How to Make Solid Perfume

Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Are you wondering how to make solid perfume? I love wearing perfume and enjoy a variety of different types of scents.  I generally apply it in the morning when I’m getting ready for the day.  I like to refresh it throughout the day because the scent rarely lasts all day for me.

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How to make solid perfume

How to Make Solid Perfume

I don’t really want to carry a bottle of perfume in my handbag. That could result in a huge mess if it ever leaked or spilled. The solution for me was to learn how to make solid perfume. 

I love solid perfume because I can toss it in my bag or leave it on my desk and use it whenever I need to.  The problem is that not all of my favorite designer scents are available in solid form.  

Lately, I have been in love with my BVLGARI au the vert perfume but I have not been able to find it in solid form anywhere.  Now that I know how to make solid perfume, I can create my own.

Can I double this recipe?

If you want to make these as gifts, you can double or triple the amounts. I prefer to make one at a time since I make them for myself.  They would make a great Mother’s Day gift or they’d work for wedding favors.

What scents can I use to make solid perfume?

While I chose to use my favorite designer scent, you can easily use an essential oil like jasmine or rose if you want to stick with natural. Or, you could make a citrus solid perfume for a fresh, clean scent.

You will also need beeswax and a carrier oil for your solid perfume.  I used Wonder Oil as my carrier oil because it’s what I have on hand and I love how easy it is to use.

How to make solid perfume

How to make solid perfume last longer

If you’re wondering how to make solid perfume last longer, you should keep it somewhere cool and out of direct sunlight. Make sure the container stays covered at all times.

It should last for months this way provided you take care of it. Melting and getting solid again will cause the scent to dissipate more quickly than if it remained solid and covered.


  • Organic Beeswax Pastilles
  • Essential oils or your favorite designer perfume
  • Wonder Oil or another carrier oil
  • Little container with a lid to hold your perfume

How to make solid perfume

How to make solid perfume from liquid perfume

  • Place a tablespoon of Organic Beeswax Pastilles in a small glass bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the top of a double boiler and bring the water to a boil. Stir the beeswax gently with a wooden craft stick until it’s melted.
  • Remove it from the heat.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of your Wonder Oil.
  • Stir in about 8-10 drops of your fragrance. How much it takes depends on how strong your fragrance is and how strong you like your perfume.  Experiment until you find the perfect amount for your scent.
  • Pour it into a little container with a lid and let it sit until it turns solid.

How to Make Solid Perfume Using Your Favorite Scents #Beeswaxcrafts #PerfumeCrafts

You can make as many or as few of these as you would like.  Vary the containers depending on the type of scent you’re making and who you are giving it to.

How do you use solid perfume?

Once the perfume has returned to solid form, just rub your finger over the top and apply it to your scent points. This could be your wrists, behind your ears or at the base of your neck.

During the summer, why not try a bit behind each knee? If you prefer, you can always use a cotton swab instead of your finger.

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Essential oil crafts

If you love essential oils and want to use them when you craft, you might want to try these essential oil crafts. And, if you’re new to essential oils, I recommend that you pick up an essential oil book.

That way you will learn about which scents work best and what projects you can create.

More perfume crafts

If you love perfume as much as I do, you might want to make a perfume tray to hold all of your scents. You won’t believe how easy it is to make. Why not learn how to make a body spray.  This spray uses essential oils.

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64 thoughts on “How to Make Solid Perfume”

  1. I think I might just have found a way to make solid perfume thanks to this outlet. I'm 78 years old from Nth. Island New Zealand wanting to learn all I can about essential oils/blending same and going to attempt this recipe for solid perfume I have arthritis in both hands so want to do as much as I can in this area. Am a fan of Pinterest which provides a vast knowledge base for me, such as this specific recipe. My neighbour has a honeysuckle hedge growing and I love the scent of its flowers.
  2. I think this is a great idea! I'll definitely try this. Making a perfume is great fun since you get to work at your own pace and choose your own ingredient to work with as well.
  3. This post is fabulous and I never would have guessed I could make my own perfume! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and please come again with your great ideas!!! Carrie, A Mother's Shadow
  4. I will have to try this. I make my own perfume, scrubs, gloss, and soap already and sell them in my shop. This sounds like a base I already have around for gloss, excluding the perfume.  Thanks for the great tutorial. You have lovely pics. Hugs from Bacon Time. 
  5. That's actually a really cool idea. I think I'd use a better amount this way (the sprays always seem to get too much "scent" on me).
  6. This is fantastic! Absolutely perfect for traveling. I hate that I never get to take my perfumes with me since I normally carry my bags onto the plane. I am always worried the bottles are going to break and my clothes will never smell the same. Thank you for sharing!
  7. What a fantastic idea. I've never tried this before and knowing that a favorite fragrance can be stretched definitely makes this all the more fantastic!!
  8. Hi Ellen - I'm so happy to find your blog!  Love this idea.  Store bought perfumes are so strong, they always give me a headache.  This would be a great alternative.  I'm a brand new blogger writing about teens and 40's lifestyle, and I'm so glad to find other ladies in blogland who are in the same boat!  Have a great weekend!
  9. wow sounds fairly easy to make. I do not wear perfume because I breastfeed my baby and I do not want it all over her delicate skin. Sounds wonderful though! 
    • You could try an essential oil instead and apply it behind your ears. Then the fragrance would be all natural and nowhere near the baby.
  10. What a great idea! i even have beeswax from another project that I could use. I never thought about using a perfume I already had and turning it to solid form. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for this! 
  11. I have never heard of solid perfume but it sounds really cool. I would have never thought of making it. Very crafty... 
  12. i love this idea ellen!! and you can control how much scent you have.  maybe i can make some axe stuff into solids for my nephew who thinks ALL THE SCENTS at once are a good idea
  13. That is such a brilliant idea! I often hate traveling with liquid perfumes because they can spill. But in solid form..that would make it so much easier! 
  14. Wow I would have never known how easy it was! Sounds interesting! So with a solid perfume do you just rub it on your body, and it will work the same as a regular spray? Or does it make it smell lighter?
    • Just use your finger to apply.  Swirl it around on the solid perfume and then rub on your pulse points. It might be lighter but it really depends on how many drops of perfume you apply. You can adjust it.
  15. This would make a great gift, and I think it is simple enough for me to make it. Love the great crafts you come with Ellen.
  16. Wow, that's a great idea!! This would even be good to take in our toy hauler when we go camping - I'm always worried about the glass bottles breaking while traveling. Love it Ellen. Pinned & tweeted!

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