All-Natural Perfumes
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Class Handout: Making All-Natural Perfumes


By Lori Nova Endres

What a fun & enjoyable experience it is to make your own 100% natural perfumes for yourself, family and loved ones. Once you see how easy it is to create your own personalized natural scents, you’ll never buy synthetic fragrances again. With his handout, you’ll learn how pure essential oils can be used to create 3 different types of all-natural fragrances:

Spray Perfumes: Most commercial spray perfumes use alcohol as a base to carry the perfume and then evaporate, leaving only the scent behind. We’ll make an alcohol-based perfume, similar to what you find in a department store, but without the chemical ingredients.

Solid Scents: Solid perfumes (aka cream perfumes) are made from a combination of wax, carrier oils, and aromatic oils. They can also be moisturizing and softening to the skin. Solid perfumes are also discreet as they scent only you and not the entire room!

Roll-on Perfume: Oil-based scents in a handy roller-ball applicator are very easy to make and wear. Roll-on bottles are great – not only are they compact for stashing in your bag or luggage – but they allow you to apply perfume without having to touch it with your fingers.

This Class Handout also covers: Basic Perfume Terminology, Essential Oil Blending, Equipment & Supplies, Essential Oil Precautions, 12 Top, 12 Middle & 10 Base Notes, Drop by Drop Recipes & Blend Ideas, Sources for Perfume Making Supplies and much more!

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Page by page summary of what’s in this handout:

Page 1: Top, Middle & Base Notes (description of each category, tips for making well-rounded perfumes & recommendations for how much scent to use for each perfume)
Page 2: Equipment/Supplies & Perfume Blending Basics
Page 3: Essential Oil Cautions (instructions & warnings for safely using Essential Oils)
Page 4: Partial Perfume Terminology & Glossary (and additional links for complete glossaries on-line)
Page 5: 34 Essential Oils I Recommend Starting With (broken down into category: top, middle & base notes, with indicators for which are “odor intensive”)
Page 6: My Suggested Blends to Try (18 of my favorite perfume recipes, drop by drop, categorized by top, middle & base notes)
Page 7: How to Make Oil-Based Scents (ingredients & directions for making roll-ons)
Page 8: How to Make Wax-Based Solid Perfumes (ingredients & directions)
Page 9: How to Make Alcohol-Based Perfumes (ingredients, directions, info on different types of alcohol available)
Page 10: Interesting Notes (from recommended book authors on the topics of popular scents for men & women, using fragrances as more than just body perfumes, etc.)
Page 11: Description of a Perfume (basics on olfactive families, concentration & composition)
Page 12: Recommended Reference Books & Resources
Page 13: Recommended On-Line Suppliers (16) relevant to the products made in this class (includes supplier name, state, phone number & website)


lori headshot 2013Lori Nova Endres, Founder and Co-owner of The Nova Studio, began making natural bath & body products in her kitchen in 2000 as a way to make family & friends homemade, practical gifts. Shortly thereafter, she began sharing her passion by teaching classes. Lori has taught classes for The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild (HSCG), The Learning Annex of SF, Juniper Tree, The Native American Cultural Center, Foothill De Anza Community College & The Berkeley Ecology Center. Lori opened The Nova Studio in September of 2003. Learn from Lori at Home. She also offers Private Consultations on how to make soap, candles and over 30 different bath & body products.


A Class Handout is the digital PDF version of the handout for the in-person class taught at The Nova Studio. After ordering this PDF-format digital handout, you will be directed to a page that contains links to your instant downloads. If you create an account before or during checkout, you’ll have easy access to all your active Class Handout links in one easy place (downloads expire after 10 days & 5 downloads).

Although the handouts weren’t necessarily created to stand alone without the classes, they will save you a ton of time & energy by giving you extremely accurate, tested recipes & formulas, very clear instructions, recommended sources for where to buy supplies relevant to each topic, and any background and/or supporting information. It’s the next best thing to being in class!

When you buy the handouts, you also have permission to make the products exactly as is (with or without changing them) and you may market/sell them to your customers using our recipes. The only thing you cannot do is sell, post or distribute the information, directions, or recipes in our handouts since they are protected by copyright laws as part of our exclusive intellectual property.

Purchasing these handouts is completely separate from attending an in-person class and does not include any additional phone consulting or email support. If you purchase handouts and then have the opportunity to attend classes in person, unfortunately there will be no discount on the class fee. If you need additional questions answered or additional consulting, we offer private lessons & phone consultations. If you teach classes and want help creating your own handouts, please contact us to set up a private consult and we would be happy to assist you. Purchasing our handouts does not give you permission or license to use them as teaching materials.

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