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DIY Project: Solid Perfume Pocketwatch Locket
Creating your own solid perfume is extremely satisfying. One of the joys of having asolid fragrance is that you can easily carry it with you, or even wear it on your body in a locket, without worrying about it spilling. I like to make perfume in small and beautiful containers that grow more precious and treasured with use. You can enjoy the experience of applying a solid perfume unobtrusively throughout the day in an earthy and sensual ritual that is quite different from dabbing on a liquid perfume. Solid perfume will scent only you, not the environment around you. — Mandy
- 1 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil (available at whole foods and natural grocery stores)
- 7 drops frankincense essential oil (you can get some of Mandy’s essential oils here)
- 7 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
- 5 drops fresh ginger essential oil
- 6 drops wild sweet orange essential oil
- heaping 1/2 tsp. grated beeswax (available here)
- eyedroppers (available at drug stores)
- small nonmetal pan for melting wax
- shot glass or small cup
- small compact or pillbox for finished perfume
1. Pour jojoba oil into the shot glass. Add the drops of all four essential oils to the jojoba oil and stir.
2. Melt the heaping 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax.
3. Remove from heat and stir in the jojoba/perfume blend.
4. Reheat for just 10 seconds, stirring.
5. Immediately pour the mixture into your container.
6. Let cool undisturbed for 15 minutes.
Check out this lovely DIY by La Petite Fembot on how to recreate Zara’s sequin clutch on your own without emptying your wallet!
“I have just done a tutorial for the fabulous Zara sequin clutch. All instructions on my blog below: