance-free products are likely to have their own mild scent. April 3, 2013 at 12:34pm Reply. April 3, 2013 at 1:15pm Reply, Victoria: Sounds wonderful! Grapeseed contains a great deal of antioxidants (read about antioxidants here) and sunflower and safflower have vitamins and minerals. I had to do a crash course on formulation too not long ago, and it was fascinating. April 4, 2013 at 1:32pm Reply, Joan: Thanks for this! It is softer, rounder, and my go-to when I need something elegant but softly embracing. https://boisdejasmin.com/2012/09/rose-and-vanilla-almond-oil-treatment-for-lustrous-skin.html Taking a look at the comments, if you decide to add water don’t forget to add preservative too. April 3, 2013 at 9:52am Reply. Victoria pls help me October 20, 2017 at 4:06am Reply, Victoria: Yes, that sounds like a good combination. I do splurge on the Chanel body cream,which goes wonderfully with any of the perfumes from Chanel.I do add some pure No 5 parfum to a drop of cream before I apply it,sometimes!It makes the whole ritual extra special!Off to experiment now,would love some more recipes!! I have free lotion/cream/moisturiser tutorials and recipes (including how to tailor to your skin type) on my blog. I have dry skin and am 1/2 way through a 170lb weight loss journey. But much later a friend gave me a tub of the Sensual Body Cream and I got hooked. April 3, 2013 at 12:35pm Reply, Victoria: My pleasure! If it’s definitely a change in your skin chemistry–and our skin gets older as we age, as I notice myself, then moisturizing will definitely help. I’m always looking for flanker products in my favorite scents but I agree wholeheartedly that the quality just doesn’t seem to be there in these products. Victoria: Exactly! April 4, 2013 at 5:24am Reply. Moisturizing lotion can be used in place of shaving cream and rinsed off, leaving a lighter scent than the full-strength lotion. Some people find it helpful to rub on baby oil when skin is still damp from the shower. NeenaJ: I went out and purchased the fragrance-free Curel lotion last night just so I could try this. What I wouldn’t buy are expensive bath products> As far as I’m concerned, it’s money down the drain – literally. Maintain Your Lotion’s Benefits. Have an empty container, such as from your original product, at the ready to hold your finished mixture. I buy fancy containers (usually Avon) from thrift stores and run them through my dishwasher. 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? April 3, 2013 at 10:10am Reply. July 17, 2013 at 8:50am Reply, Reds: Ok i have a question, what do i do if i already have a smell that i created from mixing multiple lotions together and i want to make that smell that i made my own lotion creation? 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. 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