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Making your own scented wax melts is a great way to make the house smell fresh! It should save you money and prevent you from having to buy those expensive store ones (which are also not healthy). These are all natural & non-toxic. Personally, I have issues with most candles and scented items from the store. My son & I are hypersensitive and it triggers some health issues for him and an instant headache and nausea for me. With these natural ones though, I have not had that type of experience. It's wonderful because you can use a variety of scents & spices to fit whatever suits you!

Step 1: Ingredients for Diy Scented Wax Melts

Ingredients:

  • 8 Tbsp. Beeswax Grated - I bought mine on Amazon for a really low price here Organic Hand Poured Beeswax
  • 4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Oil of Choice (jojoba, olive, etc.)
  • Essential Oil(s) & Extracts
    • 20+ drops of a variety of oils
    • Flavoring Oils work well
  • 2-4 Teaspoons of Spices (ie: cinnamon, ground cloves, etc.)
  • wax warmer - I bought this one on Amazon for less than $6 Hanging Tear Drop Oil Warmer (White)

Equipment:

  • Glass Measuring Cup to Melt Items in
  • Microwave or Stovetop
  • Measuring Spoons
  • A Mold for the wax melts - if you don't have one you can use an ice cube tray
    • the first one in the photo (with hearts) was from a local dollar store
    • the mold in the back of the photo was purchased at Hobby Lobby (near LorAnn oils)

Batch Size: With this size of a batch, you should be able to make about a tray's worth of wax melts (the tray with the hearts). If your tray is larger or you want to use an ice cube tray, you may want to double this batch size.

Oil or Wax Melt Warmer: You will need something to use to warm & melt your wax cubes with once you're done making them. I bought my warmer on Amazon and it was really cheap. There are also plug-in oil & wax melt warmers as well and they are the healthiest option from what I have read. I bought one similar to this one here: Plug-In Fragrance Warmer. If you use tea light candles, try to avoid paraffin (beeswax is best) if you are trying to go the least toxic route.

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Step 2: Melting the Beeswax & Oils

In this step you will want to get out your glass measuring cup or other microwave-safe container (unless you plan on using the stove-top to melt everything). You will first need to grate the beeswax and place that into the container. After that, add the coconut oil & other oil of your choice (I used jojoba).

Those are the only ingredients needed in this step. Have your other items prepped and ready to use once this mixture is melted. Now, every microwave is different, but I put all the ingredients into my microwave-safe container and used a power level 7, heating it up in 45 second increments (mixing each time) until melted.

Step 3: Adding the Scent & Flavors

Once your mixture is fully melted, you can then add in any essential oils, flavoring & spices. I first added some cinnamon & ground cloves. Then, I used my LorAnn Natural Oils in orange and lemon flavor. They are super concentrated and smell really nice. I also had one essential oil in grapefruit flavor and added some drops of that before running out.

Most of the delicious scent on my wax melts come from the cinnamon and that is my favorite! I recommend being generous with the amount you add in for the scent. You will be able to test out what works and how much you need as you make it a couple of times. Lastly, carefully pour that mixture into a mold before it starts cooling off too much. I then put my mold into the freezer (I am impatient) to let them quickly cool and pop them out! My son saw them on the counter and thought they might be a yummy snack - so watch out for that! :) You are now done and can enjoy your wax melts. I have some photos no the next page of the two warms I have. Enjoy!

Step 4: Pictures - DIY Wax Melts

The first pictures are of the teardrop wax warmer with a little candle. I throw in a few of the wax melts into it at a time. The second warmer is my plug-in wall warmer - which I like using the best. They both make the house smell really nice!

Step 5:

<p>hi I made these with the flavoring oils and it seems like to me that it all settled on the bottom was that because of something I done???? Plus my daughter wanted to add green food coloring &amp; it settled at the bottom for sure and the melts dried really funny looking again was this something I done incorrectly?! Someone please help us out lol!!!! I haven't gotten to test them yet but usually when I buy them you can smell them in the packaging really well &amp; mine barely seem to have one!!!!</p>
<p>what are flavoring oils</p>
<p>Can somebody tell me what the olive oil is for? I am making my 1st batch and everything is working except I can't smell my scents that I used. This is what I used 30 drops of Douglas Fir, 20 drops Cinnamon Bark, 30 Citrus Bliss. Can somebody help me please???</p>
<p>is the addition of coconut and jojoba, olive oil is necessary in making beeswax candle melts? i tried few days ago making candle melts from beeswax, but not add any additional oil except the fragrance oil. when i burn it on the burner, the candle seems not vaporized and stick on the burner for very long time. i can smell the scent well. but i just curious when the candle will ran out from the burner. am i doing something wrong? please help. thankyou</p>
Hi there! Beeswax turns pretty hard once it is solidifies and cools off. So, you would need some type of additional oil which would soften the whole thing and allow it to melt easier - coconut, olive, or other type of oil. I hope this helps. The good thing is - you don't have to waste what you made already. You can take it and re-melt it down and add oil to the mix. Then it will be easier to have it melt later. It is ok if you aren't 100% precise with the ratios...but it is approximately 2 parts beeswax to 1 part oil...:)
<p>is the spice necessary and how would it blend well with the fragrance of the chosen essential oil. Is the spice for scent as well or for something else? </p>
Hi,<br>I'm interested in making this but I'm wondering if it's ok to use parrifin wax instead of beeswax. I have a lot of parrafin wax that needs to be used. Thanks :)
<p>If you go camping I'd save the parrafin for making fire starter, or if you don't, make the firestarter anyways and sell them</p>
<p>I like this idea of making my own scented wax. Just so happened, this house had an electric scented wax apparatus, left behind by the former owners. I'll add these necessary items to the grocery list. I like scented atmospheres. Back in my hippy days, I was partial to patchouli oil.</p>
<p>Mmmm.. I can almost smell it... Hi Holly.. =)</p>
<p>Wow, this is simply Amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this!</p>
<p>Awesome work! I bet those add a nice fragrance to a room!!! I recently bought some Bees Wax from Amazon and this particular batch smelled of cigarette smoke. I'll use if for metal smelting flux instead.</p>
<p>cool</p>
<p><a rel="nofollow"></a></p><p>This is what I was expecting.....</p>
<p>What I do is use a small fondue bowl that's been lined with foil to melt the wax.</p>
<p>Nice. That's a good idea!</p>
<p>Thanks! If I ever don't have time to make melts, I buy the premade cinnamons(The natural ones) and after they are semi-gone, I add some beeswax and cinnamon, as well as a touch of oil, and then I'm done. It saves time when you are busy.</p>
<p>i can just picture:</p><p>These and some candles, not too bright light, some relaxing music, and MEDITATION!</p><p>And then I'll become an expert Ninja/Samurai sworn to protect humanity!</p>
<p>Awesome!</p>
Do you need to use the coconut ingredient? I have a family member who is allergic to coconut and I'm wondering if it will interactions with them.
<p>Also, here is an excellent article about oils, butters etc. and replacement options. It should help! </p><p>http://www.humblebeeandme.com/a-guide-to-carrier-oil-substitutions/</p>
<p>Hi tlirley - you do not need to use the coconut oil. You might need to experiment a bit. I think it might work to replace it totally with a regular oil like olive oil or something similar. I'd only be concerned that it might be too hard or might not melt as easily - but I think it will be fine. You may need to add a little extra oil.</p>
<p>Wow, I bet those smell wonderful.</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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