When should you apply Essential Oils? To create an amazing smelling all natural perfume.
This is a natural perfume recipe made with just four ingredients, and you can make it in 15 minutes or less!
The base is made of vanilla-infused jojoba and beeswax. If you’ve never worked with vanilla-infused jojoba, I think you’re really going to love it! It has such a warm, decadent aroma—perfect for a natural perfume recipe. You can find it ready-made, or you can make your own. I like to make it with vanilla oleoresin (and I show you a “bottle-in-process” at 1:53), but you can also use vanilla bean pods.
To make the solid base for this natural perfume recipe, you’ll need:
½ oz (14 gm) Beeswax (Cera alba) (0:47)
2 ½ oz (75 ml) Vanilla-Infused Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) (2:06)
You can melt the beewax and jojoba together right on your stovetop. You can see how I do it at 1:02. I have a soup pot that’s ¼ full of gently boiling water. My Pyrex measuring cup sits in the pot, with the handle of the Pyrex hanging over the side (it doesn’t get so hot that way!).
The beeswax goes in the Pyrex right after I measure it. That gives the beeswax a little time to melt while I measure my vanilla jojoba (1:31). Then I add the vanilla jojoba into the Pyrex (2:06) and let the blend melt fully.
While it’s melting, I blend my essential oils.
25 drops (1 ml) Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) (3:49)
15 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) (4:02)
Since I’m using so much essential oil, I’m blending them in a graduated cylinder. It lets me measure by the ml. If you don’t have a graduated cylinder, that’s okay! You can just blend your essential oils drop by drop in a small glass, or even drop them right into the melted blend in your Pyrex (once it’s off the stove). You can estimate 25 drops for 1 ml.
At 5:50, I pour my essential oils into the melted wax, stirring gently with a glass stir rod. (You can also use the handle of a stainless steel spoon.)
I’m using 1 oz (30 ml) tins as containers. (4:45) They’re convenient because you can toss them in a bag or backpack . . . and this is a solid natural perfume recipe, so it won’t leak.
At 6:27, I pour my perfume into the tins. It won’t take long to solidify (about 15 to 20 minutes), and I like to just set the lids of the tins on top so the essential oils won’t evaporate during that time. (When my natural perfumes are cool, I’ll screw the lids on more tightly.)
Have fun with your perfume!