Ratio of Essential Oil to Alcohol in Perfume Making

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A good ration of essential oil to alcohol for perfume making is 20 percent essential oils to 80 percent alcohol, which produces a nice strong scent without causing any allergic reactions. Experiment with the perfect oil-to-alcohol ratio with helpful advice from a natural perfume producer in this free video on perfumes.

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Hi, I'm Stephanie from stehanieknaturals.com and I'm going to tell you about the ratio of essential oils to alcohol in perfume. In my perfumes, I'll always use about twenty percent essential oils to eighty percent alcohol. You can go up to about thirty percent essential oils, but then you might start running into issues with allergic reactions so I keep it down to twenty and it's plenty a strong enough to to have a good, strong scent, and any lower, and then it's it's not so much a perfume. It's more like a cologne, or an EDT. And so use about twenty percent essential oil to about eighty percent alcohol, and that will be a good ratio to use.

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