Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Famed 16th Century Colonge

Eau de Cologne is a 16th century perfume developed by Giovanni Maria Farina (1685-1766), an Italian perfumer from Italy. When Farina composed the perfume, he said he wanted it to have the odor of an Italian spring morning after the rain.

The Original Eau de Cologne was used only as a perfume, and Napoleon was a particular enthusiast. He is said to have used more than 50 bottles a month! This special cologne was also believed to ward off the bubonic plague

Eau De Cologne

2/3 cup vodka
60 drops orange essential oil
30 drops bergamot essential oil
30 drops lemon essential oil
6 drops neroli essential oil
6 drops rosemary essential oil
3 tablespoons distilled or boiled water

You will need a sterilized 8-ounce glass bottle with a tight-fitting stopper, a bowl, and a paper coffee filter.

Pour the vodka and essential oils into the bottle. Let stand for 1 week, shaking daily. Add water, shake, and leave 4 to 6 weeks. Strain through the filter into the bowl, then pour into the bottle. Keep in a cool, dark place.

Enchanted Perfume Recipe

Easy to make and truly magical, our Enchanted Perfume recipe is soon to become your favorite.
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 3 tablespoons vodka
  • 5 drops everlasting essential oil
  • 10 drops peony essential oil
  • 10 drops sandalwood essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together, shake well. Place in a dark color bottle. Then allow the perfume to settle for at least 12 hours. Store in a cool dry area. Dab on pulse points for long-lasting fragrance

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