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Learn how to make your own natural perfumes with our makeup & personal presentation courses: in Sydney.

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 workshop you will take home 4 naturally fragrant products:

  • Eau de toilette
  • Solid perfume balm
  • Bag of bath salts
  • Roll-on perfume oil

Learning outcomes

It is intended that by the end of this course you should have:

  • basic knowledge of fragrance structure
  • knowledge about natural ingredients and their health benefits
  • produced 4 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 

  • 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 

  • 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.

Other Information

  • Sydney Community College is an educational 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.


Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.


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Course testimonials:

  • said: Sonia was very knowledgable and generous in helping us create our fragrances throughout the course. The products we made were great and I now am so inspired to take my knowledge further. It would be wonderful to do some sort of follow up course that supports us at the next stage of perfume making. Thanks Sonia I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

  • said: Get to learn about how the real essential oils really smell like alongside new scents I havn't discovered. Mostly importantly was making our own fragrance, experimenting with what oil best blends with what. I like how its a progressive learning process.

  • said: Loved the knowledge that sonia shared, loved making different products and experimenting with oils under sonia's open minded and supportive guidance.

  • said: It was fun, informative and relaxing. Sonia is amazing and very engaging. A wonderful lady a great location. I will definitely book again.

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