How to Make Solid Perfume Using Your Favorite Scents

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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. 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 perfumeThis post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

How to make solid perfume

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.

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. 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. 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.


  • 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

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  • 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.
  • Pour it into a little container with a lid and let it sit until it turns solid.

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 to make solid perfume

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
    I've had perfume drop and drip all over me and ruin clothes, this is a great idea!!
  4. I love solid is easier to carry with you and not worry about it spilling!
  5. This looks like a simple and easy process. Would make a fabulous gift!
  6. Kelsey Apley says
    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?
    • Ellen Christian says
      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.
  7. Amber Edwards says
    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! 
  8. 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
  9. I love solid perfume because it is so hard to overdo! I have never thought to make my own.
  10. Amy Desrosiers says
    I love this idea, and have always wanted to try this! I really need to get myself some beeswax!
  11. Jennifer Soltys says
    What a great idea!!! Never even thought of something like this, but love it!
  12. Mindy Grant says
    What a great idea!  I bet my Mom would love this for Mother's Day!
  13. These smell so good. I love it when people wear these. I can't because my skin is so sensitive.
  14. Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
    That is neat! And a great way to keep your scent the entire day. 
  15. I have never heard of solid perfume but it sounds really cool. I would have never thought of making it. Very crafty... 
  16. 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! 
  17. Dawn Pruitt says
    Very cool idea!  It looks easy to do too!  I gotta try this!  
  18. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    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! 
    • Ellen Christian says
      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.
  19. Wow, how awesome is this? I had no idea you could make something like this at home. You're such a clever chicky!
  20. What a fabulous gift idea. It would be fun to make up a bunch of these for the holidays!
  21. Okay, wow that is impressive! Thanks for sharing will make a great gift.
  22. This is a really cool idea! I never would have thought to do something like this!
  23. 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!
  24. This would be a great gift idea!! You always are so creative Ellen I'm so impressed!!! 
  25. 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!!
  26. Tammilee Tillison says
    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!
  27. Mag@GirlyCreation says
    Tempted to make my own. I love perfume and homemade with natural ingredients is even better.
  28. 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).
  29. Mindie Hilton says
    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. 
  30. Carrie Groneman says
    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
  31. 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.


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