Perfume Making: DIY

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Learn how to make your own natural perfumes with our Makeup & Personal Presentation courses in Sydney.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – classroom and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, a material kit with all necessary items will be delivered to your doorstep after enrolment.

This course will teach you how to 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 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.

At the end of the Face to Face in-class workshop you will take home 6 naturally fragrant products:

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

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 5 products from scratch
  • knowledge on how to make your own perfume and products at home in future
  • started to develop your olfactory memory

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

What you will get (Face to face classes)

  • 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 in 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 (Face to face classes)

  • A bag to transport your products home
  • Your own lunch. You may bring your lunch and keep it cool in our refrigerator or purchase it close by.

Course content (Live online classes)

  • Class 1 – intro to natural aromas, an intro into 12 essential oils – smelling studies, an overview of perfumed projects x 3, easy ideas/combinations, beginning to blend, genres, first project – perfume oil
  • Class 2 – review smelling studies, prepare for perfume balm and EDT  - select genre/composition/share ideas. Projects 2 & 3

Materials provided in the kit (Live Online classes only)

  • Kit A (basic) – 12 oils x 6ml (bergamot, lemon, lavender, Peru balsam, Rose maroc (2ml), patchouli, ylang ylang, clary sage, lime, cedar wood, sweet orange, benzoin) in wooden storage box, 1 x roll-on bottle, 1 x perfume jar, 1 × 30ml spray bottle, 30ml ethanol, pipettes x 3, beeswax, basic full kit is $110 included in the course fee
  • Kit B (optional extra) – Extend your range of oils with 12 oils x 6ml (sweet basil, black pepper, cassia, eucalyptus, frankincense, myrrh, nutmeg, vanilla, jasmine (2ml), vetiver, sandalwood) in wooden storage box. Extra $175, please email Customer Service
  • Downloadable class notes

Students need to have access to (Lice Online classes only)

  • 30ml light, refined vegetable oil ie. Jojoba, almond, light olive, sunflower, fractionated coconut
  • Tissues
  • Print out class notes
  • Small bowl for blending x 2
  • Oven or microwave
  • Small stirring implement ie. Toothpick, match
  • Extra paper for worksheets

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.


Perfume Making: DIY

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$229 Limited inc GST / $183.20 / $206.10
This class will be held online via zoom. The course fee includes an oil kit of 12 × 6ml essential oils valued at $110 that will be delivered to your home address after your enrolment.
Please enrol at least 5 days prior to the class to ensure that the class materials kit will arrive on time.
Perfume Making: DIY

<p><strong>Learn how to make your own natural perfumes with our <a href="">Makeup

$189 Limited inc GST / $151.20 / $170.10
The course fee include materials pack valued at $60. You will go home with your own natural fragrant products.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Sonia was so knowledgable, patient and helpful. The course was interesting and super fun! I learnt so much and was so happy to go home with my own products. Thank you!

  • said: Sharon B gave 5 stars for the venue, 4 stars for the course and 4 stars for the tutor.

  • said: The absolute best way to spend my birthday. The course was so informative and enjoyable. Sonia was extremely generous with her knowledge and a great teacher. I loved every minute of this course. So well thought out and planned. I would love her to do an aromatherapy course with her. I would highly recommend.

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