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Painting, Perfume, Chemistry

I promised a few of you that I would put up my formula for perfume (12ml) create a cypher. finished weight approx. 1oz (29.6 ml)

Description of Scent: NancyPantz  rose, brightness, softness, leaf and sweet woods, 
(top) 3.6ml 30% total top 
2.6ml Rose de Mai
.5ml manderine
.25ml black tea

.25ml black pepper
 0.25ml glucam p-20

 (heart) 3ml 25% total modifier 
 2ml Rose Damask

.125ml Damascone Beta
.125ml rose oxide
.25ml tuberrose
.125ml Peonile (G) 

.25ml jasmine
.20ml ylang ylang
 (base) 5.4ml 45% 
4.25ml white musk
 0.25ml gaiacwood
0.125ml Opopanax-Sweet Myrrh Kenya resin
0.125ml Iso E Super (I)
0.25ml patchouli
.25ml sandalwood

This idea came up as a joke that took on a life of its own. I was creating a sizing for a canvas to be used to make a painting and decided it should smell good as well. I then quickly realized the beauty of similarity between perfume and painting joined by chemistry.  
a few perfume notes: Glucam P-20 Fixative (2-5% of your fragrance formula concentrate) for the top mid notes
 new undiluted mix sit a at least a few days in order to get an idea of what the scent will really be. 
After diluting, you need to let it sit for 4-6 weeks. Otherwise, all you will smell is alcohol if you're using that as the carrier agent. measure this all out in ml everything by volume and refer to math formula, perfume oil 8 parts (29%) of the remaining 70%, alcohol 19 parts (95%) water 1 part (5%) This percentage is extremely important: it is, for the major part, responsible for the tenacity of the perfume. A perfume containing 20% of bases, 30% of modifiers and 50% of top notes will lack tenacity, since the percentage of bases would be relatively too low as compared with that of the more volatile modifiers and top notes. Therefore, the proportions are selected so as to obtain a balanced evolution during evaporation.

sources: The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer, perfumersapprentice.com, two thousand formulas, recipes and Trade secrets by harry bennet F.A.I.C.

Emerald Green So Many Uses

I would like to take the time to thank Tracy  from SimpleandPosh for her lovely curation on etsy. My latest design project was a necklace that I dyed habotai silk for. It was a beautiful experience watching a 52" wide by 6 yards of georgeous emerald fabric billow in the wind outside the studio.

Homemade Natural Deodorant: Recipes That Work

Making your own deodorants and perfume allows you to blend your favorite scents to develop a signature perfume all your own. Here are a few recipes I have been playing around with:


3 Tbls rosemary antioxidant in olive oil
3 Tbls arrowroot
2 Tbls  baking soda
2 Tbls kokum butter
1 Tbls beeswax
1/2 Tsp emulsifying wax

4 small gells of vitamin e
essential oils (tea tree) I used 20 drops but you can use less for sensitive skin

Tea Tree may be the hands-down most popular antibacterial essential oil. Lavender essential oil is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory (AND stress reducer, especially for kids), and is helpful in the healing of small burns, cuts and insect bites, don't use if pregnant. When more serious antibacterial action is necessary, natural medicine professionals turn to Oregano essential oil. Also a highly-regarded antibacterial, but with gentler action and scent, Geranium essential oil is a very worthwhile addition to the home medicine chest. The 'old stand-by' of Lemon should not be overlooked when searching for ways to convert your home to a healthy 'green' lifestyle. My Personal favorite yet it is a little pricey is Rose Otto, Rosa damascena, also known as Damask rose. I discovered this little less known antibacterial from my travels to Turkey. they are the main producer with approximately 10,000 tonnes of flowers grown annually for essential oil production. It is anti-inflammatory and cooling to skin conditions such as rosacea, tones capillaries, and fights aging with antioxidants. I currently get my rose absolute from lalaessentialoils.com


microwave in glass measuring cup for 30 second and stir. If not melted microwave for 15 second intervals until blended. Warm and fused together, a liquid suspension is what you want. Don't microwave to long or hot you don't want to burn off the essential oil of rosemary extract.

ONLY add essential oils and vitamins after heating. Store in cool place, I use my refridgerator.

material source: mountainroseherbs.com, nuts.com, RibbiRue, some links in this article are Amazon affiliate links. That means if you click on them and make a purchase, I earn a small commission. This costs nothing extra for you, but does help me afford to keep doing what I do. (Thank you!) :)

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."  PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald is the Color of the Year for 2013.