When you were small, did you ever rustle up your own magick perfume? You know the kind of thing, rose petals in water with a sprinkle of magick mixed in?
Well this is the grown up take, and with “that time of year” fast approaching, it makes an amazing gift. I’m getting into blending up some hot, sexy hoodoo versions, and if you want to be an individual and stand out from the crowd, your own signature scent is a good way to go.
Your friends will be asking what it is that you’re wearing, and you can just smile, and if you feel kind offer them a recipe – but always keep your blend unique to YOU …
Solid perfumes are so much better for you too, as they don’t contain the chemical nasties. They can look beautiful too, as you can use lockets or poison rings to hold them so they’re always at hand.
This is one basic recipe to give you an idea, but the variations are endless, once you know how to combine base, middle and top notes.
But on to the making … This is what you need for this Autumnal woodsy, out for a walk in the countryside perfume:
- 1.5 teaspoons jojoba oil
- 5 grams beeswax
- 11 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 8 drops clary sage essential oil
- 6 drops fir needle essential oil
- 5 drops juniper essential oil
- Locket, old pocket watch or even a small shallow glass jar popsicle stick for stirring
Remember that these oils also have magickal properties, so you can use whatever you’re aiming for, and no-one will ever know, except you.
In a double boiler or over very low heat melt the beeswax. Remove from heat. Stir in the oil. Add the essential oils and stir well. While still a hot liquid, pour the mixture into your desired containers.
Then just let it set and you’re good to go. This only makes a very small amount, so you might want to multiply it up …
So if you get a headache from a lot of commercial perfumes – even the top of the range ones – you now have a solution at your finger tips.