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  1. Regina Fitzgerald

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I love perfumes and I’m excited to make my own solid. Just a question, where can I find beeswax?

  2. Sandie

    would love to make my own perfume and solid perfume, two of my favorite perfumes have always been Poison and Opium, any ideas what essential oils I would use to create anything close to these? Love your ideas, can’t wait to try some. Thank you.

  3. samantha

    Hi! i was wondering what size lib balm container you recommend using? 15ml or 30ml? larger?

    • Jess

      I plan on using 15ml, but I’m not sure how they will turn out yet…

      But that would take about 1tsp beeswax, 1tsp carrier oil, and about 20 drops essential oils. So we will see!

  4. Jess

    I’m thinking about making a salty chocolate scent. I’m wondering if I can find some really good, fresh sea salt and add it to the solid perfume as it is hardening to get a little kick in there of the salt. However – there is absolutely NOWHERE online that says anything about this.

    Any ideas?

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  6. Me'urramya Cederstrom

    I have one I call Odinn’s Beard. It smells like I think Odinn would- woodsy and sexy.

    Along with your carrier oil, 10 drops each of:
    Frankincense
    Juniper
    Rosewood
    Cedarwood
    Rosemary
    Thyme

    My next batch may contain mugwort and tobacco as well, I’ll have to see how he likes it.

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  8. 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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  11. 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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  13. 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?

  14. Dan

    I love the following scents;
    -Peaches
    -Lilac
    -Crabapple blossom
    -Hyacinth
    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
    -patchouli
    -jasmine
    -ylang ylang

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Making a perfume using essential oils is such a great idea and the best part of it is that smelling such a pure natural substance is beneficial for health! Trying the romantically wistfull blend is a must me thinks! Thanks so much

  18. Ginger jones

    Hi!

    I made this and I used 3 (1/8) cups of beeswax and coconut oil. I was wondering is this too much coconut oil and does this recipe require any setup time? I poured this recipe into lip balm tubes for easier usage. When I pushed on it from the top it was a little too slippery. Should I have increased the beeswax perhaps? Any ideas are welcomed. I should also say that when I tested it it had only been about 7 hours. I used unrefined beeswax and organic coconut oil.

    Thanks,

    Ginger

    • Virginia

      I would love to try this with our girls club at church. Could a crock pot be used to either melt or keep beeswax melted until ready to decant?

  19. Izzy

    How do you make the solid perfume last longer….mine seem to fade in 1-2 hours?

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  21. Tiffiny

    I don’t know if I just keep overlooking it. But I see the drop amounts for the essential oils, but what are the measurements for the rest of the ingredients? Thank you!

  22. Dawn Dick

    Just wandering where you got your amber resin from and what else you used with it to create the perfume. Amber is my favorite scent.
    Thanks

  23. Erin

    Hi,
    I’ve been having issues with getting this perfume’s fragrance to last. I used sweet orange and ylang-ylang essential oils. I know they’re mid notes but any suggestions to make it last.

  24. Perry

    I have made quite a bit of solid perfume and one thing I found out with the solid perfume is that the beeswax and carrier oil/essential oil ratio does not work that well for me. If the perfume is too solid you cannot get enough on your fingers to successfully transfer it to your (target) skin. If you use a formula like 3 parts beeswax + 1part solid at room temp. oil like coconut + 4 parts of your carrier/essential oils you get a solid perfume that will slightly melt to the touch of your finger. Personally I like to use the tubes unless you are making a gift of a locket filled with scent. With the tubes you are applying the scent directly to your pulse points as opposed to wasting any of that lovely scent on your fingertips which you will probably just wash right off. As to how to make the scent last, I make an amount of essential oil in carrier oil on the side to be able to layer the scent. Solid perfume with a layer of liquid perfume over the solid.

    The coolest thing about making this as a piece of wearable art (in a locket) is that the heat of your body will continuously release fragrance.

  25. Fan Wang

    Hi Betty, this post helped me enormously, for which my thanks. I’m about to create my own unique blend of essential oils but can’t get hold of some of them, can I use fragrant oils as a substitute? Will that do? Thanks.

    Greetings from Holland.
    Fan
    XXX

  26. Hillary

    Where do you buy your beeswax?

  27. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and useful article. I will surely try out this method of preparing perfume at home as it seems to be easy.

  28. azeem

    Perfect recipe

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