Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Citrus & Cedar Solid Perfume

Here is my latest solid perfume recipe.  Citrus & Cedar is a bright and happy mix of citrus top notes with a woodsy smidgen of Cedarwood Virginia for the base note.   I will refer you to my last solid perfume recipe for step-by-step instructions on making it.  Visit http://www.freshpickedbeauty.com/2012/03/patchouli-tangerine-solid-perfume.html for my Patchouli Tangerine Solid Perfume tutorial.

Mountain Rose Herbs has graciously offered to giveaway a fantastic prize pack of beeswax and essential oils to one lucky reader who will be randomly selected.  When you enter you will also have the opportunity to request a Mountain Rose Herbs catalog!! Good Luck!!

Citrus & Cedar Solid Perfume
15 ml of Jojoba Oil
25 drops Lemon Essential Oil
50 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
25 drops Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
5 grams Beeswax

(For a pictorial walk-thru on making solid perfumes and container options, visit HERE)
Measure out the Jojoba Oil in a small shot glass.  Add in your essential oils and blend well.  This is your opportunity to test it out on your skin and determine if it needs more essential oils.  Place the beeswax in a small glass and heat in a water bath until melted.  Once melted, keep the melted container of beeswax in the hot water and remove the pan from the heat.  Pour your essential oil blend into the melted beeswax.  You will notice that the mixture will immediately start to solidify, but gently stir for a few seconds to remelt. Quickly and carefully, pour the melted perfume into your chosen container. Allow to harden. **Citrus oils may cause skin irritation and are phototoxic which means that you should avoid direct sunshine on the areas you apply the solid perfume!!

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One lucky winner will get all the ingredients above so they can fashion a bunch of solid perfume pots for their friends.  All you need to do is fill out the Entry Form below for a chance to win.  Giveaway ends on August 22, 2012 at 8:00 am PST. One winner will be randomly chosen by Random.org and Mountain Rose Herbs will ship the prize directly to the winner.  No purchase necessary, must be 18 years or older and a US Resident and you can only enter one time.  Good Luck!!!






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