Volatility Of Essential Oils Notes | Making Perfume

Volatility Of Essential Oils Notes | Making Perfume



hi everybody this is Rebecca Totilo with
Aroma Hut Institute. I am so glad you
decided to join me. In this video I want
to talk about essential oils and how we
can use them for making homemade perfume. Now before we get started in
blending and doing something to try to
create a composition for a perfume, we
first need to become very familiar with
our individual essential oils. So go ahead
and grab your oils because what I want
to do is a little exercise with
you. I’m gonna walk you through this.
I want us to learn about each oil and
look at its volatility rate. Okay so how
are we gonna do that? Well you’re going
to go ahead and get some perfume
strips. Now if you don’t have these, I’m
sure they’re available on Amazon and
I’ll post a link below. You also can just
cut out some paper maybe from the art
store and make your own perfume strips
or blotters. Let’s go ahead
and grab us an oil now. I’m gonna be
doing bergamont, but you can use any of
your oils; it’s up to you. Now I’ve chosen
this one because I do know that bergamot
is a top note. At least that’s what we’ve
been told, right? So we’re going to be
able to prove that fact by doing this
test, okay? So what we’re gonna be doing
is actually taking our perfume strip and
we’re gonna use the wide paddle and
let’s just go ahead and write down the
name of the essential oil.
And, I’m gonna also put a number one
beside it because I want to make sure I
note that this is the first time. Okay?
Also let’s go ahead and look at
the time and we’re gonna write
that down as well. So I’m just making the
note on there of the time that I’m doing.
Let’s go ahead and open up the
essential oil. You know how we all like to
smell from the bottle? Well that’s not the way
you want to smell your oils for your
purpose. We want to do it the right way, so
what we need to do is bend this right
here leaving about an inch from the end or about a couple
inches here. What I’m going to do
is turn this down and I’m gonna dip this
right into the bottle. Here, okay got it
nice and soaked and I’m gonna just
flip it right over and put it down on
the desk. That way this will be
pointed up right. It’s gonna be up like
this and it’s gonna be actually
evaporating and drying down. Now just
take your strip and you know just wave
it under your nostrils about three or
five inches away. Take a sniff and allow the
molecules to collect so that you can
just let your brain gather that information
right. Take another sniff and take out a
notebook or journal okay?
and we want to just sort of make some
notes about our blend or our
essential oil. Now I’ve said blend but that was sort of
a Freudian slip because you know what?
There are hundreds of molecules and
components in this one essential oil, so by
smelling it we are smelling a collection
of the essential molecules so even in this
we’re gathering the information. I’m just
writing down that first
impression okay. Now I have to write the
time so what we want to do is put this
down and now we’re gonna wait 15 minutes.
okay?
Oh, good. It’s been 15 minutes now.
We get to check her strips again. Now what
I want you to do is to make notes now if
there’s any changes.
Does it smell different than the first
time you smelled it? Go ahead and write
that down. Oh, and there’s one more thing
we have to do. Take another strip out and again
we’re gonna write the name down same oil. Okay go ahead and write your name of the
oil but this time put number two on it
okay?
And again we’re noting the time and
guess what we’re gonna do?
That’s right! You’re going to take the
same oil out and go ahead and bend that tip
and dip it in.
I know you’re thinking. Wait a minute, we
just did that. You’re right, we did. But
now you know what we’re gonna do? What
we’re gonna do now is take this first
one and take out the second strip, okay? Now this
is the first one we made and this is the
second. Smell that first one. Now smell
the second one. Do you smell the
difference? Remember this is the fresh
one, right? This one’s been around for 15
minutes. Okay,
we noted the times and now we have to
wait 15 more minutes and then we’re
gonna compare them again. Okay, go!
Okay, it’s been another 15 minutes; So that means it’s been about half an
hour since the last time we did the
first one right? So, we want to take both
strips again and we’re just comparing but
this time focus on number two strip.
We want to pay attention to this one
because we want to note and write down
our impressions of this compared to the
first one. And I think you’re going to see
there are some notable changes that have
