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
- 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
- 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!