Can You Make Perfume With Rubbing Alcohol: Scent Secrets!

Can You Make Perfume With Rubbing Alcohol
Written by Ashiqur Rahaman


Do you love smells that make you happy?

Like when you smell a flower or fresh cookies?

You can make smells like that to wear. It’s called perfume.

Today, we will learn how to make our own perfume!

What You Need to Know About Rubbing Alcohol and Perfume

Perfume is a mix of fragrant oils and something else to keep them safe.

This ‘something else’ is often alcohol.

Did you know you can use rubbing alcohol to make perfume?

What is Rubbing Alcohol?

Rubbing alcohol is a clear liquid. It cleans and kills germs.

In stores, it might be called “isopropyl alcohol.”

Can You Make Perfume With Rubbing Alcohol: Scent Secrets!


Is Rubbing Alcohol Safe in Perfume?

You might think, “Alcohol? Can I put that on my skin?”

Yes, you can, if it’s safe for your skin.

But you need to choose the right one. We’ll talk about which one to pick.

Choosing Rubbing Alcohol for Your Perfume

The best rubbing alcohol for perfume is ‘99% isopropyl alcohol’.

It’s clean and won’t spoil the smell you choose.

It’s important not to use rubbing alcohol made for wounds.

Can You Make Perfume With Rubbing Alcohol: Scent Secrets!


Step-by-Step Guide: Making Your Own Perfume

You need a few things to start. A grown-up can help find these:

  • A small, clean spray bottle
  • 99% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Essential oils or fragrance oils for smell
  • Distilled water (this is special clean water)


Step What To Do
1 Pick your smells! Choose 2-3 oils that you think will smell good together.
2 Use 30 drops of oil in total. This could be 10 drops of each.
3 Put the oil drops into your spray bottle.
4 Add 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol.
5 Shake the bottle for a good mix. Be sure the lid is on tight!
6 Wait! Let it sit for a day so the smells can become friends.
7 Next day, add 2 tablespoons of distilled water.
8 Shake again, then spray a little to smell.

Tips for the Best Homemade Perfume

  • Choose oils that smell happy to you.
  • Use less oil for a light smell or more for a strong one.
  • Write down your recipe so you can make it again.
  • Ask a grown-up if you’re not sure about the oils.

Why Make Your Own Perfume?

Making perfume is fun and creative.

You can make a smell that’s just for you.

It can be a great gift for someone special.

You know what’s in it, so no yucky surprises.

But remember, always ask if it’s OK to use the stuff you find.

Some people might be allergic to certain smells.

Perfume Safety and Storage

Keep your perfume in a cool, dark place.

Heat and light can change how it smells.

Don’t leave it where little kids or pets can reach it.

It’s not for drinking or spraying in eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Diy Perfume With Rubbing Alcohol Possible?

Yes, you can use rubbing alcohol to create DIY perfumes; it acts as a solvent, effectively dissolving the fragrance oils.

What’s The Best Rubbing Alcohol For Homemade Perfumes?

For perfume-making, choose a high-percentage isopropyl alcohol (90% or above) for its purity and minimal odor.

Can I Substitute Vodka For Rubbing Alcohol In Perfume?

Absolutely, vodka can be a substitute in perfume making, offering a less intense scent than rubbing alcohol.

Will Rubbing Alcohol Based Perfumes Last Long?

Rubbing alcohol-based perfumes may evaporate quicker, potentially leading to a shorter scent lifespan compared to perfumes with specially denatured alcohol.


Your new perfume can make you or someone else smile.

It’s a great way to be like a scent scientist at home!

Always be safe and have a grown-up help if needed.

Now, go and make the world smell wonderful!

About the author

Ashiqur Rahaman

Hi, I am Ashiqur Rahman. I started studying Nutrition and Fitness a few years back. Alongside, I have a passion for writing on different topics, including nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, and so on. Going to the gym and working out to keep myself fit is another hobby of mine. To fuel the passion, I have been working as a fitness trainer in a local fitness center for more than two years. With my expertise and experience in this field, I have been writing blogs online for quite a while. In my write-ups, I try to help people gather knowledge about different aspects of nutrition, the importance of physical exercise, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, etc.

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