More and more I find myself succumbing to the power of scent. I surround myself with things that smell of pure beauty, wherever I go.
Candles in every single room of the house, oil diffusers in my bathroom, incense in my bedroom, dried herbs in my car. A spritz or two of perfume and a dab of essential oil on my skin, and I’m ready to take on the day. Not only does scent just relax your soul, it can bring about positive emotions, energize and empower you, and so much more.
I think it’s really special to be able to have a custom scent; a scent that becomes hers and only hers, making her feel at home, and allowing others to smell her presence when she’s around. It really adds a whole new dimension to a person’s vibe. This homemade solid perfume does exactly that, because you can create a unique scent that becomes your own. Plus, you can put it in any container you like… and take it with you everywhere. And, it’s probably one of the easiest beauty products to make. I was absolutely stunned by how well this turned out.
Organic essential oils of your choice (I used jasmine, lavender, and sandalwood)
Natural beeswax (found at health food stores)
Jojoba oil (or other carrier oil, such as sweet almond or vitamin E)
Double boiler (or makeshift double boiler)
Small wooden stick for stirring
Small glass or tin container for storing
1. Grate 1 tablespoon of beeswax and melt using your double boiler.
2. Once melted, add in 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil and about 50 drops total of essential oil. Mix using a small wooden stick.
3. Pour into your storage container. You may want to first transfer into larger container to maintain accuracy when pouring into your storage container — but be quick! The mixture will start to harden almost immediately.
This amount wasn’t enough to fill my container so I quickly made another batch and poured it in on top of the first.
4. Let sit for about 10-20 minutes. Once fully hardened, your perfume is all set. How easy is that?!
*You can adjust the size of this recipe based on the size of your storage container, just keep a beeswax-to-carrier-oil ratio of 1:1. Feel free to adjust the ratio of essential oils in order to strengthen or dilute the scent.
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