Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vintage Compact Turned Perfume Case

I'm not much of a make up person. I'll put mascara on if we're going out at night, but that's about as far as I go. Still I love the idea of make up and cute bags and little cases - especially vintage compacts, but I don't need one for foundation. However, turning one into a solid perfume carrying case, is right up my alley. The original idea came from Danny Seo's book, Simply Green Parties, by way of Planet Green. It's a super simple DIY project that would make an awesome gift.

What You Need

  • Used makeup compacts, thoroughly cleaned
  • 1/4 cup of solid beeswax
  • 3 tbs jojoba oil
  • Approximately 60 drops of essential oil - lavender, chamomile, rose, or any combination
  • Pyrex measuring cup

Step By Step

  1. Put the beeswax in the pyrex measuring cup and melt in the microwave until just melted. Probably less than a minute.
  2. Add the jojoba oil to the melted beeswax, which will keep the perfume from going rancid.
  3. Add the essential oil. Can mix and match.
  4. Stir the mixture and then pour into the compact. Let completely dry.
  5. To use, dab fingers over wax and apply wear you normally apply perfume.
[via Planet Green]

photos courtesy of Esty sellers Judy Go Vintage & The Way We Wore