First, make an infused oil with the Chrysanthemum flowers: place flowers in a mason jar (size of jar will depend upon how many flowers you have), and pour olive oil to the top of the jar. Put on lid and screw cap and let sit 6 weeks. Strain out oil using a sieve (line it with an unbleached coffee filter first) and pour into sterilized amber jars. Now pour this oil into glass roll on bottles and add 8-12 drops Ylang-ylang essential oil per bottle. Roll oil over pulse points for a delicate scent.
NB. An alternative way to strain out the oil: place a small clean funnel in a glass roll-on bottle. Line a sieve with a coffee filter and hold in place over the funnel. Pour the herby oil into the sieve. The oil will drip down into the bottle. Repeat process with other bottles. To each bottle, add in 8-12 drops Ylang-ylang essential oil.
This is an exclusive recipe! Have you ever seen Chrysanthemum oil?? I haven't! When I checked online, 'mum oil is said to be used as an insecticide in Japan. Hm, strange. I got this idea to make 'mum into an oil from 'mum herself! Yes, that's what happens when you start working with plants, who are living beings. They tell you things.
And when I smelled 'mum, I thought, mmm, this would make a lovely perfume, so she told me to go for it! Now, there are MANY different types of 'mums, so some have more scent than others.
My infused oil was quite delicate in scent, and funny enough, reminded me of Marigold oil, which is antibacterial. In any case, I got the idea to add in a very delicate scent to complete the final product. Ylang-ylang is delicate, no doubt ;)
Feel free to use less drops or more, as you prefer. You can also experiment with this recipe and use other essential oils, and you can even turn this perfume oil into a solid perfume by adding in beeswax or candelilla wax (see Here about making a salve) and then pouring into metal tins.
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