posted by Annie B. Bond Mar 26, 2001 3:26 am
Adapted from Perfumes, Splashes, and Colognes, by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997).
I couldn’t believe how easy it is to make this luxurious cream perfume. It is such a great gift idea, and so quick you can whip up a batch at the very last minute and still have it done in plenty of time!
We include two different formulas: one is bright and citrusy (according to a recent study I just saw discussed on the internet, wearing citrus scents makes you appear thinner to the opposite sex!) and one spicily reminiscent of the Three Kings’ gifts. Both are completely divine.
2 tablespoons grated beeswax
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
1-2 teaspoons pure essential oils
1. Melt beeswax in an enamel or glass pan over boiling water. Add sweet almond oil; combine. Be patient with this step; it’s important to blend them completely.
2. Allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding the oils of your choice (see formulas below).
3. Fill small clean, dry glass jars with the solid perfume.
Sunny Citrus Blend
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of sweet orange
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of lemon
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of bergamot
Three Kings Blend
1 teaspoon essential oil of frankincense
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of myrrh
1/4 teaspoon essential oil of sandalwood