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Perfume & Cologne, 'How to' Recipes


* Basic Perfume *

Perfumes are concentrated fragrances. Their scent will last a long time. Simply add 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil (essential oil) to 1/4 cup 100-proof vodka. Shake well.


* Basic Cologne *

Cologne is lighter than perfume, and will give you a lighter fragrance. Mix 1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil (essential oil) with 1/4 cup 100-proof vodka. Shake well.

* Store in pretty bottles or atomizer *





Bay Rum Perfume
50 drops Bay Rum essential oil
10 drops Bitter Orange essential oil
5 drops Clove essential oil
1 ounce Jamaican rum

Blend all ingredients together; shake well before using.




Indian Summer Perfume
1 drop Lavender essential oil
3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
2 Black Currant buds
4 drops Geranium essential oil
3 drops Rose essential oil
2 drops Nutmeg essential oil
3 drops Rosewood essential oil
3 drops Vanilla essential oil
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil

The sunny mood of a quiet day is captured in this
sensuous blend of flowers, wood and spices. Add
the oils to 1/8 of an ounce of jojoba oil for an
oil-based perfume; add oils to 1/2 ounce of ethyl
alcohol for a lighter alcohol-based fragrance.
Shake well each time before using to disperse oils.





Lemon Verbena Sachet

Lemon Verbena Sachet1 cup lemon verbena, dried and crushed fine
1 cup lemon balm, dried and crushed fine
1 cup rosemary, dried and crushed fine
1 tablespoon Lemon peel (left as is)
4 drops essential oil of Verbena or Lemon



In a glass container, mix all the ingredients, allow to age for two weeks. Fill ingredients into small or medium sized cloth/cotton/muslin bags. Makes 3 cups. Discard after fragrance is gone.




Flower & Herb Waters


Rose & Rosemary Water

3 tbsp dried rosemary or 6 tbsp fresh rosemary
2 tbsp dried or fresh rose petals
4 cups water
1 Vitiman 'C' tablet

Combine all ingredients in a small glass or enameled pan. Bring water JUST to a simmer and shut heat. Add herbs/flowers. Steep for 20 mins. *This process can be repeated using the same water and more herbs/flowers for a stronger scent. Add a vitamin 'C' tablet while mixture is still warm. * Cool to room temperature, then strain out the herbs. Put liquid in a bottle with a lid and dab on with cotton, OR put it in a spray bottle and spray on your face and body. This rinse will remove any traces of soap on your face. Refrigerate between uses.

 You can use any flower or herb of your choice, other fav's of mine are Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Witch Hazel, Marigold. I also use my Flower/Herb waters to cleanse my Altar and magical tools.



Herbal Steam Facial
Bring 4 cups of water to a simmer and add 4 tablespoons of an herb like lavender to a teapot. Pour boiling water over herbs in teapot, cover teapot. Sit at table and cover head with towel, slowly pour steaming herb/water mix into deep bowl, do 1/3 of the water at a time. Allow the steam to build up around your face, but be careful of the hot water. The steam will do wonders for your face, skin is moister and younger looking, feeling. Do not steam longer than 20 mins. Use an astringent immediately after steam while pores are open, for best results.


Witch Hazel Astringent

Fill A glass bottle 1/4 full with dried Witch hazel leaves.
Fill to the top with isopropyl alcohol.
Cork or cover bottle and store in a cool dark place for three days.
On the third day you will find that the liquid has turned white, now strain herbs through cheese cloth, or steel strainer, paper coffee filter.
Return to bottle and cork.
Store in cool dark place.

Great for skin, apply after "Steam facials", cleansing eye glasses, magical mirrors, crystals ETC.


Natural Disinfectant

Wash area with a tea made from Thyme, Garlic or lavender. All are antiseptic by nature.









For the following: mix ingredients together and put in large jar. Allow to sit in a cool, dark place for about a week. Strain and pour into smaller bottles. These aftershaves act as astringents; they help firm skin tone and close skin pores when applied immediately after shaving. These aftershaves contain alcohol, which possesses antibacterial properties, helping to prevent infections of knicks or shaving cuts. They also contain glycerine and/or other ingredients known to be beneficial to skin care. Glycerine will help counter the drying effects on the skin, and the chafing and irritation that can develop with dry skin.



Lemon Aftershave
1/2 pint Alcohol
1 quart Distilled Water
1 ounce Tincture of Benzoin
1 drop Bergamot essentail oil
2 drops Lemon essential oil OR:
2 ounces Tincture of Lemon Peel
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon


Lime Aftershave
1 drop Bergamont essential oil
2 drops Lime essentail oil
1 ounce Tincture of Benzoin
1 quart Water
1/2 pint Unscented Alcohol


Spicy Aftershave
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1 ounce Tincture of Benzoin
1 ounce Tincture of Orange Peel
1 drop Bergamot essential oil
1/2 pint Alcohol
1 quart Water


Witch Hazel Aftershave
2 Ounces Tincture of witch hazel
1/2 Pint Unscented alcohol
1 Quart Distilled water
1 Ounce Glycerine
1 Ounce Tincture of Balsam Peru




Scented Powders

After Bath Powder
1 cup base powder
(arrowroot, cornstarch, rice flour or talc)
1 cup baking soda
10 - 15 drops essential oil of your choice

Mix together the base powder and the baking soda.
Add the essential oil, one drop at a time into base.
Mix together well and store in air tight container.




Refreshing Foot Powder
1/2 lb. cornstarch
1/4 lb. powdered Peppermint
15 drops Cajeput essential oil
15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops Peppermint essential oil
1/2 ounce powdered Benzoin gum

Combine dry ingredients together in food processor
or blender. Stir in the oils a few drops at a time
until mixture is well bended. Sift together and
place in a large airtight container. Allow to sit
for 3 - 4 days, then put in smaller containers.
Sprinkle on tired feet, to refresh and soothe.




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