I love this solid perfume recipe so much, I thought I’d share! It’s so easy, anyone can make this. The best part about making it yourself (besides the fact that you know all of the ingredients) is that you can make it smell however you want! I’ve been experimenting with different oils and came up with three blends I really like. I made labels (of course!) and think they will make lovely gifts too.
My bees are busy collecting nectar right now. I love peeking inside the hive to check their progress (see pics below!). The bees cap the nectar after they’ve evaporated enough water off of it, and that’s what becomes the honey we enjoy. The cappings are made of wax the bees produce from their bodies. We scrape it off the frame of capped honey with a hot knife when we harvest. I render it and use it to make soaps, lotions, lip balm, shaving cream, and now this yummy smelling solid perfume too.
Here’s the easy recipe:
Solid Perfume Ingredients
You can find beeswax and oils at most health food stores or craft stores.
Make Solid Perfume
- Melt together the wax with the carrier oil. You can either microwave the ingredients for a few seconds in a microwave-safe container or else you can heat the mixture over a double-boiler.
- Once this mixture has liquefied, remove it from heat. Stir in the essential oils. You can use a toothpick, straw or even a spoon. Expect your perfume to coat the stirrer, so either use something disposable or else something you can wash. (I have dedicated kitchen tools for soap, lotions, and perfumes… You don’t want to stir soup with a spoon that smells like soap, know what I mean?)
- Pour the liquid into your container. Set the lid on top of the container, but leave it ajar. This will help prevent condensation inside your container while minimizing the chance of microbial contamination of the product.
- Apply the perfume by rubbing a finger on the product to liquefy it, then rub your finger on the area you want to be scented.
Double, triple… or make an even bigger batch if you want to make some for gifts!
Essential oils don’t smell all day, they do wear off after a few hours, but a few hours is usually just what I need anyway and I don’t mind reapplying. This stuff is so moisturizing I’ve used it on my elbows and cuticles as well. Bryson hasn’t commented that my elbows smell great, but he will soon I’m sure.
Have fun making your own solid perfume! Smell ya later alligator!
Are you a beekeeper and/or a maker too? I have some books on amazon you might like!