If you love scented wax melts but would prefer a version without chemicals, you should know you can easily make homemade wax melts using simple all-natural ingredients, including essential oils instead of synthetic fragrances.
Today I’m going to show you a simple wax melt recipe that’s extremely easy to make and you only need two ingredients – natural soy wax and essential oils of your choosing.
I’ll also show you a scented wax melts recipe that has a lovely calming fragrance (and it’s a strong wax melts scent too – not the weak versions you can barely smell). Though the essential oil blend we’re using is so versatile you can easily use any essential oils or blends of your choosing to make your own lovely scented wax melts.
Homemade Wax Melts Recipe
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups of natural soy wax
- silicone mold (the exact one I used is here)
- Vetiver essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Slow cooker and a slow cooker liner
- Wax warmer
- Glass measuring cup for easy pouring
This recipe makes 12 homemade wax melts.
Soy wax was chosen for this recipe as it is non-toxic, so no toxins will be released while they are melted. Combine this with natural essential oils, you have an all-natural product with no unnecessary or unhealthy chemicals.
Which essential oils should I use to make my homemade scented wax melts?
You honestly can use any blend of essential oils that are your favorite. This particular recipe though is specifically for the purpose of calming and relaxation. Three essential oils that are chosen are lavender, cedarwood, and vetiver.
Lavender essential oil is known for its sedative properties and may help reduce nervous tension.
Cedarwood essential oil is recognized for its purifying properties and may help with anxiety.
Vetiver essential oil helps with grounding your emotions and has calming and stabilizing properties.
I thought that the easiest way to melt wax mess-free is by using a slow cooker and a liner. That way, when the wax cools, you don’t have to worry about trying to clean it out of a pan or bowl used with a double boiler.
Related: How to make Christmas homemade scented wax melts with 3 different scents
How to Make DIY Wax Melts
Step #1: Line your slow cooker with a slow cooker liner, and pour in 2 cups of soy wax pellets.
Turn your slow cooker on low and wait a couple of hours for your wax to melt. (It may not take that long, but you can totally walk away and do something else while the wax melts, and come back to it when you are ready to add the essential oils.)
Step #2: When the wax is completely melted, add 40 drops lavender, 30 drops cedarwood, and 20 drops vetiver essential oils and stir it together.
Step #3: Gently remove the slow cooker liner holding the melted wax, and place it inside a glass measuring cup.
Step #4: Fold the plastic liner over the lip of the glass measuring cup so that you have easy pouring of your wax into your molds.
Step #5: Pour the melted wax into each cavity of the silicone mold. Two cups of melted wax and essential oils just about perfectly fills up this silicone mold to make 12 wax melts.
Step #6: Let them sit for a few hours and cool completely before you pop them out of the mold.
After your wax melts are cooled, you can now use them in your wax warmer! This particular wax warmer can easily hold 2 wax melts. This is an electric wax warmer, so you will need to plug it in and turn it on and wait a few minutes for the wax to start melting, and for the aroma to start diffusing.
This particular blend is meant to enhance a calming aroma in your room. Enjoy the relaxing scent with a good book and a cup of tea!
How do I make strong wax melts?
I mentioned in the above recipe that I used almost 100 drops of essential oils. Now if you make yours and they don’t diffuse a strong enough scent for you, go ahead and add more drops of oil to your melted wax.
How can I make my wax melts last longer?
One beautiful thing about this is that if your essential oils have evaporated off, and you aren’t getting a strong enough scent from your melted wax, you can simply add a few drops of each oil in your blend back into the melted wax, and then it will have been “recharged” so to speak.
How to store homemade wax melts?
You should store these in a cool and dark place in an airtight container. That way, they won’t lose any of their potency out in the air until you are ready to use them with your wax warmer.
What can I do with old wax melts?
As I mentioned above, you can “recharge” your melted wax by adding more essential oils to it and make them strong scented again. Or you can stick the top of your wax burner in the freezer, just so the wax shrinks just enough that it will pop out. You can save that wax, remelt it, and even make some candles out of it if you’d like.
When your wax melt fully melts, and the scent is no longer as strong as you’d like it to be, you can either put the wax holder in the freezer and wait for the wax to freeze and shrink so you can pop it out, and use a new wax melt. Or you can add essential oils to what you already have and re-use that wax until its time to get some more.
Which Essential Oil Brand is Best?
For the best results, you will want to choose a high-quality essential oil brand that is 100% pure and offers third-party testing for quality control. Read this post for more info on how to choose essential oils that work for you and your family (beyond the brand.)
Looking for more ways to use your essential oils at home? Try these ideas:
- How to Make Christmas Scented Wax Melts
- How To Make a “Cheerful” Essential Oil Room Spray
- DIY Air Freshener Spray with Fall Essential Oils
- 2 Mood-Uplifting Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
- How to Make an Essential Oil Himalayan Salt Diffuser
- Homemade Stinky Shoe Spray with Essential Oils
How to make DIY wax melts using natural ingredients including essential oils. This easy 2- ingredient recipe has a strong scent for a lovely aroma with no chemicals.
Line your slow cooker with a liner, and pour in 2 cups of soy wax pellets. When the wax is completely melted, add 40 drops lavender, 30 drops cedarwood, and 20 drops vetiver essential oils and stir together.
Gently remove the slow cooker liner holding the melted wax, and place it inside a glass measuring cup.
Fold the plastic liner over the lip of the glass measuring cup so that you have easy pouring of your wax into your molds.
Pour the melted wax into each cavity of the silicone mold. Two cups of melted wax and essential oils just about perfectly fills up this silicone mold to make 12 wax melts.
Let them sit for a few hours and cool completely before you pop them out of the mold.
After your wax melts are cooled, you can now use them on your wax warmer!
Store your homemade wax melts in a cool and dark place and in an airtight container.
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