We have a full house, and I’m often looking for something to make it smell nice. I’ve been committed to clean our home on a more natural level for awhile now. I don’t do everything perfectly, but I try!
I often use an essential oil diffuser to freshen the air. And while I love diffusers to disperse oil during sickness, I began looking for a way to hopefully stretch the good scents throughout more of our home.
Like Citrus Cream from Edens Garden. This is one of my all time favorite blends for both smelling nice and lifting my spirits. Citrus oils are great for that! It contains pure Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clementine, and Vanilla CO2 essential oils.
I decided to look more into wax warmers to see if they would do what I was looking for. And yes, I believe they do!
Unfortunately, most of the wax melts found in the market are full with synthetic fragrances that I didn’t want my babies breathing in. I wanted something safe that wasn’t riddled with unnecessary chemicals. So I decided to make my own, and I thought I would share a simple recipe for wax melts with you today.
These are the molds I purchased. Can you see why my kids love them? I’m using two for wax molds, and am saving two to make elderberry gummies in the future.
Then, I collected three simple ingredients… coconut oil, beeswax, and the essential oil of my choice. Of course I used Citrus Cream essential oil, but pretty much anything can be used.
After melting the coconut oil and beeswax in my homemade double boiler (a stainless steel bowl set on top of a small saucepan of 2 inches of boiling water), I added 100 drops of essential oil. This seems like a lot, but is necessary since essential oils are not always as strong as a synthetic fragrance. Going the natural route is worth it, though!
I then used the dropper that came with my molds to fill the shapes. I put the molds in the freezer for a few minutes to set, and then my kids enjoyed popping them out into a mason jar.
To keep them nice and firm before melting, I stuck the jar in the fridge. When you want to use your wax warmer, take a few out (since mine are so small) and pop them in. So simple and easy!
Ready to start melting! I purchased my wax warmer here.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! I’ve included it below for your use.
All Natural Wax Melts
4 tablespoons Beeswax Flakes (I purchased this from Amazon).
1/2 cup Coconut Oil (I purchased this from Walmart).
100 drops of Essential Oil
Mix the beeswax flakes and coconut oil until melted over a double boiler. Remove from heat, and add essential oil. Stir well. Pour or drop into silicon mold until set. Pop out of the molds and put them into a sealed container before use.
I hope you enjoy your wax melts!
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