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    Question Suggestions/Authors Needed For Blog Post About Homemade Fragrances

    Hey Guys!

    I am thinking about writing a blog post about Homemade cologne and aftershave, but I have very limited experience in the field. Do you guys have any good recipes or perhaps want to do a guest post for my blog?

    The recipe I had in mind was for a summer fragrance using essential oils and distilled water. The oils I want to use are Patchouli, Orange and Lemon. Anyone know if they are a good combination?

    Any help you can give me at all would be much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Suggestions/Authors Needed For Blog Post About Homemade Fragrances

    So, now you have moved to the right area; what you want is not possible as Patchouli, Orange and Lemon Oils are not soluble in water. Look on the stickies to help you get going. Assuming, of course, that you want to do the work yourself.

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    Default Re: Suggestions/Authors Needed For Blog Post About Homemade Fragrances

    With such limited experience, what kind of article will it be? What topics do you want to cover? Or is it a simple "make your own ___" piece with a list of ingredients and throw them all in and voila! Instant gratification?

    For starters, mixing oils and water will require an emulsifier. Unless you just want to shake it up everytime you use it and have it look murky, cloudy and ugly in the bottle. You may also need a preservative and the right amount of dilution can be important. There are other bases to consider instead of water, such as oils, alcohol and hydrosols. And you don't have to spray, there's solid which is easy.
    Patchouli, orange and lemon aren't bad ingredients to throw together, provided they're in complimentary quantities.
    The best way to write an informed piece, is to inform yourself. There's a wealth of knowledge on here, just let your fingers do the walking

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    So, Probably NOT EO's and water, that dog won't hunt.

    EO's and Alcohol, and a TINY bit of water will work, and you could sub out some of the alcohol with some DPG, or maybe a slight amount of Cyclomethicone too. This is all about the carriers of the fragrance materials.

    For the actual fragrance elements,... colognes, as a class of fragrances, maybe written as Colognes, are a classic fragrance type. For EO's, you could consider things like Rosemary, Coriander, Lavender, Sage, Artemsia's - etc, blended with some, *some* citrus EO's, backed up with some citrus synths, and then some cedar, or a blend of cedars, and some other woods, a bit of Hedione for a floral side and longevity.

    And there's a basic structure for a Cologne, of sorts... But since you are the perfumer, you'll have to conduct your own experiments and trials, to perfect your formulation. And please, ***PLEASE*** don't call it a "recipe", use the word, "Formula".
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    I could do you a guest post if you like.
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