Home made hair perfume
It is pleasant to perfume the hair after washing it when the hair is half dry. The following ingredients are required to make this fragrant perfume.
• 6 tablespoons powdered charcoal
• 5 tablespoons powders myrrh
• 1 tablespoon powdered benzoin
• 1 tablespoon potassium nitrate
• 2-3 drops oil of bergamot
• 2-3 drops of sandalwood
• mucilage of tragacanth
Mix the powders together and sieve, and then add the oils. Add the potassium nitrate, and then sufficient mucilage of tragacanth to make a stiff paste.
Heat the mixture over a water bath and then make into little cones and dry. Just light one of the cones and let the smoke go into the damp hair.
The smell is highly aromatic and exotic.
Before Making Hair Perfume You should know the following ingredients::
In hindi, Myrrh is known as dhoop and it is used extensively in religious ceremonies. An aromatic gum resin obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of India, Arabia, and eastern Africa, used in perfume and incense. Also called balm of Gilead.
A balsamic resin obtained from certain tropical Asiatic trees and used in medicine and perfumery and as incense. In hindi, it is called loban.
Citrus bergamia, the Bergamot orange, is a fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow colour similar to a lemon, and a pleasant fragrance
Mucilage of tragacanth
A kind of gum procured from a spiny leguminous shrub (Astragalus gummifer) of Western Asia, and other species of Astragalus. It comes in hard whitish or yellowish flakes or filaments, and is nearly insoluble in water, but slowly swells into a mucilaginous mass, which is used as a substitute for gum arabic in medicine and the arts.0