Making a Solid Perfume

I was looking at this Altoid Minis tin the other day (something I got in a gift bag) and realized it’s been a whole year since I actually ate one of these.   So I tossed out the candies and saved the tin with an idea about making a DIY solid perfume.

Over a double boiler (don’t you love this vintage one I found at Goodwill?) simmer some water on the bottom and place a tiny amount of beeswax on top to melt.  If you can’t find beeswax at the craft store, look for beeswax candles and just chip off about a tablespoon’s worth of wax.

Melt the wax…..  melting away….

Once the wax is fully melted, turn off the heat and spray your favorite perfume into the mixture.  I used about 20 sprays of my Wholearth Beauty #4 scent, but spray as little or as much as you want.      Stir well and pour into the clean Altoids tin container.

Allow to cool and you’re done!   Apply to pulse points with your fingers.


  1. Yvonne Moss says:

    Wait. WHAAAAT? You can apply beeswax as perfume? Who knew?

  2. Mary says:

    Love your idea. Can’t wait to try it. :)

  3. K J says:

    Another thing to be thankful for this weekend!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    Wow! how clever – what a great idea and a great way to make your perfume last…I have a bottle of Chanel No. 5 and it is taking me ages to get through it – I always think it will probably go bad before you can use it all!

  5. France says:

    Wonder if this would work as scented candles (buy adding a string before the wax cools down)

  6. lovely! i rather give and use a solid perfume, any day! thank you for sharing!