Recipe for Solid Perfumes

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The recipe for a solid perfume includes one-third aromatics, which can be essential oils, one-third of a carrier or fixed oil and one-third wax, which can be beeswax, carnauba wax or candililla wax. Use this recipe to create a balm-like solid perfume with helpful advice from a natural perfume producer in this free video on perfumes.

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Hi, I'm Stephanie from stephanieknaturals.com, and I'm going to tell you a recipe for a solid perfume. Now, when you're making solid perfume, you're going to use approximately thirds. You're going to have about a third of your aromatics, your essential oils, to about a third of a carrier oil or fixed oil, and about a third of a wax. The wax could be beeswax or any number of vegetable waxes, such as carnauba or candililla. And the oils could be something like almond, or jojoba, or a grape seed or a sunflower, and, any of these oils would be fine. And, putting them altogether, you're going to make a balm that is soft enough to rub into your skin. So, it'll wind up about thirty percent of essential oils, which is a little stronger than if you are creating a perfume oil or a perfume in alcohol. But, you're also using a lot less of the balm, of the perfume. You will want to melt the wax in a double boiler. Just put a little bit of water in a pot, and then put your wax into a container inside that, so that it doesn't overheat too quickly, but it'll melt the wax together. So when you have melted wax, then you're going to put that into your tin, and then, and remember, you want to do thirds, so, if you use one part of wax, then also use one part of oil and one part of your essential oil. Add the oil to your wax, and then finally add your essential oil to the wax and oil mixture and mix it all together, and then let it cool. And once it's cooled, it will be this nice little balm. So this is what it will look like in the end, is a little solid bit, right here, that you just rub into your skin using your finger. And that is how you make a solid perfume.

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