How To Make Solid Perfume Out Of a Perfume Sample

How to make solid perfume out of perfume samples.

I have been a Birchbox subscriber for nearly 3 years, but I recently cancelled my subscription because of sample overload:

Birchbox samples

Just a FRACTION of the samples I received as a part of my Birchbox subscription.

Simplifying my life and getting rid of excess stuff is something I have worked hard on over the past year or so. I have sold stuff on eBay, at consignment shops, and at our annual rummage sale. I have donated bags of clothes and household items to Goodwill. And I have given friends items that I think they would love more than I do.

And those dozen or so perfume samples?

I made them into solid perfume!

(I plan to keep a couple myself, and give the rest to friends)

How to make solid perfume out of perfume sample vials. Click through for instructions!

How To Make Solid Perfume Out Of Mini Perfume Samples

Solid perfume is so handy to have on hand – much better than small glass tubes of perfume that can get lost or break in your purse. Here’s how to make it:

Supplies:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax pellets  (You can purchase at Whole Foods, natural food co-ops, craft stores, and online: Beeswax Organic Pastilles, Yellow, 100% Pure 16 Oz)
  • 1 perfume sample (standard size, approximately .04 fl oz or 1.2 ml)

Instructions:

Place olive oil and beeswax in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until beeswax melts. If necessary, microwave in additional 15-second increments until beeswax melts. (You can also heat on the stovetop).

While the oil/beeswax mixture is still hot, spray or pour in perfume. Mix well, and pour into a small container. Allow to sit for an hour before using.

Please note: It’s totally fine if your perfume vial isn’t full. My vial was about 2/3 full, and my solid perfume turned out to be very potent. You can also make solid perfume out of regular, non-sample perfume. This is a good option if you want to keep your favorite scent in your handbag.

DIY solid perfume, made out of perfume sample vials. Get instructions to make your own.

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4 Responses to “How To Make Solid Perfume Out Of a Perfume Sample”

  1. 1

    violet — April 15, 2015 @ 5:42 am

    Wow, it must be fun to be so creative. Super idea.

  2. 2

    Jana — May 8, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

    AWESOME ideas! You have a gift for gifts, Dearie! 
    And as for my favorite fragrance that has never come in anything but a larger bottle, now I have a ” scents-ible” solution. Thank you!

  3. 3

    Amy — July 9, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    Hi, I love this idea and want to do it. What sort of container should I have to hold it once its made? Should I buy a tiny lip balm jar or what? Thank you!
    Amy

    • Haley replied: — July 9th, 2015 @ 9:40 pm

      Great question. Any small covered container will work. An empty & clean lip balm jar will work just fine. I save all my small containers after I’m done using a product (lip balm, small sample-sized containers, etc.) for use to make homemade beauty and body products. Hope that helps!

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