I don’t know about you, but I have about a gazillion and one ideas saved on Pinterest, all things I really do want to do one day. Every few weeks, I commit myself to stop pinning and dreaming, and actually do something for a change.
Last week, I tried some solid perfume. The idea is from A Beautiful Mess blog. Check out the pretty ideas they have for storing the perfume, like in old lockets or fancy pill boxes.
First up, you need some beeswax and a carrier oil. I used almond oil, but I bet coconut would be great, too. Next, some essential oils for fragrance. I used a combination of citrus such as sweet orange and lemon, vanilla (found an amazon, not a therapeutic oil), Joy blend (a Young Living blend). You could do any combination you like! Choose your combinations before melting the wax and oil.
For melting the wax and mixing with the oil, you have a few options. You can do a double boiler, or use an old pot you don’t mind keeping waxy for crafts and candles and other DIY beauty things. I use an old pot from the thrift store.
Mix your wax and oil in 1-1 ratios. This isn’t hard and fast, you could add more oil than wax and have a softer end result. (Do not add the essential oil yet.) Add to your pot, and melt slowly over med-low heat. Stir occassionally. Set out your containers while the wax and oil melt to be ready for pouring. I chose small storage tins.
Once the wax and oil was nearly melted evenly, I started adding essential oils to my tins. There is no special way to do this; I just added several drops of 2-3 oils. Vanilla+sweet orange+lemon is really nice.
Next, just carefully pour the wax mixture into your tins, give it stir (I used popsicle sticks) and let cool. You can also add the essential oils directly to the wax, but I wanted to make several combinations so I added the oils to the tins.
To use, rub your finger on the cooled perfume, and apply to neck and wrists!