Solid Perfume is a more compact and undiluted, alcohol free version of your typical eau de toilette. It can be made with all your favourite essential oils AND you can store it almost anywhere – an old Vaseline tub, a lip balm container, a locket – you name it. I bought a beautiful leather and silver locket in Lake Como a couple of years ago and I have my solid perfume in there. Not only is it gorgeous but it smells so good it makes me smile everytime I open it up.
And you lucky things are going to get the recipe so that you can make your very own. Exciting huh?!
You will need:
2 tsp Beeswax
2 tsp Carrier oil (Olive oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil – whichever you prefer)
40 drops of Essential Oil
1 drop Vitamin E (optional)
Something to put your perfume in (old lip balm container etc)
Suggested Essential Oil Blend (but you can use whatever variation you like)
Provence in Spring
18 drops Chamomile EO
18 drops Lavender EO
4 drops Vanilla EO
Firstly, you need to prepare your perfume oils. Using a pipette, combine your essential oils in a small container ready to go.
Then, using a double boiler or Baine Marie, gently melt your beeswax. This won’t take very long as you’re not going to be melting a lot. When the beeswax has melted you will need to work quickly to combine both the beeswax, the carrier oil (I like to use Sweet Almond or Grapeseed as they are almost odourless and non-greasy), Vitamin E (if using), and your ready mixed Essential Oils. Mix them together with a small spoon to blend. If you don’t work quickly at this point your perfume will set up making it hard to get into your container. Once you have mixed it sufficiently you can go ahead and pour it into your container. If your blend sets up before you have been able to get it into your container then don’t panic, just hover it over your double boiler to melt it a little (don’t melt all the way as you will lose some of your essential oils to evaporation).
Leave to set for a few minutes and Voila! You have your very own sweetly scented perfume. Welldone you! 🙂