DIY Perfume Making Class

Learn how to make your own perfume in Sydney



5 hours Class size 1 to 3 (public classes), 5 to 10 label $269

Learn how to make your own natural perfume at this aromatic Sydney class. You won’t have to pay for overly priced perfumes anymore, as you will leave with six naturally fragrant products!

This class is suitable for everyone, from total beginners to budding perfumers, as you will learn all the basics to make beautiful perfume blends. The class will cover essential oils, the differences between synthetic and natural fragrances, skin reactions, beginners blending techniques, creating perfume using the pyramid model, fragrance families, and the rules of mixing and blending.

The class will start with an introduction to DIY perfume and then move on to sampling up to 30 essential oils in order to create your own formula for bath salts. Once you feel more confident in achieving the right combination of single oils or blends, you will craft your way up to creating an Eau de Toilette formula and executing this to make the product.

At the end of the workshop you will have the skills to try out dozens of recipes at home and will also take home four naturally fragrant products. All materials will be provided. 

  • Eau de toilette
  • Solid perfume balm
  • Bag of Bath salts
  • Roll-on perfume oil

Please note: If you have a particular natural oil or essential oil you wish to use, please bring it along. Sonia will bring a selection of natural fragrances to work with but is aware that there are hundreds and cannot provide for every preference. So if you have a special one please bring it!

Allergy Disclaimer: The tutor provides all products supplied for use in this course. Essential oils can cause skin irritation on some cases. It is advised that sensitive individuals check reactivity by doing a skin patch test first. Essential oils must not be applied to the eyes. Essential oils are not to be applied in concentrated doses unless under the supervision of a trained health professional.

Other Information:

  • Sydney Community College is an educational organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health-related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is recommended.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via SMS or email.


This class can be booked for private events; for more details (including price quote), please just contact us via the button in our profile below.

All students must be over 18+ years of age.

Add-on available for this class
  • DIY Perfume Kit ($175)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required

Total beginners, aromatherapists, enthusiast and budding perfumistas. This course is for anyone with an interest in natural fragrances and body products. No prior experience required.

What you'll get

- All raw ingredients to make an array of items

  • All packaging
  • Handouts with lots of recipes to try at home.

What to bring

- A bag to transport your products home
Your own lunch. You may bring your lunch and keep it cool in our refrigerator or purchase it close by (Darling Street is a five to 10min walk).

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St, Rozelle NSW

DIY Perfume Making Class location
Your teacher
Sonia Washburn

Sonia Washburn

5.0 (4)

I love working with botanical products. As an Aromatherapist and Herbalist, I am constantly inspired by the potential Nature offers us by way of complex medicinal and aromatic constituents. We can use these for healing, wellbeing and beauty. I have been making skincare since 1998 as I was not happy with the chemical additives in products bought off the shelf. My artisan products have been sold through my aromatherapy clinic along with herbal remedies, teas and elixirs. Today, as a mother of three, I have focused on creating toxin free, natural perfumes and aromatherapy-based skin oils with a view to providing safer alternatives to commonly used body products. I have created naturally fragranced products for Mucota brand (Korea) and BeMe Fragrances (Australia).
I have established a natural aromatherapy skincare line and natural perfume range under my name Sonia Washburn Sydney, blending the benefits of essential oils for skin care and aromatherapeutics to enhance wellbeing.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.8 (258)
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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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Keith Foster Mar 2022


Teacher had excellent knowledge. Small group of people so easy to interact. Made great products.

Rana Baleh Feb 2022


Fun class, nice variety of scents / products, lots of useful tips and one-on-one support

Sandy Tang Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Such a fun and informative class. Loved that we all got to be creative and make our own natural fragrances and take them home with us. A wide variety of essential oils were provided already and Sonia was very knowledgeable. This class is suitable for even beginners and really gave a great base understanding of creating fragrances. Thanks Sonia for a day of fun!

Kathy Lagos Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Teacher was very knowledgeable and approachable.
Brought back my work and happy about that.
Venue was good.
Very happy with the course.
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