How to Make: Solid Perfume
Check out this super easy, 3 ingredient solid perfume. We love the idea of keeping it in a locket for easy access.
It's so important to reduce any synthetic and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in household products, especially if you have a chronic illness. Perfumes and colognes are absorbed by the thyroid and adrenal glands, which directly control our hormone production. Learn more about synthetic fragrances in this article, and give this plant-based version a try!
Know that we do not recommend just any essential oil (even from a health food store). Read about oil quality here.
Tip: We love Balance® essential oil blend as a fragrance since it's grounding and calming–this is a great oil for taming anxious feelings. Lavender or Bergamot are also lovely choices for relaxation, while a blend of Wild Orange and Peppermint energizes! Read about essential oil benefits and quality here.
At mere cents per drop of essential oil, you might even consider making a few fragrances for different occasions... have fun!
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil*
20 drops favorite essential oil or blend
1. Add beeswax and Fractionated Coconut Oil to glass jar.
2. Place jar in saucepan with 1–1 ½ inches of simmering water.
3. Stir ingredients until fully melted.
4. Remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.
5. Add essential oil and stir to combine.
6. Carefully pour into an empty locket** and let cool completely.
7. To use, apply small amount to skin.
*Fractionated coconut oil is extremely shelf-stable. It is crystal clear, odorless, and liquid at room temperature, so it's easy to work with and blends well with other ingredients. You may use regular refined coconut oil instead, but because it is solid at room temperature, reduce the amount of beeswax to 1.5 tbsp for a desirable consistency. Raw, unrefined coconut oil will smell like coconut and isn't as shelf-stable, so it is more prone to spoiling.
**As a general guide, pay attention to the container that houses your essential oil, whether that be the oil itself or the recipe you make containing essential oil. Essential oils interact with some plastics, and we don't want any plastic leaching into what we're making. Stick to glass or stainless steel containers (or in this case, we recommend a metal locket for easy access).