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OLD FASHIONED SCENTS
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    OLD FASHIONED SCENTS

    From old medical guides, Pharmacopeias and dispensatories, old fashioned recipes of all sorts can be found for common ailments and cosmetics. Many of the recipes are intimidating in that they may use units of measure that we are not familiar with and many also use ingredients, intended for ingestion, that are now known to be toxic or are restricted.

    However, there is a great deal to be learned by studying the old recipes and experimenting with some of them, including old cosmetic and pefume recipes. Unlike most fragrances of our time, the old formulas are made with natural essential oils and other basic ingredients. Following is a collection of old recipes for scented products.

    Note: Fluid drachm = 1/8 fluid ounce or 3.552 milliliters (ml).

    MAKING PERFUME OR COLOGNE

    The procedure for making perfume or cologne is very simple; all of the artistry and creativity lies in first creating the scent. this can be based on a single scent or it can be a complex symphony with hundreds of different aroma components.

    The difference between perfume and cologne is merely the concentration. the descending levels of concentration are: perfume (30-percent); eau de perfume (15-percent); eau de toilette (8-percent); cologne (5-percent); and cologne splash (3-percent). The remainder is alcohol and water, or a carrier oil (for oil-based perfume). The chart below gives an [approximate] breakdown of the amounts of scent, alcohol, and water for each scent level.

    Scent
    (By Percentage)
    Oil Percentage
    (% of Total)
    Alcohol Percentage
    (% of Remainder)
    Water Percentage
    (% of Remainder)
    Perfume
    15 to 30
    90 to 95
    5 to 10
    Eau de Perfume
    8 to 15
    80 to 90
    10 to 20
    Eau de Toilette
    4 to 8
    80 to 90
    10 to 20
    Eau de Cologne
    3 to 5
    70
    30
    Cologne Splash
    1 to 3
    80
    20


    (Reading from the above example for perfume, your essential/fragrance oils would constitute 30-percent of the total quantity. of the remaining 70-percent, 95-percent would be alcohol and 5-percent would be water.)

    Scent
    (By Ratio)
    Oil Percentage
    (% of Total)
    Alcohol Percentage
    (% of Remainder)
    Water Percentage
    (% of Remainder)
    Perfume
    8 (29%)
    19 (95%)
    1 (5%)
    Eau de Perfume
    3 (13%)
    18 (90%)
    2 (10%)
    Eau de Toilette
    2 (7%)
    23 (88.5%)
    3 (11.5%)
    Eau de Cologne
    1 (4.7%)
    14 (70%)
    6 (30%)
    Cologne Splash
    1 (2.8%)
    28 (80%)
    7 (20%)


    (If you do not want to do the math, this table shows the ratio of the three components. Reading again from the above example for perfume, you would simply combine 8 parts essential/fragrance oils with 19 parts alcohol and 1 part water.)

    A WORD ABOUT ALCOHOL

    The odorless alcohol used in perfumery is ethanol. this is the same as grain alcohol, the same type that is found in alcoholic beverages, and is therefore, strickly regulated and impossible to obtain. SD (special denatured) alcohol has additives, which are odorless but render the alcohol undrinkable. But, this is still very difficult to get ...impossible in some places. But there are sources, if you know where to look.

    A substitute for SD alcohol is an [almost] pure grain alcohol product called "everclear" (which is 95-percent alcohol). Because of the stringent restriction placed on grain alcohol, there are certain states (including California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington) that restrict the sale [and import] of everclear (and other brands of this type of product). However, it can be purchased in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Another alternative to SD alcohol is 100 proof vodka (50-percent ethyl alcohol) which is not ideal, but can be used if no other alternatives are available. It may be "illegal" to sell any perfume/cologne made with vodka or everclear.

    Affordable "perfumers' alcohol" has started showing up on essential oil sites... as a probable result of popular demand. This is usually formula "40B", which is the denatured ethanol with added bitrex - (a substance which is extremely bitter and unpleasant to the taste and is used to discourage the ingestion of the ethanol). To this 40B, other compounds are added to make the product easier for the non-professional to use. This is usually a proprietary blend so you cannot get the exact formula, but the supplier will disclose the ingredients, which, in addition to the alcohol, may include dipropylene glycol, benzyl benzoate, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, and/or isopropyl alcohol. Two sources for these perfumers' blends are My Sweet Victoria (Professional Perfume Diluent) and Snowdrift Farms (SnowDrift Farms Specially Denatured Alcohol Blends).

    Please note that there are authorities who state: "Do not use any variation of isopropyl alcohol, nor any so-called 'perfumery blend' that might contain it; the rapidity of the drying rate is far too high and it can carry a scent that may interfere with your blend. Isopropyl myristate is known for causing skin-clogging and blackheads and it is a dermal, eye, and respiratory irritant."

    A new source for perfume alcohol is Save-On-Scents, a business which specializes in [a vast array of] fragrance oils. they now offer formula 39C SDA: 190 proof ethanol, denatured with diethyl phthalate*, with no additional ingredients. because this is sold unadulterated, it "is" subject to BATF regulations, (i.e. if this is being used in a product that is to be sold, you will have to acquire the necessary permit and pay the appropriate taxes). However, if this is for personal use, it is a source for unadulterated SDA in states where everclear (and products like it) are not available.

    * In listing this as a source for SD alcohol, there is need to point out that there is a considerable amount of concern over the safety of "phthalates" in cosmetics. However, it is needed to be pointed out that "diethyl" phthalate (used in formula 39C) has been widely accepted as safe, and formula 39C is widely used in the commercial perfume industry. This article from Proctor & Gamble may shed some light on this topic.

    USING SPECIAL DENATURED ALCOHOL (OR EVERCLEAR)

  • Prepare scent by combining desired oils.

  • Add oil and alcohol, and then, [spring or distilled] water in the proportions from the chart above.

  • Mix by stirring slowly but long enough to ensure complete dispersal.

  • Let mixture mature for 48 hours (to 6 weeks)... The longer, the stronger.

  • Adjust strength (if desired) by adding more water and mixing well.


  • USING 100-PROOF VODKA (50-Percent Alcohol)

  • Prepare scent by combining desired oils.

  • Add oil to vodka in proportions from chart above.*

  • Mix by stirring slowly but long enough to ensure complete dispersal.

  • Let mixture mature for 48 hours (up to 6 weeks)... The longer, the stronger; stirring slowly but completely every 24 hours to remix since some oil will separate and float to the top.

  • Adjust strength (if desired) by adding more [spring] water and mixing well.

  • Because of the high water content that results with using this method, there will always be some oil that floats to the top. It will, therefore, be necessary to shake the mixture before each use.


  • * Remember that when using vodka, for all intents and purposes, the non-alcohol part of the vodka serves as "water" so your water/alcohol ratio will always be at least 50-percent : 50-percent.





    OLD FASHIONED SCENT RECIPES

    OLD FASHIONED SCENT RECIPE INDEX

  • Lavender Toilet Water Recipe
  • Florida Toilet Water Recipe
  • Balm Of A Thousand Flowers Recipe
  • Bay Rum Mixture #1 Recipe
  • Bay Rum Mixture #2 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #3 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #4 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #5 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #6 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #7 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #8 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #9 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #10 - Aftershave Recipe
  • Barber's Bay Rum #11 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #12 - Domestic Recipe
  • Bay Rum Essence #13 Recipe
  • Bay Rum Essence #14 Recipe
  • Bay Rum #15 - Hair Tonic Recipe
  • Bay Rum #16 - Thompson's Recipe
  • Bay Rum #17 - St. Thomas Recipe

  • King's Cologne #1 Recipe
  • King's Cologne #2 Recipe
  • Verbena Oil Formula Recipe
  • White Rose Formula Recipe
  • Mary Stewart Formula Recipe
  • Jockey Club Formula Recipe
  • Orange Spice Cologne Recipe
  • Citrus Cologne Recipe
  • Fresh Floral Cologne Recipe
  • Woodland Perfume Recipe
  • Sweet Summer Perfume Recipe
  • Refreshing Perfume Recipe
  • Amber Oil Scent Recipe
  • Toilet Soap Recipe
  • Soap Cream Recipe
  • Sunburn Remedy Recipe
  • Perspiration Remedy Recipe
  • Soap Jelly For A Shampoo Recipe
  • Shampoo For White Hair Recipe
  • Fragrance Notes



  • LAVENDER TOILET WATER RECIPE

    2 drachms Lavender Essential Oil
    1 drachms Bergamot Essential Oil
    4 drachms Vanilla Essential Oil
    4 drachms Angelica Essential Oil
    10 ounces Cologne Spirits or 100 Proof Vodka
    4 ounces Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol)






