Today I wanted to share another fun way to use the essential oils you have in your “stash”! Making personal fragrance sticks (or solid perfume, as some call it) couldn’t be easier. Simply choose your favorite essential oil or a blend of oils and whip up these fragrance sticks in a few minutes! While they look like lip balm, they are intended to be applied to your neck, wrists, or behind your ears as a light personal perfume.
When I made these to give away as a gift, I used Blend of Jasmine for a pleasant floral scent. You can use many different oils! I recommend starting with an oil or blend that you love the fragrance of and have used topically before with no problems (skin irritation, etc.).
These make great little gifts (and you could plan ahead to make stocking stuffers!). They are super cute to enclose with a birthday card.
I used white beeswax when I made these, but if you use yellow beeswax (which is totally fine), the sticks will be a light yellow color. You can also use sweet almond oil in place of the olive oil if you prefer.
This recipe yields 5 sticks, but you can easily double or triple the recipe to make more!
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. beeswax pellets (white or yellow)
- ¼ tsp. essential oil
- Prepare empty lip balm containers by opening the lids and standing them on their ends. Group together and secure with a rubber band. (Alternatively, you can use tiny round tins.)
- Place olive oil and beeswax in a glass Pyrex measuring cup OR a mason jar and set it inside a saucepan on the stovetop filled with an inch or two of water. (The advantage of the measuring cup is the pouring spout!)
- Heat the saucepan over medium heat and stir the contents of the glass measuring cup or mason jar until melted and combined.
- Remove from heat and add essential oil(s).
- Immediately pour into empty tubes, working quickly as it will harden rapidly.
- Allow to cool, then label or package! (You don't want to get confused and think they are lip balms!)
Sources: beeswax pellets | essential oils | lip balm tubes
Let me know if you make these! I’d love to hear what essential oils you use!
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