Genius Hour: Update

Since I finished my perfume I am just working on my presentation. I am thinking of doing a slideshow with a video because I don’t think I am ready to do it live in front of the class. Obviously I would do some of the bits in – person but for most part on the video. Also if I have extra time I could add some fun blooper reels. Basically all I’m doing is working on my final presentation project!

Genius Hour: Update

Hi I’m back and I have finally finished my final perfume it has fermented and everything, I love the scent and it is not ichy or leave a rash or anything like that. All I need to do is contact my expert which I WILL DO TONIGHT I know I have been putting it off but I have to do it now while I can still go back tweak it a little. I also need to figure out how I am going to present my project to the class I’m thinking of doing a slideshow to show how to make it and then bring the final project to class but I don’t know yet. See you guys later!

Genius Hour: Update

This week I tried to salage my coconut oil perfume, spoiler alert it failed, it started to seperate again and I tried again but I experienced the same thing, so long story short that was a bust. Anyhow for my new perfume I made it last week and it turned out pretty good when using avocado oil. Although the scent is very strong (which I can fix by adding water once it has developed over 2 weeks) the formula itself is realy good and does not leave a rash so I’m going to stick to that same recipe just edit the scent and strongeness.

Picture of the coconut perfume seperated

Genius Hour: Update

Hello and I am back from Christmas break and I tried to call my expert but they unfortunately were not open during Christmas so I am going to call them tonight. As for my actual perfume I tried to use avocado oil as well as jojoba oil as for right now they both are not seperating. I also used the same steps for making them as well as the same scent mixture if you were wondering I just switched the carrier oil. I am going to watch them ferment and in a week or 2 I will be able to see which ones smell is more pungent and I will use that one. Also with the coconut oil one that solidified I smelled it and relized that the scent itself was kinda nice so I drained the excess alcohol that didn’t solidify and I am going to try is as a balm sort of perfume. As for my original plan I’m relizing that I went off the plan a lot and just improvised for example I diched the steam method because I tried it 6 times and it never worked :(. Also I didn’t follow through with the bath and body works plan because it is just such a big company and theynever answered. See you guys next tommrow!

Genius Hour: Update

Hello there it is a new week and a new update, unfortunatly my expert has not contacted me back so I am going to call them instead to see if they responded that way. Also in terms of my perfume I learned that for my carrier oil I shouldn’t have used coconut oil because it started to settle and solidify. So instead in my next attempt I will use avocado oil and jojoba oil because that one didn’t solidify.

Genius Hour: Update

Hello and welcome back to my Genius Hour. I tried many different scents with my essential oils but the one that I ended up liking best was the lavender and eucalyptus scent. So now that I have the scent that I’m doing, I can start with actually making the perfume. I also said earlier that I will be trying 2 or 3 scents but I am going to try to make more scents after I get the formula down. So in terms of ther recipe I will be using an alchohol base, for my carrier oil I will be using either jojoba oil or coconut oil (I’ll try 2 baches, 1 with each) as well as about 25 drops of my essential oils. For the scent to develop it needs to sit for 2 days to 6 weeks and that is a very large range so I’m going to let it sit for about a week and leave an update if it needs more time. Finally, I will add 2 tablespoons of water and I should have my perfume. I will give you an update next week to show you my perfumes!

Genius Hour: Update

This week I was really busy so I didn’t have too much time to work on my project. Although this sucked I just bought more essential oils to mix and try diffrent scents. I also contacted my expert which was a small buisness in Edmonton called Amana Fragrences In an Instagram dm. I asked her for tips and tricks and her proccess on how she makes them so I will check back in with you guys next week and I will also mix new scents and give an update on that! Bye!

Genius Hour: Update

I started experimenting with different scents using the steam method it was way harder than I had imagined and no matter what I tried in the end there would be no smell. Although this put a wrench in my plans I was determined to make a perfume so I tried the oil method I already had lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus scents so i tried to make a scent out of those. Now here’s the thing it didn’t smell bad it just wasn’t the scent I was going for so, I am going to try more mixing as well as buy more scents. I also need to find someone to contact for my project so I am going to do that right now. See you next week!

Genius Hour: Update

Hi everyone, this genius hour project I can’t work with my perfumes in class so instead I will be contacting my expert; bath and body works about tips and tricks. So I was checking the internet for thier email but I couldn’t find one that wasn’t for complaints. Although this was a slight bump in the road for me I thought of other ways to contact someone and my teacher gave me an advice to contact a small buisness instead because there is a higher chance they will respond so now I am looking for a shop to contact, and once I do that I will start working on the mixing scents part and let you guys know what happens next week.

Genius Hour Plan

This term I will be learning how to make diffrent scented perfumes. To acheive this goal I am going to try many diffrent stratigies which you can see in my perivious blog post. I am definetly going to need essential oil scents, herbs, water, flowers, fruit and much more just to make the scents right. I am also going to need to boil water to catch the scents just right as well as just nice bottles and herb sticks in the perfume to make it look nice. I have never done anything like this before although I don’t think that I will need help with much at all because most of the process other than boiling the water is just experimenting to get better scents.

Some steps that will be needed are:

  1. Taking a trip to bath and body works to ask in more depth about thier perfumes in general
  2. Buying the companys product and test and compare
  3. Using trial and error on humans

Thanks for reading

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