One way of keeping the cost of Christmas under control is to make your own gifts. So, this week we’ll be giving you some great ideas for DIY solid perfumes.
They’re surprisingly easy to make and the lucky recipients will really appreciate the human touch when you hand over their pressie! Better still, these perfumes are made with all natural ingredients and there’s no need for the harsh alcohol and chemicals found in many famous perfume brands.
Today we’ll give you the base recipe. Then, as the week goes on, we’ll have some fantastic suggestions for different aroma blends.
To make the base you’ll need:
100g Beeswax Pellets (Soy Wax provides a vegan alternative)
70-90 drops of essential oils (this is a rough guide – it could be a little bit more or less depending on the potency of the essential oils you choose. The blend may smell quite strong at first but once you’ve added it to the beeswax and carrier oil the strength of the aroma will be diluted).
Some containers for the finished product. Our 30ml jars are perfect but you could also use some pretty little tins or little wooden favour boxes. Alternatively you could use some fun and funky molds to create some gorgeously scented jewelry!
Place the wax in a bowl and suspend over a pan of simmering water (or use a double boiler). Gently stir and melt the wax and then add the carrier oil. Once melted, take the blend off the heat and then add your pre-mixed blend of essential oils, stirring all the while. Once fully blended, add to your containers and allow to set. This should take between 1 and 2 hours.
And hey presto! That’s it. You have your home-made perfumes ready to hand out on Christmas Day. Check back over the next few days for some gorgeous aroma blends. Or have some fun experimenting with your own ideas :)