How To Make a Fresh Flower Petal Perfume for Mother’s Day

Have a bouquet of fresh flowers hanging around? After the initial burst of color and fragrance has faded, one of the best ways to use them is in a homemade flower perfume.

You don’t need a lot of equipment or supplies to make your own sunny scent—just some flowers from your garden (or the grocery store, if that’s more your speed), unscented alcohol, and a few essential oils.

So, whenever you’re ready, break out that pretty spray bottle you’ve been saving and let’s bottle some blooms.

How to make a flower petal perfume

Making your own perfume from scratch might sound complicated, but it’s actually a lot simpler than you think. Most perfumes are nothing more than a mixture of fragrance (I prefer essential oils for a soft, natural scent), water, and alcohol. Simply mix them all together and spritz!