Are you wanting to learn to make your own DIY Wax Melts? My favorite recipe for scented wax melts is below!
Why I Use DIY Wax Melts
A few years ago, I discovered that my daughter had food allergies. Shortly after that, I had her tested for common allergens, including food and air allergens, and discovered that she is allergic to certain types of grass.
My poor daughter was getting ear infections, colds, and chronic eczema, so her doctor told us not to light any candles, spray any fragrances, or use any other synthetic scents into our home.
Now, I love to have a nice smelling home. Walking into a living room in mid-October with the aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon and spices is one of my favorite things!
In the spring time, I love when my home smells like lavender, lilacs and honeysuckle.
Smells have powerful emotional properties and while I would never put that before my daughter’s well being, I figured there was a solution that would keep my daughter healthy, and which could also allow me to naturally fragrance our home.
DIY Wax Melts
The cool thing I have learned over the years is that synthetic anything is never better than its natural counterpoint.
For example, real honeysuckles smell infinitely better than honeysuckle fragrance. Real lavender plants are calming, relaxing, and wonderfully fragrant, and once you experience it, you won’t ever run back to Bath and Body Works and buy their lotions.
To make DIY wax melts, I combined natural ingredients with essential oils. Here’s how I did it:
How to Make DIY Wax Melts
Add 1″ of water to a small pot, and bring to a boil. Grab a mason jar or small heat-tolerant glass bowl and add the beeswax and place it into the pot, to melt via double broiler method.
Essential Oils to Try:
- Roman Chamomile
You can even combine essential oils to make some wonderfully fragrant combos. Here are my favorites:
- 14 drops Cassia, 10 drops Clove, 14 drops Orange
- 15 drops Orange, 12 drops Peppermint
- 20 drops Lavender and 14 drops Chamomile
- 10 drops each: Orange, Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit
- 15 drops each: Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary
A Printable Recipe
- 1 cup beeswax
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 30-40 drops essential oil
- Add 1" of water to a small pot, and bring to a boil. Grab a mason jar or small heat-tolerant glass bowl and add the beeswax and place it into the pot, to melt via double broiler method.
- Once melted, remove from heat, add in essential oils, and stir. Pour wax into ice cube trays. Allow to sit until solid. Burn in candle warmer.
Have you ever made your own candles or DIY Wax Melts? What combinations do you love?