The primary diluent for making cologne is alcohol, and there are two kinds of alcohol that are suitable for home blending. If you want absolutely pure alcohol, look for ethyl alcohol, which is 100% grain alcohol. Your other choise is to use 90-proof clear vodka. When purchasing vodka for this purpose, select one with the highest alcohol content and least odor possible. Be sure to use glass containers for mixing and storing your colognes.
Carole Kelly 6/20/98
Cologne is lighter than perfume, which means only that it is more dilute. Combine 1 part essential oil with 10 to 20 parts alcohol. Adjust the exact percentage of alcohol according to your preference and the strength of your essential oil. Shake well before using. Shelf life is 1 to 3 yrs. Carole Kelly 6/20/98
Combine 1 part essential oil with 10 to 20 parts sweet almond oil. Shake well before using. Shelf life is 1 to 3 yrs. Carole Kelly 6/20/98
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