Make your own SOLID PER­FUMES

With just three in­gre­di­ents, you can make your own solid per­fume in less then 30 min­utes. Make sev­eral to give to friends and fam­ily. They'll love you for it!

Herbs & Superfoods - - Make Your Own Herbal Perfumes -

Solid per­fumes, which use a nat­u­ral-oil car­rier, are a good al­ter­na­tive to al­co­hol-based per­fumes for those who are sen­si­tive to al­co­hol. They can be stored in small glass con­tain­ers, old lip balm pots, old makeup com­pacts, or even lock­ets, and eas­ily car­ried around in your pocket or purse – or around your neck. For a unique gift for a spe­cial friend, use a heart-shaped locket.

The most com­mon nat­u­ral oil used as a car­rier agent is jo­joba oil, be­cause it has a rea­son­ably long shelf life and it’s the most sim­i­lar to the oil on our skin. You can also use sweet al­mond oil or grape­seed oil. Heat­ing causes es­sen­tial oils to evap­o­rate, so make sure you re­move the melted beeswax from the heat be­fore adding your es­sen­tial oils.

Solid per­fume ba­sic recipe

In­gre­di­ents • 3 tea­spoons (15ml) jo­joba oil (or sweet al­mond oil) • 40-50 drops es­sen­tial oils of your choice (see recipes that fol­low) • 2 tea­spoons grated beeswax or beeswax pel­lets

Mea­sure the car­rier oil in a mini glass mea­sur­ing con­tainer. Add the es­sen­tial oils and blend. Set aside. Melt the beeswax in a dou­ble boiler or a heat-proof con­tainer placed in a shal­low saucepan of boil­ing water. Re­move from the heat and stir in the jo­joba oil/es­sen­tial oil blend. Pour into your per­fume con­tainer im­me­di­ately. Your per­fume will set within 30 min­utes.

Fruity Spice

In­gre­di­ents • 15 drops ylang ylang • 6 drops san­dal­wood • 11 drops rose gera­nium • 9 drops sweet orange • 4 drops neroli

Flo­ral

In­gre­di­ents • 6 drops rose gera­nium • 16 drops laven­der • 18 drops clary sage • 20 drops jas­mine (3 per cent jo­joba mix).

Citrus

In­gre­di­ents • 18 drops grape­fruit • 8 drops sweet orange • 8 drops laven­der • 3 drops Ro­man chamomile • 5 drops clary sage

Ori­en­tal

In­gre­di­ents • 10 drops ylang ylang • 4 drops frank­in­cense • 9 drops cin­na­mon • 12 drops sweet orange • 14 drops peach • 7 drops rose

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