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Uses things all DIYrs have around their house! SIMPLE! :D
I found this in the series Book of Knowledge
an old Children's encyclopedia with information from 1875-1919.
It is loaded with things to learn, make, do, explore, etc.
I was searching for a tutorial on how to make perfume without all the junk we use now-a-days. Well, here it is!

Posted by llJulie from North Berwick, Maine, United States • Published See llJulie's 19 projects »
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  • Step 1

    cut wadding to fit into the jar.

  • Step 2

    pour olive oil over wadding (not while it is in the jar though) and let stand.

  • Step 3

    take your flowers or petals and make sure they are freshly cut and dry of any surface water.

  • Step 4

    if full flowers, cut off petals

  • Step 5

    sprinkle the bottom of the jar with salt, barely covering the bottom.

  • Step 6

    add the petals on top of that.

  • Step 7

    add wadding on top of petals. Repeat last few steps.

  • Step 8

    once your jar is quite full, put a lid (plastic lid would work best, but use what you have) on the jar.

    Let it sit in the sun for a fortnight.

  • Step 9

    after the fourteen days are up, you may leave it to set longer if you wish, or you may extract the oil.

  • Step 10

    to extract the oil, you can use anything to push the wadding together and extract the oil from it. The book says a large spoon works quite well.

  • Step 11

    mine is still setting, but I cannot wait until it's done. I'll update when I take a picture of the finished product and then I'll tell you how it came out! :)

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