Solid Perfume Tutorial

We 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. Tuck into your purse or bag for on-the-go scenting of your favorite fragrance!

solid perfume using natural lip balm base

Supplies and Equipment Needed
Rubber gloves
Glass measuring cup
Disposable pipettes
Black Slimline lip balm tubes (.07 oz capacity)
Natural Lip Balm Base (A)
Body Safe 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.

turn knob all the way down

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.

scoop out and weigh 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.

balm melted and ready for use

Step 4: Add 10% of your chosen body safe fragrance oil using a disposable pipette. This is approximately 3 mls.

add fragrance oil

Step 5: Stir slowly until fully incorporated. Taking a clean pipette, draw up the base and slowly start filling the Slimline tubes.

fill tube with pipette

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.

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