    FLORIDA TOILET WATER RECIPE

    1/4 ounce Lavender Essential Oil
    1/4 ounce Bergamot Essential Oil
    1/4 ounce Lemon Essential Oil
    1/2 drachm Sweet Orange Essential Oil
    15 drops Cloves Essential Oil
    1/2 drachm Cinnamon (Cassia or Sweet) Essential Oil
    3 pints Cologne Spirits or 100 Proof Vodka
    1 pint Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol)

    Rinse and filter through Carbonate of Magnesia (Magnesium Carbonate).

    Home-made toilet water: Use any essence desired; oil of Lavender or Rose, for instance. About twenty-five drops will perfume five pints of water. Into each one or two half-gallon jars put a funnel lined with filter paper, with a bunch of cotton at the bottom. On top of this cotton put some finely powdered Carbonate of Magnesia, over which has been poured the perfume essence. It should be divided and half the quantity put into each jar. Pour into each jar some rainwater, or ordinary boiled water. This will filter through the cotton, paper, and magnesia, and make a soft toilet water with a delightful fragrance.

    JASMINE TOILET WATER: Home-made Jasmine Water is very refreshing. To make a gallon, take a quart of spirits of cologne or vodka and put it into a gallon jug; add half an ounce of the oil of Jasmine. Let it stand two weeks. Fill with the best alcohol, and let it stand two weeks or more.

    LAVENDER TOILET WATER: A delightful toilet water is made of white wine vinegar and Lavender Flowers. Steep handfuls of the lavender in the vinegar. Keep the jar for three days in a warm place on the back of the stove, after which strain and bottle. Lavender Essential Oil can be used with a alcohol-water base (see Jasmine Toilet Water above) in place of vinegar and flower mixture.






    BALM OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS RECIPE

    1 pint Deodorized Alcohol or Vodka
    Bar Soap, nice and white

    Shave the soap when putting it in, let stand in a warm place until dissolved, and then add the following.

    1 drachm Citronella Essential Oil
    1/2 drachm Neroli Essential Oil
    1/2 drachm Rosemary Essential Oil






    BAY RUM MIXTURE #1 RECIPE

    1/2 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1/2 ounce Clove Essential Oil
    1 ounce Red Thyme Essential Oil
    1 ounce Allspice Essential Oil

    Mix all together. To make Bay Rum, add 1/4 ounce of this mixture to 2 pints of alcohol. Shake thoroughly and add 2 pints of water and 1 ounce of Carbonate of Magnesia, finely pulverized. Place it in a filter and filter the Bay Rum mixture through it. (If using 100 Proof Vodka, use 4 pints of Vodka in place of 2 pints alcohol and 2 pints of water blend.)






    BAY RUM MIXTURE #2 RECIPE

    1 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1 drachm Clove Essential Oil
    1 drachm Sweet Orange Essential Oil
    30 drops Neroli Essential Oil
    30 drops Allspice Essential Oil
    3 drops Cardamon Essential Oil

    Mix all together. To make Bay Rum, add 1/4 ounce of this mixture to 2 pints of alcohol. Shake thoroughly and add 2 pints of water and 1 ounce of Carbonate of Magnesia, finely pulverized. Place it in a filter and filter the Bay Rum mixture through it. (If using 100 Proof Vodka, use 4 pints of Vodka in place of 2 pints alcohol and 2 pints of water blend.)






    BAY RUM #3 RECIPE

    2 drams Bay Essential Oil
    20 drops Jamaican Red Pimento Essential Oil
    1/2 ounce Carbonate of Magnesium
    2 pints Alcohol
    2 pints Water
    Tincture of Grass, sufficient to color (or Food Coloring)

    Mix all together. Shake thoroughly and Carbonate of Magnesia, finely pulverized. Place it in a filter and filter the Bay Rum mixture through it. (If using 100 Proof Vodka, use 4 pints of Vodka in place of 2 pints alcohol and 2 pints of water blend.)






    BAY RUM #4 RECIPE

    1 gallon Rum
    1 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1/2 ounce Acetic Acid (White Vinegar)
    8 ounces Alcohol (Vodka)
    Caramel coloring, sufficient.

