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Homemade Sensual Solid Perfume Recipe For Women

Updated on June 20, 2013

Vintage and Nostalgic

Homemade Sensual Solid Fragrance Recipe For Women
Homemade Sensual Solid Fragrance Recipe For Women | Source

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.

Vintage Compacts

solid perfumes may be stored in a variety of containers.
solid perfumes may be stored in a variety of containers. | Source

Benefits of Solid Perfume ~

  • Oil Based
  • Nourishing
  • 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

cloves work well with lavender, clary sage, ginger, sandalwood, cinnamon and benzoin.
cloves work well with lavender, clary sage, ginger, sandalwood, cinnamon and benzoin. | Source

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.

Many ingredients may be growing in your garden, such as rose, frankincense and lavender or be lurking in your kitchen cupboard.

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

you have so much scope making your own perfume and it does not have to be expensive to make.
you have so much scope making your own perfume and it does not have to be expensive to make. | Source

Jojoba Oil

light and odorless it makes a perfect base oil choice for solid perfumes.
light and odorless it makes a perfect base oil choice for solid perfumes. | Source

The Perfume Ingredients ~

Essential Oils

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

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

rose petals may be used for homemade potpourri, air freshener or even frosted and used as an edible decoration in culinary dishes.
rose petals may be used for homemade potpourri, air freshener or even frosted and used as an edible decoration in culinary dishes. | Source

Perfume Testing

make sure to try your chosen scents on the skin (with some carrier oil blended) to see how it reacts with your own skin.
make sure to try your chosen scents on the skin (with some carrier oil blended) to see how it reacts with your own skin. | Source

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!

Single Oils
Two Oil Blends
Three Oil Blends
Rose
Bergamot / Clary Sage
Bergamot / Vanilla / Palmarosa
Lavender
Ylang-Ylang / Black Pepper
Cedarwood / Ylang-Ylang / Orange
Jasmine
Lavender / Clove
Frankincense / Myrrh / Sandalwood
Ylang-Ylang
Ylang-Ylang / Sweet Orange
Ylang-Ylang / Rose / Vetiver
Geranium
Rose / Cypress
Vanilla 10 fold / Lime / Ylang-Ylang
Palmarosa
Jasmine / Vanilla
Grapefruit / Vetiver / Ginger
Frankincense
Jasmine / Orange
Ylang-Ylang / Sandalwood / Ginger

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil is Extracted From The Canaga odorata Tree

known as the perfume tree, ylang-ylang works with oriental and floral notes. One of the scents in Channel No. 5.
known as the perfume tree, ylang-ylang works with oriental and floral notes. One of the scents in Channel No. 5. | Source

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)

Method:

  • 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

one of the most widely used and loved fragrances lavender is perfect for a solid perfume.
one of the most widely used and loved fragrances lavender is perfect for a solid perfume. | Source

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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.

Easy Fragrant Solid perfume with 5 Scents

A More Natural Approach to Perfume

Making your own perfume cuts out many chemicals, synthetic fragrances and toxins. Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible to give you as near natural as possible.
Making your own perfume cuts out many chemicals, synthetic fragrances and toxins. Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible to give you as near natural as possible. | Source

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 ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 14 months ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks Dee good to hear you enjoy solid fragrances and hope you try out a few combinations!

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      Dee 14 months ago

      Thanks for a very helpful article. I am fascinated with solid lotions and perfumes. I especially like the column with just 2 fragrances to combine. Also thanks for the video. Regards.

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      AJ 15 months ago from Australia

      This is so informative. I can see your step by step process being extremely popular. Thank you.

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 2 years ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      I am happy to see this page as I too have done this for years as well and LOVE it !

      This is one of my favorite things to do with my homegrown flowers and herbs :)

      Many years ago, I wrote a page on Squidoo (transferred to here now) about how I make mine and so many people were shocked that I told them how to make it - LOL

      The health issues of using fake scents is increasing year by year so it was very important to me to help folks learn how to be more natural.

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      Alise- Evon 3 years ago

      Very informative hub. I love mixing perfume blends- ylang ylang is one of my all time favorites to add.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Great to hear you enjoyed this one, solid perfumes are so useful to have. The containers are available online (mountain rose.com), amazon or in craft stores probably and may be bought in quantity to reduce cost. i know some craft stores that do a variety of things including jewelry findings often sell them for beads which can be reasonably cheap at a dollar each from different comments I have seen online. Thanks so much for your votes and pin, so much appreciated my friend!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I must of have missed this hub..OMG...You know how much I love your lotions and potions....Bookmarking as I am going to try this. Looking for the best place to buy containers for all these wonderful recipes. Up and pinning.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      How kind of, you are welcome for the fan mail and I appreciate your huge interest here and on my hubs, it is what inspires me to write and keep going in this new avenue of online writing.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Suzie, you are welcome. I can only repeat myself that I really enjoy your hubs. Thank you so much for your kind words in your fanmail. They really encouraged me. I have only been here for about 2 months but I have seen so many supporting and nice people like you. Many thanks also for your interest in my hubs and for following me. I really appreciate you.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Simple is the key or at least I try to go that route as ingredients can mount up, as I am aware! Hope you enjoy this and feel free to do it as a lavender perfume only and it will be luscious!! Will also help ward off the bugs too as they do not like the scent. many thanks for visiting and comments as always my friend!!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love that it only requires a few ingredients! I can't wait to experiment with the scents. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Many thanks for your lovely comment, it really has meant so much. It warms my heart to hear you are enjoying this and other hubs of mine, that is what spurs me on. This recipe is ideal for you if you find store bought a problem as many women and men do. Hope you get time to give it a go and create your own personal fragrance! Appreciate your interest and support always!!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Suzie, your are getting better and better from hub to hub. I loved everything in this hub: your writing, the wonderful pictures that add to your content and of course all the ideas and recipes. I should definitely try to make my own perfume as I'm allergic to store bought perfumes.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi agapsikap,

