Cameron Mathison’s daughter Leila shows him how to create a perfume at home using John Paul II roses from her mom’s garden.
At Home With Our Family - Rose Perfume - Home & Family
- Distilled water
- Mason jar
- Unscented Jojoba oil (or fragrant free essential oil)
- Perfume bottle
- Medium size glass, plastic bowl or measuring cup to hold liquid
- Wooden Spoon
- A small funnel
- Pick flowers from your rose garden or local florist. Note: A very fragrance hybrid tea rose, John Paul II, was used to create this particular perfume.
- Add a cup of rose petals into your mason jar.
- Pour 1/2 cup of vodka to the mason jar.
- Let the mixture sit in the jar for 24 hours. This helps break down the petals and pull out the essence, or scent of the roses.
- After 24 hours take a wooden spoon or similar tool and smash the rose petals in the mason jar to release their oils.
- Add 3 drops of unscented jojoba oil (or essential oil) to the jar.
- Add 3 cups of distilled water to the jar and let the mixture sit for 7 days in a cool dry place. Note: After a few days open up the jar and smash the rose petals to release more oil. Wait another few days and repeat.
- After a week of setting, strain the rose petals out of the mason jar mixture.
- Add the resulting liquid to an empty perfume bottle.