Happy Friday, Love Scent fans!
This week, we’re going to take a look at making your own DIY pheromone fragrances at home!
Have you ever thought about making your own custom pheromone blends? There are plenty of reasons to experiment with DIY pheromones, such as:
- Making the right blend for you–sometimes, off-the-shelf pheromones don’t meet your exact needs, and making a custom blend is a great way to tailor your pheromones to your unique goals!
- Finding the perfect fragrance–if you’re particular about your fragrances, making your own DIY pheromone perfume or cologne at home ensures that you’ll always be able to pair your pheromones with the scents you like the most!
- Just having fun–experimenting with different pheromone blends to find the perfect fit for you is a fun hobby with gratifying results!
Whatever your reasons are for wanting to explore DIY pheromone fragrances, we’re here to help you get started!
Let’s dive right in!
PART ONE: DIY PHEROMONE OPTIONS
When it comes to DIY pheromone fragrances, there are two main approaches you can take. First, you can mix different off-the-shelf products together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. And second, you can use pure pheromone concentrates to make a totally customized DIY pheromone product from scratch. There are pros and cons to each option, so let’s take a closer look at both!
First up: mixing off-the-shelf products. This is the more popular option for creating DIY pheromone fragrances, simply because it’s the easier approach. Professional pheromone perfumers have already done most of the work at that point, and it’s just up to you to find a combination of products that works well for your needs!
For example, let’s say that you really love the confidence-boosting, authority-enhancing, magnetism-improving effects of Alpha-7 Unscented. What you don’t like are the aggressive side effects you experience when you use enough Alpha-7 to get the positive effects you do like. So, to smooth out Alpha-7’s rough edges and improve its overall performance, you decide to mix it with a complementary pheromone that will reduce or eliminate its negative qualities without putting a damper on its positives.
Choosing that complementary pheromone requires a little bit of knowledge. You don’t want something that will just increase the negative side effects, after all. If you know your pheromones, you’ll know that the aggressive side effects are likely the result of Alpha-7’s high concentration of the sex pheromone AndrosteNONE. So you’ll need a pheromone with relaxing, calming effects, and ideally one that won’t interfere with Alpha-7 positive qualities.
Again, if you know your pheromones, you’ll know how to choose a complementary pheromone for Alpha-7. If you’re familiar with AndrosteNOL, for example, you’ll know that it can elevate the mood, reduce stress, and improve social interactions. You’ll also know that AndrosteNOL shares some of Alpha-7’s positive qualities, such as improved self-confidence. All of this makes an AndrosteNOL-based product a good choice for pairing with Alpha-7!
One other thing to keep in mind when choosing complementary pheromones: it’s not as simple as just choosing a pheromone with no overlap in potentially negative qualities. AndrostaDIENONE, for example, doesn’t usually make the wearer (or other men) feel aggressive, so it might seem like a good choice. It can, however, depress the mood of every man exposed to it, and can heighten anxiety in some men. So AndrostaDIENONE-based products are not ideal choices if the goal is to mitigate Alpha-7’s aggressive side effects.
Basically, when mixing products together to improve their effectiveness, make sure you know (a) the pheromone content of each product and (b) how those pheromones work. This will help you make educated decisions and arrive at better results!
PURE PHEROMONE CONCENTRATES
Okay, now let’s look at the second option: using pure pheromone concentrates!
Love Scent offers a variety of pure pheromone concentrates for DIYers. They contain a concentration of 1 mg of pheromones per ml of carrier. This is the highest concentration possible if you want your formula to remain stable. At higher concentrations, pheromones easily re-crystallize, which changes the consistency of the concentrate. If you want each drop to reliably contain the same amount of pheromones, stick with concentrations of 1 mg per ml.
Just like working with off-the-shelf pheromone products, working with pure pheromones requires knowledge of the pheromones themselves. Know what each pheromone molecule does before getting started. You can’t develop your own formula without this knowledge! Research each pheromone and its effects thoroughly before getting started.
Next, you’ll need to choose the ratios of each pheromone. You can use your favorite off-the-shelf pheromones as a guide. You can also use your mixes made with off-the-shelf pheromones as a guide. Or, you can come up with something totally new! Again, just make sure you know what each pheromone will bring to the mix, and what its side effects might be.
