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Solid Perfume with Shimmer

Prep Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Keyword: perfume
Yield: 2 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $4


  • Two small bowls
  • 2-ounce container with lid


  • 2 tsp almond oil or jojoba oil
  • 30 drops essential oils of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp eyeshadow or mica powder
  • 1 tbsp beeswax


  • Combine almond oil with essential oils in a small bowl
  • In a second small bowl, melt beeswax in 30-second intervals in the microwave
  • Add the oil mixture to beeswax and stir to combine
  • Add the shimmer powder and stir again
  • Pour into a small container and let it sit to harden


You'll find that solid perfumes last way longer—and I don't just mean how the scent lingers. Because solid perfumes are quite concentrated to use and you have full control over what you use, you won't go through it as quickly as regular perfume.
Use within a year or so.