I haven't worn perfume in years. I only own one perfume, and it's actually a men's cologne. I find the synthetic fragrances so overpowering that I just ditch them altogether. Recently I've just swiped a drop or two of my favorite essential oil on my wrists and then rub it behind my neck.
I figured why not experiment with some solid perfume? I could customize my favorite scent and then skip all the nasty ingredients! And that's exactly what I did. It was so much easier than I thought it would be, I think I'm hooked now and will have to make a few. One for my purse, one to keep in the car, one in the bathroom. There will be solid perfumes everywhere when I get done!
You'll need the following before you get started:
These amounts are for one 1 oz tin size amount. The key is to keep equal parts carrier oil and beeswax. First you'll want to heat up some water in a saucepan and place your beeswax in a jar to melt. Place the jar inside the saucepan to serve as a double boiler.
While the beeswax is melting, take this time to blend your oils to create your perfect scent. Set the oil aside in a small bowl. Within a few minutes the beeswax should be completely melted, then pour in your carrier oil and give it a slight stir. Remove the combined oil and beeswax from the heat and quickly add the essential oils. Give it another quick stir and immediately pour into your tin.
It will look like this right after pouring.
And within a few minutes it will harden, it happens really fast! It will lighten in color as it hardens. Then label your tin and just use your finger to rub some on whenever you feel like you need a pick me up or you want to smell really really fantastic.