Learn How to Make Natural Vanilla Perfume

Learn How to Make Natural Vanilla Perfume
Leidy Mora Molina

Written and verified by the nurse Leidy Mora Molina.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Vanilla is frequently used in the kitchen to add natural flavor and amazing aroma to several dishes, especially desserts. However, it also tends to be used in natural medicine due to its great properties. Today, you can take advantage of all of its benefits by learning how to make homemade natural vanilla perfume.

Benefits of Vanilla’s Aroma

The exquisite and great aroma of vanilla makes you have a lot of energy the moment you smell it. It also makes your mood significantly improve because it helps soothe anxiety. Vanilla-based fragrances are recommended for people who have depression problems.

Vanilla scented perfume helps you rest easier because it has a sedative effect. It also helps you prevent insomnia, which causes stress. You should also keep in mind that it can be a huge help in keeping mosquitoes away from you due to being an excellent natural repellent.

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Make Vanilla Perfume


  • – A bowl with a glass cover
  • – A perfume container
  • – A knife
  • – A coffee filter
  • – 70 proof alcohol
  • – Four to five vanilla beans
  • – Twenty drops of jojoba or sweet almond oil

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This vanilla-based perfume is actually very simple. The first step is to open the vanilla beans halfway. Then scrape out the paste that is inside and put it into a glass container. You can also use the beans that are left over by cutting them in very small pieces.

Next, pour enough alcohol in the container so that the beans are completely covered. Close the container and leave it in a warm and dry place for approximately six weeks. During this time period, you should take the lid off once a week, stir it well and put the lid back on it. When another six weeks have passed by, uncover it and strain it by using one or two coffee filters.

When the mixture is completely strained, you can put it into the perfume container and add a few drops of oil of your choice (the oil also allows the perfume to last longer on your skin).

You should keep the perfume in a cool and dry place. It can last up to several months, but gradually the fragrance will go away. So, you should try to use it before four months have passed.

So, will you try to make your own vanilla perfume?

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Bythrow, J. D. (2005, December). Vanilla as a medicinal plant. In Seminars in integrative medicine (Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 129-131). WB Saunders.

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