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  • Squinny

    July 9, 2022 at 12:46 am

    I make a Pillow spray (which is same concept as a room spray) which I use Floral Waters, Distilled Water, Essential Oils, Polysorbate 20 (mix approx 4 to 5% of total amount (ie if you are making 100 ml bottle then 4 to 5 mls) plus a preservative - It is just a matter of weighing your liquids (Water, Floral Water into beaker 1. Then into beaker 2 add your Oils (you will need to experiment with what aroma you are trying to create) and the Polysorbate 20. Then slowly mix in Beaker 2 to beaker 1 and stir slowly until most of the Polysorbate/Oil mix is mixed int your waters. Then I rinse out the remaining Poly/OIl beaker with the mixture in Beaker 1. It seems strange but when you do it this way your Spray will be clear and not cloudy.
    For my Pillow Spray I use Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage and Rose Geranium (totals around 1% of product). Another nice combo is Rose Geranium, Lavender, Lemon and Sandalwood.
    There a lots of recipes online so it depends on what aroma’s you want to create and like - everyone is different. Go onto sites that sell quality essential oils and see if they have suggestions on what oils combine well together - If starting out just buy some of the cheaper oils that have an uplifting fragrance like Sweet Orange,Lemongrass, etc. 
    Also depends on what room you want to spray - For instance I make a spray inspired by Poo Pouri for the bathroom and use Bergamot, Lemongrass and Lemon Ess OIls. (Poo Pourri sells for around $15 here and I make it for $2). Anyway if you want more info let me know. Cheers and hope this helps.

  • Squinny

    July 9, 2022 at 12:49 am

    PS I would just start small and make 50 to  mls at a time until you discover the scents you like or see what sprays are currently on market and see what scents work together etc. before looking at doing something commercially. 

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    August 30, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Kelly if you are still wanting a mentor please email me:
    or 0423 603068 just text in WhatsApp.
    what is your location? We can talk about if you are still looking.
    cheers Catherine 

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