Smelling good – Solid Perfume

When the last of my perfume ran out over a year ago, I decided that I wouldn’t buy any more. Instead I would make my own. I finally got around to making some last week and thought I’d share my recipes with you. They are all really easy and fun. Today’s post is about solid perfume.

These are nice because they won’t spill, they fit in a pocket or purse, and are just downright cute!

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20% soy wax – you can use beeswax, but soy seems to make it creamer

39% favorite liquid oils – I chose Sunflower, Rice Bran, and Almond but use the ones you like.

30% shea butter

10% fragrance oil

1% Vitamin E 

So let’s get started!

Gather all of  your supplies together.

Solid perfume supplies

Solid perfume supplies

You will also need a scale and a pot for the water. You can see on my oils that I have a date circled. That is the date to either throw out or use. Rancid oils are not good!

Our first step is to weigh all of the ingredients except fragrance oil and Vitamin E and put into a container (I used a glass measuring cup.) which you will set inside the pan of water. Weight the fragrance oil and Vitamin E and set aside.

Mixing ingredients in glass container

Mixing ingredients in glass container

Set this container of oils and butter into the pan of boiling water. If you have a double boiler you can use that, but this works as well.

Stirring oils and butter while in hot water bath

Stirring oils and butter while in hot water bath

Continue stirring until the shea butter is dissolved. Remove from bath.

Adding fragrance oil and Vitamin E

Adding fragrance oil and Vitamin E

Now pour the fragrance oil and Vitamin E into your melted oils and stir. Then pour into your perfume containers.

Pour into containers

Pour into containers

I use these small tins but you could use lipstick tubs. I let them set up for an hour and then put the lids on.

Perfumes

My Perfumes

And there you have – your own solid perfume. What’s nice about this is you can use any fragrance you like.

Those two other perfumes I’ll post about tomorrow. They are even easier than this one! Stay tuned.

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