happened since it began to dry down.
You can also look at the color note the
color of this one is sort of has a
greenish tinge to it and how it dries
down and evaporates. Now we’re gonna do
this one more time meaning that we’ve
gone a whole hour in smelling these; So
one more time. Another 15 more minutes we’re
gonna wait and see how they changed
anymore.
Okay now it’s been another 15 minutes so
again we’re focusing on the number two
strip checking the scent.
Now the first one: Are you seeing any changes
happening here? We want to do this
for a whole hour.
So, we are going to be doing it at 15-minute
intervals and then continue to do it
until you get the complete dry out .
Now when that emerges that means the
scent has basically gone away and you’re not
really smelling it anymore and that
means that it’s reached is the
volatility rate.
Okay, so we’re understanding now how long
does it take before the scent is
completely evaporated. These are
very thin oils and this is the top notes so
this one would go very fast.
Okay so go ahead now and write down in
your journal your impressions of
the second stripped. Okay so we just want
to make some notes and do that
comparison again.
If you need help in some of your
descriptions regarding its odor,
especially if you’re planning on making
perfume in a professional way or if you
want to sell it at some at Craft Fairs or
maybe on Etsy, in that case you’re gonna
need some help with how to describe your
product because people are gonna want to
know what it smells like and
so when you’re making a perfume you want
to be able to describe it and give them
a really wonderful vivid picture in
words of what it smells like. Now in the
book that I wrote on Natural Perfume
With Essential Oil, I do give you a lot of
descriptions and help you with that.
So, you will want to use this as a
guide when you’re making your own
perfume about how would we describe this
fragrance or this essential oil that we’re
smelling. There are a lot of words or terms
you can use but in perfumery this is
very helpful because when you want to
describe something for your client or
your customer they want to know what
it does smell like and maybe they’re not
smelling it but just seeing it a picture
on the internet or something. So there’s
a lot of words that we can use to
describe an essential oil; some would say is it
dry, is it powdered or feel like powder to
you or smell like powder? Is it fresh? Is
it stimulating? Now in my exercise I was
using bergamot so for bergamot it’s
definitely citrusy or light. It is not
crude, it’s not harsh like a rosemary. I
would be say it’s a bit delicate. I
sort of like that. It is not musty. I
wouldn’t say it’s rich. Rich in my
opinion would be like rose or neroli.
It does have a little bit of sharpness not
too much; But, it is sweet, it’s definitely
pleasurable I mean this one just makes
you feel like you
want to just grab something and eat it and eat it.
You know? it’s very fragrant and
it’s got a nice softness to it. And very
smooth. So there’s so many ways you can
describe the essential oils and you
want to get familiar with them enough to
be able to do that. So now we’ve waited
another half an hour right? And we’ve
compared both of these strips and
now we’re going to continue to look at
these and smell them and check them
again continuing to look at that dry out
period and then we’re going to write
down our thoughts on that and how we
look at it and when it finally
disappears completely. Now you’ll be
doing this again with all of your oils
because you want to get to know them you
want to note their nuances
and what is special about this oil. Why
do you like this one over another and
that way when you start to build your
accord. You’re gonna know which ones to
reach for. I hang on to my
strips and I use them as bookmarks actually
when I’m finally finished with them and
sometimes I’ll have them for a long time.
they usually dissipate you know after a
few days and they’ll lose their scent but
usually throughout the weekend when
we’re doing an in-person training we
have these the whole weekend when people
are able to pick them up and bring
another one in from different oils and
that’s how they build their accord.
They know what they like using their
perfume strips. These are easy to get
and they’re on Amazon and it’s a great
investment. It’s something you want to
use so that you’re not wasting your
perfume or your essential oils making blends
that turn out to be flops. Okay I hope
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Volatility Of Essential Oils Notes | Making Perfume


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