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DIY Fragrance manual

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Guidelines for Adding Fragrance or Essential Oils to Skincare and Haircare Products

The amount of fragrance or essential oil to add to your skincare or haircare products depends on the fragrance potency, desired scent strength, and product volume. Generally, use 0.25 - 1.00% of the total product weight.

For precise amounts, consult a fragrance calculator or the recommended usage rate in the chart below. Excessive fragrance can cause skin irritation or affect the product's stability and texture, so start with a lower concentration and increase gradually.

Always conduct a skin patch test before extensive use to ensure the fragrance is not too strong or irritating. Adding fragrance may impact the product's consistency and performance.

Pravada is not held responsible for any errors made during the fragrance mixing process.

step 1


Gather your materials, including your product base, your chosen essential or fragrance oil, measuring tools like a dropper or graduated cylinder, mixing tools such as a stainless steel or glass bowl and a stirring rod or spoon, and clean and sterilized containers for the finished product.

Step 2


Refer to the chart below to calculate the appropriate mixing amount. Adjust based on preference.

Please note: this chart serves as a guideline for additives. You are solely responsible for testing your products to ensure their compatibility and safety.

Step 3


Ensure your workspace, hands, and tools are clean to avoid contamination, and work in a well-ventilated area.

Step 4


Pour the desired amount of product base into your mixing bowl. Using a dropper or pipette, measure the appropriate amount of essential or fragrance oil based on your calculations.

Step 5


Slowly add the essential or fragrance oil to the product base and mix well to ensure the oil is evenly distributed throughout the base, which may take a few minutes of continuous stirring.

Step 6


Apply a small amount of the mixture to your skin to test for any allergic reactions or sensitivities, waiting 24 hours to check for any adverse reactions. Smell the mixture to ensure the fragrance is at the desired strength.

Step 7


Ensure the consistency of your product hasn't changed, and if it has, adjust the ratio or mix more thoroughly. If the scent is too strong or too weak, adjust accordingly by adding more base or a few more drops of oil, always staying within safe limits.

Step 8


Carefully transfer the finished product into your clean, sterilized containers and ensure all containers are sealed properly to prevent contamination and preserve the fragrance. Store the products in a cool, dark place to maintain their shelf life and potency.

Step 9


Enjoy your newly customized product. Keep an eye on any changes in the product over time, such as scent fading or separation, to simply help you adjust future batches.

Safety tips

Patch Test

Always perform a patch test before using any new product on a larger area of skin

Wear Gloves

Use latex protective gloves, especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies.

Keep away

Keep oils oils away from eyes and mucous membranes, and out of reach from children

Mixing FAQs

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