Are you ready for compliments on the way your home smells? With this DIY you can bring the scent of autumn into your house in just 4 simple steps. This way you won't only get to enjoy the delicious smells of autumn outside, but also inside.
By making your own home fragrance and - where possible - using items and ingredients that you already have at home, you are not only being creative but also environmentally aware. Given that a green mindset is key for this season, this is highly convinient.
What you need (for 100ml)
- 50ml unscented baby oil. You can also use almond oil.
- 30ml alcohol at 70% strength
- Optional: 20ml pure organic essential oil*
- A jar or small vase
- Bamboo sticks or skewers
- Measuring cup
- Bottle with cap to mix the perfume
*When choosing an essential oil, hink of winter fragrances such as cedar, cinnamon, patchouli, pine, vanilla, mandarin and clove.
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 on tightly and shake the bottle gently so that the liquids mix together.
Carefully cut the tuberose and Cambria flowers and put them into the pot or vase. You can also add other flowers, as you wish.
Pour the liquid from the bottle onto the flowers in the pot or vase. Add the sticks in.
You need to be patient for around an hour for the fragrance to make its way up the sticks to your nose and then you're ready to enjoy it. This DIY is 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.
We'd love to see how your DIY turned out! Share your home fragrance with us on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #funnyhowflowersdothat and #balancedbiotope. Got the taste (and smell) for it? Then why not make a home spray with an autumnal scent, or go for a wintery scent to bring the feeling of a cold, cosy winter day into your home.