    Dissolve the oils in the alcohol, and add to the rum; color with caramel and filter.






    BAY RUM #5 RECIPE

    8 ounces Alcohol
    40 drops Bay Essential Oil
    1 grain Mace Essential Oil
    20 drops Orange Essential Oil
    1 ounce Jamaica rum
    Water enough to make 16 ounces.

    If using Vodka, use 16 ounces in place of 8 ounces of Alcohol and 8 ounces of water. Mix well and allow to digest two or three weeks, and filter through Carbonate of Magnesia.






    BAY RUM #6 RECIPE

    1 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1 pint Jamaica Rum
    4 pints Strong Alcohol
    3 pints Water

    Mix the rum, alcohol and water, then add the oil, mix, and filter.






    BAY RUM #7 RECIPE

    6 drams Bay Essential Oil
    1 dram Jamaican Red Pimento Essential Oil
    1 ounce Acetic Acid (White Vinegar)
    4 drams Powdered Castile Soap
    12 pints Alcohol
    10 pints Water

    Mix. Allow to stand seven days; then filter.






    BAY RUM #8 RECIPE

    4 drams Bay Essential Oil
    8 ounces Jamaica Rum
    4.5 pints Water
    3 pints Stronger Alcohol

    Filter through Magnesia and Charcoal, if necessary.






    BAY RUM #9 RECIPE

    16 ounces Jamaica Rum
    64 ounces Alcohol
    48 ounces Water

    Mix and add:

    1 ounce Bay Essential Oil






    BAY RUM #10 (AFTER SHAVE) RECIPE

    3 pints Bay Rum
    1/2 pint Glycerin
    1/2 ounce Violet (Note: Not sure is this is the extract recommended.)
    1/2 pint Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol)

    Mix and filter, if necessary.






    BARBERS BAY RUM (BAY RUM #11) RECIPE

    6 drams Bay Essential Oil
    1 dram Jamaican Red Pimento Essential Oil
    1 dram Orange Essential Oil
    1/2 ounce Orange Peel Tincture
    4 drams White Castile Soap
    12 pints Cologne Spirit (Alcohol)
    9 pints Water

    Dissolve the castile soap in a pint of the water by the aid of heat; dissolve the oils in the cologne of spirit, gradually add the solution of soap, tincture of orange and water, let stand and filter.






    BAY RUM #12 (DOMESTIC) RECIPE

    5 ounces Bay Essential Oil
    6.25 gallons Alcohol
    3.75 gallons Water
    5 ounces Bay Leaves

    Macerate 14 days; filter.






    BAY RUM ESSENCE #13 RECIPE

    1 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1 dram Jamaican Red Pimento Essential Oil
    1 dram Clove Essential Oil
    2 ounces Acetic Acid (White Vinegar)

    With alcohol 60 per cent, the above is sufficient to make 6 gallons of bay rum.






    BAY RUM ESSENCE #14 RECIPE

    300 parts Bay Leaf Tincture
    10 parts Bay Essential Oil
    50 parts Borax 50 parts Ammonium Carbonate
    1500 parts Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol), q.s. ad






    BAY RUM HAIR TONIC #15 RECIPE

    5 pints Bay Rum
    16 ounces Glycerin
    8 ounces Catharidea Tincture (Unable to find information about this ingredient)
    8 ounces Soap Bark (Quillaja saponaria) Tincture (Unable to find product resource)
    8 ounces Rosewater (White Rose Hydrosol)
    8 ounces Orange Blossom (Orange Flower / Neroli) Water

    Mix, and filter if necessary. You can make Neroli Flower Water by adding Neroli Essential Oil with Water.






    BAY RUM #16 (THOMPSON'S) RECIPE

    1 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1 ounce Acetic Acid (White Vinegar)
    1/2 ounce Jamaican Red Pimento Essential Oil
    1.5 gallons Alcohol
    1/5 gallons Water

    Add 1 ounce pure Borax; this gives the desired color. First dissolve it in 1/2 gallon of the water, then filter.






    BAY RUM #17 (ST. THOMAS) RECIPE

    1/2 ounce Bay Essential Oil
    1 ounce Carbonate of Magnesium
    1 pint New England Rum
    2 pints Alcohol
    2 pints Water
    Tincture of Grass, sufficient to color.

