Revitalizing Solid Perfume Recipe

Mountain Rose Herbs - Revitalizing Solid Perfume Recipe


Feeling burned-out or lacking energy from all your fun summer adventures? Well, it isn’t over yet!

The last push of summer is coming, and with it opportunities to seek out long lost friends and enjoy every bit of the sun as it fades into fall and loved ones go into hibernation. Maybe you need something just a little extra sweet to keep you going? Thankfully, pure plant aromatics are here to lift us up.

Just like stopping to smell the flowers, wearing fragrances you love can help boost your mood and keep energy up. Here’s a wonderful solid perfume recipe to excite the senses and stabilize your exhausted emotions. Simply apply a bit on the neck and pulse points to enjoy. Super easy to make and totally customizable, this harmonizing solid aroma balm is perfect for your summer fun. Feel free to formulate your own scent combination and check out some of our past posts for inspiration!


Revitalizing Solid Perfume


Balm Base Recipe

1 ½ cup organic Almond oil

1/2 cup organic Grapeseed oil

1 tsp Vitamin E oil

½ cup beeswax pastilles


Revitalizing Solid Perfume Aroma Blend

60 drops organic Lemon essential oil

25 drops organic Eucalyptus essential oil

22 drops organic Cinnamon Leaf essential oil

22 drops organic Rosemary essential oil


*Cinnamon Bark essential oil is very strong and may cause irritation if using on the skin. I went with Cinnamon Leaf essential oil to avoid potential irritation. All essential oils are highly concentrated, so please use and craft with care!



  1. In a double boiler (Pyrex is easiest), melt the beeswax pastilles into your carrier oil mix.
  2. Once completely melted, remove from heat and add Essential Oils and Vitamin E Oil
  3. Stir and pour into 1 oz containers. You can also find beautiful lockets at thrift stores to use instead of tins. These make sweet gifts and are fun to wear!
  4. Allow to cool on a safe shelf, away from pets and children.


Cinnamon: The smell of cinnamon invigorates the senses, relaxes tension, and calms nerves. For this recipe, using Cinnamon leaf oil is important, as cinnamon bark oil can cause irritation to the skin.

Eucalyptus: Known for increasing energy and balancing emotions, good for soothing away stress.

Lemon: An uplifting citrus scent! Lemon is balancing and is helpful for making clear decisions and for emotional purging.

Rosemary: Stimulates memory, confidence, perception, and creativity. Helpful for balancing mind and body. Uplifts the mood and helps you remember good dreams!


Mountain Rose Herbs - Revitalizing Solid Perfume

Have fun!


17 Responses to “Revitalizing Solid Perfume Recipe”

  1. avatar Steph says:

    Where can I get the locket? :-) I love it!

  2. avatar Chris says:

    Steph, if you google “scent locket” or “solid perfume locket” you’ll find many choices on etsy and elsewhere.

  3. avatar Gina says:

    regarding the revitalizing solid perfume: will it melt at body temperature if I’m wearing it in a locket?

    • avatar Alieta says:

      Hi there Gina, Thanks so much for enjoying the post. The balm base could melt on a hot day with prolonged exposure to combined sun and body heat. You can think of it like a chapstick or lipbalm, you can carry it around in your pocket on a normal day but if you expose it to extreme heat for too long (such as if you have ever left a lip balm in your car on a hot day) it will definitely melt. I hope that helps! ~ Alieta

  4. avatar Talie says:

    Definitely going to try this. I’ve just been diagnosed with Adrenal fatigue and am a single mama of 4 so I am in need of revitalisation a lot at the moment.

  5. avatar Suzie says:

    how many 1 oz containers does the recipe make?

  6. avatar Nicholas Willig says:

    Hi there! I’m a fragrance nut, and have begun putting together supplies to make my own fragrances…I was wondering, is there a specific process that can be used to turn any perfume into a solid perfume? For instance, I formulate a combination of essential oils in an ethanol and spring water base…now, is there a way to add that to another substance to make it into solid-perfume form? Thank you!

    • avatar Kori says:

      Hi Nicholas~Thank you for checking in with us. You can use the “balm base” part of the recipe above as a way to turn a fragrance into a solid perfume. As you read through the blog post, you will see how to combine the essential oils/other ingredients with the oils and beeswax for a nice solid perfume. Good luck on your project! ~Kori

  7. avatar Becky says:

    What would be a good substitute for the Almond Oil? My daughter has a tree nut allergy and I’m concerned it would cause a skin irritation. Thanks!

  8. avatar Je Anne says:

    What a nice formula. And a great idea
    For blends of Essential oils’…
    Thanks much for sharing…
    Je Anne

  9. avatar Menay says:

    Will wearing the perfume in a locket cause it to melt any? I was just curious if being that close to you neck will make have your body heat melt it a bit.

    • avatar Kori says:

      Hi Menay~Thank you for checking in with us and for reading the blog! The locket should protect the solid perfume from any heat. If you are laying in the sun or the warm, direct sunlight is beating down on the locket, that could heat things up enough to melt it, but otherwise, you should be fine. Cheers! ~Kori

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