These solid perfumes in a locket are the most ridiculously easy and inexpensive gifts to make. As Marjorie Hillis says in her gorgeous book, Orchids on Your Budget, 'things must be dire indeed if you cannot afford to gift SOMETHING at Christmas'.
All you need to make these is:
Oil (Olive, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Vegetable)
Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil in your chosen scent
Vessels for your perfume eg. lockets (vintage, chain store, heirloom) or lip balm containers, hand made clay pots or shapes like my clay leaf, or empty compacts, which make gorgeous containers if you have them.
You only need the tiniest amount of everything to make an enormous number of gifts. These two lockets and three lip balm containers of solid perfume were made with 2 dessertspoons each of beeswax pellets, jojoba oil, and a teaspoon of Chanel No 5 copycat fragrance oil.
Melt the beeswax pellets in a microwave safe jug. On High, they'll take 3-4 minutes to liquefy. Melt them in a tiny saucepan or frypan if you don't have a microwave. This is all it took to make the five gifts you see above.
Add the liquid carrier oil, and your fragrance oil. Work quickly so it doesn't solidify. Spoon or pour into your containers, compacts or lockets. I use tiny souvenir teaspoons to spoon my perfume into the lockets. They usually have a more pointed end that funnels the liquid into the tiny space.
Allow the perfume to cool and solidify, and you're done.
Gorgeous gifts, for mere scents....sorry...cents!
Five Star Frou-Frou is a neverending linkup with a featured blogging friend each time I post.
Todays featured blogger is Fiona at Saw It, Pinned It, Did It, who made some drifty, floaty dreamcatchers....
Beautifully done, Fiona!