We travel a lot, and the limit on liquids requires me to cut back on the beauty supplies I bring with me. My perfume is one of the items that I usually choose to ditch. I am always concerned about the bottle breaking, and saturating all my clothes. When I saw how easy it was to make your own solid perfume – I was elated! No longer do I have to worry about a broken bottle- and I loved being able to choose my own custom scent!
Supplies needed to make your own solid perfume:
- Small Containers such as these:
- Fragrance Oils <– link to fragrance choices! I used:
- Beeswax (I found my supply of beeswax on eBay. It is also sold on Etsy, and for purchase at most natural food stores. A one ounce “brick” will be enough for four batches of solid perfume.)
- Almond Oil (Picked it up from my local natural food store.)
- Chocolate Melter (Optional but makes everything so much easier.)
- Glass Votive Cup or other glass jar
- Disposable Cups
- Craft sticks
Add 1 tablespoon of your grated beeswax to a small glass container.
Set the glass container in the middle of the Chocolate Melter. Allow the beeswax to melt. I stirred it occasionally during the melting process. I don’ t think it was necessary, but I was impatient! It felt like I helped move it along by stirring it.
In the meantime, measure out your almond oil. You will need 1 1/2 tablespoons. Pour it into a disposable cup.
I used 45 drops.
I was going to measure it out, to spare you from sitting and counting drops, but I didn’t. You will have to count drops too. 🙂
When you add the drops, it will not smell like you added enough. This is because your nose is temporarily burned out. 45-50 drops is enough. Trust me.
You could mix your oils too- make a custom solid perfume blend with various fragrance oils. It is up to you! Isn’t that exciting?!
It is not ruined.
This is just because your oil mixture is cooler than the warm wax.
Prepare your containers. The mixture will harden fairly quickly so be prepared to pour.
Then, fill the container with your (now) liquid perfume.
If you mess up on the pour, just re-melt your mixture and do it again.
Perfect for a gym bag, or to slip into a purse.
Awesome for kids, since there is nothing to spill.
Fantastic for travel!
Fun to wear in a pendant.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).