Once you’ve got your ratios picked out, you’ll need to focus on concentrations. With our pure pheromones, we recommend starting with 1 drop of a pheromone per 5 ml of carrier (such as your favorite fragrance). You can mix multiple pheromones together in the same 5 ml–for example, 1 drop each of AndrosteNOL, AndrosteRONE, and AndrosteNONE in 5 ml of your favorite perfume. Experiment with this concentration for a while, and reduce or increase the concentration as needed until you see your desired results.
When working with pure pheromones, make sure you’re diligently keeping track of your experimental mixes. Make notes on pheromone content, concentration, and so on, so you don’t forget what you’re experimenting with. Also keep track of the effects you’re seeing so you know whether the formula needs adjustments. These quick extra steps will make the process more straightforward and successful!
Once you’ve got the right pheromone formula and concentration for your needs, you can scale up your production! As long as you’ve been keeping track of your formulas and concentrations, it’ll be easy to make a larger batch of the same thing. For example, let’s say the formula containing 1 drop each of AndrosteNOL, AndrosteRONE, and AndrosteNONE in 5 ml of your favorite perfume was successful. You can now make a 15 ml batch using 15 ml of your favorite fragrance and 3 drops each of those pheromones!
One final note: whether you’re using off-the-shelf pheromones or pure concentrates, don’t forget the cover fragrance! If a fragrance is one of the ingredients in the mix, either because one of the off-the-shelf products contains a fragrance or because you’re using a perfume or cologne as the carrier for your pure pheromones, then you’ve got this part covered. If there isn’t a fragrance in the mix, though, make sure to apply one later! Almost all pheromones need a cover scent to work their best.
Okay, so now you know two ways to make DIY pheromone fragrances. What equipment should you have on hand before getting started? Let’s take a look!
PART TWO: NECESSARY EQUIPMENT
The equipment you’ll need for DIY pheromone fragrances isn’t complicated or expensive. Most of it can be found right here on our website, or at local stores in your area!
First of all, you’ll obviously need the ingredients for your mix. Depending on your goals, this might be off-the-shelf pheromone products or pure pheromone concentrates. You’ll also need a cover fragrance, such as your favorite perfume or cologne, a body spray, or an essential oil blend. If you want to make unscented mixes so you can mix and match fragrances, you’ll need an unscented carrier, such as a cosmetics-friendly oil or perfumer’s alcohol.
Next, you’ll need something to measure out your ingredients. If you’re going to stick to small batches, all you’ll need is a pipette, syringe, or eyedropper that can measure individual drops and full milliliters. Eyedroppers, pipettes, and syringes are available at many pharmacies. If you have any aromatherapy shops in your area, you can try them too. (If you plan to make very large batches, you might also like to have some beakers or flasks on hand; these are readily available online.)
Finally, you’ll need something to store and keep track of your mixes. If you’re making oil-based products, we recommend a roll-on bottle. If you’re making alcohol-based products, a spray bottle/atomizer will work better. Get some labels to help tell your mixes apart. If you’re doing a lot of experimenting, consider keeping a small journal, too. The journal can keep track of the details of each mix (such as pheromone content and concentration) and the results you got from it.
As you can see, none of this equipment is hard to find. You’re not far away from being able to make DIY pheromone fragrances at home!
PART THREE: OTHER TIPS
One final recommendation for those of you interested in DIY pheromone fragrances: know how to test your pheromones properly!
We have plenty of advice on this topic, right here on the blog. Some posts that would be helpful are:
- Experimenting with Pheromones (Part 1)
- Experimenting with Pheromones (Part 2)
- Your Guide To Testing A New Pheromone
- Pheromone Focus Series
- Pheromone Science Series
These posts will give you the pheromone knowledge you need to make a good mix, whether you’re combining pre-made products or starting from scratch. They will also help guide you through testing your mixes so you can know how to make adjustments and improve the formula over time.
We recommend reviewing the above information before getting started, and coming back to it often as you develop your DIY pheromone fragrances. Eventually, the knowledge will become second nature to you. You’ll be a pro before long!
There you have it, Love Scent fans! Your guide to DIY pheromone fragrances. We hope this gives you the confidence you need to begin making your own customized pheromone mixes at home!
Have you tried your hand at DIY pheromone fragrances? Did you enjoy the experience? What advice would you give to someone just getting started? Share your tips in the comments! You can also contact us directly to share your comments, questions, and concerns. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get free samples and to hear about coupons, website updates, new products, and more!
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