    Rub the oil with the carbonate of magnesium; then gradually add the water, alcohol and New England rum. Filter through paper, and add sufficient tincture of grass to give it a light green tint.






    KINGS COLOGNE #1 RECIPE

    1/4 ounce (by weight) Purified Benzoin
    1/4 ounce (by weight) Rosemary Essential Oil
    1/2 ounce (by weight) Lavender Essential Oil
    9 pints Strong Alcohol


    Mix and mix, and agitate thoroughly together, and then add successively:

    1 ounce & 144 minums Neroli Essential Oil (Petits Grains)
    1 ounce & 144 minums Lemon Essential Oil
    2 ounces & 288 minums Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Aurantii Dulcis)
    2 ounces & 288 minums Lime Essential Oil (Oil of Limettae)
    2 ounces & 288 minums Bergamot Essential Oil
    Tincture of Geranii Rose Flowers (Flowers of Rose Geranium) - A sufficient quantity to impart the desired fragrance.

    Macerate for several weeks, and fill into flasks.






    KINGS'S COLOGNE #2 (ADAPTED) RECIPE

    7.4 ml Rosemary Essential Oil
    7.4 ml Lemon Essential Oil
    3.7 ml Lavender Essential Oil
    3.7 ml Bergamot Essential Oil
    8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
    8 drops Clove Essential Oil
    8 drops Rose Essential Oil
    1/4 cup 70% Ethyl Alcohol (Everclear diluted to 70%)

    Mix together in a glass bottle and allow to steep for a few days. Shake well before using. (Adapted from King's American Dispensatory)






    VERBENA OIL FORMULA RECIPE

    1/2 Pint Cologne Alcohol (or 100 proof Vodka)
    1 drachm Rose Otto or Verbena Oil
    20 drops Lavender Esseintal Oil
    20 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

    Mix all together.






    WHITE ROSE FORMULA RECIPE

    15 drops Rose Essential Oil
    10 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
    2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
    2 ounces Ambrette Oil Tincture (Can be made with a few drops of Ambrette Oil with Alcohol)
    4 ounces Orris Root Tincture
    12 ounces Deodorized Alcohol
    1 pint Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol)


    Dissolve the oils in the deodorized alcohol, add the tinctures, shake well then slowly add the rosewater and filter through filtering paper. If desired, a slight tinge of color may be given by adding a very small amount of Aniline.






    MARY STEWART FORMULA RECIPE

    15 drops Rose Essential Oil
    5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
    1/2 drachm Bergamot Essential Oil
    4 ounces Orris Root Tincture
    1 ounce Civet Oil Tincture
    1 ounce Vanilla Tincture
    3 ounces Deodorized Alcohol
    7 ounces Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol)
    1/2 ounce Carbonate of Magnesia

    Mix the oils and tinctures with 1/2 ounce of the deodorized alcohol, place the Magnesia in a mortar or some convenient vessel, pour on the solution of oils and alcohol and mix thoroughly. Mix the remaining 1.5 ounces of alcohol and the rosewater, add all together and filter through filtering paper.






    JOCKEY CLUB FORMULA RECIPE

    6 drachms Bergamot Essential Oil
    15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    8 drops Rose Essential Oil
    4 ounces Orris Root Tincture
    1 1/2 ounce Vanilla Tincture
    4 ounces Cologne Spirits (Alcohol)
    7 ounces Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol)


    Mix as above.






    ORANGE SPICE COLOGNE RECIPE

    A warming, spicy, and exotic blend that will lift spirits, invigorate senses, alleviate stress, mental fatigue, and tension. The aroma is delightfully reminiscent of Chai tea.

    1 organic Cinnamon Stick
    25 organic whole Cardamom Pods
    15 organic Cloves
    1 organic Vanilla Bean, cut into small pieces
    1 fresh organic Orange Peel, Zest Only
    8 ounces Vodka

    Crush spices in a mortar and pestle. Combine with Vanilla Bean pieces, Orange peel zest, and vodka in a glass mason jar. Cap tightly and shake once or more per day. After 2 to 6 weeks, strain the spices and pour the infused liquid into a glass bottle with a mister top. Simply add more spices if you desire a stronger cologne.






    CITRUS COLOGNE PRODUCTS

    A fresh citrus scent with herbal notes, this uplifting aroma is stimulating and revitalizing.

