What you need (for 100ml)
- 50ml unscented (baby) oil. You can also use almond oil.
- 30ml of 70% alcohol
- Optional: 20ml organic, pure essential oil*.
- A jar or small vase (where you can put the scented sticks)
- Bamboo sticks or skewers
- Measuring cup
- Bottle with cap (for mixing the fragrance)
*Think of winter fragrances such as cedar, cinnamon, patchouli, pine, vanilla, mandarin and clove. If you have pets, ensure they don't ingest any of the essential oils as they can be harmful.
How to make it
Pour 50ml of odourless oil, 30ml of alcohol and 20ml of essential oil into the bottle in which you are going to mix the perfume. Screw the cap tightly on the bottle and shake the bottle gently so that the liquids mix together.
Carefully cut a few flowers off the tuberose and Cambria and put them in the pot or vase. You can also add other flowers, as you wish.
Pour the liquid mixture from the bottle on top of the flowers in the pot or vase. Put the sticks in.
You will need to be patient for about an hour to be able to smell the scent properly, and then... enjoy! Ideal as a night perfume for your bedside table, or for the smallest room in the house. Tip: don't forget to replace the scented sticks regularly to keep the fragrance as fresh as possible.
More winter inspiration
Find on us Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #thejoyofplants. Want some more plant-based winter inspiration? Get started with this winter wreath, or discover a sea of colourful winter flowers.