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Thursday, March 16, 2006 Solid Perfume

Solid Perfume

This great, creamy perfume recipe will make wonderful gifts or a terrific addition to your craft sale inventory!

3 parts oil (Sweet almond, canola or light olive oil will all workfine)
2 parts White beeswax
1 part Scent (You can use fragrance oil…find tips below on wheretofind these.)

In a double boiler, melt all ingredients, stirring well to combine.Pour into containers, seal with a lid and allow to sit and harden slightly before using.

Tips, Hints and Other Ideas:
~ Find fragrance oils at either fragrance oil suppliers (look online for some great ones) or at your favorite craft store. You can also check at candlemaking or soapmaking supply shops. Fragrance oils come in literally every scent imaginable, so you can get very creative with the type of solid perfume you make.

~ You could also try using "essential oils" for the scent.Essential oils are highly concentrated oils of real herbs, so if you're lookingfor an all-natural perfume, this might be a good choice for you. Youcan find these at good health food stores, and craft stores. (Always make sure that the essential oil is intedned for use on the skin -- some are irritating to the skin.)

~ This makes a great gift. To make it really special, why not add a single dried flower to the top of the solid perfume, before it'scompletely hardened. Press a tiny dried flower into the warm mixture. Then when it hardens, there is a small flower on the top,and makes for a beautiful presentation. Try finding unusual containers for this solid perfume – miniature tins are a great idea,or even lip gloss containers. Anything small and with a lid will work just fine.

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