Yo, what’s good peeps? It’s ya boy Dan, here to talk about the latest trend in the beauty industry: cannabis perfume. That’s right, you heard me, perfume made with that skunky smell of weed. But don’t worry, it’s not gonna smell like you just blazed up a fat one. This perfume combines the earthy and floral notes with just a hint of that signature cannabis musk. Trust me, it’s gonna turn the beauty industry upside down.
Now, there are two kinds of cannabis perfume: one made from actual cannabis, and the other that just captures that dank smell without any actual weed in it. The latter is still popular in places where weed is illegal, but with the legalization of hemp all over the US, those places are getting fewer and fewer. So let’s break down how to make this magic happen.
First off, you gotta understand how to make perfume in general. It’s made up of four main ingredients: essential oils, a base oil, ethanol, and spring water. The essential oils are divided into three categories: top notes, middle notes, and base notes (not to be confused with the base oil). The top note disappears pretty fast, while the base note hangs around longer. When you wear perfume, all three notes are active at first, with the top note being the strongest. As it fades away, the middle note takes over, followed by the base note. Some perfumers add bridge notes to ease the transition between different notes.
So now that we got that out of the way, let’s get into making that sweet cannabis perfume. First thing you gotta do is pick out your scent notes for your top, middle, and base notes. If you’re trying to replicate that dank smell without using any actual weed, you gotta blend those notes just right. If you do have some weed to work with, it might occupy a different note depending on the terpene and cannabinoid profile of the oil you’re using.
Now, add those essential oils to the base oil, which is usually sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. You wanna use about 7 drops of each note in 14 grams of oil. Then add about 70 grams of ethanol (vodka works) and seal that bad boy up in an airtight container. Let it sit for anywhere from 48 hours to 6 weeks, depending on how strong you want the smell to be. When it’s ready, add a few tablespoons of spring water and mix it all up. Strain it through a coffee filter and add a tablespoon of glycerine to preserve the scent. Store it in an amber-colored glass bottle.
If that sounds like too much work, you can always buy some pre-made cannabis perfume. Fresh’s Cannabis Santal and Demeter Fragrances’ Cannabis Flower are both highly rated online.
So what does all this mean for the cannabis industry? It’s a big step towards normalizing weed in the mainstream. Back in the day, weed was used for textiles, medicine, and cosmetics, and now we’re seeing more industries taking notice of its potential. As more and more people embrace cannabis clothing, medicine, and perfume, they’ll start to question why we’re criminalizing it at all. Cannabis perfume adds a touch of playfulness and beauty to the cannabis movement, and that’s something we can all get behind.
In conclusion, if you wanna smell like a fresh greenhouse with a hint of that dank weed smell, give cannabis perfume a try. Stay lit, my friends.