If, like me, you find yourself reaching for your favourite perfume to complete your morning routine, you can imagine my dismay at realising that I only had a few spritz’ left of my Dear John body mist from Lush.
What you’ll need:
Makes one 15ml solid perfume
2 tbsp soy wax
2 tbsp carrier oil (Jojoba or Almond)
A selection of your chosen essential oils
Container of your choice
First, heat some water in a double boiler. If you don’t own one (like myself), create your own by boiling some water in a pan and placing a bowl over the top, much like you would do when melting chocolate.
Add your wax and carrier oil of choice and stir continuously whilst it melts. I’ve gone for Jojoba oil, as this is what I had handy. It’s also a great moisturising oil, so is perfect for making balms and nourishing hair oils too!
Once it’s melted, add your combination of chosen essential oils to add the scent. I’d advise mixing your essential oils in a separate jug first to make sure you’re completely happy with the fragrance before you add it to the oil and wax.
I’ve gone for sandalwood as the base, with a mixture of vanilla, ylang-ylang and bergamot as middle and top notes for a fresh, floral fragrance to remind me of our forest adventures.
Tip: go easy with your oils. They’re highly concentrated, so you won’t need much to make an amazing scent! It’s worth noting the health and safety elements of using essential oils to avoid causing any irritation by doing a little research first.
Mix gently. You can then pour your mixture into your chosen container, but move quickly as the wax sets fast! I bought an inexpensive batch of silver metal tins from Amazon, as well as matching kraft stickers, but you could get creative and add yours to a favourite locket or compact to take with you on the go.