Monday, December 8, 2008

Handmade Perfume

8th Day of Christmas

Yesterday was the perfect cold winter day to stay inside with a nice cup of tea and make perfume. My daughter and I gathered all our supplies to make our own custom perfumes. This is a very simple project and perfect for gift giving.

Chloe mixed and smelled to create a unique perfume scent to give to her girlfriends. She named her custom scent Cookie. She mixed vanilla, pear, and mandarin orange. I think she is going to have to make me one also. I just loved how it smelled. We are working on her labels tonight after her homework.

I mixed a unique scent for a each of my girlfriends and named them after the person I am giving them to.

Solid Custom Perfume

( I didn't put the pictures of the actual perfume since they have the names of my friends. I didn't want to give the surprise away. :) Using these cute lip balm containers makes putting on your new perfume so fun and simple.)

Here are the supplies you will need:

1 Tablespoon Beeswax pellets (order them online or at a craft store)
1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
Fragrance Oils ( I use these over essential oils. They are less expensive and safe for my daughter to handle. Please read the cautions when handling essential oils.)

I order my supplies here. They ship very quickly and have great prices. Read their resource section for some great recipes for other great gift ideas.

Getting Started:
  1. Mix the beeswax and sweet almond oil in a glass dish. Heat until beeswax is liquid. I do this in the microwave in 15 second intervals.
  2. Place 10-15 drops of fragrance oil into your liquid and stir with a toothpick. Mix your favorite scents to create the perfect perfume.
  3. When you have the perfect scent pour into your containers and let sit for an hour. I find that this recipe makes 2 1/2 ounce perfumes.
  4. Create a label and you are done!!!!
Some of my favorite combinations:
Ginger with Eucalyptus
Vanilla with a citrus
Jasmine and vanilla

If you don't want to make your own. Check out these on Etsy.

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