I was helping my mom clean out the basement and we came across these cute little jars. Originally purchased from Avon containing cream sachets they were now empty and begging for a purpose. DIY to the rescue! What better to fill an old perfume container than more perfume? This solid perfume is a great gift. It doesn’t last as long as a traditional store bought perfume but it’s all natural and can be reapplied throughout the day. It’s incredibly quick and easy to make and you can experiment with your favourite essential oils to make your own personal scent.
What you need:
- 2 tbsp beeswax (grated or pellets)
- 2 tbsp carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, etc. (I used sweet almond)
- About 60 drops of essential oil or blend of your choice (I used ylang ylang, sweet orange and lavender)
- repurposed (or new) containers to put the finished product.
*when using essential oils do your research! Some oils may cause irritation to the skin or are photosensitive. Better safe than sorry.
Step 1 – combine beeswax and oil in a double boiler and melt.
Step 2 – Once melted remove from heat and let cool slightly before mixing in your oils.
Step 3 – Carefully pour into your containers and allow to solidify for a few minutes before capping.