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  1. Stephanie

    Thanks so very much for making this endeavor seem so approachable! My husband is allergic to (hay-fever-ish) and I get migraines from just about every traditional perfume either of us have ever tried. Plus, I work in health care, and overwhelming scents are not the best things to wear when in close contact with people. But I do miss smelling non-generic, lol. Freshly washed human isn’t a bad smell, but I like the idea of giving myself that little lift throughout the day. I have heard solid perfumes don’t have that overwhelming scent cloud factor which sounds wonderful.

    I am thinking of trying a mix of bergamot, rosemary, and maybe amber or myrrh. My sister has a giant rosemary bush behind her house and all I ever want to do is roll around in it, I LOVE earl grey tea, and my favorite candles have always been rich yummy candles that have that warm amber scent to them. I’m excited. Plus I think all three of those would make pretty lovely single-scents.

    Again, thank you!

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    • Sherry M

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  4. Clémentine

    Hi ! I’ve been wanting to make my own solid perfume for a looong time, and tonight is the night. I was so sad because I could’nt get a scent I liked with the oils I already owned, but buying one new thing just changed everything…cinnamon ! I love it in cakes, hot chocolates, in pastries – and now in perfume. So I’m making some tests but I think my very unique perfume will contain sandalwood, cinnamon and mandarina (mandarin ? sorry i don’t remember the english word…).

    So thanks for your tutorial and all the inspiration you can give =)

    • Sherry M

      I just got cinnamon, too! I LOVE it! I was wondering how much this recipe makes, because I’d really like to give some away as gifts but I’m pretty-much the only “hippie” I know so no one is going to like my “meditation blend” creations but me. I’m thinking I’m going to melt the beeswax, add the carrier oil, and then split it (if I have time!) into two or three smaller bowls and scent each as I see fit.

      • Sherry M

        Um, Plan B!! That DOES NOT WORK AT ALL! It literally dries/hardens INSTANTLY, there is NO time to separate, let alone add essential oils to more than one lot. No sooner than I got one poured, the other was already dry! I think I’m smart (apparently, I’m not), so I thought I’d just put both smaller bowls into the double broiler and add water to the bottom of THAT pan. Yeah, that does NOT work! It takes FOREVER, even after more than doubling the heat, I ended up scraping the whole mess back into the original bowl (top of double boiler). Perhaps if you were making a huge batch, that might work. I think not. I was making a very small batch but even so, it dried INSTANTLY upon pouring out of the pan. I did salvage the majority by scraping it all back in and starting over, but I added the essential oils IMMEDIATELY after heating, not even transferring to another container, and it was too firm to even transfer the last bit (stuck to the bowl/pan).

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  6. Udoni

    I’d like to make a blend of myrrh and vanilla, but they’re both so expensive that the only affordable ones I could find are pre-blended with grapeseed oil (only 20% essential oil). How will that affect the formula?

  7. Dan

    I love the following scents;
    -Crabapple blossom
    Any of these take stir up fond memories of childhood during springtime and 1st crushes on girls while playing outside after drab Chicago winters. I have a peach oil but don’t know if the others exist, well I’m pretty sure there’s lilac actually.
    My favorites oils for aroma therapy right now are;
    -Peppermint, cypress and lavender mixed together
    -ylang ylang

  8. Claire

    I love solid perfume and how easy it is to make and experiment with! Just note that EO’s don’t necessarily mean allergy free. I am so allergic to patchouli that my skin burns and raises a rash almost instantly and I start to itch if I’m around someone wearing it, even the purest organic ones! I have a girlfriend that is so allergic to lavender that she sneezes uncontrollably when she’s around the EO’s or flowers! Just do your research and pay attention to your body, it will still turn out awesome! A warning though, Stephanie, I too love bergamot but do some research about it being a known carcinogen, just know the risks before you decide to use it. Happy Crafting!!!! XO

  9. kevin

    Hey there I am a male and came across your website I have a question I am trying to make a beard balm but all the recipes I come across online I don’t seem to like do you have any suggestions on a mix of essential oils that would be citrusy but yet manly? I saw the recipe you have with orange,ylang ylang and cedarwood is that more for women or is that also good for a man? I am looking for something with cedarwood in it but citrus also don’t wanna smell completely like a forest lol thanks for all your help


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