In last article we taught you that, how you can make your own perfume using various essential oils. In this article we will show you that how you can make solid perfume using essential oils. If you don’t know how to make your own perfume then click here, because for making a solid perfume you need a perfume first.
Put a glass bowl in a saucepan half full of water over medium heat.
Grab a large saucepan and fill it up with water from your tap so it’s about half full. Place a glass bowl in the center of the saucepan and turn the stove to medium to create a double boiler.
- If you have a double boiler, you can use that instead.
- Beeswax doesn’t melt down well in the microwave, and you probably won’t get an even, smooth mixture. The stovetop is your best bet.
Pour your beeswax and carrier oil into the glass bowl.
Carrier oil is a fragrance-free oil that will thin out the beeswax. Add 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of beeswax and 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of your carrier oil to the glass bowl.
- You can use almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil for your carrier oil.
Heat the carrier oil and beeswax mixture for 2 to 3 minutes.
The carrier is already a liquid, but beeswax is solid. Heat the mixture for a few minutes until the beeswax melts into a pourable liquid.
Remove the bowl from the heat and stir the mixture.
Use oven mitts and carefully take your glass bowl off the sauce pan. Use a wooden stick to combine the wax and the oil together until they look smooth and shiny.
- Your wooden stick will get wax on it, so don’t use anything that you’d like to cook with later on.
Stir your chosen essential oils into the hot mixture.
Gently pour your essential oil mixture into the wax and oil, then use your wooden stirrer to combine all of your ingredients. Try not to spend too long on this, or the wax could start to harden up.
- The essential oil will probably smell really intense at first, but that’s okay! It will spread out in the wax mixture.
Pour the perfume mixture into 3 to 4 small containers with lids.
If you don’t know how to make your own perfume with essential oil then read this article first. Pick out a few 2 in (5.1 cm) containers that can be sealed with a lid to store your perfume. Carefully pour a small amount into each container, being careful not to spill any of the wax.
- You can use empty mint tins as a cute way to store your perfume.
Warning: The wax will still be super hot. If you get any on your hands, rinse it off right away to avoid a burn.
Let the wax cool and harden for 1 to 2 hours.
Once your mixture hardens, you now have perfume! You can give some of the containers away as a gift or keep them all for yourself to stock up on a great scent.
- Don’t use your perfume until it’s fully dry, or you could burn yourself.