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Make Pollinator Friendly Perfume With Beeswax

If you love to garden, you know how important pollinators are! Bees provide us with both delicious honey and beneficial beeswax. Beeswax is the perfect natural ingredient to add to cosmetics, healing balms, and other helpful household items. Making solid perfume with a creamy texture is very simple and easy. Solid perfume is that it is perfect for travel.

If you love to garden, you know how important pollinators are! Bees provide us with both delicious honey and beneficial beeswax. Beeswax is the perfect natural ingredient to add to cosmetics, healing balms, and other helpful household items. Making solid perfume with a creamy texture is very simple and easy. Solid perfume is perfect for travel. During the summer months, I'm always on the go. Liquid perfume isn't always practical to carry around. The best part about making your own perfumes, lip balms and other beauty items is that you know EXACTLY what is in it. You can also easily customize your own perfume using your favorite essential oils.

Bee enjoying the flowers at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland

Bee enjoying the flowers at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland

I've been making natural products using the book The Beeswax Workshop by Chris Dalziel for the past few months now. During this time, I've become more confident using beeswax and natural ingredients thanks to the step-by-step guides and how-to tutorials! You may be familiar with Chris from her blog, Joybilee Farm, where she focuses on self reliance and handmade projects. Here, I will be sharing with you a recipe I really love from her book. Continue reading to learn how to make a woodsy scented perfume using beeswax!

I've been making natural products using the book The Beeswax Workshop by Chris Dalziel for the past few months now. During this time, I've become more confident using beeswax and natural ingredients thanks to the step-by-step guides and how-to tutorials!

Woodsy Perfume

Sandalwood | Woodsy PerfumeWith citrus top notes and deep wood and resin-fragrance, this perfume has the exotic scent of sandalwood with lingering hints of smoke. In The Beeswax Workshop, Chris also shares how to make basic solid perfume and floral perfume.

Yields: 1 (1/2-ounce) tin/container

With citrus top notes and deep wood and resin-fragrance, this perfume has the exotic scent of sandalwood with lingering hints of smoke. In The Beeswax Workshop, Chris also shares how to make basic solid perfume and floral perfume.

Ingredients

• 2 teaspoons beeswax
• 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
• 25 drops sandalwood essential oil
• 25 drops grapefruit essential oil
• 30 drops bergamot essential oil
•2 drops vetiver essential oil
• 10 drops cinnamon essential oil

Directions

1. Create a double boiler using a glass measuring cup. Simmer the beeswax and jojoba oil in the cup over medium heat just until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat. 

Create a double boiler using a glass measuring cup. Simmer the beeswax and jojoba oil in the cup over medium heat just until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat. 

Create a double boiler using a glass measuring cup. Simmer the beeswax and jojoba oil in the cup over medium heat just until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat. 

Create a double boiler using a glass measuring cup. Simmer the beeswax and jojoba oil in the cup over medium heat just until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat. 

Create a double boiler using a glass measuring cup. Simmer the beeswax and jojoba oil in the cup over medium heat just until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat. 

2. Allow this to cool to room temperature, stirring while it cools. When it is the consistency of soft butter, add the essential oils a few drops at a time until the fragrance is pleasing. 

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3. Pour/scoop into a 1/2 ounce tin. Label and date. 

Pour/scoop into a 1/2 ounce tin. Label and date.

About The Book

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The Beeswax Workshop is the perfect guide to making all-natural remedies, ointments, soaps, sunscreen and so much more. In chapter 1, we learn all about beeswax, including how bees actually make it.

The Beeswax Workshop is the perfect guide to making all-natural remedies, ointments, soaps, sunscreen and so much more. In chapter 1, we learn all about beeswax, including how bees actually make it. In chapter 5, Chris teaches us all about the health and wellness aspects of beeswax. I learned how it has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is the perfect ingredient in topical medicines for pain and inflammation. I've always been very curious about beeswax, and I hope to get into beekeeping sometime in the near future. This book made me excited about that dream! I can't wait to take care of an apiary one day. Harvesting your own beeswax must be such an amazing experience.

If you are looking to learn more, get creative, and have fun experimenting, then this book is definitely for you. I had no idea that you could make so many things with beeswax. I will continue to reference this book, especially during the holiday season. The options of homemade gifts you can make with this miracle ingredient are endless!

About The Author

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I was first introduced to Chris through her website and blog, Joybilee Farm. She is a talented author, gardener, teacher and herbalist. I love her helpful, hands on posts like 8 Easy Ways to Get to Know One Herb at a Time. She has 30-plus years growing herbs and formulating herbal remedies. You can learn how she makes lavender infused lotion bars HERE. She has written other books that include The Beginners Book of Essential Oils and Homegrown Healing: from Seed to Apothecary. Chris lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her husband, Robin. They own a 140-acre ranch with sheep, dairy goats, llamas, and a few retired chickens. I follow along with her on Instagram, and love all the fun nature inspired shots she takes! 

I was first introduced to Chris through her website and blog, Joybilee Farm. She is a talented author, gardener, teacher and herbalist. I love her helpful, hands on posts like 8 Easy Ways to Get to Know One Herb at a Time.

The joy she has for what she loves to do is contagious. I look up to her work ethic, the authenticity she shows during her presentations, and her handmade, homestead lifestyle. Definitely check out her website and follow along with her on the social media sites below. I want to thank her for allowing me to review her book, and share this fun tutorial from it!

With all the fresh ingredients you could possibly need growing in the herb garden, now is a great time to pick up a copy. There are over 100 step-by-step recipes inside this book! Just add beeswax, some creativity and get started! Have you even thought about owning and caring for a bee hive? Are you growing any herbs in your garden this summer? Tell me all about it in the comment section below. I really enjoyed making my very first solid perfume. I can't wait to make the floral perfume recipe next! I hope you are enjoying some beautiful pollinators buzzing around in your garden right now. Happy summer!

