DIY Glitter Perfume for Your Inner Rockstar

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True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE – even after an OCD house cleaning. If you’re a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

DIY Glitter Perfume! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

My DIY glitter perfume is not only easy to make, but you can customize it with your favorite fragrance. Whether it’s a dupe of that to-die-for name brand perfume you can’t always afford or a seasonal blend of pumpkin spice, this project is for you. All you need is jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, eco-friendly biodegradable glitter and a fragrance oil of your choice.

DIY Glitter Perfume for Your Inner Rockstar! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

Once you’ve made your first DIY glitter perfume I guarantee you won’t be able to stop there. Because you can craft these fun fragrances in under five minutes it’s a snap to whip up extras of these darling glittering perfumes for holiday gifts for friends, family and co-workers. There’s nothing quite like glitter to sprinkle on the fun!

Once you’ve made your own DIY glitter perfume, be sure to share a photo of your creation(s) using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram so I can see what you came up with! And don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of this post sharing your favorite glitter mishap!

DIY Glitter Perfume for Your Inner Rockstar! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

DIY Glitter Perfume

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

3-4 scoops bio glitter in color(s) of choice
6 grams clear jojoba oil (or fractionated coconut oil)
1 gram skin safe fragrance oil* of choice

Instructions:

It’s important to note that different fragrance oils have different usage guidelines based on maximum safe skin exposure. Some fragrances, such as pumpkin spice, are only safe for skin when used at 3.3% of the recipe for perfumes. Others, like jackfruit & kiwi, are safe up to 43.8% of your perfume recipe.

The amount called for in the perfume recipe above assumes that the fragrance oil you’ve chosen is safe at up to a 14.2% usage rate* for perfume. (I’ll give you some recipes for using other fragrance oils further down as well as tell you how to figure out how much fragrance you need for fragrances oils with a lower skin safe usage rate.)

For accuracy you will need a digital scale to weigh the jojoba oil and fragrance oil. You will also need a 10 mL glass roll on bottle for each DIY glitter perfume you plan to make. I obtained my bottles in bulk from SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Begin by adding three to four .15cc scoops of glitter to an empty 10 mL bottle.

Then place the bottle on the scale. Tare and set the unit to grams. Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, add 6 grams of jojoba oil to the bottle. Then tare your scale again, and using a fresh pipette, add 1 gram of fragrance oil. This should fill up your bottle.

Now snap the housing and stainless steel roller ball onto the bottle and screw on the cap. Shake well to mix.

To use, simply roll onto wrists, behind ears and other pulse points as desired. And don’t forget to shake the bottle whenever you like for a fun snow globe effect!

DIY Glitter Perfume! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

If desired you can also decorate our perfume bottles with washi tape and stickers like I did.

Some of my favorite fragrance oils that can be used according to the recipe above are jackfruit & kiwi, citrus blossoms & heliotrope and cyclamen & citron.

Want to use a different fragrance oil?

You should be able to find out from your supplier what the recommended usage rate is for the fragrance oil you’ve chosen. Once you have that amount, multiply the amount of jojoba oil by that percentage to figure out how much fragrance to use. For example, if the maximum skin safe usage rate for perfume is 8.5% you would multiply 6 grams by .085. This gives you .51 grams. So you would adjust the fragrance oil in the recipe to .5 grams or less.

If your scale isn’t sensitive enough to weigh out a half of a gram, then you can make two perfumes at once. Simply fill each bottle with the desired amount of glitter, then mix double the amount of jojoba oil (6 grams) and double the amount of fragrance oil (1 gram) in a small beaker. Then carefully fill each bottle with equal parts of your perfume mixture using either the beaker spout (assuming your hand is steadier than mine!) or a pipette.

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Want to make pumpkin spice perfume? Pumpkin spice fragrance oil has a much lower skin safe usage rate for perfume. It’s only 3.3%. So I recommend making six of these at once. You’ll need 36 grams of jojoba oil and 1 gram of pumpkin spice fragrance oil. (I used gold bio glitter for my pumpkin spice DIY glitter perfume.) Combine in a beaker, mix well, then evenly distribute between the six bottles. (Alternately you can also buy pre-made pumpkin spice perfume!)

To create a candy crush DIY glitter perfume, I used unicorn bio glitter, 18 grams of jojoba oil and 2 grams of candy crush fragrance oil to make three roll on perfume bottles. See how that works? Easy peasy! (You can also use a percentage calculator if you need more help.)

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Butter! This party perfect, golden glitter pumpkin spice body butter recipe will have everyone raving about how amazing you smell! This homemade body butter is a must have for seasonal holiday parties. Not only does it smell just like everyone's favorite pumpkin pie, but it also moisturizes skin and makes it pop with glitzy eco-friendly glitter!

If you enjoyed my recipe for making DIY glitter perfume, then you may like my other glittertastic skin care recipes including this recipe for making glitter pumpkin spice body butter. A must have for seasonal holiday parties, my pumpkin spice body butter moisturizes, scents skin and adds a bit of glitter glitz to your look! You can find my glitter pumpkin body butter recipe here. Or check out my entire collection of homemade glitter skin care recipes on Soap Deli News here.

