Perfume Making - DIY

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Course description

Learn how to make natural perfume at this workshop in Sydney.

You don’t have to pay $100 an ounce to smell delicious, and you don’t have to settle for cheap, alcohol-laden synthetics, either.

Create your own signature perfume blends with essential oils, resins, and absolutes. You’ll have the opportunity to sample and use up to 30 essential oils or create a tried and tested formula to make your own bath salts and body powders before crafting your way up to Eau de Toilette.

By using the right combination of single oils or blends, you can gain benefits from the aromatherapy without the effects of synthetic fragrances. You’ll feel more energetic and gain a clearer frame of mind, increased emotional support, as well as calming feelings that relieve stress and anxiety.

Not only is it healthy and therapeutic, but you will have fun trying out dozens of your own recipes.

At the end of this workshop you will take home 6 naturally fragrant products:

  • Eau de toilette
  • Solid perfume balm
  • Bag of bath salts
  • Roll-on perfume oil
  • Body powder
  • Air freshener/body mist
Ideal for…

Total beginners, aromatherapists, enthusiast and budding perfumistas. This course is for anyone with an interest in natural fragrances and body products. No prior experience required.

Course content
  • Essentials oil solubility and safety
  • Synthetic vs. natural fragrances
  • The reaction to skin
  • Beginners blending techniques
  • Creating a perfume using the pyramid model
  • Fragrance families – wood, oriental, floral and fresh
  • Mixing and blending rules
Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will have:

  • A basic knowledge of fragrance structure
  • knowledge about natural ingredients and their health benefits
  • produced 6 products from scratch
  • knowledge on how to make your own perfume and products at home in future
  • started to develop your oldfactory memory
What you will get
  • All natural & raw ingredients
  • All packaging
  • Handouts with lots of recipes to try at home.

Please note: If you have a particular natural oil or essential oil you wish to use, please bring it along. Sonia will bring a selection of natural fragrances to work with but is aware that there are hundreds and cannot provide for every preference. So if you have a special one please bring it!

Allergy Disclaimer: The tutor provides all products supplied for use in this course. Essential oils can cause skin irritation on some cases. It is advised that sensitive individuals check reactivity by doing a skin patch test first. Essential oils must not be applied to the eyes. Essential oils are not to be applied in concentrated doses unless under the supervision of a trained health professional.

Please bring
  • A bag to transport your products home
  • Your own lunch. You may bring your lunch and keep it cool in our refridgerator or purchase it close by (Darling Street is a 5-10min walk).
Other Information
  • Sydney Community College is an education organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is recommended.*
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.*

Course testimonials:

  • Jessica said: We were able to make some great products which we took home and I will definitely be using! It was great to experiment before buying my own essential oils to get an idea of how they work.

  • Steve said: Excellent class with an excellent teacher.

  • Jasmin said: Brought back memories of some of my experience with aromatherapy 20+ yrs ago., and gave me regained confidence dealing with essential oils.