Thursday, May 26, 2011

Make Your Own Solid Perfume

If you love to carry around with you your favourite perfume to respray during the day but hate the fact that it's a glass bottle and prone to breakages, then have I got a treat for you! 

You can easily turn any of your favourite scents into a solid form by making your own solid perfumes with this simple DIY project! Seriously, if you can make 2-minute noodles, you can make this. 

Solid perfume Benefits 
  • portability - a small solid perfume jar is easier to take around that full sized perfume bottles
  • no need to decant your perfume into purse size sprays to use it on the go
  • no leaks, spills or potential breakages of glass!
how cute is this jar for solid perfume?

Tools/Ingredients required:
  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax or vaseline (vaseline will give lighter and softer setting solid perfumes)
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Oil (or Jojoba Oil)
  • 8 - 15 drops Essential Oils or 5-10 spritz from your favourite perfume
  • Lip balm jars to hold your finished products- clean out old ones or buy new ones from craft shops  but any container with a tight fitting lid would work. You can even try the cute designed ones. 
  • Microwave-safe container (eg. glass bowl)
  •  stirrer - toothpicks, or paddle pop sticks
  1. Melt together the wax or petroleum jelly with the jojoba or sweet almond oil. You can either microwave the ingredients for a few seconds in a microwave-safe container to soften the mixture or heat it up over a double boiler - I am lazy and prefer the use of the microwave. Microwave for 5 seconds each time and mix the mixture to ensure even melting of the ingredients. 
  2. Once mixture has liquefied, add the essential oils if you're using that. If you are using perfume, spritz enough into the melted product until it reaches the desired strength of fragrance. 
  3. Use the stirrer to mixing the fragrance and melted mixture. You can use anything as the stirrer but expect your perfume to coat it, so either use something disposable or else something you can wash (so don't using your wooden spoon, unless you want it to smell pretty forever).
  4. Pour the liquid into your final container and give it a few hours to set.
Viola - your solid perfume is done and you can start to use it to any part of your skin and best of all, pop it into your hand bag so you can take it with you everywhere you go!

Easy and rewarding to make - you can even get creative by mixing different scents to create your very own customised ones - what scents would you make? Mine would be Rose and Vanilla. 


  1. This is a great tutorial! I had no idea you could do this :D

  2. What a brilliant blog! I can't believe that it is that simple!! You have created one big problem though...instead of walking around with one bottle of perfume in my bag, because that's all that will fit, I will now be walking around with tubs of all 30 of my perfumes!

  3. Is it necessary to use jojoba or sweet almond oil, is it possible to skip that step?

  4. i would like to know wher did you get this beutiful jar?


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