How to Make Rose Perfume

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021 by Ellen Christian

Are you wondering how to make rose perfume? Learn how to make rose perfume without alcohol in this simple homemade perfume tutorial.

I’m absolutely in love with perfume. And, while I love my traditional perfume like Gucci Envy Me and Peace Love and Juicy Couture, sometimes it’s nice to make something yourself.

Are you wondering how to make rose perfume? Learn how to make rose perfume without alcohol in this simple homemade perfume tutorial.

How to make Rose Perfume

Of course, traditional perfume uses alcohol in the distillation process. So, this project is a little bit different. But, if you want to learn how to make perfume from flowers, this is the easiest way.

This is an easy project you can make using the flowers you receive for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Or, if you have too many roses in your garden, you can pick a few extra to bring inside and make rose perfume.

What rose is used in perfume?

The most common roses used in making perfumes are the Turkish rose, Damask rose, and Rosa Centifolia.

But, you can use whatever type of rose you have for this project. Just make sure that the roses are fresh since the scent will be strongest that way.

a bouquet of pink roses

What you need to make rose perfume

  • Perfume bottle or atomizer (a bottle with a dropper works as well)
  • Very small funnel
  • Various bowls and spoons
  • A rose
  • Distilled water

Are you wondering how to make rose perfume? Learn how to make rose perfume without alcohol in this simple homemade perfume tutorial.

Directions to make perfume from flowers

  1. Remove the petals from one rose
  2. Place 1/2 cup of distilled water in the bowl with the roses.
  3. Stire the roses and water gently.
  4. Pour the rose petals into a small strainer over a small cup or bowl.
  5. Crush the rose petals with the mortar and pestle.
  6. Put them back in the original bowl and return the water to the bowl.
  7. Mix gently.
  8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 again for a stronger scent.
  9. Press all of the moisture out of the rose petals and back into the small bowl.
  10. Using a very small funnel pour the liquid into the perfume bottle or atomizer.

How should I store this?

Because this has no alcohol and no preservatives, you will want to keep this in the refrigerator. This is technically rose water since it doesn’t have alcohol. But, it works quite well as rose-scented perfume.

Learn how to apply perfume the right way.

Are you wondering how to make rose perfume? Learn how to make rose perfume without alcohol in this simple homemade perfume tutorial.

How to make rose perfume from essential oils

If you would rather make rose perfume using essential oils rather than fresh roses, you can do that easily. 

You will need a roll-on bottle and a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil.

  • Place the cap on and swirl gently.

You can also mix several oils together if you want to. I love the way lavender and rose smell together. But, rose, lemon, and jasmine are also a great combination.

Check out this beginner’s guide to rose note perfumes.

pink plumeria flowers and green leaves

Can I use other flowers?

Yes, you can definitely make perfume from flowers other than roses. You will want to make sure that they have a strong scent so that it really comes through when you make the perfume. 

Here are a few ideas that should work well for you:

  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Plumeria
  • Honeysuckle
  • Violet
  • Gardenia

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8 thoughts on “How to Make Rose Perfume”

  1. I love this Ellen! I have never done this but you have inspired me to try. I wonder how lilacs would work with this project? Thanks so much for the inspiration. Pinned!

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  2. What a great idea! I love using my rose petals as potpourri during the summer but I never thought to make perfume. I will definitely be trying this once my rosebush blooms. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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