    1 fresh organic Lemon Peel, Zest Only
    1 fresh organic Grapefruit Peel, Zest Only
    Organic Basil Essential Oil (or other Essential Oil of choice, examples: Chamomile, Lavender, or Peppermint Essential Oils)
    8 ounces Vodka

    Combine Lemon and Grapefruit peel zest in a glass mason jar and add vodka until the liquid rises above the peel zest by at least 1 inch. Cap tightly and shake once or more per day. After 2 to 6 weeks, strain out the citrus peels and pour the resulting cologne into a glass bottle with a mister top. Add 2 drops of essential oil for each tablespoon of finished cologne. Add more essential oil if you desire a stronger cologne.






    FRESH FLORAL COLOGNE PRODUCTS

    This relaxing cologne can be made with fresh blossoms straight from the garden! The flowers help ease depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, hyperactivity, irritability, tension, and exhaustion.

    Fresh or dried organicRose Petals
    Fresh or dried organic Chamomile Flowers
    Fresh or dried organic Lavender Flowers
    Vodka

    Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar and add vodka until the liquid rises above the flowers by at least 1 inch. Cap tightly and shake once or more per day. After 2 to 6 weeks, strain the flowers and pour the resulting cologne into a glass bottle with a mister top.






    WOODLAND PERFUME RECIPE

    This blend smells like the forest. Uplifting, grounding, meditative, and comforting.

    4 drops Spruce Essential Oil
    2 drops organic Fir Needle Essential Oil
    2 drops organic Rosewood Essential Oil
    1 drop organic Vetiver Essential Oil
    1 drop organic Bergamot Essential Oil
    1 teaspoon organic Jojoba Carrier Oil

    Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle and roll between palms to evenly mix the oils. Add Jojoba oil, and roll again. Add additional Essential Oils if you desire a stronger perfume.






    SWEET SUMMER PERFUME RECIPE

    A relaxing and warming floral blend. Especially useful during times of stress, anxiety, irritability, or depression.

    10 drops organic Lavender Essential Oil
    5 drops organic Chamomile Essential Oil
    4 drops organic Cardamom Essential Oil
    1 drop organic Cedarwood Essential Oil
    1 drop organic Geranium (Rose) Essential Oil
    1 teaspoon organic Jojoba Carrier Oil

    Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle, and roll between palms to evenly mix the oils. Add Jojoba oil and roll again. Add additional Essential Oils if you desire a stronger perfume.






    REFRESHING PERFUME RECIPE

    Rejuvenating, uplifting, energizing, and stimulating. This blend is good for mental clarity, lack of focus, and fatigue.

    13 drops organic Peppermint Essential Oil
    13 drops organic Rosemary Essential Oil
    5 drops organic Lemon Essential Oil
    5 drops organic Sage Essential Oil
    5 drops organic Juniper Berry Essential Oil
    1 teaspoon organic Jojoba Carrier Oil

    Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle and roll between palms to evenly mix the oils. Add Jojoba oil and roll again. Add additional Essential Oils if you desire a stronger perfume.






    AMBER OIL SCENT RECIPE

    The smell of Amber is incredible - alluring, earthy, and warming. Created from a mixture of aromatic resins and oils native to India, it is a simple way to adorn yourself with a natural fragrance. Simply rub the resin chunks directly onto skin for a scent that will linger for hours.






    TOILET SOAP RECIPE

    For toilet soap, dissolve one can of lye in one quart of water. Try out five pounds of mutton tallow until perfectly pure. Have the grease as cool as it can be without congealing; then pour it, a few drops at a time, into the dissolved lye, beating constantly. Stir into the mixture:

    4 ounces Glycerine
    1/2 ounce Bergamot Essential Oil or Lavender Essential Oil, as preferred. Geranium Essential Oil also gives a pleasant perfume.

    When all the ingredients are blended, beat in two tablespoonfuls each of powdered Borax and Ammonium Carbonate. Whip hard. Line a pan with paper and pour the soap into it.






    SOAP CREAM RECIPE

    Dissolve a cake of Castile Soap in one quart of boiling water; simmer till like thick cream. Remove from the fire, and when almost cool, beat into this one half ounce of Benzoin (or Benzoin Essential Oil), a few drops at a time. This cleanses as well as whitens the skin.






