Monday, February 24

HOMEMADE: Solid Perfume

I have a habit of switching up my perfume with the changing of the seasons.  I like dark and musky fragrances in the winter, something spicy for the fall, and, of course, floral in the summer.  Recently winter broke in Chicago for a few gloriously sunny days and just a hint of spring was hanging in the air. It inspired me to think about the scent I want to wear when the weather finally warms.  Definitely something light and airy but still earthy.

This solid perfume made from all natural ingredients allows you to create a custom fragrance that is uniquely yours. And it is ridiculously easy to make. I used a vintage locket to store my perfume, but you could use any old thing you please as a container (old Altoid tins, an empty chap stick tube, little glass containers). I love that I can take it with me everywhere and reapply throughout the day!

Solid Perfume:  1 tablespoons grated beeswax  |  1 tablespoons olive oil  |  40 to 60 drops of any essential oil of your choice (I used lavender and sandalwood)  

To make: Melt the beeswax in a double broiler.  Once melted, add the olive oil and desired amount of essential oils.  Stir with a wooden skewer or stick.  Pour in to your storage container.  Be quick because the mixture will start to harden almost immediately!


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