DIY : Solid Perfume

by - Monday, November 30, 2015

Have you ever heard about solid perfumes? It's when the perfumes are in solid state instead of liquid, usually stored in tin cases. These type of perfumes sold in the market are usually a lot more natural compared to the regular liquid perfumes because less chemicals are used and the fragrance can actually last a lot longer on our skin compared to the liquids. So if you have any perfume with the scent that you really love but they just don't last very long, I'm gonna show you how you can easily turn it into a solid perfume.

Here's what you will need :
  • Perfume of your choice
  • Two candles
  • Mixing bowl
  • Ceramic or metal soup spoon
  • A knife
  • A container (I use a locket to store my solid perfume)
You can actually play around with the ingredients, it doesn't have to be exactly like mine. I'm just using the very basic ingredients to make this. As you can see I am using unscented candle wax, but you can actually use bees wax or soy wax if you have them lying around. Candle wax is just easier to find in the store. Just make sure you're using an unscented one so that it won't mix with your perfume scent. 

You can also add other beneficial ingredients in your perfume.For instance, if you want the perfume to be moisturizing on your skin, you can add about a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil. But make sure to add more wax so that it can solidify perfectly.

For the perfume, I used Aloe and Soft Linen Home Fragrance Oil from The Body Shop. Sure, you can use any type of fragrance, just make sure it is safe to be used on your skin. Just do a test check on your wrist to see if it reacts with your skin by giving you rashes or any uncomfortable signs. My skin does not react badly towards this fragrance oil so I'm really happy about it! Because I really love the scent of this one. 

Ight, enough rambling!

Step 1. Slice about a tablespoon of your wax into pieces and put it onto the ceramic spoon. Lit another candle up, and put your spoon over the flame to melt down the wax.

*You can also use a microwave or double boiler for this process

Step 2. Pour the completely melted wax into a mixing bowl and put a few drops/sprays of your perfume into the melted wax. I used about 20-30 drops. Smell the product to see if the scent is strong enough for you. This is the best part because you can really control the scent to be mild or strong.

*Here's when you can also add a teaspoon of olive/coconut oil if you want it to be moisturizing.

Step 3. Once you're done mixing the ingredients, pour the mixture into your preferred container. In this case i'm pouring to both sides of my locket.

*Remelt the wax if needed.

Step 4. Once the wax is cooled and set, you can smooth out the surface by heating a metal spoon or knife and smooth away any bumps or blobs, just like buttering on toast!

5. And taadah, you're done! I know this does not look pretty, hahahah it's because I captured this picture before I smooth the surface out. But there you go! 

You can definitely bring this on the plane, so no more worries that you can't travel with your favourite perfume due to exceeding liquid. This is a great gift idea too for your girlfriends or you family. Do share with me if you tried it!

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