DIY Solid Perfume -   These are fabulous handmade gifts!! Bridesmaids gifts, valentine's day gifts, Christmas gifts!

DIY Solid Perfume – Hippy Handmade Holidays

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I absolutely love to come up with great gift ideas that I can make for my favorite friends and family members year around. I delight in the looks on their faces, when they open their gifts and realize that in some way I made their gift just for them.

This Christmas, I wanted to make all of my BFFs something REALLY amazing, that they would be super stoked to receive as a gift and think of me every time they use it. With as many times as I have seen solid perfume pinned on Pinterest, I just knew that I couldn’t go wrong with it as a gift, especially with  a cute container to put it in!

A locket to share my heart with

There is something magical, to a girl, about receiving a beautiful locket as a gift. Add a one of a kind sensual solid perfume and you will find yourself giving a unique gift that nearly any woman would love! You can make this solid perfume in nearly any container that you can find, anything from 1 oz. metal tins to even recycled bottle caps!

After making solid perfume lockets last Valentine’s Day, in my shoppe, I realized just how loved they are! At the time, I didn’t know where to get lockets for a decent price that weren’t made in China. This year I decided to do some searching to find a really amazing Etsy shop, located here in the US and in turn came across the CUTEST lockets in the Etsy shop, Valley Girl Designs! She ships in record time and has so many beautiful options, it doesn’t really matter who you are shopping for, there is likely something there! Not only that, you are supporting handmade small businesses!

DIY Solid Perfume - These are fabulous handmade gifts!! Bridesmaids gifts, valentine's day gifts, Christmas gifts!

DIY Solid Perfume

To simplify this recipe, if you did not want to use more than one carrier oil, you could just simply use 1/4 cup oil to 1 Tbsp. beeswax. I like to combine oils to get just the right consistency, since some oils are really oily, while other are dry and will sink in faster.


  • 3 Tbsp. grapeseed oil (you could substitute any carrier oil such as hemp seed, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, or even more coconut oil if you wanted!)
  • 1 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil (you could substitute any carrier oil here)
  • 1 Tbsp. beeswax pastilles
  • 60 drops essential oil – or use one of the essential oil blends below (for roughly a 4% dilution)


  1. In a double boiler, heat up and melt the beeswax along with the carrier oils, until melted.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring well until combined.
  3. Pour your mixture into the containers you have chosen for your solid perfume. If wanting to add this to something small and delicate such as a locket, I suggest using a dropper to fill the small area, for a much prettier and consistent, end result. I learned this the hard way. My first batch that I ever made, last year, I poured sloppily with the pan and had very little control. With a dropper, gently fill the small area without making a mess or spilling all over the jewelry.

DIY Solid Perfume - These are fabulous handmade gifts!! Bridesmaids gifts, valentine's day gifts, Christmas gifts!

Solid Perfume Essential Oil Blends

There are so many options, the blends that you can come up with are truly endless, but knowing how crazy the holidays get, I have come up with a few great blends just to make things easier for you! Get creative and substitute your favorite essential oils in the place of ones you might not have, you never know what you might come up with! Some of my best blends were just created from randomly mixing my favorites together!


I really like this blend year around because it was originally created as my stress/anxiety blend but it just smells so good, I think it makes a great perfume too!

35 drops grapefruit essential oil
15 drops sweet orange essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops roman chamomile essential oil
10 drops clary sage essential oil


This scent is so grounding and calming. I really love the blend of sweet and earthen;the sweet of the marjoram, ylang-ylang, and lavender, with the earthiness of the cedarwood.

20 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
10 drops Virginia cedarwood essential oil
3 drops ylang-ylang essential oil


This is my based off of my blend that I use for creativity boosting when my writing is in a rut! I also love to use this when I meditate as well! I have switched out the sandalwood I normally use for nutmeg essential oil. You can interchange them in the recipe if you like.

10 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
5 drops vanilla absolute
10 drops bergamot essential oil
20 drops sweet orange essential oil
5 drops Virginia cedarwood essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil


This is my romantic aphrodisiac blend. It’s bright and fruity but feminine and heady. I can’t get enough of this one, there’s something very attractive about this blend!

25 drops grapefruit essential oil
25 drops tangerine essential oil
10 drops rose absolute
5 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops ylang-ylang essential oil


Twilight Gypsy is a very sensual feminine dance under the moonlight. Twilight Gypsy is a sweet and spicy, floral blend.

40 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
6 drops nutmeg essential oil
8 drops vanilla absolute
2 drops ylang-ylang essential oil

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  • I live in north TX and it’s always hot here in the summer! I don’t have an issue with this exact recipe melting in the hot summer sun (though I wouldn’t store this in a hot car or anything) when worn on my body! If you do have issues in a really hot climate, you can add an extra Tbsp. of beeswax to this recipe to make it a tad harder, but be aware that during the winter it will be harder to use too!

  • Wow! Not many care about mixing their oils in the proper order lol! That’s totally awesome! To get the absolute best potency of scent, mixing the base notes first, then middle notes, and then top notes would be the best order! The base notes tend to help hold all the rest together longer! I don’t however notice too much of a difference when mixing them into salves/solid perfumes and what not, so you don’t necesarilly have to go to that much trouble, unless you are selling these and want to just be doubly sure that the top notes don’t evaporate before you get the base note in. I don’t find that to be too much of a problem though!

  • Sandy

    2% EO’s is the standard safe ratio, more than that depends on the individual.

  • yes these are safe for application on the skin! That’s how these work actually, you rub your finger in the solid perfume area and then rub it onto your perfume spots on your body! (normally neck and wrists!)

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  • Lezlee jones

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, ideas and recipes! I have a salon in Ut. I love making Soap and lotion bars. I recently wanted to add solid perfume in lockets. Thanks, these lockets are beautifulI. I would love to know what you retail ( mark-up) the lockets with the solid perfume in them for?
    Thank you so much.

  • This is an amazing idea – I love it! Thank you so very much for this post! I have some friends who have been asking about this for a make and take – how awesome!

  • These are so pretty!

  • starflyernq4

    Wow! Really pretty and useful! I’m so happy I have found your website. I’ve only recently realized the necessity to use essential oils and remove all these harmful toxins! I have a lot to learn, but I wanted to stop and thank you. I appreciate you putting your information out there for people to learn from. I’m looking forward to exploring your website more!

  • This looks fairly similar to the recipe I use for chapstick already. I think the part that I’m really in awe of is not how easy these would be to make, but how you manage to find such lovely lockets to present them in! <3

  • I love finding diy perfume recipes! Can’t wait to add these to my collection!

  • thehomesteadinghippy

    okay, I really need to learn to read 🙂 I just re-read it and saw that any carrier will work! thanks!

  • thehomesteadinghippy

    thanks so much for this recipe! I have been wanting to make solid perfumes! One question, does it have to be hemp seed oil or would almond oil work just as well?