This DIY solid perfume is super easy and fun to make! I love everything about natural fragrances. There’s nothing better than knowing exactly what you’re putting on your skin.
Not only does this recipe smell amazing but it doubles as a little mood booster for when those winter blahs start to creep in.
Before we get into making the perfume, I want to give you a little info on each essential oil we will be using…
- Rosewood: Woody, floral, and a little sweet is the best way to describe this oils beautiful aroma. Rosewood is calming and can help ease stress and lift your spirit.
- Patchouli: Earthy, woody, balsamic, and slightly sweet; Patchouli has a very distinct aroma. It is grounding, calming, and uplifting. Patchouli also helps boost your mood a bit. I know Patchouli gets accused of being overpowering and a lot of people hate the scent. But trust me, it is perfect in this blend. It helps cut the sweetness of the Rosewood. It won’t take over the scent – I promise!
- Sandalwood: Woody and slightly sweet, Sandalwood has a soft aroma with musky undertones. It is calming and grounding, helping to quiet the mind.
- Cardamom: Warm, spicy, and slightly sweet, Cardamom is the perfect oil to warm up a floral scent. It balances energy, clears mental fatigue, and is invigorating.
OK, now that we know about the oils we are using, let’s get into it!
For this perfume you will need the following:
- Jojoba oil
- Beeswax pellets
- 4 – 1 ounce tins with lids
- Pyrex measuring cup (for melting wax)
- Small to medium pot filled about 1/4 to 1/2 with water (to create a makeshift double boiler)
- A glass stirring rod. (Think cocktail stirrer. If you don’t have one use something that you can easily clean)
- Rosewood, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Cardamom essential oils
Floral Spice Solid Perfume:
3 ounces Jojoba Oil (It’s best to measure on a kitchen scale)
1 ounce Beeswax Pellets
25 drops Rosewood oil, Aniba rosaeodora
15 drops Patchouli oil, Pogostemon cablin
8 drops Sandalwood oil, Santalum album
6 drops of Cardamom oil, Elettaria cardamomum
- Fill small pot with water and turn heat to medium, bring to a simmer. While you wait you can measure your drops of essential oils into a small container, it will be easier once you are ready to add to the melted wax mixture.
- Pour beeswax pellets into Pyrex cup and place inside the pot. Keep stirring until melted.
- When melted stir in jojoba. (It should take about 10 minutes to melt the wax completely).
- Remove from heat and stir in your oils.
- Pour into metal tins and loosely set the lids on top. Wait for them to cool and then you have yourself a solid perfume!
If you would like to make a body lotion to compliment it you can! All you need is unscented lotion and a 2 ounce jar with a lid.
Floral Spice Lotion:
2 ounces unscented lotion
12 drops Rosewood
7 drops Patchouli
4 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Cardamom
Add lotion to your jar and measure the drops of each oil right in and stir. It’s as simple as that!
Package them together for a thoughtful and handmade gift to give your friends and family. I bet they will love it, after all it was made by you!
One more thing…
When shopping for Rosewood and Sandalwood essential oils, it is important to be sure you are buying from a responsible company. Make sure the oil they are selling is produced from sustainably harvested wood, by trees planted specifically for essential oil production. If your supplier cannot tell you where it came from – don’t buy it!
I buy my oils (and pretty much everything else) from here. They carry high quality natural ingredients and 100% pure essential oils, they provide the chemical analysis of each oil (which is important to be sure it’s the oil you are truly buying), and the best part is… they are a small family owned company! And no, this is not an ad and I do not work for them, I’m just a very happy customer. You should definitely check them out!
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy making and wearing your new perfume. If you have any questions, want to share your results, or just want to say hi – please send me a message. I would love to hear from you!