Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh DIY Perfume Locket

Now that Halloween has passed, our family is looking forward to the rest of the holiday season. My husband is one of the “no Christmas anything until after Thanksgiving” types, but since I usually make lots of homemade gifts, I have to start (or continue) my labors of love early.

I was pondering a gift that might be “Christmas-y,” but could also be gifted as a customizable kit for others. This Solid Perfume DIY Locket is just the thing for both. I know so many people who are sensitive to scents, flavors, dyes, etc (myself especially)! I feel awful when someone gets me a bath or beauty product, and I can’t wear it, because the scent is too strong, or it has an ingredient in it that doesn’t agree with my skin.

For this reason, I thought I’d offer a recipe for pre-made lockets, but also a printable for gifting a kit, instead of the finished product. This way, others can add perfume or essential oils to their liking, instead of a pre-made product that they may not wear.

Make a DIY Solid Perfume Locket as a homemade Christmas gift, stocking stuffer, or as a gift kit for those with their own scent preferences. Includes a free printable!

I made myself a “Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh” Perfume Locket that offers just a hint of gold shimmer wherever I rub the perfume, and is scented with the latter two ingredients. Obviously, the inspiration came from the Nativity Gifts (more specifically, the Epiphany story), and Christmas carols such as “We Three Kings” and “O, Holy Night.”

These are super simple and fun to make! Before getting started, please remember that working with heat, essential oils, glass, and hot oils need proper safety precautions. Do not use more than 7 drops of essential oil per 1/2 oz OF CARRIER OIL. This is about a 2% dilution. Always use proper safety equipment when handling the hot measuring cups, and wait until the locket is completely cool before handling it! Let’s get started!

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Make a DIY Solid Perfume Locket as a homemade Christmas gift, stocking stuffer, or as a gift kit for those with their own scent preferences. Includes a free printable!

You’ll need:

If you are gifting this as a kit for the person to make themselves, you’ll need:

Make a DIY Solid Perfume Locket as a homemade Christmas gift, or make a gift kit for those with their own scent preferences. Includes a free printable!

Solid Perfume Locket

  1. Prepare your locket by wiping the inside with rubbing alcohol and letting it dry.
  2. Spray the inside of the locket with your non-toxic sealer, and let it dry.
  3. If you are making the kit as a gift, simply make a small bag of the pre-measured shimmer and wax, decorate the muslin gift bag, and add the locket and instructions.
  4. If you are making the finished locket:
  5. Add your wax and carrier oil(s) to your pyrex measuring cup.
  6. Set measuring cup in a pan of warm water. Continue warming and stirring the mixture until it is an incorporated liquid.
  7. Remove the mixture from heat with canning tongs or heat-proof gloves.
  8. When a very thin layer of cooled wax begins to form on the top of your mixture, add the gold shimmer and essential oils, then stir.
  9. Pour finished mixture into your locket(s) (makes about 2-4 depending on the size of your lockets).
  10. Let the locket cool completely before handling (the metal will be hot!)

The scents are subtle and seductive with any solid perfume, and the added shimmer gives your neck, wrists, or cleavage some pizzazz that will make you feel super special and beautiful when going to a holiday party or back to work after New Year’s.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Feel free to follow my DIY Natural Beauty Pinterest Board if you’d like to see more recipes <3 Happy crafting!

Hugs,

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    1. Wifey

      November 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you! I’m a total Christmas lover lol!

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