Making this easy solid perfume is probably one of my favorite recent projects. I’m not the only one who loved it, though…
I had some friends over last weekend after having made my last batch, and they were curious as to what I had made in those cute little aluminum tins. When I showed them and let them smell it, they both wanted me to make them some.
Would you be surprised if I told you that I’m not talking about two girls? 😉
That’s what’s so great about this. You can make these in whatever scent you like, be it fruity or floral or woodsy or whatever you prefer. It can be masculine or feminine or even unisex like my last citrusy batch which appealed to both my male and female guests.
This is one of those projects that is truly much more simple than most people would imagine. If you can warm up a bit of oil and wax in a double boiler, you can easily make yourself some solid perfume. Seriously!
I’ve been making salves and lip glosses for years using this technique, but this time I decided to add in more scented essential oils to make myself a solid perfume.
Why would you want to make solid perfume?
Why wouldn’t you?
But seriously, I love having solid perfume for traveling or just taking around in my purse. Liquid perfume isn’t as compact or practical.
Why would I make my own?
Because it’s easy and I can choose the (natural) ingredients to make whatever scent I want to make.
- Measure out your oil and wax and place in the top of a double boiler. I used sweet almond oil this time, but have also used both coconut oil and jojoba oil in the past. Coconut oil is solid at cooler room temperatures, so the end product will also be a bit more solid in the end. If that concerns you, you can use slightly less wax to compensate.
- Warm your ingredients over medium heat until the wax melts.
- Remove from the heat and mix your wax into the oil thoroughly.
- Choose your essential oils and mix into your oil and wax mixture.
- Pour your perfume into small containers. It will set as it cools off. In the winter mine was ready in just a few minutes, but in the summer, it will take longer, of course.
My popular citrus perfume was made with a mixture of all of my citrusy essential oils.
5-10 drops lemon EO
5-10 drops sweet orange EO
5-10 drops tangerine EO
10-15 drops bergamot EO