Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Homemade Orange Spice Solid Perfume

Solid perfume is my favorite way to carry my signature scent when I'm on the go. By carrying a little tin I don't have to worry about leaks or glass breaking in my purse which I loooooove! You can also get super fancy and put some of this perfume in a necklace locket to carry around with you. It's such a cute idea!!!

The best part is that this is super simple to make! Like ridiculously easy. You won't even believe it.

How to make an old fashioned solid perfume

I do recommend that you purchase high grade essential oils and not perfume oils for this project because of all the synthetic ingredients in perfume oils can be very irritating and harmful when applied directly to the skin. I also caution you about using store-bought essential oils for the same reason-- they tend to be highly synthetic which have caused a ton of issues with my sensitive skin.

Orange Spice Solid Perfume
Makes approx 1.5 oz
This smells so good and very Christmas-y! It's perfect for the holidays, but if you want to make it not so for the season-- just omit the Pine Essential Oil to keep it more all-year long appropriate. You could also experiment with different combination such as orange-peppermint, rose-lavender, peppermint-cinnamon, or just use your favorite pre-made blend!

How to make an easy #DIY solid perfume. Such an simple #DIYbeauty recipe!
Melt the beeswax in a double boiler with the jojoba oil. If you don't have Jojoba you can use another liquid carrier like Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil. I prefer Jojoba because it has the least scent to compete with the smell of the essential oils. 

Once it's melted remove from the heat and add the vitamin E and the essential oils. Pour into the containers and let them sit on the counter until they harden. 

Advanced Option: 
This recipe fills three of the 0.5 oz tins from the Tin Containers Set which I used. I prefer to make all three different scents to vary my options because I'm super indecisive and I like options.  {shrugs} 

I put on average 10-15 drops of the essential oils directly in the tins, then pour the beeswax-jojoba mixture into the containers. 

How to Use
You simply use this as you would any balm. Use your finger to grab a small amount and apply it to your neck, chest, behind the ears, wrists, etc.

Note about Citrus: 
Citrus essential oils are photosensitive. If you are going to be exposing a certain body part to the sun please do not apply any solid citrus perfume to that site as it can cause sun sensitivity. 

Watch this video if you want more ideas on how to find your own signature scent

I hope you enjoy this recipe and I can't wait to hear what other scent combinations you come up with! 

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