I love having candles and other smelly things in my house! They can get very pricey though. Plus, I get worried with candles burning around the kids. So I learned How to Make Your Own Scented Wax Melts for “scentsy style” warmers. It is so easy, and you can make them not only smell good, but benefit your health too!
I started with Organic Beeswax, which you can purchase from amazon. You can also reuse the wax from previously purchased candles or wax melts. Yes, you can re-use it!
I chose the Beeswax because it is 100% natural (if the kids or dogs get a hold of it). Plus, beeswax, being nature’s wax, emits wonderful air-cleaning, depression-reducing ions that combat things like dust, odors, mold and even viruses while elevating the mood! Seriously! My son suffers from horrible seasonal allergies, so we have begun switching our candles and wax melts to beeswax…it can’t hurt!
Since we are in the middle of allergy season, I chose to mix up 3 essential oils that are proven to help with seasonal allergies (And smell great too!) Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. I love that it only take a couple drops to get a great smell and there are 250 drops in each bottle. They really go a long way!
I popped the beeswax into the microwave until melted. Then I added a few drops of each essential oil. (Please ignore the fact that my fingernail polish is chipping off. ~giggle~) You can do this with any essential oils you enjoy the smell of. I love grapefruit too! If you are looking for a great place to purchase essential oils you can check out doTerra essential oils, or email me for more info about how you can order them 25% off!
You then pour the melted wax into an ice cube tray or reuse a “scentsy style” container. I didn’t have either handy because we just moved, so I used this egg shaped mold. Don’t laugh…it worked perfectly!
I then popped the pan into the freezer for a few minutes and they were all set up! I just popped them right out of the pan and placed then in the warmers. The rest went into an air tight container for another day.
I can’t imagine how much money this has saved my family, and I still get to enjoy all the amazing scents that make me happy!