Jasmine Almond Beeswax Perfume Recipe
As we approach the summer, it’s a perfect time to incorporate a Beeswax perfume to your fragrance collection as the body temperatures increase with warmer weather. Beeswax are solid perfumes that are great to have in smaller pocket sized containers for on the go and traveling.
Beeswax absolute has a stronger scent as it has an unusually large amount of naturally occuring phenylacetic acid which is green, floral, sweet honey-like odor when diluted. A small amount will go a long way and is generally used to offset strong floral notes. It also has an added benefit of antiseptic properties.
The ancient Greeks and Egyptians used Jasmine as as an essential oil in aromatherapy, as it was thought to offer various healing effects. Breathing in the scent of jasmine has the power to release feel-good brain chemicals that boost energy as well as reduce anxiety. Recent research has indicated that inhaling jasmine oil is said to transmit messages to a brain region involved in controlling emotions. This is also commonly known as the limbic system, which influences the nervous system. Inhaling Jasmine oil can affect a number of biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.
Jasmine oil is often used as a natural remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms and even as an aphrodisiac.
The name Jasmine is derived from the Persian yasmin which means “a gift from God” so named because of the intense fragrance of the blooms.
The scent rising off the petals is sweet and intoxicating.
Jasmine is found in more than 83% of all women’s scents and 33% of men’s. Jasmine oils can also help bolster skin’s immunity and protect skin from invading offenders especially as the seasons change.
Our other ingredient is Rosehip Oil which is expected to smell of roses, when in fact this wonderful hedgerow shrub is much more herbacious and earthy. The ancient Egyptians and Mayans used it to hydrate their skin. Rosehip is extracted from the seeds of a wild rose bush in the Southern Andes and is filled with provitamin A, omega-3 and essential fatty acids that help with wrinkles, dark-spots and even acne.
Combining these ingredients with almond oil can take a twist with floral and musky elements perfect for Spring and Summer months.
2 Tbsp beeswax
2 Tbsp sweet almond oil
40 drops essential oil (jasmine, vanilla and rose hip)
Container for perfume (mint tins, empty eye cream jars or lip balm containers)
In your glass container, blend together your essential oils. You can use whatever ratio you like, or you can try this blend:
- 10 drops jasmine
- 10 drops vanilla
- 10 drop rose hips
Heat the beeswax on low heat in a metal pot and stir as it melts down. Be sure to melt together slowly, increasing heat to medium once you notice the beeswax thinning. Stir for a few minutes and then turn the heat down to low again. Add your fragrance oil into the melted mixture once the beeswax is completely melted. Be sure to melt together slowly. And lastly, pour the mixture into your container(s). Make sure your container is place on a heat tolerate countertop and allow the mixture to harden in the container for a few hours. You can apply the mixture as soon as it’s cool to touch. Store your perfume in a cool dark location.
Using your fingertips, gently rub a small portion on the pulse points: neck (carotid artery), on the inside of the elbow, at the inner wrist, behind the knee, and near the ankle joint. Reapply ever 4 hours as necessary.
Rosehip Almond Beeswax Perfume Recipe