For more homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on all of your favorite social media platforms including G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Roll On Perfume Oil Recipe

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This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil - I used a Hibiscus flower - and decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy  to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil – I used a Hibiscus flower for this one – and then decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil - I used a Hibiscus flower - and decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

Roll On Perfume Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. fractionated coconut oil (or jojoba oil)
.01 – .05 oz. skin safe fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

This roll on perfume oil recipe makes one 7 – 10 mL roll on perfume. (Opt for the 10 mL bottle if you’re including botanical ingredients in your bottle.) The amount of fragrance oil used for this roll on perfume oil recipe is calculated as 5% (minimum) – 20% (max) of the amount of fractionated coconut oil used. Please note that this amount of fragrance oil may not be deemed skin safe for all fragrance oils so be sure to check with manufacturer guidelines for max percentage amounts for the fragrance oil you choose when used in perfumes. 5% is .01 oz. of fragrance oil. 10% is .02 oz., 15% is .03 oz. and 20% is .05 oz. (If you prefer to use essential oils, you’ll want to use the minimum amount of .01 oz. or less in your perfume oil. You may also want to opt for an amber or cobalt glass container to help preserve the integrity of the essential oils used.)

Fragrance oils I’m loving right now include Vanilla Verbena (use at 20% – this does contain vanilla and may darken the oil), Cayenne Caramel (use at 20% – also contains vanilla), Rose Cognac Sugar (use at 20% – very small amount of vanilla) and Cardamom True Sugar (use at 20% – very small amount of vanilla.)

You will need to weigh the ingredients. Weighing ingredients ensures more consistent batches and allows for ease of increasing the roll on perfume oil recipe. You can double this roll on perfume oil recipe as much as needed for the amount of roll on perfumes you’d like to make. These make lovely homemade gift ideas for Valentine’s Day or even DIY wedding favors.

If you are adding botanicals to your roll on perfume oil add them first. (Be aware that some botanicals may darken the oil like tea.)

Simply place your botanical(s) – up to and including a tiny whole rosebud or rose petals, a hibiscus flower or even lavender or calendula flowers – into a 10 mL glass bottle (with either a plastic or metal roller ball top.)

Using a digital scale, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup or container.

Now weigh out the amount of fragrance oil needed and stir into the fractionated coconut oil.

Then, using a plastic transfer pipette, fill the bottle with the perfume you’ve just mixed.

Snap on the roller ball top and then screw on the lid.

Now simply decorate or label the lid and/or bottle as desired.

This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil - I used a Hibiscus flower - and decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

If you like this easy roll on perfume oil recipe, then you may also enjoy my other recent skin care recipes for making your own healing neem butter and burn relief spray. You can also follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more great skin care recipes and ideas. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Also please consider helping my dear friend and fellow artisan and educator, Bambi Godkin, in her fight against breast cancer. Learn more here.

You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines

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Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day!

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine’s Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends. Just weigh and mix the ingredients, pour them into clear 4mL glass vials with sprayers, then attach the perfumes to my printable Valentines that you can download and print.

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends.

Custom Scented Perfume Recipe for “You’re Scent-sational!” Printable Valentines

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz Cyclomethicone
.12 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.05 oz. fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

This custom scented perfume recipe will yield four 4mL perfumes for a total of four “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines. The usage rate of the fragrance oil for this perfume recipe is 8%. Therefore you’ll need to choose a fragrance oil that is safe at 8% when used in perfumes. Typically you can refer to the manufacturer or supplier for this information. For some fragrance oils, you can use an even higher percentage fragrance if desired for a stronger, longer lasting scent.

To create more than four custom scented perfume printable Valentines, simply double or triple the recipe as needed. For smaller amounts and depending on the scale you are using, you may need to convert the ounce measurement to a gram, which is a much smaller unit of measure.

For this customer scented perfume recipe I used a Rose Cognac Sugar fragrance oil. You can safely use up to 33% of this fragrance in your perfume spray recipe if desired. I also really like this Chocolate Orchid fragrance oil for this recipe, however, you’ll need to reduce the amount of fragrance oil to .03 oz. (5%) with this scent.  (If you prefer to use essential oils, use half the amount.)

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients and combine in a glass container. Stir well to combine, then using a transfer pipette, evenly fill four 4mL glass vials with sprayers. You can buy these containers in bulk at SKS Bottle & Packaging where I found mine.

Tightly screw the sprayer cap onto each vial.

Now download and print the PDF for my printable Valentines here. You should print your Valentines onto cardstock paper.

This printable Valentine’s Day card features clip art from Old Cauldron Design, specifically from this Valentine’s Day collection. If you prefer to use a different clip art image, simply purchase the clip art you’d like to use and follow my tutorial for creating custom soap labels. It’s the same concept, only the sizes and paper type used are different.

Once you’ve printed out the desired number of printable Valentines onto cardstock, place a perfume vial onto the Valentines. Use a exacto knife to cut two small slits on either side of the vial. Now push ribbon through the slits on either side from the back of the Valentine and tie the ribbon on the front of the card around the perfume vial. Repeat for each Valentines you’re creating.