    SUNBURN REMEDY RECIPE

    Shake well in a bottle one ounce of Olive Oil, one ounce of Water or Rosewater (Rose Hydrosol), one teaspoon of Baking Soda, and a tiny bit of Castile Soap. (The latter may be omitted.) This can be used when the skin is stiff, red, and sore.

    In Spanish tropical countries the ladies thickly powder the face to prevent sunburn, which in acute cases is always painful.






    PERSPIRATION REMEDY RECIPE

    Bathe with Ivory or Castile Soap, or any other good soap; rub on a little alcohol, and powder with a mixture of Baking Soda and Talcum Powder (Arrowroot Powder is often used as a good, safe, natural substitute for baby powders instead of Talc).






    SOAP JELLY FOR A SHAMPOO RECIPE

    Make a jelly by dissolving a large cake of green , or any pure soap, in a quart of boiling water. This will keep, and can be used from time to time. First wet the hair with warm water, then take two tablespoonfuls of the jelly (a very little Soda if desired) and rub thoroughly into the hair and well into the scalp. Rinse several times, making the water colder each time. Dry the hair in the sunlight and open air if not too cold.






    SHAMPOO FOR WHITE HAIR RECIPE

    The best shampoo is 4 ounces of white Castile Soap, dissolved in one pint of boiling hot water. Cool and keep in glass. When ready to use, beat the white of an egg into as much soap as you need to use at one time. Rub into the scalp well before using any water, rinse in several waters and to the last water add a drop or two of Bluing. Borax, Soda, or Ammonia should NEVER be used on white hair, as it will give a most undesirable yellow tinge.








    FRAGRANCE NOTES

    The fragrance blends made by the preceding method(s) and using only commercially available essential (and fragrance) oils will not yield a product equivalent to that of commercial perfumes, colognes, etc. commercial perfumers use concentrated essences and incorporate fixing agents in their fragrances making them smell stronger and last longer. In addition, their arsenal of ingredients includes aldehydes and other aroma chemicals that do not exist in nature, especially for those fragrances in the ozone-oceanic and modern categories. Some fragrances in these categories are made wholly from aldehydes.

    COLOGNE vs EAU DE COLOGNE

    "Eau de Cologne" is the name of a scent; the original was created in cologne, germany. this is not to be confused with "cologne", which is the level of concentration or strength of a fragrance (3 to 5-percent).

    Caution: Some of the oils used are not recommended for application to the skin. Please consult an aromatherapy guide to determine the safety of the oils in the recipes and for instructions on testing for sensitivities.





    For more personal care recipes, return to index:

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Personal Care Index





    OLD FASHIONED SCENT HERBAL PRODUCTS

  • Amber Resin Oil Products
  • Ammonium Carbonate Products
  • Arrowroot Herbal Products
  • Baking Soda Products
  • Bay Laurel Herbal Products
  • Benzoin Herbal Products
  • Cardamom Herbal Products
  • Castile Soap Products
  • Castile Liquid Soap Products
  • Chamomile Herbal Products
  • Charcoal Supplement Products

  • Cinnamon Herbal Products
  • Clay Supplement Products
  • Clove Herbal Products
  • Clove Essential Oil Products
  • Glycerine Vegetable Products
  • Lavender Herbal Products
  • Magnesia Supplement Products
  • Orange Herbal Products
  • Orris Root Herbal Products
  • Rose & Rosewater Herbal Products
  • Vanilla Herbal Products


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    AMBER RESIN OIL PRODUCTS

    The smell of Amber is incredible - alluring, earthy, and warming. Created from a mixture of aromatic resins and oils native to India, it is a simple way to adorn yourself with a natural fragrance. Simply rub the resin chunks directly onto skin for a scent that will linger for hours.

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    Amber Aroma Oil
    A delectably delicious hand crafted oil made from a base of 100% natural amber oil, essential oils and extracts. This provocative and luxurious perfume blend has a rich amber color and an intoxicating aroma sure to invoke the senses. This is surely one of the most sensual natural perfumes available on the market today. Once applied to the skin, it will linger on the body for hours. Contains 90% certified organic ingredients. 1/2 ounce bottle.

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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
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    Anise Oil
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    Basil Oil
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    Benzoin Oil
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    Black Pepper Oil
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    Cardamom Oil
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    Cinnamon Oil
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    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
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    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
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    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
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    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
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    Sage Oil
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    Spearmint Oil
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    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
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    Vetiver Oil
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    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
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