How to Make Solid Perfume – DIY Recipe [+ Video Tutorial]

Hello and welcome back (or welcome if you’re new here!) I hope you’re doing well. In this article, I’m going to be showing you how to make your own solid perfume. It’s a very easy recipe and it’s one of my favourite DIYs, so I hope you enjoy it too. I’ve listed out all of the ingredients and steps below, or you can watch the video tutorial if you prefer. Let’s jump right into it!

Video Tutorial

Ingredients & Materials

  • Beeswax pastilles
  • Carrier oil (sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, etc.)
  • Essential oils
  • Re-usable containers
  • Double boiler

The recipe is really simple and includes just three ingredients: beeswax pellets, an oil of your choice (I like to use sweet almond oil), and essential oils of your choice.

I am using a blend of essential oils which are quite citrusy and floral; it’s my personal favourite. I’m mostly using sweet orange and rose, with just a couple drops of rosemary, peppermint, myrrh, lemongrass, and benzoin.

DIY Solid Perfume - Emily Lightly

You will also need some re-usable containers for your perfume. Old makeup jars work really well for this. I have a stash of little circular tins which were actually originally used for tea, and they are perfect for this DIY.

Finally, you will need a double-boiler or similar setup. Since I don’t have a double boiler, I’m using a stainless steel bowl and a pyrex glass measuring cup.


  1. Melt the beeswax and oil together in the double boiler.
  2. Add your essential oils.
  3. Pour into your container and set aside to cool.
  4. Use and enjoy!

Step one is to melt your beeswax and oil together. I use equal parts of beeswax and oil; you might have to play with the ratios a little depending on the oils you’re using. For example if you’re using coconut oil, you might need to add more beeswax since coconut oil is more liquid at warmer temperatures. For one small tin, I’m using about one tablespoon of each.

Once it’s all melted, add in your essential oils. Since this is a perfume I do want the scent to be quite strong. I’m starting with 20 drops each of the sweet orange and rose oils, and a few drops of the others. You can always adjust it as you go along until it smells how you like.

DIY Solid Perfume - Emily Lightly

Then all that’s left to do is pour your mixture into your container and set it aside to cool! Wasn’t that easy? To use it, simply rub a little bit into the your inner wrists, neck, behind your ears, or anywhere that you would normally spray perfume.

I love this recipe because you can completely customize the scent to your liking and make it very personal. It’s all natural and doesn’t contain any alcohol like regular perfume does, which is harmful to spray on your skin. These also make a thoughtful gift for family or friends.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for reading. Until next time,

Emily Lightly

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