Fragrance

How to make solid perfume

One of my most treasured perfumes is this limited edition solid version of Crabtree & Evelyn’s Evelyn Rose.

Evelyn Rose

I got this at the launch of the collection, and cannot bring myself to use it. I have the liquid version too (which you can buy here), so that might be why I’ve been able to resist. But solid perfumes are pretty tricky to find these days, so I thought I’d show you guys how to make your own.

It’s super easy, I promise, and it makes a great gift!

What You Need

  • Tins, lockets or other small containers
  • 2 tbsp beeswax pellets
  • 2 tbsp Jojoba or Almond oil
  • 30-40 drops essential oils
  • Wooden stirrer
  • Microwave or double boiler
  • 2 non-metal bowls

Instructions

  1. Measure out your carrier oil and add in 30-40 drops of your chosen essential oils. It’s important to create a scent blend you are happy with before you add it to the wax, as adjusting it later can be problematic.
  1. In a microwave safe dish, melt the beeswax in 1 minute intervals, stirring between each. (This should take around 4 minutes.) Be careful when removing the dish from the microwave, as it will be extremely hot.
  1. Pour the oil blend into the bowl of melted wax and mix well with your wooden stirrer.
  1. Place the bowl back in the microwave for 30 seconds for the wax and oil to combine. This is a good time to open up your containers and lay them on a surface ready for pouring.
  1. Carefully pour the melted wax and oil blend into your containers.
  1. Let the containers sit undisturbed for an hour or so until the perfume hardens. Once hard you can get to work decorating your containers.