[Herbalist] dilutions of FO and EO question

Aurore Gaudin Aurore at hot.rr.com
Tue Jan 1 09:34:39 PST 2002

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LOL, can this be drinkable if you use the oils that maybe drinkable too.  Flavor vodka?  Aurore
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jenne Heise
  To: herbalist at ansteorra.org
  Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 10:44 AM
  Subject: Re: [Herbalist] dilutions of FO and EO question

  > When I first started making perfume oils, I was advised to dilute my
  > fragrance oil to about 1 part FO to 3 or 4 parts carrier.
  > I have some perfume oil recipies that use EO, and seem to be about 50/50
  > (they read - so many drops of the various EOs, then fill rest of 1/4 oz
  > bottle with carrier)
  > I recently ran across someone who said theirs was diluted 1 part fragrance
  > to 10 parts carrier.

  Sorry for the delay. When I bother to look it up, I usually use the
  proportions from _Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes_ by Nancy M. Booth. She
  suggests no more than 30-40 drops of oil to the following quantities:
  - Perfume: 1/8 oz 100 proof vodka
  - Eau de Parfum: 1/4 oz 100 proof vodka
  - Eau de Toilette: 1/2 oz 100 proof vodka
  - Sweet waters: 1 oz of 100 proof vodka and 3 oz distilled water
  - Perfume oil: same as perfume.

  Me, I tend to make perfumes with 8-15 drops of EOs and FOs in a 2-4 oz
  bottle of carrier-- either plain oil or 1 part vodka to 1-2 parts
  distilled water (ok, I add the oils to the vodka, check the proportions,
  and add water). That way you generally don't have to carry Benadryl for
  those around you when you wear it in the SCA!

  Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, mka Jennifer Heise       jenne at mail.browser.net
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