Many of the items that can be used for making colognes at home can be either obtained from a store that specialises in such ingredients, or over the internet.
Also essential are a large saucepan, large bowl (for mixing all the ingredients together), spoon and some measuring cups or jugs to make colognes at home.
Provided below, are a few easy recipes that you should be able to produce a cologne at home without too much hassle.
1. Basic Recipe
All you need for this recipe is some water, chopped flower blossoms (use lilac or lavender if blossoms unavailable).
Place the flower blossoms in a bowl, add the water and then cover them and leave them overnight. The next day, the solution can be put into small bottles and sprayed either into the air or on to your skin.
For this, you will need some distilled water, vodka, hypericum perforatum, cypress and rosemary (all of which are essential oils). They should then be mixed together and stored overnight.
After a period of 12 hours or more, the solution produced can be put into a dark spray bottle to be used. Using a dark colored bottle will help the solution to remain fresh, which will be felt by the person using it when they apply it to their skin.
3. Whispering Rain
This is another recipe that may be worth trying out. Again, you will need distilled water, some vodka, Sandalwood, Bergamot and Cassis essential oils (which can also be purchased as fragrance oils).
These ingredients should be stirred together and then stored overnight in a covered container. Then, the next day, it can be transferred to a dark colored bottle. This perfume must be kept in a cool place so that it does not dry up.
The three perfumes above normally last for about a month before they lose their scent and the next recipe should produce something a bit better.
For this recipe, you will need fragrance oils such as Sandalwood, Cedar Wood, Bergamot, Vodka and a little touch of Vanilla. All these ingredients should be put into a jar and then shaken. It should then be put in a cool place and left for a week. After this time, you can then transfer the mixture into small perfume bottles.
If you would like to learn more about recipes for making your own cologne at home, you could always do a simple internet search. You also can’t go wring with a visit to your local bookstore, where they will have books on the subject.
It is important to remember that these types of cologne recipes only have a shelf life of a month, therefore you will need to make new batches every few weeks