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Topic: Extremely EASY Solid Perfume (using Vaseline)  (Read 4971 times)
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Moek
« on: July 03, 2006 12:56:41 PM »

I just bought a new eau de toilette and I hate how fast the smell wears off. So I thought why not make a solid perfume using Vaseline?

You need:
   1 tbsp Vaseline (lots gets left on the container)
   1 tsp Cornstarch
   6 sprays (at least that's what i did) of your eau de toilette
   a container
   1 bigger bowl and 1 smaller bowl

Use the bowls to make a double boiler melt the Vaseline, after is has fully melted mix with cornstarch then just spray into it and stir. Then pour it into a little container and put in the freezer.

It's pretty awesome and easy. It has enough cornstarch to be pretty hard so next time i'm thinking i'll put it in a lipchap case so it's easier to apply. I don't know how fast the smell wears off yet but it sure is handy if you are spending a whole day out or are travelling.

If anyone makes this please tell me how it goes  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006 01:04:22 PM »

wicked idea!
i'll have to try this sometime, thanks for the recipe
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006 01:05:35 PM »

I'd love to try that sometime!

Thanks for sharing Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006 01:06:51 PM »

Hmm. That sounds interesting. Smiley

I once made a solid perfume for my aunt with with beeswax, almond oil and essential oils.
I don't think I put enough almond oil in it though because it was a bit hard.
But it smelled good.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006 05:47:29 PM »

Hmmm maybe I will make a natural version with essential oils and stuff... beeswax would work instead of vaseline, unless you are against it becasue its not vegan.  I'm vegan but I use things thathave beeswax...I don't know that is probably a jerk thing to do.
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licalee
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006 04:01:02 PM »

I just made some! It only took a few minutes. I used scent oil that is meant for potpourri. I love the smell but it's too strong to wear alone, This dilutes it very well. I'll have to try this with essential oil too - I hate carrying those glass bottles around with me so I've resorted to using empty visine bottles, but solid is better than oil any day!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006 04:18:40 PM »

So wearing this today I got cornstarch all over my shirt! The only siggestion I have is to use sweet almond oil and beeswax instead of vaseline and cornstarch. You end up with the same consistency if you add enough wax and there's no cornstarch to get on your clothes. Though the cornstarch does work as an exfoliator if you go crazywith it and rub it all over like I did
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2006 08:39:08 PM »

So wearing this today I got cornstarch all over my shirt! The only siggestion I have is to use sweet almond oil and beeswax instead of vaseline and cornstarch. You end up with the same consistency if you add enough wax and there's no cornstarch to get on your clothes. Though the cornstarch does work as an exfoliator if you go crazywith it and rub it all over like I did

Sorry but i'm wondering how you got cornstarch all over you. When i make it there is no loose powder, it's just like lip balm.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2006 09:47:03 PM »

It is for me too but I put a bit on my inner wrist and as I was at work answering the phone all day I kept bumping my arm across my chest and soon I had faint powdery bra outlines. It wasn't bad but it was noticeable Smiley I put a lot on because I went easy on the scent oil. Also I'm a total klutz - I can't even pick up the phone without knocking against my boob, apparently. I still use it but I don't put it on my wrists. I've been using it on my legs and it's great - it's like lotion!
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006 07:04:26 AM »

That's an awesome idea. The Nordstrom's near me lets you take as many little sample vials of perfume as you want. They have a bucket of empty vials and lids. You can take any perfume and spray it into a vial and take it home. Now I have something to do with all of these. Yay! Free designer perfume!
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