Diversifying By Making Your Own Brand Of Perfumes.

Published: 12th March 2012
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In recent years here has been an exponential increase in the number of people working from their homes. It usually starts with people looking for an additional source of an income and finding an niche that they are interested in. Consequently, they write books and articles and make a positive contribution to online commerce. In the process, it becomes very easy to earn an income off the internet and while some people do it part time, others put a lot moiré effort into it and earn a full time income. As a result, the online market happens to be full of intuitive entrepreneurs looking for a new and profitable market to tap into.
An emerging promising niche happens to be that of homemade perfume. Its popularity is mainly due to the fact that it has a growing demand and it is very easy to be a supplier of one-of-a-kind fragrances. Sophisticated equipments are not required and the basic requirements can be met by average kitchen utensils.
The process of making perfume is a fairly simple one. You pour the essential oil of your choice into a base oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil, mix it with alcohol and water and filter the mixture through a strainer. You store your perfume in a place away from heat and light for the time it takes the smell to reach the desired intensity before you store it into its final container. The process, of course can be modified to your requirements and once you have mastered the principles you can be creative with the methods and the ingredients that you use.
You can practically use any extract you want, to create your unique fragrance but some of the more popular ones are cedar wood, sandalwood, rosemary, peppermint, spearmint etc. Each plant and herb extract has different properties and fragrances that you can manipulate to create your own tones. By properly identifying the sequence of fragrances you want your perfume to emit you can use the respective ingredients in the top, middle and base notes.
It is fairly easy to conclude that for blending your own perfumes at home there is a lot of trial and error involved but you will only get better as you practice and develop a more extensive knowledge on the kinds of extracts that you can buy, the kind which you will have to grow or the concentrations that you are going to use. You can also use food extracts in your formula and when you consider the zingy taste of a pineapple or the freshness of an orange, ideas simply explode to make a food based fragrance distinctive and exciting.
After you have developed a fragrance you are reasonably happy with you can market it to your friends, family, local departmental store and fashion houses. There is a very healthy demand for unique fragrances and if you use the proper channels, your investment portfolio will list another successful venture. It is worth investing your time and money in this prospect because while it is profitable, it is also fun to do and adds a lot to your knowledge about marketing and product development in general.

Remy Baker is a perfumer, entrepreneur and the author of Scent2Riches Perfume Making From Home Guide. Remy loves everything about perfume making and enjoys showing others the tricks of the trade; especially how to make perfumes for less than $5.

If you've found this article helpful, you can find out more about how to make perfume for pleasure or as a means of making money from home here: http://www.scent2riches.com

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