This a simple recipe for a rose perfume. Although it calls for rose oil only, some of the drops can be replaced with other essential oils to create a distinctive personal essence.
3 ounces vodka
30 drops rose absolute
or rose otto essential oil
empty perfume or cologne bottle
Add the oil to the vodka. Shake gently and allow the mixture to age for 2 to 3 weeks. This aging allows the alcohol to extract the aromatic constituents of the oil that are only partially soluble in the alcohol. You may notice globules of the undissolved constituents floating around in the mixture — this is normal.
After aging the mixture, chill it briefly and filter it using the funnel and a coffee filter. Let the mixture settle. If any additional globules form, chill and filter again. Repeat this process until all traces of undissolved oil are removed. At this point, your personal essence is ready to use.