How to make perfume solids/salves : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hello, I would like to know how I can create inexpensive perfume solids. I have heard that I can make a perfume solid using beeswax and the essential oils; but I do not have a recipe. Does anyone know how to make perfume solids? Thanks, Ruth

-- Ruthlynn Savoy (, July 09, 2001


Hi Ruth,

i didn't bookmark the sites as i was interested in finding a recipie for goat milk lotion. i typed in a search for it and came on some really great websites for how to make perfume, etc.

-- Bernice (, July 09, 2001.

Do you want the solid prefume that is really more like a salve? If so, use a nice oil, like almond...something mostly odorless. Add beeswax and melt (use a tin can, bent to a point on one side for pouring, in a pan of boiling water as a pourable double burner), add beeswax to melt. Test consistency by dipping spoon into it, and then putting spoon into fridge for about 30 seconds or so. When you get it thick enough, let it cool a bit...then add your essential oils and cool completely after pouring into containers.

-- marcee king (, July 10, 2001.

If you want to start from 'scratch', you can melt lard or vegetable shortening onto two matching sized plates, with high rims. You then spread fresh leaves/petals/grated roots/peels, or whatever else you are trying to capture the scent of onto one of the plates, and cap it with the other plate, facing down. Change out your petals (or whatever you're using) every day, until the scent is strong enough to suit you. Sit the plates in a mildly warm place to soften up, and then stir in your fixative, which can be added as a few drops of essential oil. Tonka bean (vanilla like scent) and Orris root (more flowery)are two possibilities, there are others that may blend more appropriately with the scent you are creating. If you make small batches, and keep refrigerated, you can get by without worrying about a fixative. An alternative is to put the materials in a jar, cover with almond oil, and sit it in the windowsill. Change out materials daily until strong enough, then either fix or refrigerate. This method makes liquid ready to wear perfume oils. One warning, there are a few types of scents and flowers that aren't stable enough to capture, so don't be disappointed if something doesn't work the way you planned it. The perfume industry has been failing to capture them too, so you're not alone.

-- Connie (, July 11, 2001.


3 parts sweet almond or jojoba 2 parts beeswax 1 part scent


2 oz beeswax 2 oz shea or mango butter 3 oz almond or olive oil 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil fragrance

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

-- wolfie (, December 22, 2001.

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