- Fashion and Beauty
Homemade Sensual Solid Perfume Recipe For Women
Vintage and Nostalgic
Scent of a Woman ~
Fragrance has a powerful effect on our senses and has the ability to enhance a sense of well being, the feel good factor or just plain make us smell nice. Solid Perfume has a touch of a vintage feel or nostalgia about it of a bygone era.
When we are out and about shopping for perfumes, our sense of smell more or less shuts up shop after a couple and it is pointless trying any more in a bid to decide there and then the best fragrance for you.
Seriously, trust me; you should never buy a new scent based on what you smell initially as the fragrance will change, all you really smell is the alcohol and top notes of a perfume.
It needs a little time to mix with your own skins chemistry, thus producing the true fragrance you and others will smell.
Benefits of Solid Perfume ~
- Oil Based
- Long Lasting
- Easy to Carry Around
- No Alcohol
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- You Control Ingredients
- Skin Loving Beeswax
- Individual, Unique
- Great Gift idea
- Nostalgic, Vintage Feel
- Cost Effective
Cloves and Cinnamon are Used in Perfumes
Making Perfume ~
Check tips on making your fragrance last longer for some excellent pointers I have learned through the years from both selling and wearing perfume.
I worked for both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein Fragrance giants in London and became addicted to their ranges for years after. Perfume is one product that is always expensive. The more concentrate the fragrance, the pricier it is and then add in the exclusivity factor, designer brand and the ingredients used as they all hike up the price.
Homemade perfume is something that is within all our reach of doing as it does not require a long list of ingredients. It may be as small as 3.
Coconut oil, olive oil and cloves have all been used in making sensual perfumes. Apart from perfume, aromatic cloves may be used in homemade potpourri and air freshener. Coconut oil has 101 uses including eye cream and olive oil is another highly beneficial oil for the skin and hair, being incorporated into moisturizers, face masks and face scrubs.
There are no synthetic fragrances used in this recipe, I chose to use essential oils full of aromatic benefits. Why? Well for me it's a no brainer.
Synthetic fragrances are something that I have a major issue with. They contain hormone disruptors which can affect the hormones and have serious medical implications such as thyroid problems, hormone imbalances and cancer. Allergic reactions are commonly experienced with synthetic fragrance in products that can lead to headaches, migraines, respiratory conditions and skin irritations so kick synthetic fragrances to the curb.
Another big plus for making up your own sensual scent is being able to create your own personal signature perfume, now who can resist that incentive!
Making Eau de Cologne for Men is a great idea for the man in your life, as a Father's Day gift or just to simply say you are appreciated and loved.
Ingredients for Solid Perfume
More on Perfumes by CrisSp ~
- How to Make Homemade Perfume
Your favorite fragrance can tell a lot about your personality. Are you an outdoor type who loves the fresh scents, romantic or adventurous who loves some woodsy scents, a modern woman who enjoys changing it up and mixing up styles?
The Perfume Ingredients ~
Keeping it nice and simple with the ingredients, gives you scope to design and create your own unique blend of essential oils. Whether you choose 1, 2, 3 or more oils to blend together is entirely up to you to decide. Personally I like the 2 or 3 option blend which always produces something unique. The therapeutic and organic oils are the best to use whenever possible.
Beeswax gives the body or thickness to your perfume and acts as a skin emollient. This wonderful product made by the worker bees, is a natural skin softener, skin healer and protector. Commonly used in lip balm recipes, it is excellent for reconditioning the skin and ideal for those who find spray fragrance an irritant. Enables the solid perfume to last and last (if you don’t use it up quickly!)
Carrier or Base Oil
Use your base oil of choice (jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil for example) and the less odorous carrier oils would be best in my opinion. Carrier oils are needed to transport the essential oils when using and are always important to use with these potent fragrance oils. I have written top 10 base oils you may find useful before deciding which to use.
Sensual Scent of Rose is a Popular Essential Oil
Deciding on Your Sensual Fragrance ~
Preparation is Key
Deciding on your blend of oils and pre blending them is essential to this recipe and your signature sensual scent. Start with what you have or what you like before purchasing a load of of oils.
Go to the health food store or stockists of essential oils where you may be able to smell any that are testers. This at least will give you a good indication of what you like and don’t like.
