Easy DIY Solid Perfume Recipe
If you like to make your own perfume with essential oils, then you will love this DIY solid perfume recipe! The fragrance lasts much longer than using straight essential oils and it’s perfect for on-the-go use. It would also make a great gift for family and friends! Read on to learn how to make this simple DIY solid perfume and you will be hooked.
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Why make your own perfume?
I never like to get preachy, but synthetic perfumes are definitely worth ditching. When you see “fragrance” on a label this one word could mean thousands of not so nice ingredients. And because fragrances are considered “trade secrets” companies have no obligation (maybe just morally?) to disclose the actual ingredients behind the fragrances in their products.
The book No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O’Connor & Alexandra Spunt (a real gem!) goes on to say, ” Aside from the phthalates and weird animal secretions, lab tests on some perfumes have shown tens to hundreds of known neurotoxins, synthetics linked to cancer and birth defects, as well as waste disposal chemicals.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely sticking with what nature has given us!
Which essential oils should you use to make your perfume?
If you already found your signature fragrance then you can move on to the next step. If not, check out this article on how to make perfume with essential oils to learn how to come up with a perfume synergy.
It’s all about top, middle and bottom notes and coming up with a combination you love.
What you will need to make your own DIY solid perfume
Beeswax helps to bind your solid perfume together. It also holds in the scent really well and makes it last way longer! I love using these beeswax pastilles in my recipes, especially in this recipe because you only need a small amount.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated coconut oil is one of the many carrier oils out there. Jojoba, sweet almond, and argan are probably others you have heard of. These types of oils are called carrier oils because they literally carry the molecules from the oil and essential oil onto and into the skin.
I like to use fractionated coconut oil in this recipe for two reasons. One, it has absolutely no odor so it won’t interfere with our scent. Two, since this is a perfume that we are dabbing on our wrists, behind ears and back of neck, we really don’t need a carrier oil with a ton of amazing benefits. Let’s save that for our anti-aging recipes!
This is the fractionated coconut oil I always have on hand.
If you already have essential oils, then you rock! If you don’t, then I highly recommend doing a bit of research before you buy them.
You always want to purchase therapeutic-grade essential oils – particularly from a company that is very transparent about their sourcing, harvesting and testing practices. You want to know where they source their plants (should be where they grow indigenously), how they are harvested (must be at peak times) and the type of testing they do.
Recently, I’ve been loving the essential oils from Amrita Aromatherapy. The shipping is super fast which is an added bonus!
How to make your DIY Solid Perfume
Now that you have all of your supplies and your essential oil synergy (click here for ideas), it’s time to put your homemade solid perfume together.
You will need:
4 tsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
3/4 tsp Beeswax
40-60 drops of your Essential Oil Synergy
1/2 ounce steel tin (make sure it’s not aluminum)
Melt the beeswax with the fractionated coconut oil in a double boiler (or diy double boiler – a simmering pot of water with a glass bowl on top that you melt the ingredients in). Take off of the heat and let it cool for about 30-60 seconds. Add in your essential oils and stir it up like you’ve never stirred before! Pour the mixture into your tin and let harden.
Scoop a little bit of your homemade solid perfume out of the tin and dab on wrists, behind your ears and down the back of your neck. Enjoy!
Hi Robin! Try to stay away from aluminum, stick with glass or stainless steel:)
Robin Sullivan says
Why do you recommend not using an aluminum container?