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Make Your Own Solid Perfume with Essential Oils!

Do you need a new summer perfume? Why not make your own? It’s easier than you think!

Our new summer blend, Mountain Air, makes for a wonderful solid perfume! It is a peaceful yet uplifting blend of Bergamot, Lavender, Cedarwood Atlas, Lemon, and Chamomile Roman oils that has a beautiful soft, floral, slightly woodsy aroma, perfect for summer!


DIY Essential Oil Solid Perfume

DIY essential oil solid perfume

What you’ll need:


What you’ll do:

Melt the beeswax and jojoba in a double boiler. When melted, stir in 7-23 drops of Mountain Air and transfer to the empty lip balm tubes or tins. After the mixture has solidified, apply to wrists or along the collar bones for a sweet and calming summertime perfume.



80 thoughts on “Make Your Own Solid Perfume with Essential Oils!”

    1. More or less! It will have a similar dilution rate to lip balm. Although the base ingredients vary a little bit which makes it more suited for a solid perfume.

  • I made this, and LOVE it!! Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to make more of these with other blends, as well. It was easier than I expected (I had never made anything like this before), and it was so much fun!! 🙂

    1. Karen, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed making your solid perfume. There are tons of other recipes out there for you to try now 🙂

    1. That’s a great part of this recipe; you can use the oil you want to make it customized just for what you like!

  • What a great idea! I would not use mountain air as I’m not a fan of lavender but I would do something else. Just wondering though isn’t that like a 4% dilution? Just wondering how much you can actually use I know with lip balm it was around 1% thanks ..

  • I cannot wait to try this and other perfumes! I long for fresh and natural scents! Thank you for this post!

  • I can’t wait to try this! I currently use rollers for perfume, but I’m excited to try this other method!

  • I think this is a wonderful idea! A great way to use up all those old empty containers and another fun way to use EOs!! I may try this soon…thinking wild orange and vanilla maybe?!

  • I can’t wait to get the ingredients for this recipe! I remember when solid perfumes were popular in the 70’s. How much better it is to make your own & know exactly what’s in it! Plant Therapy is an awesome & informative source.

  • Can I use fractionated coconut oil instead of jojoba? Is there a reason why you selected jojoba over other carrier oils?
    I’m looking forward to receiving my Mountain Air!

    1. You can use your carrier oil of choice. Jojoba is so great for the skin, we just love using it for recipes like this!

  • Oooo this looks so fun and relatively easy, I’ll have to remember to try this sometime! I love how easily portable it would be. How cool!

    1. You definitely should give it a try! It’s such a super easy DIY and a really fun way to keep your favorite smells close by!

    1. I measured out 3 tsps. of the beeswax pellets (pastilles) and it was 2 grams. I don’t know if there is much of a weight difference between PT brand ‘pearls’ and these. I think I’ll just go with the recipe I know, maybe make some salve while I’m at it

  • My niece and I made these for party favors for her up coming Birthday Party. I think I earned the Best Aunt Ever award!!!

  • I just bought this oil and I am so excited to try to make this recipe. I love your website, it is so inspiring! Thank you.

  • I am going to make this today. I am going to split my batch in half and make mountain air 6 drops/ loving compassion (my all time favorite) 6 drops. I am just curious about how long the scents will last. Anyone who made long before you lose the scent?

  • This is awesome! Yes please, if we could have the beeswax in weight, that would be so helpful! I used equal amounts of beeswax and jojoba oil in weight before and it turned out too hard. Don’t really want to experiment as the oils are so precious!

    1. I measure out 3 tsps. of the beeswax pellets (pastilles) and it was 2 grams. I don’t know if there is much of a weigh difference between PT brand ‘pearls’ and these. I think I’ll just go with the recipe I know, maybe make some salve while I’m at it 🙂

  • This sounds lovely! I just got the summer synergy set today and this is definitely going in my DIY list.

  • I will definitely try making this with a different blend of essential oils. Thank you for the recipe!

  • I just made this and used jasmine absolute. I used 12 drops and it made 3 lip balm containers. Already wearing it and it smells very nice!

    1. How many ounces are your lip balm containers? I only have tins handy and am curious about measurements right now.
      Thanks! 🙂

  • Omgosh! I’m so making this, this weekend! But with almond oil and different eos. I have an empty tube deo tube from when I used it! I’ve been using a liquid deo I made this last month.

  • Could you give the weight on beeswax rather than teaspoons? I grate mine from a brick and do not have the pastilles. Thanks.

    1. Katsza, I use the pastilles with lotion bars and bug balm, and I think the volume of the grated beeswax are very similar to the pastilles. This kind of recipe is very forgiving–it should work out just fine for your needs 🙂

      1. Thank Lena S.!
        I borrowed some pastilles from a friend and 3 tsps. measure out to 2 grams J Clark.
        I will go ahead and try it as I’ve had a blend of oils melding for over a month now, I can spare a trial run 🙂 May need to get some tubes though as it seems like a 1:1 ration wax/oil would make a hard final product – maybe too hard to get out of tins using just a swipe of the finger.
        It’ll be fun to play when I get a spare moment anyway.

  • I’m definitely going to make this! Are those drops right? I have vanilla oleoresin infused jojoba and no mountain air. What oils would be good with that? I just got sandalwood Australian, neroli, and tangerine(plus I have many others). Would any of those be a good combo? Thanks

  • Sensual synergy would also be great in stead of the Mountain Air. I make a perfume roll on with the Sensual and love it but this solid sounds even better !!

  • I gave up using store bought perfumes, so I need to replace it with something natural. And here is the time.

    1. This is definitely a fun and easy way to replace store bought perfumes! Be sure to let us know what you come up with 🙂

  • I would love to try this. Does anyone have any different combinations of oils for different scents that would be good?

    1. These options are some of my favorite! I’ve also used our Mountain Air Summer Blend a lot lately. So heavenly!

  • I love this idea! I was making some body sprays with the Summer Blends; but now going to try these solids to carry with me.

  • Oh I love this idea. Mountain Air synergy has become my go to since I got it. I just love love the smell and find it so grounding and relaxing. I’m definately going to try this. My recipe book is full g up quickly with all these new blog recipes ❤

  • Love solid perfumes! Is there anything you recommend adding to make the scent last longer? I prefer to stay away from any alcohols, even isopropyl. Thanks

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