      Many thanks for commenting. So good to hear you enjoyed this hub and appreciate you voting sharing and pinning this hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi DzyMsLizzy,

      Lovely to see you peeping out through the leaves with your smiling face! This recipe sounds perfect for you and you have the containers and all. My mum suffered with fragrance allergies after years of wearing certain brands with no issues so this homemade perfume would have been ideal for her too. Hope you do get to try this out and find a scent that suits you. Thanks so very much for your interest, visit, comments and votes - much appreciated!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi summerberries,

      Fun is definitely the name of the game when making this perfume! Experimenting with your blends is the fun part and then smelling it finished. It is a great feeling thinking of yourself as a perfume connoisseur. Thanks for your interest and for commenting!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Audrey,

      This is so doable for everyone and I have no doubt you are more than up for the job! Appreciate your visit and comments, hope you give it a shot sometime!!

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      Hello there, Suzie! What a great business idea you have here. Now I'm out of focus writing another hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and sharing and pinning!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      How great if you do decide to make for Terry, go on do it, she will be delighted you did! What a good idea for you to make as a cruise gift, saves her having to bring any bottles aboard!! Cheers for your votes shares and all you do for me, have a great weekend my friend!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments and input. So interesting you used and loved Ylang-Ylang it is a lovely scent. Hope you do get to make some more, it is funny how we often forget scents we used to wear and something happens to bring back those memories. I am the same and writing this and previous hubs brought back similar memories for me about products and scents. Appreciate your votes and pin, have a great weekend relaxing and enjoying yourself!

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh, what a great hub! I have been thinking of this for some time...and I have in stock a number of small ceramic jars that would be just perfect for this endeavor.

      As a hay fever sufferer, I do have to be careful with fragrances--florals are not for me, unless I want to be sneezing all day. However, there is such a wide variety to choose from, I think I should find something appropriate.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      summerberrie 4 years ago

      Suzy HQ, this sounds like fun. I have not used solid perfumes in a long awhile. Like AudreyHowitt says this looks so doable.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      What a great idea Suzie! And this looks like it is doable for the non-crafty kind--me--Thank you!!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Another great hub Suzie. Maybe Terry will give this a shot. Or maybe I'll try to make it for her? It's amazing the things you can make right at home. Great job. Voted up, shared, etc.. Have a great weekend.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      This is great Suzie. It reminds me of my time when I was learning aroma therapy massage with essential oils and I tried to make Ylang Ylang perfume. It was perfect for me. I did have a unique smell that my workmates asked me where I bought the awesome smelling perfume. Now I realized that it was ages ago. I have to make it again. Thanks for reminding me.

      Voted up, useful and pinned. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi phoenix,

      So good to have you on board here! Many thanks for visiting and taking time to comment, hope you use some of your oils and give this a try! i will be doing one that is not solid too so stay tuned! Cheers for your interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi bravewarrior,

      Wow, so good of you to print off these recipes to use, i am thrilled. With so many have a look to see what ingredients can be used across products so you can avail of even better savings. Gifts for Thanksgiving, Christmas,Father's day etc. . are a great way too and some need more time than other's. Appreciate your enthusiasm and interest in my stuff!! Your writing speaks for itself it is a pleasure to read and learn from, believe me.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This brought back a memory of my mother giving me a tin of solid perfume she didn't want. I remember it smelled lovely and lasted forever. I use essential oils and would love to have a go at making my own perfume. Thanks for posting.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, I've printed so many of your recipes but haven't gotten to them yet. I will, come hell or high water!

      Thank you for your kind words regarding my writing. Encouragement like that keeps me going.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi bravewarrior,

      Many thanks for your great support and comments on my work. I was the same wearing different scents and having an array of bottles. Patchouli is one of the essential oils used in the first video and is a gorgeous scent so nice choice!! Really do appreciate your words, you are a gifted writer and your winning story on Bill's 1st comp was magical quality writing. I am delighted you enjoy my wee recipes and hope you find time to try one or two out.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks Pops! See you at the Inn for food & chat!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, this is fascinating. I had no idea perfume can be made at home. I have so many bottles of different scents. When I worked outside the home I'd wear a different scent each day, depending on my mood or the color I was wearing. Fridays were always Patchouli oil, which has been my signature scent since high school (many many moons ago!).

      I'm learning so much from you. I just love your hubs!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      And I appreciate you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Pops,

      Yes, it is often the case in many products that as few as 1, 2 or 3 ingredients have beneficial uses in skin care, fragrance, hair care and more! Glad you are enjoying these finds! Appreciate your comments and visit!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I am beginning to realize that a few simple ingredients can make everything from perfume to lip balm. If I'm right, that's amazing.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      LOL, oh you guys can most certainly be sensual, without a doubt!! I love fragrance on a man so I will make a supply for you visit to Italy Bill and the Italian ladies will be flocking around you! Cris is a great writer I am delighted to follow and support, good to see you do too! Have a great weekend with Bev and the chicks, appreciate your continued support and friendship, we both do!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What? Guys can't be sensual??? I've known a few guys who wore perfume and smelled divine. :)

      Nice of you to mention Cris....she is a gem.

      As are you, Irish. Have a great weekend.