by Rustic Escentuals
I will be using the super versatile Natural Lip Balm Base as the base for this solid perfume tutorial. Solid perfumes are wonderfully easy to make and carry with an added bonus of not having to worry about spillage!
Supplies and Equipment Needed
Glass measuring cup
Black Slimline lip balm tubes (.07 oz capacity)
Natural Lip Balm Base (A)
Little Black Dress Fragrance Oil
General fragrance oil percentages for solid perfumes are 10 – 15 %. I prefer to start with 10%, but you may need to adjust the amount somewhat if the fragrance oil you are using is on the strong side. Make a small amount to test your fragrance before committing to a large batch. You can visit our Percentage Calculator page if you need help calculating how much to use.
Get your tubes ready
Step 1: Take the caps off each Slimline tube and make sure each “turning mechanism” is all the way down. Gently turn until it stops moving. These black tubes are a perfect way to add an elegant touch to your solid perfumes.
Step 2: Place a container on your scale and tare out the container (zero out the scale). Measure out 1 ounce of Natural Lip Balm Base.
Step 3: Slowly melt the base in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time until fully melted. Do not overheat! Slowly stir between each 30 seconds.
Step 4: Add 10% of Little Black Dress fragrance oil using a disposable pipette. This is approximately 3 mls.
Step 5: Stir slowly until fully incorporated. Taking a clean pipette, draw up the base and slowly start filling the Slimline tubes.
Step 6: Let the perfume completely cool and harden.
Step 7: Cap tubes and you’re done! How easy is that! If you’re going to make a large batch, using a lip balm tube filling tray is recommended for quick, easy filling.