EE 18 | Perfume Creation


Perfume can be quite expensive these days. So why not just create your own ready-to-use perfume? Join your host, Tony Frischknecht, and his guest, Nick Gay, as they create a DIY perfume using Jojoba oil. Nick is the owner of Soul Source Naturals and a consultant at Jagged Peak Consulting, LLC. Follow these quick and easy steps to create your own fragrance perfume wherever you go.

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Perfume Creation

I am here with Nick Gay. He’s working on some great stuff with us. It is going to be interesting because we’re going to create some simple stuff. All of us want to share as many ideas as we can with you. One of them happens to be with fragrances. We’re using our closed-loop CO2 extractor to create a lot of these different products. One of those is course lavender. There are so many other types of products that we’re extracting, but we’re going to be taking this as the base ingredient of what we’re going to do and create some perfumes with Nick. This should be fun. How expensive are perfumes? When you look out there, they’re anywhere from $25 into the several hundred. Why are they so expensive?

It’s because all the inputs that go into them are typically very expensive even this product that we’re making would retail for about $15 to $20. You’ll see how very little we’re putting into that product.

Walk me through. What are the ingredients that we’re using?

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Perfume Creation:
Typically, most essential oils need to be diluted down because they are so strong. It’s the safest way to put them on your skin.


The first ingredient, which we used the most of is Jojoba oil. It’s a fruit that grows in the desert of America in places like Arizona, also down throughout Mexico.

Is that pretty common for perfumes and colognes using that product?

More so in the essential oil scene, yes. It’s one of the most popular carrier oils for essential oils. Although, it is a little bit more expensive. It feels a lot better on your skin and it’s a good moisturizer as well.

When you say it’s a little more expensive, what type of prices are we talking about?

This entire bottle was $8. I’ve already made a bunch of different products. As you can see, I’ve used a little over half of it.

What the next ingredient we’re using?

The other thing you’ll need is this little roll-on applicator here. There’s the little roll-on head tip and it’s like a little ballpoint pen. The other ingredient is our CO2 extracted lavender essential oil. A couple of other things that might help you along the way is either a pipette or a blunt tip syringe. If you want to be accurate, a scale will help out as well.

Although a little bit more expensive, Jojoba oil is one of the most popular carrier oils for essential oils. Click To Tweet

For weighing ingredients, then take it.

If you don’t have a scale, it’s not the biggest deal. You can do it by drops and do it that way.

What’s the first step we take?

The first step, since I’m using the scale, I’m going to put this empty vial on the scale here, and we’re going to add the essential oils first because that’s the smallest amount. I like to use the blunt tip syringe just because it’s accurate. I’m slowly adding this here.

How much weight are you putting in there?

That’s 0.3g. As you can see, I barely slurped any up in the syringe, I already put 0.3g and there’s still some left. Once you have that in there, you’ll then add your jojoba oil. These are 10oz containers. We’re adding about 9g of jojoba oil, which is just below the brim.

Of the roll-on container?

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Correct. There’s your 9g there. It’s pretty full. The next step is to pop this little roll-on cap, screw on the top, and then make sure you shake it really good.

Do temperatures matter on this? Does it mix better when it’s cold, warm, or they’re the same temperature? How would you say is the best way to do this?

It will typically mix better when it’s about room temperature or warmer. It’s not too temperature-dependent as far as how well it’s going to mix, but if you’re trying to mix two cold products, that’s not going to work too well for you.

Do you want to let this sit overnight? Can you use it, by the way?

It’s ready to use. The way I’ll use it is just like perfume. You can roll it on, spread it out, and it smells great.

Very simple, guys. This is not a hard process. Are there any safety concerns that people should look out for when they’re making perfumes like this?

Typically, most essential oils, if not all, need to be diluted down because they are so strong. It’s probably the safest way to put essential oils on your skin. It’s also nice because it’s ready to go. You can throw that in your pocket, your purse, your car, and you always have it with you. You can also repeat this same recipe with many other essential oils or do blends if that’s what you choose.

Of course, you’re taking essential oils that we’ve extracted from the little buddy, CO2 extractor. It seems like people could take and make this with or without their extraction machine. Is that correct?

The CO2 extracted essential oil is much stronger. The product we’re making is a lot stronger than what you’d make out of steam distilled essential one.

The quality is much better. However, people can go ahead and make this however they want. If you guys are interested in talking about this process, please reach out to us at We can connect you there. He can show you how easy this is. In that vile, how much product do you have in there?

This is about 3g, which took about 6oz of lavender.

You’ve got a significant amount of time in there. However, you said the amount of lavender that you use for this. How small was that?

EE 18 | Perfume Creation


I put 0.3g in here. You could hypothetically make ten of these out of this much lavender essential oil.

If you want to know more about how I did that, how it took him to run it, please reach out to us at We can connect you with Nick to talk about the perfume roll-on that he’s created. It’s very simple stuff, but also the quality in there is it’s the big part of this. Making sure that we can bring you the best product. Will you be able to tell how the smell is between an extraction like we’re using and a steam distilled extraction essential?

Yes. We’re going to do a deep dive on that in a future episode. We’ll explain all of that in numbers and also just by describing the smells to you.

This was a quick one with you guys. I hope you guys enjoyed it and it’s extremely simple. Once you have the ingredients there in front of you, of course, it takes a little time to get some of these. You guys can check out and see more about that at Nick, thanks so much for sharing that with us. We appreciate it.

Thanks for having me, Tony.

We’ll see you next time.

Sounds great.

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About Nick Gay

EE 15 | Extracting Tinctures And FiltrationA leader in the CBD and herb industry with 8 years experience in new facility set-up, employee training, SOP creation and integration, product production, extraction and distillation.
A collaborative team player who strives for operational excellence and works across all departments to scale production and create safe work environments.
Skilled in Compliance Management, Management, CBD, THC, SOP Development, and Research and Development (R&D). Strong business development professional with a Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Manufacturing practices focus.
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