To Make the White Clover Oil:
-> Add the flowers into the mason jar, slightly packed. Pour oil to cover the flowers, ensuring all flowers get coated with oil. Add oil to the top of the jar, and put on the lid and screw cap. Let sit in the cupboard for 6 weeks. Place the coffee filter into the funnel and place the funnel into the top of the amber bottle. Strain the oil through, pressing or squeezing the flowers to ensure all the oil is extracted.
To Make the Perfume:
-> Use a ratio of 4 parts White Clover oil to 1 part Vanilla Essence. In other words, fill the bottle about 3/4 of the way with oil, then add about 1/4 of the bottle with Vanilla. Make sure you leave a bit of room to add in the Sandalwood essential oil. Place on lid and gently shake to combine. From this stock bottle, you can now add the perfume into small roll-on bottles. Label, use and enjoy :)
If you have the opportunity, you could make a double oil infusion. Once the Clover oil has sat for 4-6 weeks, take this strained Clover oil and use it to now cover more White Clover blossoms. Place on lid and screw cap and let sit for another 4-6 weeks. Alternatively, you could use a Clover oil you've made from a previous year and pour it over the blossoms from this year. Just make sure your oil from a previous year is still good (i.e., no bacteria).
Feel free to make a bigger batch of White Clover infused oil if you like. Use a ratio of 1 part Vanilla to 3 or 4 parts oil. Using 3 parts oil will make it a stronger scented perfume.
Indeed, if you prefer to use a stronger scented Vanilla, go for Vanilla Absolute.
Don't want to make a White Clover oil? No worries. You can make a perfume simply using a carrier oil such as grape seed, sweet almond or jojoba. Then add in the Vanilla and Sandalwood. Done!
The perfume will "blend" together after sitting for about 2 weeks, so allow a bit of time before offering as a gift.
Last tidbit: roll-on perfume bottles are great to use (especially as gifts), but if you aren't so fussy, amber bottles with a dropper will do the job just fine.
As always, Enjoy :)
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