Homemade Perfume Recipe- with Essential Oils

jar of perfume

Ever tried homemade perfume? Get ready to save money on your personal fragrance while also controlling the ingredients you put on your skin! In this DIY recipe, you’ll learn how to make all-natural vegan solid perfume with essential oils! 

Benefits of Solid Perfume:

  • Don’t have to worry about liquid spilling or the bottle breaking
  • No alcohol or additives 
  • More convenient for worry-free traveling 
  • Great way to upcycle little containers! 

What You’ll Need: 

-1 tablespoon Solidifying Base (Candelilla Wax is a great vegan option or you can use Beeswax for a non-vegan option)

- 1 tablespoon Carrier Oil (we suggest Jojoba Oil or Sweet Almond Oil)

- 10-15 drops Essential Oils 

- Small Clean container* (about ½ ounce) 

*Refill your store-bought solid perfume with this homemade perfume recipe! Lip balm tins/jars also work well! Or you can even use little breath mint tins! 

Which Essential Oils to Use?

That’s totally up to you! DIY solid perfume is a great opportunity for you to create your signature scent! If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few of our favorite essential oil combos for personal fragrance: 

Lavender + Orange (bright and clean)

Frankincense + Cedarwood (deep and earthy) 

Eucalyptus + Peppermint + Lemon (crisp and uplifting) 


  1. Melt together the solidifying base and the carrier oil. You can either microwave them together for a few seconds or heat them while stirring in a double boiler. 
  2. Once the mixture has turned to liquid, remove it from the heat and mix in your essential oils. Remember that the waxy mixture will coat your stirrer, so use something disposable (like a toothpick) or something you can throw in the dishwasher. 
  3. Immediately pour the mixture into your final container (your cute little tin or jar). Do this quickly, before the mixture starts to harden! 
  4. Put the lid on the final container but leave it slightly open to allow some airflow. This will discourage condensation from the hot mixture while also discouraging bacteria from entering your perfume! 
  5. Once the perfume has hardened, just rub some onto your pulse points and enjoy! You might need to rub the mixture a bit to let it melt under the heat of your finger before applying it. 

Storage Tips:

Store your homemade perfume at room temperature for up to one year.

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