What are solid perfumes?
Solid perfumes, just as the name implies, are a clever way of delivering your favorite scent in a solid state rather than the usual liquid mix of ethanol (alcohol) and water. In most cases, this is achieved by mixing the concentrated perfume oil with melted wax. The idea behind solid perfume is such that you can carry the fragrance in a convenient and handy way. Solid perfume removes the possibility of bottles breaking, and liquid spilling inside your bag.
How to use Solid Perfume?
It’s quite simple, really. Use your index finger to rub the fragrant wax compound in a circular manner. The friction and heat will melt the top layer just a bit for you to be able to get some of the concentrated scent on your finger. Lightly dab this on the usual pulse points: wrist, inner arm, base of the collar bone, back of neck and you’re good.
Benefits of using Solid Perfume
There are lots of benefits that come with using a solid perfume; because of its compact nature, you can literally carry the solid perfume anywhere with you and use it any time of the day; as you do not have to go the bathroom to re-apply. You can even keep it tucked in your jean pocket if you don’t want to bring a bag. Not that alone, because the compound is wax (usually beeswax), it has pretty awesome moisturizing properties.
Although, there is this danger of over-applying, which may make you feel a bit icky in warmer conditions. So, the rule of thumb would be, the less the better. Just apply a light layer. Don’t worry—others will be able to smell you, even if you can’t smell it on yourself.
How to make Solid Perfume?
Ingredients Needed To Make Awesome Solid Perfume
- A small chunk of beeswax
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 3 drops clove essential oil
- 2 drops orange essential oil
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
Step By Step on How To Make Awesome Solid Perfume
Step 1: First, chunk the beeswax and melt it in a container.
Step 2: Combine the rest of the ingredients.
Step 3: Add the oil mixture to the beeswax mixture, and stir very well.
Step 4: Then, pour the mixture into a small-sized container.
Step 5: Finally, let the mixture sit to harden.