How to Make Solid Perfume

by Fashion, Style & Personal Care Editor

How to Make Solid Perfume. Solid perfume is a great way to carry your favorite scent with you and save money at the same time. You can fill old compacts, pillboxes and even watch cases with the solid perfume.

Items you will need

  • Beeswax
  • Almond oil
  • Essential oils
  • Small pan
  • Container for perfume
  • Thin wooden stick (ice cream stick)
Step 1

Create the scent for your solid perfume with essential oils that you'll purchase at most health and natural food stores. They're are also available at some department stores, large supermarkets and online.

Step 2

Fill a small narrow glass container with rubbing alcohol. You'll use it to clean the eye dropper after adding each essential oil.

Step 3

Place 1 tbsp. grated beeswax and 1 tbsp. almond oil into a small sauce pan or heat resistant dish and heat very gently until the beeswax melts.

Step 4

Stir in the combination of essential oils that you choose with a thin wooden stick, such as an ice cream stick. To make an exotic scented solid perfume, use 5 drops of vanilla oil and 3 drops of ylang-ylang oil.

Step 5

Pour the warm melted liquid into a clean, dry container that closes securely.

Step 6

Allow the perfume to turn solid by cooling it completely--about 30 minutes.


  • Search thrift stores for unusual containers that close tightly. Unusual containers of homemade solid perfume make wonderful and very special gifts. They're inexpensive too. Fill an empty lip balm case with melted liquid. When it hardens you will have a great push-up perfume container.