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If you love to garden, you know how important pollinators are! Bees provide us with both delicious honey and beneficial beeswax. Beeswax is the perfect natural ingredient to add to cosmetics, healing balms, and other helpful household items. Making solid perfume with a creamy texture is very simple and easy.

 

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  • Liz @ Home and Gardening With Liz
    July 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Wow I’m impressed! I didn’t know how something like this could be done. Thank you for sharing. I’ll have to check her Instagram page out too!

  • Karen Morse
    July 21, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Beeswax can be used for so many things and I see it in most if not all of the DIY beauty products online and offline! I think it’s amazing and it’s good to make products that you use on your skin knowing exactly what the ingredients are. No chemicals, all natural! Love it!

  • Nishant Rai
    July 21, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I wish I could get all those Ingredients for this wonderful perfume but as I am in India I can be pretty sure some of the stuff will be missing for sure!

  • La Shell
    July 21, 2017 at 8:39 am

    What a great idea! And the ingredients are all easy to get around my neck of the woods. Will definitely try this out. Thanks!

  • Sona Jain
    July 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I didnot even know you could make perfume at home! This is unbelievable.

  • Jordan Nelson
    July 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Bees and I do not get along but I know they are so good for the environment. I’ve seen beeswax a lot more lately in health and beauty products, so this book is an awesome reference.

  • Melissa Chapman
    July 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I love that there is that hint of citrus and those essential oils which all sound amazing. I have never made perfume but I would love to give this a try. I think it I easier to take a solid when on the go.

  • Angela Tolsma
    July 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    What an interesting idea! I hardly ever wear perfume and I have never seen it in a solid form. But I love essential oils! They are truly a wonder to have

  • Nayantara Hegde
    July 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    This is so amazing. If I could do something like this I would be a very happy and content person indeed. Perfume has been one of the biggest products I miss.. i am still breastfeeding my child and so avoid cosmetic products with strong perfumes or which I know are laden with chemicals. I would love to use something like this though.

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
    July 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Until reading this post, I had no idea in my mind of ever being able to create my own perfume at home. How good is this? The instructions also seem fairly simple and straight-forward and something I feel I could have a go at doing. That book seems to have a lot of great ideas also and something that should be worth getting.

  • Kimberly C.
    July 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Wow, what a clever DIY. I had no idea you could make perfume this way. Learned something new. Thank you.

  • Pam
    July 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    This is great! I love essential oils (especially lavender) and would love to start making my own perfume (savings, anyone???) Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Tonya - plant + shoot
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    I always thought making your own natural perfume was hard to do, but I see it’s not. Thx!

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    No way! My mind is blown. This is so incredibly smart. I love doing new things with beeswax. I’m thinking this will be my DIY Christmas present for my sisters this year!

  • Ania Travels
    July 22, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I’ve never thought about making my own perfume but love healthy things. This sounds like a great idea for a girls night in with all my gals.

  • Devajani
    July 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    What a great idea of making your own perfume.I am impressed.Most importantly you know what goes into it and chemical free. Raving part is bio friendly. Will surely try it. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sierra
    July 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I like the idea of making something myself and choosing everything that goes in it. I didn’t know that beeswax was so beneficial.

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    July 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    This is such a cool post! I really love learning about the benefits of herbs and how beeswax is so important. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  • Ty
    July 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, I bet this smells so good. I love using essential oils in my baths and the combo of sandalwood and grapefruit sounds so grounding and uplifting at the same time. Hmmm, I would love to try this one day.

  • Elizabeth O
    July 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    We belong to another group and as I stumbled your post this morning, I paused to enjoy the fabulous photos you shared. I love gardening and flowers and all the things the earth shares with us. I’d love to make my own essential oils some day. ❤

  • Laura dove
    July 23, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Wow what a great idea and a lovely thing to do too! I would love to do this and give them as presents to my loved ones!

  • Michael
    July 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing! We need pollinator friendly everything right now, since so many of them are disappearing. They play a part in 1/3 of the food we eat!

  • David Elliott
    July 24, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I love honey. And I have heard of so many different things that you can do with it. Such a great little creation here.

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    July 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Wow! We are a huge fan of natural products specially when it comes to skin..did not know we can perfumes like that! Loved the post, surely want to give it a try 🙂

  • Angela Bethea
    July 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    That is very interesting! Good to know that there are so many things that we can use for Beeswax.

  • Brittany
    July 24, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I love makin all natural prospects. I use a lot of essential oils but I would live to try out real bees wax!!

  • Erika Ravnsborg
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    I love Beeswax. It is awesome for body lotions, creams, etc. I like the sound of this scent too. I must try it.

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    What an amazing idea! This really doesn’t look difficult… I have beeswax at home (and all the EOs). I definitely want to try making this – I feel like it would make a great gift.

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    I’ve just received a selection of essential oils to review on my blog. My plan was to create some homemade beauty products but I didn’t even think about making a perfume with beeswax. I have a load of beeswax leftover from when we made reusable beeswax wraps so I’m definitely going to try this! Glad I found this post 🙂 #GoingGreenLinky

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    This is such a fun but also lovely thing to do. My kids would love this as a project. I love all things with bees wax in them. Thanks for sharing! #goinggreen

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    Sounds like a very valuable book that is filled lots of useful information for the do it yourselves. I like the recipe and your picture are easy to follow. I’ll have to check this book out. Congratulations on being featured on #WasteLessWednesday Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

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