At the cottage this summer my Aunt Karla presented me with a small tin of solid lavender lemon perfume. She’s a bit of a lavender junkie, and who can blame her? It’s relaxing and just wonderful. The ingredients for the perfume were quite simple—basically just cocoa butter, almond oil, and lavender essential oil. And I thought to myself “I can do that”. As you may have guessed, I do that a lot.
I opted for a base of beeswax and almond oil rather than cocoa butter and almond oil, as the beautifully chocolate scented cocoa butter would interfere with the essential oil (and I do not see the point in owning unscented cocoa butter). From there I scented the blend with essential oils of lavender, rosemary, and just a hint of litsea cubeba (which has a great lemony scent, but none of the photosensitivity of lemon essential oil).
These little lavender lemon solid perfumes come together in mere minutes and make fantastic gifts (especially since it takes scarcely more time to make ten than two). They also cost about $0.20 each to make, so what are you waiting for?
Solid Lavender Lemon Perfume
15 drops lavender essential oil
5 drop rosemary essential oil
3 drops litsea cubeba essential oil (you can also use lemon myrtle or lemongrass)
Melt the sweet almond oil and beeswax together in a small saucepan over low heat.
Remove from the heat and let it cool down for a minute. Add the essential oils and swirl to combine. Decant into little 1/4 oz tins. Fills 2 tins.