All that’s left is to gift your Valentines to your best friends and other favorite people!

Discover even more printable Valentines and DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

For more of my bath and body recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Also please consider helping my dear friend and fellow artisan and educator, Bambi Godkin, in her fight against breast cancer. Learn more here.

Bags to Have and the Stuff to Put in Them

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One bag doesn’t fit every occasion. Sometimes you require only small purse or wallet for those few basic essentials and other times you find you need a mammoth tote so you can be prepared for every situation. Whether you’re bag of choice is small, medium or large, following are a few of my recent favorite purses and bags along with a selection of some go to essentials to tuck inside.

Fabulous Handmade Bags and Purses for Women on Etsy1. Small Waxed Canvas Cross Over Bag from Cloth & Ink / 2. Medium Cosmetic Zip Pouch from MinneBITES / 3. Large Blue Floral Kallia Hobo Purse from milloo / 4. Large Mint Green Organic Cotton Canvas Satchel from Handmade Therapy / 5. Leather Black Cat Bag from Pelle Volare

Natural and Handmade Beauty Essentials for Your Purse1. Pink Folded Leather Coin Purse from La Lisette / 2. Vegan Peach Mango Lip Balm from The Gnarly Whale / 3. Patchouli Rose Perfume Oil from Scent By The Sea / 4. Coconut Shimmer Salve from Good 4 You  / 5. Natural Ruby Lip Tint from Phoenix Botanicals

Stylish and Fun Handmade Handbags, and Backpacks and Purses for Women on Etsy

1. Burgundy Zig Zag Leather Saddle Bag with Tassels from LaLisette / 2. Multi-color Chevron Stripe Backpack from BagyBags / 3. Handmade Watermelon Leather Bag from LaLiseette / 4. Red Herring Waxed Canvas Backpack from Wooly Bison / 5. Large Yellow Handbag from Hashibags

Must Have Items For Every Woman's Purse1. Fresh Lemon Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E from Pegasus Soaps / 2. Coral & Mint Travel Tissue Holder from Marine Parents / 3. Travel Comb with Mirror from Estee Lauder / 4.Nikon COOLPIX S3500 20.1 MP Digital Camera from Amazon / 5. Zen Green Tea & Mint Lotion Bar from The Pig and the Peacock

According to a recent survey on women’s favorite purse size, 22% of my readers said they preferred a small bag, 22% preferred a large bag and 22% said the size of bag they preferred to carry depended on the situation. 34% of readers chose a medium sized bag as their go to purse size.

As for must have essentials to keep inside, the majority of my readers had to have a lip gloss or lip balm and a lotion or cream at all times. Next up was mascara, a brush or comb and sunscreen. And a slim margin of readers always carried hand sanitizer, q-tips, lipstick, soap and perfume. What is your favorite bag size and what items do you always carry inside other than your wallet, ID and money?

How to Make Perfume Oils

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How to Make Perfume Oils - DIY Handmade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe with Printable Labels - Lovely Handmade Wedding Favor Idea

Dying to wear your favorite soap or candle fragrance with you everywhere you go? Then make your own homemade perfume oils. It’s easy to find many of your favorite fragrances and fragrance dupes online. One company in particular, Nature’s Garden Wholesale Candle & Soap Supplies, offers a wide selection of fragrance oils perfect for using in your own homemade soaps and perfumes. They also carry one of my favorite all time fragrances, Red Velvet Cake, as well as the fragrance oil, Democrat, that I use in one of my bestselling handmade soaps, the Big Lick Salt Bar (recipe here.) Their fragrance oils come in sizes as small as 1oz. so it’s easy to mix and match new fragrances you want to try. Or you can go big and save $1 off per 16 oz. bottle of fragrance oil when you buy five or more. (It’s easy to get addicted!)

The following recipe is for crafting your own homemade perfume oils. I’ve simplified the recipe so there’s no need for a scale as you don’t have to weigh any ingredients. I made this recipe with Nature Garden’s Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil, but you can substitute it with any skin safe fragrance oil of your choice. These are perfect for making custom handmade wedding favors or as handmade stocking stuffer gifts. Plus, you can whip these up in about ten minutes or less. For your convenience I’ve also created printable labels for your perfume oils – both in black & white and color – to give your homemade gifts a professional touch.

Customized Perfume Oil Recipe - DIY Fragrance Recipe for Homemade Perfume Oils - Makes Great Handmade Gifts, DIY Wedding Favors and Handmade Stocking Stuffers

DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 fl. oz. deodorized clear jojoba oil
1 fl. oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 fl. oz. Red Velvet Cake fragrance oil

Supplies:

7 10ml Roll On Perfume Bottles
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
small glass measuring cup
small metal utensil for stirring
printable labels

Free Printable Label Download for DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume OilDirections:

Start by measuring 1 fluid oz. each of the jojoba and fractionated coconut oil in a small glass measuring cup. Next add 1 fluid oz. of fragrance oil and stir well. Using a plastic pipette, fill your perfume bottles, stirring the container of fragrance oil occasionally as you go, then cap your perfumes and label with my free downloadable labels. This recipe will yield seven .3 oz. (by weight) perfume oils.