Loveswept Solid Perfume + Lotion Bar

Loveswept Solid Perfume + Lotion Bar | Henry Happened Over the past year or so I’ve been slowly adding to my essential oil collection. (Though I have a rather bad memory about what I’ve already purchased and keep buying citrus.) My latest purchase: jasmine. There is something so romantic about its soft floral scent. It always reminds me of the evening Mark and I spent dancing at a Pakistani wedding party. Decorated with marigold and jasmine garlands and flickering candles it was the perfect romantic setting.

Taking inspiration from Philosophy‘s annual perfume dedicated to l’amour I created my own romantic scent. And in a bit of a fortuitous craft fail, I made solid lotion bars! Turns out it is super easy to make both solid perfume and lotion bars with a bit of oil and beeswax.

Solid Perfume Tutorial Supplies | Henry Happened Supplies needed

  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2-4 drops jasmine essential oil (Note: I find it impossible to get exactly ’2 drops’ but don’t stress. Just go slow because some oils, like clove, will quickly overpower.)
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • Clean containers. The cute conversation hearts are from Michaels.

Solid Perfume Instructions How to make solid perfume | Henry Happened How to make solid perfume | Henry Happened

 Step 1

Pour the oil into a small container. (I infused my almond oil with dried lavender awhile back if you’re wondering what those little pieces are. I don’t think it added much to the scent.) Then add the essential oils – slowly! – and stir together.

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Step 2

Slowly heat the beeswax in a double broiler. When completely melted combine it with the oil and quickly transfer to a clean container.

Step 3

Let the mixture sit until it hardens – you can put it in the freezer to speed things up. To apply, rub with your finger to soften slightly and apply to skin.

Loveswept Solid Perfume | Henry HappenedSolid Lotion Bars

If you’re solid perfume is too, well, solid, then congrats! You’ve made a lotion bar! Having the patience to measure is not my forte, and on my first attempt I added too much beeswax. When it hardened, the perfume fell right out of the container. So if you want to do that on purpose (and you should!) just increase the amount of beeswax by about a tablespoon.

Romantic Almond Oil Lotion Bars | Henry Happened Rub the solid lotion between your hands for a lovely scented moisturizer. The sweet floral jasmine scent is nicely balanced with the spicy clove and warm vanilla. You can also experiment with adding rose, patchouli or even citrus oils.

Loveswept Solid Perfume + Lotion Bar | Henry Happened What is your favorite romantic scent? Last year I tried out a ‘man magnet‘ body oil spray, and it was too fun.

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    I have bookmarked SO many of your ideas! Would you give me a bit of advice regarding making natural products? How did you start and what would you say are the stock items necessary to begin this odoriferous adventure? :)

    Thank you for your time!

    • gerbermom says

      Definitely get a few essential oils that you like. You can do a ton with just that and some coconut oil or almond oil. It’s pretty hard to mess most of this stuff up – if you don’t get the consistency you like you can always melt it again and either add more beeswax (to make it more solid) or add more oil (to make it softer). Have fun!

    • gerbermom says

      I get mine at Whole Foods – they sell small blocks of beeswax, which is nice because I don’t need giant amounts. I’m sure you can order online as well.

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