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Solid perfume pocket watch locket. Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals.

solid perfume pocket watch locket

I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Mandy only uses pure and natural ingredients to create her perfumes, and this solid scent can be easily applied with no risk of over-dousing. The old pocket watch appeals to my tomboy side, and I love its versatility; you can wear it as a necklace or pin, or simply tuck it into your pocket or purse. I can’t wait to make one and give my feminine sensibilities a little boost :) Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us, Mandy! Read the full how-to after the jump! Creating your own solid perfume is extremely satisfying. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Guest Blog: Learn how to make your own perfume by Meredith Tucker of Sweet Anthem.

A super sweet tutorial for you today from Meredith Tucker of Sweet Anthem.

Guest Blog: Learn how to make your own perfume by Meredith Tucker of Sweet Anthem

You can bet I will be giving this a try when I return from vacation – Jen! By guest contributor Meredith Tucker Want to learn the art of making your own perfume? Well, I am Meredith Tucker of Sweet Anthem, a small perfume studio based in Seattle, and I’m here to impart some of my wisdom with you. But before we get started there is one important thing to remember…perfume is an art that’s all in the timing. The major theme of any perfume composition is that of duration: when a particular smell emerges, how long it hangs in the air, how long it remains on skin, and the distance it can be smelled. The juice of a perfume is called a composition. In more complex perfumes, layered chords are created to give the perfume depth. Here’s what you’ll need: Rough draft For today’s lesson, select three notes: one for each perfume classification. Weird science Prepare your workspace! Transfer transfer. Measure twice, drop once. How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soaps. Handmade soap is gentler on skin because it’s made with natural ingredients, not synthetic ingredients found in most commercial soaps whose sole purpose is to create a foam or lather.

How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soaps

Because of this many individuals who can’t use commercial soap, and have turned to using only handmade soaps. I first got into soapmaking because I was buying handmade soaps on a regular basis to satisfy my finicky skin. I soon discovered that soapmaking is quite addictive. Though it has grown more costly over the years since I first started making soap – I founded Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen in 2001 – if you don’t mind making soap in bulk, you’ll find it’s worth the expense for the sake of your skin. Plus, you can save money by using your handmade soaps to create your own laundry detergent. Making soap with lye can be a little scary at first. Getting started. Let’s Make Soap – A Cold Process Soapmaking Tutorial Cold Process Soap Recipes.