Introduction: MaKe YoUr OwN SCeNtSy BaRs!!!
ATTENTION MY FELLOW IBLERS:
DUE TO THE FREE USE ACT UNDER THE U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW, THIS INSTRUCTABLE DOES **NOT** VIOLATE ANY OF SCENTSY'S RIGHTS. BECAUSE THIS PROJECT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE FREE USE ACT, THIS PROJECT WILL NO LONGER BE CHANGED. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND SUGGESTIONS IN THIS MATTER!!
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO STATE THAT MYSELF, THIS IBLE, AS WELL AS THE INSTRUCTABLES WEBSITE IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH NOR ENDORSED BY SCENTSY.
Have you every been to a Scentsy party and saw (er smelled) a few scents that you want, or wanted some scents that you cant get from Scentsy or those knock off brands? Have you ever wanted to buy Scentsy bars but couldn't afford them?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO THESE QUESTION THIS INSTRUCTABLE IS JUST FOR YOU!!!
In this Instructable, I am going to teach you how to make your VERY OWN Scentcy bars for ROCK BOTTOM PRICES (for the most part...youll see why in the next step!)!!!
I searched the site for an hour and havent found any 'ibles that even relate to Scentsy...so this is the first and original!! yay me...lol
this project started as a valentines day gift for my wife and then it hit me...AN INSTRUCTABLE!!!
***ATTENTION TO ALL: Due to another member's attempt to carry out this project ending in a catastrophic failure for their Scentsy brand warmer, Instructables NOR Myself shall be held responsible should you attempt this project and it does not work in your warmer OR damage occurs to your warmer. If there is an issue, or you need help with this project, please feel free to PM me and I will look into the problem, and attempt to find a resolution. All requisitions made will be received and resolved on a FCFS basis, and assuming I have the available time to find a suitable resolution. I am a Professional Truck Driver, so I have little time available to me, So If it takes a while for me to reply to your Message, I either have seen it and not been able to reply yet, or I just haven't seen the message yet as it is difficult to find internet.
Thank You And Happy Hacking!!!
Step 1: Materials
Initially this project may cost as much as the Scentsy bars themselves, HOWEVER it WILL pay off in the long run. if you have the "hardware" already, then this project will cost you ~$1.08 (depending on your state/province's tax rate)
Here is what you will need:
1) A candle in the scent and size of YOUR choice. I personally used the really small one in a glass jar.**
2) A candle "hot plate" or similar item. double boiler works too, just make sure you use a cheap pot.
3) an un-used Scentsy or knock-off brand container (all of the containers are the same really).
4) A container big enough to put Wax In.
5) A Bucket or shallow container big enough to put the Scentsy package in
6) Plenty of time.
**NOTE** The cost of the candle obviously depends on the brand you use and the size!!!
Step 2: Preparation PT. 1
What you are going to do now is important to making the bars...
First plug in your hot plate and let it warm up. next, take your candle and using a dremel, knife or some other means (i used a dremel but i had no time) scrape out the wax and put it into the container for wax. it is important that you minimize the big chunks of wax, as they will slow down the melting proces of the wax. What you really want is for the wax to be as "powdery" as possible. if you end up with a few big chunks, just pick em out and then get them as small as you can possibly get. when your done with scraping the wax out, put the candle jar on the hot plate. if you left a little residual wax in the jar, thats alright as it will melt and help the melting process and keep the jar from over-heating and breaking.
Step 3: Preparation PT. 2
After a few minutes the residual wax should have melted...take as much of the powdery wax and fill the jar as full as you can get it without causing problems for the hot-plate (such as wax falling onto the plate and causing a fire. if this does happen, sit there and wait for the wax to burn off the plate, and then you will be ok to leave the room). HOWEVER MONITOR THE WAX/HOT-PLATE!!! AT ANY POINT SOMETHING CAN GO ASCUE AND A FIRE CAN BREAK OUT.
Whenever that bit of wax is melted, keep putting in more and more wax (little to big) until the jar is as full as you can get it...again, without causing problems for the hot-plate.
This is really a waiting game now.
Step 4: Pour the Mould
Now it the tedious part...you will now take the melted "vat" of wax and pour it into the Scentsy container...you need to be quick BUT CAREFUL. this stuff is hot and if not poured fast and carefully enough will get all over, and will be wasted. once you pour the mould you cant just melt more and add to it. it will cool and set too fast. i had to learn the hard way (just refer to my pictures and you will see the "mess") You WILL get some of the wax on the surface your working on and in the nooks and crannies of the mould.
Step 5: Rapid Cooling for the Impatient
Now if you want to finish the project faster, you will have to take the bucket, or containter just bigger than the Scentsy package and fill it with water to just below the rim of the package opening. you dont want water getting trapped in the wax. Now close the package and in a level manner as to not spill the wax, put the "assembly" into the container with water. leave it in there for ~1/2 hour or so. By this time the water will have cooled the wax to a hardened state. when you feel its fully hardened, you can take the packaging out of the bucket/container. now wipe off the water from the package.
Step 6: TADA!!!
Now you are finished with your Scentsy bar...below i have includes pictures of the bar not ready, and a bar that is ready to be taken out of the mould...after you take the bar out of the mould, crack off the residual wax and either keep it for later, OR throw it away (which would be a sheer waste.