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{go make me} essential oil solid perfume lockets / diy project


Experimenting with essentials oils to create your own personal fragrance is a rewarding and a relatively inexpensive project (compared to store bought perfumes). Design your own beeswax based scent with an assortment of essential oils and jojoba oil. Melt and pour into pretty lockets (or other containers) supplying an easy fragrant top-up when you're on the run, or at the gym, or at the office. You get the picture..... See recipe after the break

How-to-make-solid-perfume-steps Essential-Oil-Solid-Perfume-Lockets

How to make Solid Essential Oil Perfume (yields enough to make 4 lockets)
1 tablespoon beeswax {available from Health Food shops}
1 1/2 tablespoon Jojoba Oil or Vitamin E
30 to 70 drops of essential oil (add more for a stronger scent according to taste) *
4 lockets (or other containers}
a thin wooden skewer
1 small ceramic milk jug (or vessel with a pouring spout)
1 small shot glass or bowl 
small saucepan

1. Grate or chop finely beeswax and place in milk jug. Measure Jojoba oil into a small glass and add essential oil drops to desired scent

2. Melt the wax Fill saucepan with approximately 3/4" of water, then place glass containing beeswax into water carefully avoiding any spillage of water into glass. Bring water to a slight simmer and melt wax

3. Once melted add oil mix and stir with wooden skewer until fully integrated. Carefully remove from hot water. Caution, the jug will be hot so use a cloth for protection

4. Quickly pour into containers. Leave for 30 minutes until cooled. To use, simply rub the wax surface with your finger and then onto skin

* After a few experiments, for citrus notes we loved
Formula One: 7 drops Ylang Ylang, 15 drops Tangerine (Mandarin or Orange), 15 drops Lime, 15 drops Grapefruit, 15 drops Lemongrass

Formula Two: 15 drops Frankincense, 15 drops Ylang Ylang, 10 drops Ginger, 15 drops Mandarin

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