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Fresh Flower Petal Perfume

Make a fragrant flower petal perfume using fresh flowers, vodka, essential oils, and distilled water. It makes a perfect Mother's Day gift! (NOTE: Be sure to plan ahead because this recipe takes about a week to finish.)
Prep Time5 mins
Rest Time8 d
Total Time8 d 5 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: perfume
Yield: 8 ounces
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $15


  • 8 ounce glass jar
  • Perfume bottle


  • 1 cup fresh flower petals
  • 5 –10 drops essential oil
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1 glass jar
  • 1 glass spray bottle


  • Decide what scent you're going for. This is a great time to scope out your garden or head to a friend’s house and ask to use some of her flowers. You can play with different fragrance combinations. The flower petals will create the majority of the scent, but you can accentuate with essential oils to add depth and interest.
  • Place flower petals in a glass jar and cover with vodka. Let sit for 24 hours.
  • Using a spoon, mash the petals to release the oils, then add the distilled water. Cover and let sit for another 7 days. Every couple of days, check on your concoction and use a spoon to mash the petals even further.
  • Strain the mixture into a glass perfume bottle, and add your essential oils. Shake well.


To use, shake the mixture to blend the oils, and spritz on pulse points. 
Store in the fridge when you're not using it.
Use within 1 month.