If you love making your own beauty products, I think you will love this DIY solid perfume recipe! I remember when I was growing up, my grandmother had this fancy gold compact but it wasn’t make-up. It actually contained a soft floral fragrance in a solid form. She would let me dab a little on and I felt so fancy! I have come up with a solid fragrance recipe that isn’t complicated at all! The best part, it’s totally customizable. You can add whatever essential oils you like! I’ll be sharing one of my favorite Fall/Winter signature scent with you all. Solid perfume is a great alternative to spray perfumes, especially when you are traveling by airplane and don’t want the extra liquids.
Perfume Solid Recipe Tutorial
Supplies Needed for your All Natural Solid Perfume Fragrance:
- Coconut Oil
- Beeswax in small pellets (white looks prettier than yellow)
- Young Living Spearmint Essential Oil (refreshing scent)
- Young Living Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (beautiful floral scent)
- Empty Lip Balm Container (this recipe actually makes 2-3)
How To Make Solid Perfume Fragrance:
To make solid perfume, measure out 1 TBSP of coconut oil and pour into a microwave safe bowl. Next, add 1 TBSP of your beeswax into the bowl as well. Place on your microwave and heat for 20 seconds and then stir. Do this until everything is melted and you have a liquid. Sometimes the beeswax takes a little long to totally melt but that’s normal. Once everything is melted carefully remove your bowl with a towel or oven glove (it will be extremely hot!).
Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes and add your essential oils. Add 20 drops of your Spearmint and 20 Drops of your Ylang Ylang. Now, if you’d like a lighter scent, cut that amount in half. Sweet orange is another lovely fragrance if you need a substitution essential oil.
Once your oils are stirred in, pour into your lip balm tubes with your spoon or small measuring cup. Alternatively, you can use a pour into a solid perfume compact or lip balm tin. Your DIY solid perfume is almost done.
Let them cool for about 3-4 hours before using. They will harden into a solid form.
How To Use Solid Perfume:
Keep solid perfume in a cool place. If left in the sun or someplace warm, they will melt!
When you make your solid perfume in this handy dandy empty lip balm containers, they are so easy to just rub on dry skin. You can take off the lid, roll up the solid and then swipe over places like your collarbones, you wrists, and behind your ears. It leaves a small amount in a thin layer and distributes the solid scent in a gentle way.
According to Self Magazine, “The pulse points are areas on the body where the veins flow close to the skin. These spots emit heat, which helps fragrance develop faster.”
Have you ever made your own fragrance before? This solid perfume recipe is a great one to try out!