Rose Vanilla Perfume
This old-fashioned perfume never fails to inspire romance! The use of rose geranium oil makes this formula economical without compromising quality. Petitgrain is commonly used in perfumery because it yields a floral-citrus scent with a woody undertone.
½ cup vodka (80 proof or more)
2 tablespoons rosewater
1 cup organic, dried rose petals
2 whole organic vanilla beans
15 drops rose geranium essential oil
10 drops organic petitgrain essential oil
5 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
1. Slightly bruise the vanilla beans with fingers. Place the beans and rose petals in a mason jar; add vodka and screw down the lid. Let the herb and alcohol mixture infuse for one week.
2. Strain and discard rose petals and vanilla beans. Add the rosewater and essential oils to the jar and stir well. Replace the lid and allow the perfume to mature for four to six weeks.
3. Strain the perfume for a final time through filtered paper (a paper coffee filter will work fine). Pour the finished perfume into decorative spray bottles and label.