I love to create unique or personalized scents that I can use for this vintage style solid perfume DIY. Using vintage containers like lockets and face cream containers elevates the everyday act of applying perfume to a fun, creative and personal level.
You can watch the full tutorial on You Tube by clicking the image above.
Sweet Almond Oil
Essential or Fragrance Oils
Small Containers and Lockets
Heat Proof glass measuring cup
Pan for Double Boiler
Prepare your containers by washing and drying them. Assemble all of the supplies on a paper towel to protect your work surface. Fill your pot with a couple of inches of water and bring to a boil on the stove.
In your heat proof measuring cup add 1 tablespoon of wax.
Next add 1 tablespoon of Almond oil.
Gently stir the wax and oil until moistened.
Place the measuring cup in the pot of water and let it heat up for a few minutes until the wax is melted.
Remove the pot from the heat and set it on a potholder on your worksurface. Add 15 drops of your essential oil and stir to mix.
Slowly pour your melted wax into your containers. It may help to warm your containers ahead of time so that the wax can settle in before it hardens.
If you are adding wax to a locket you will need to hold it or position it so that it is flat while it cools.
Here are the finished perfumes. If you want a flatter surface on your wax you could use a heat gun on the finished lockets. I personally like the effect of the hand poured wax.
Your containers can be decorated to give these solid perfumes that old time feel. These make great gifts too!