When the last of her perfume ran out over a year ago, Lynda Heines of BloomBakeCreate.com decided that she wouldn’t be buying any more and instead would make her own. Check out her easy tutorial to DIY a uniquely solid perfume.
-20% soy wax (Beeswax works, but soy makes it creamier)
-39% favorite liquid oils (Lynda recommends sunflower, rice bran and almond)
-30% shea butter
-10% fragrance oil
-1% Vitamin E
-Pot for water
Source: Reprinted with permission from Lynda Heines at http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2011/03/smelling-good-solid-perfume/comment-page-1/#comment-8194
Our first step is to weigh all of the ingredients except fragrance oil and Vitamin E and put into a container like a glass measuring cup, which you will set inside the pan of water. Weigh the fragrance oil and Vitamin E and set aside.
Set the container of oils and butter into the pan of boiling water. If you have a double boiler you can use that, but this works as well. Continue stirring until the shea butter is dissolved. Remove from bath.
Now pour the fragrance oil and Vitamin E into your melted oils and stir. Then pour into your perfume containers. As shown above, Lynda used lipstick tubs. I let them set up for an hour and then put the lids on.