How to Make Perfumes and Colognes for Business — Making homemade perfume is ridiculously simple and requires only a few ingredients. Once you can make your own perfume, thinks of how much you can save on buying commercial perfume! You can give these away as gifts, or sell them under your own brand.
Making perfumes and colognes will click as a business endeavor because it is easy to do, and the profit margin can be as high as 300 percent.
With a star-up capital of P1,500, you can make 100 grams of perfume, working just only 30 minutes of your day.
*10 kilogram weighing scale or kitchen scale
*1,000 ml beaker
*Volumetric flask with cover
*70 grams triple deodorized alcohol (TDOH) at about P200 per liter
*15 grams fragrance at P500 per 100 grams
*5 grams muscol (MCL) at P400 per 100 grams
*5 grams moisturizer (propylene glycol or PPG) at P250 per liter
*5 grams distilled water at P10 per 300 ml.
You can buy these raw materials at chemical laboratories. They also come in special kits at the Ultima Entrepinoy Forum Center.
For packaging, you may use either an atomizer bottle (spray) with a net content of 5 ml (P15 per bottle) or roll-on glass bottles with a net content of 10 ml (P16 per bottle). These are available at the Divisoria Market in Manila.
5 Easy Steps to Make Perfumes and Colognes for Business:
1. Put all the raw materials – except the alcohol – in small plastic containers or beakers for weighing. The alcohol needs to be weighed last because it easily evaporates when exposed to air.
For accuracy, all of the ingredients must be weighed in grams. Accuracy is crucial, so make sure your scale is always set to zero before you take your measurement.
2. When the materials are ready, pour the MCL into the beaker containing the alcohol. To make sure that the container of the MCL is thoroughly emptied of the MCL, rinse it with the weighed alcohol, mix the resulting solution with a stirring rod, and then add the thoroughly mixed solution to the MCL in the beaker. Stir the contents of the beaker until the MCL is fully dispersed in the alcohol. (Take note that for MCL to disperse completely, it should be mixed first in alcohol. If you mix the MCL in water first, it will harden.)
3. Add the PPG to the mixture and stir. Always stir each time you add another ingredient, and make sure to completely disperse the substance before adding another ingredient to the mixture.
4. Finally, add the distilled water. To completely clean the empty container of the remainder of its contents, rinse it with water and add the resulting solutions to the mixture in the beaker.
5. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in the beaker until the perfume solution becomes homogenous, then get your bottles and fill them with the perfume. Label and package your perfumes as desired, based on where you intend to sell them.
Your fragrances and perfumes must be kept in dry, cool, and dark, places because light can adversely affect their chemical properties. Each time you need to get some of your raw fragrances, transfer them into smaller bottles. This is to minimize their contact with air, which may adversely interact with them.
As much as possible, use dark-color bottles for storage and packaging.
How much you can make with this perfume recipe?
This formulation for 100 grams of perfume yields 12 to 13 roll-on bottles. Given this, your production cost will be P110.42. You can mark up the product anywhere from 100 to 300 percent.
With this formulation, you can make your own perfume. Though, you may not make hard to find perfume, hard to find fragrances or top cologne for men, you can make your own scent and make money with your homemade fragrances.
Source: Entrepreneur 45 Home-Base Business Ideas Book