Provence in Spring Solid Perfume Recipe

Provence in Spring Solid Perfume Recipe

 

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

 

Instructions

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! 🙂

 

 

Fizzing Chamomile Bath Milk Recipe

Fizzing Chamomile Bath Milk Recipe

   I’ve got a gorgeous FREE recipe for all my wonderful bloggee’s and bloggette’s today! It’s not only a completely natural skincare recipe but it’s super easy and works wonders. You might even have a few of these ingredients already in your kitchen so there’s no excuse not to give it a try and It will make your skin really soft and well nourished! Ingredients 1/2 cup of powdered milk (I suggest buttermilk) 1/2 cup of baking soda 1/2 cup of cornstarch 1/2 cup of citric acid 1/2 cup of Epsom salts Dried Chamomile flowers A few drops of Essential Oils (I suggest Ylang Ylang, Bergamot  and Vanilla) Instructions Mix all dried the ingredients together, add the chamomile flowers, mix well and the gradually add your essential oils (not too much just a few drops of each is fine), then mix again. Let it dry for 24 hours (patience is a virtue:). Store in plastic jars with a tight lid. Use 3 to 4 tablespoons per bath or 2 tablespoons for a foot soak. Relax and enjoy! If you tried this recipe please do let me know how you got on Have a beautiful day! 🙂

New Solid Lotion Bars!

New Solid Lotion Bars!

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I’m particularly excited about this new creation because it’s something that I’ve been wanting to make for awhile. I’ve tried out a few different variations and I’ve finally found one that has the kind of consistency I was looking for!

Solid Lotion is made with a combination of luxury butters, oils and waxes and then set to form a solid bar. They can be made scented or unscented (of course if I’m making them then they will always be scented!;) and come in solid form so that they can just be picked up and used as a moisturiser for the hands, feet and body. They are primarily made up of natural butters which do absolute wonders for the skin and leave the skin soft and supple, without being sticky or greasy.

They do need to be kept away from direct sunlight as they have a tendancy to melt or sweat if left exposed in humid temperatures.

My new Fleur De Lis solid lotion bars have been made with the finest butters, beeswax, sweet almond oil or argan oil and essential oils. They are available in a choice of 2 beautiful fragrances: Vanilla & Ylang Ylang or Rose Absolute and Lavender and come in a white heart shaped tin that is as small as a Vaseline tin so can be kept on your person, in your handbag or even in your clutchbag for when you’re out on the town and your skin need a little moisturising (genius!)
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Available to buy on my Etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126080102/indulgent-fleur-de-lis-rose-absolute-and?