Monday, March 4, 2013

Solid Perfumed Locket

When my grandmother passed away a few years ago I was lucky enough to receive much of her jewellery.  It isn't worth anything in terms of money, but it means a lot to me because it was hers.

My sister lives in another city so she wasn't around when we were going through the pieces, so she didn't get anything.  For her birthday, I decided to give her a locket I had from my Grandma's jewellery box and fill it was some soothing lavender scented solid perfume.


Here's what you need to make your own solid perfume:


Materials:
-pure beeswax
-essential oil
-carrier oil (I used olive oil)
-container
-craft knife and something to melt your ingredients in (not shown)

Steps:
1) Melt enough wax to fill your container.  I used my melter from a a soapmaking kit I have but you could use a double boiler or crockpot too.


2) Once your wax is melted add some carrier oil.  It will look kind of funny and squiggly but just stir and it will melt into the wax.  There are no set amounts.  Just follow your instincts and add enough so that your not just making scented wax.

3) Add some lovely smelling essential oils.  Again, just follow your instincts.

4) Pour it into your container.  I made a bit of a mess but the nice thing with this is that it cleans up pretty easily if you wipe it down while its cooling, or you can warm up your craft knife and simply cut off any excess.

Tah dah!  That's it!

solid perfume, DIY perfume locket

My sister's life is a little stressful so I'm hoping the lavender will help to calm and soothe~

I found the original inspiration for this project here:

                                                       Source: crunchybetty.com via Etcetorize on Pinterest

I've been thinking about making this project for ages.  I have no idea why I put it off.  It was super easy and took hardly any time at all.  Go to Crunchy Betty for more information on mixing essential oils and other fun natural craft projects.

What scent will you make yours with?  Leave a comment below~

4 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great idea! And what a nice gift for your sister. I'm sure she will appreciate getting something that was her grandma's.

OksanaB said...

Love this idea! Thank you for sharing, Tamara, and have a wonderful week!

Lynn said...

What a thoughtful gift. Thank you for sharing, I'm going to put it on my to do list.

Theresa said...

What a thoughtful idea. I never would have thought to use a locket like this. Great job!

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