Make-and-Take Party: DIY Solid Perfume Lockets

63 February 13, 2016 - At Home, Business Building Tips, DIY, Essential Oils, Giveaways, How to Use Essential Oils, Sharing the Lifestyle, Young Living Lifestyle

Looking for a fun evening in with some of your favorite people and products? Host a jewelry craft night and make our solid perfume lockets! Make-and-take parties with crafts like this are a great way to connect with friends or acquaintances and share Young Living in an organic way.

 

This simple recipe and craft is an easy introduction to Young Living essential oils. Depending on your group size, the craft itself doesn’t take very long, but leave an hour or so for the perfume to set and solidify. Use this time to snack, play games, mingle, and answer any questions about Young Living that guests may have!

 

See below for the know-how to create a beautiful, memorable, on-the-go alternative to synthetic perfumes!

 

 

Preparation for the Host
  • Supplies for each person
    • 1 glass or ceramic bowl
    • 1 wooden popsicle stick
    • Small metal spoon or dropper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons V-6™Vegetable Oil Complex
    • 1 teaspoon beeswax grains or pellets
    • 10–25 drops of essential oil
    • An empty locket. You may want to ask your guests to bring their own. Inexpensive lockets can be found at thrift stores, online, or at some antique shops.
    • A double boiler. If you don’t have double boiler, you may substitute a glass measuring cup inside a pot of water.
  • Enough essential oils on display for people to create their own fragrance. We suggest a good mix of wood, floral, and citrus oils.

 

Blend Ideas

Your guests can choose one oil, or they can experiment with blends. Here are some we recommend:

 

Joy - Young Living Essential OilsSingle Scents

 

Blend Ideas

Jasmine - Young Living Essential Oils

Instructions:
  1. Melt enough beeswax for your group over a double boiler.
  2. Once the beeswax has melted, stir in the V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex.
  3. Working quickly, remove from heat and carefully place 2½ teaspoons of mixture into each guest’s bowl.
  4. Have guests add up to 15 drops of their desired essential oils and mix with the wooden popsicle stick. Have your guests select their oils ahead of time to maximize work time.
  5. Using the spoon or dropper, carefully transfer mixture to the hollowed side of the locket and allow to harden. This should take about an hour.

 

Feeling inspired to host your own make-and-take party? For more ideas to make it your own—what to diffuse, whether or not to charge, and what food to serve—take a look at our “How to Host a Young Living Make-and-Take Party” blog post.

 


Giveaway

To help kick off plans for your own make-and-take party, one randomly selected person will win their choice of two essential oils listed above. Retail values can be found on individual product pages linked above. Just comment on this post for your opportunity to win! Maybe you’d like to share the essential oils you’d use in your own perfume!

Giveaway rules:

  • To enter, simply comment on this post.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Thursday, February 18.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on the blog on Friday, February 19.
  • Click here for official rules.

***UPDATE***

Congratulations to our randomly selected giveaway winner, Jana Houston.  Thanks everyone for your participation and great comments! 

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  • Linda Bell

    I will try this for sure. Having a Make and Take at the end of the month.

  • Carolyn Nunnally

    Awesome idea! Also this would be a great addition for a mothers day gift. I make each one of my daughters and daughter in law a gift for mothers day. Just for being a great mother to my grandchildren!

  • I am hosting my first make and take party next week- can’t wait! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

  • Braunwyn

    I am definitely going to host a Make and Take. Thank you for this great tutorial and idea!

  • Lourdes

    is there any other way to use it instead of the necklace? maybe keep it in a roll on container?
    Thx

    • Hey Lourdes,

      It’s common for people to use roll-on bottles to carry their favorite blends. Simply mix it up and apply whenever you feel like you need it! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • DAVON BRAMWELL

    I have been working on scented solid lotion and scented lockets. This was my very first time doing this, so I will pass on what I learned making my scented lockets.

    First – if you are a ‘newbie’ like myself, work with only one scent at first. A scent you recognize and like. Oils are expensive, and you may not like some of the combinations that are popular to most people.

    Second – if you are putting the scents in a locket that does not have a FLAT bottom, figure out how you are going to stabilize it, so you don’t spill the product.( I used double-sided tape to secure it to the table top ). Do that before you even start. If anyone has any ideas about securing the lockets, I would appreciate it.

    Third – have an extra container (like one of those .5oz clear lip balm containers ) in the event you have leftovers.

    Scented lockets are beautiful gifts.

  • tammie Turner

    Sounds like something for my granddaughter to get through the tough school days..

  • I would use joy !

  • Becky hill

    Love these ideas! Love stress away!!!

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