Check your favourite commercial brand to see what fragrances are in this. Whilst it will not smell identical due to the other ingredients in the product, it gives you an indicator of what works well with each other.
Do you favour warm, musky fragrances or floral oriental type scents? Would you prefer a more fresh and fruity one with a touch of mystique?
I am a nightmare as I love all sorts of fragrance. depending on my mood, time of day, occasion and the season. I am not a trend follower but prefer being individualistic, quirky, unique, and creative where fragrances are concerned so making my own perfumes is something that suits my personality.
Before blending, make sure you have a pen and paper ready as I guarantee you will forget the amount of drops you use and when you hit on the right ratio, you need to have a record for next time!
Have this step done and your essential oil blend ready to be added to the beeswax and carrier oil. It makes life simpler for you, trust me!
Suggestions to Get The Creative Juices Flowing!
Two Oil Blends
Three Oil Blends
Bergamot / Clary Sage
Bergamot / Vanilla / Palmarosa
Ylang-Ylang / Black Pepper
Cedarwood / Ylang-Ylang / Orange
Lavender / Clove
Frankincense / Myrrh / Sandalwood
Ylang-Ylang / Sweet Orange
Ylang-Ylang / Rose / Vetiver
Rose / Cypress
Vanilla 10 fold / Lime / Ylang-Ylang
Jasmine / Vanilla
Grapefruit / Vetiver / Ginger
Jasmine / Orange
Ylang-Ylang / Sandalwood / Ginger
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil is Extracted From The Canaga odorata Tree
Sensual Perfume Recipe ~
For the standard lip balm tin container or you may use the stick form container like a deodorant or lip balm either. Adjust the quantities easily, remembering equal measures of beeswax and carrier oil. 4 teaspoons = maximum 45 drops essential oil.
2 teaspoons Carrier Oil (of choice)
2 teaspoons Grated Beeswax
35 – 45 drops Essential Oil (blend of choice)
Recycle Old Lip Balm Container or Stick Deodorant (sterilized and cleaned thoroughly)
Small Double Boiler or Crockpot (make your own with two saucepans if needs be)
Pipette (optional and very useful)
- Have your essential oils ready blended in a bottle / jar that you are happy with.
- Start to melt the beeswax in the double boiler or makeshift one( water in the bottom pot and your beeswax in the top). Melt on a low to medium heat, this will not take long.
- When it is melted or nearly melted, add in your carrier oil and mix until your perfume is totally liquid and warm.
- Now it is the time for adding the fragrance and as the oils will start to solidify fast, you will need to move quickly.
- If it starts to harden just pop it back in the double boiler but not for long as you will lose the essential oils the longer you leave it.
- Carefully pour into your container or use a pipette.
- Leave this to harden and it will only take 10-15 minutes.
- One sensual perfume ready for use or as a lovely gift!
Lavender Fragrance Fields
Is making solid perfume for you?
Important Essential Oil Info ~
It is easier to add more fragrance to a blend to make it stronger than it is to dilute it down so it is better to add too little rather than too much.
When mixing your fragrance do not use a plastic bowl/container as plastic retains the fragrance so a glass jar or bowl is always preferable.
Do not use a metal spoon or object when stirring but use a glass rod, pipette or even a disposable wooden skewer.
Clean, wash and sterilize mixing bowls and containers thoroughly after use. If you are using these frequently for homemade beauty products, I recommend having a separate group of mixing tools to those you use in the kitchen.
Storing blends of essential oils should be in dark, blue or amber glass bottles or jars and stored in a cool dark place.
Essential oils are potent and highly volatile so should be used with extreme caution. I strongly recommend you check out this excellent site Esoteric Oils who have a comprehensive guide to essential oil safety including toxic oils, sun sensitive oils and numerous medical conditions.
"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"
Need Some More Homemade Goodies?
If you fancy any more of my homemade beauty recipes you can check them all out @ my homemade skin care recipes board on Pinterest.
Some Useful Websites ~
Easy Fragrant Solid perfume with 5 Scents
A More Natural Approach to Perfume
Homemade Solid Perfume in Vintage Case
Author Info ~
Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ
Credit to homesteadbound ~
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