I want to hug the one who created those flameless soybean wax melts that are everywhere today. Although I love candles, we live in an old house that is practically made of toothpicks, so I am always looking for flame-free ways to perfume my home. You can simply place wax cubes in a heater to heat them (our heater is electric so there is no open flame). And when they melt, they smell like candles.
Although buying them is not expensive, making your own smelters allows you to control what happens in them. The three-ingredient, paraffin-free soy wax melts contain only essential oils. You don’t have to worry about breathing in something cramped.
DIY soy wax melts
Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of accessories to melt your wax.
I use soy wax for me because it is non-toxic and easy to find in most craft stores. However, I have seen that they are also made with beeswax (a little more expensive) or paraffin wax (health). Since there is no open flame, the wax must melt at a lower temperature, so I add a little oil. To increase the aromatherapy effect, I add different essential oils. You should choose cheap oils in large bottles to perfume the whole room. I like lemon, grapefruit and lavender oils, but go ahead and use what you prefer.
- Silicon mold, ice cube tray or small muffin pan
- 2 cups soy wax flakes
- 1/4 A cup of almond or grape seed oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of the essential oil of your choice
- Glass jar 16 ounces old
- In a small saucepan
- For a natural color, you can use clay, ground herbs, or beetroot powder
1. 1. Place the soy wax flakes into an old, heat-resistant glass container. Put the jar in the saucepan and fill the pan with water until it reaches about half the sides of the jar.
2. Simmer on low heat until the wax melts.
3. Allow to cool on low heat for two minutes. Add almond oil and essential oils, then stir until smooth. Even though wax melt making supplies of essential oils sounds like a lot, the wax might not be as fragrant. If necessary, add more oil. Add color to your melts now.
4. Carefully pour the wax into the mold and allow to cool completely.
5. Place 2 to 3 melts in the heater. Let the aroma fill your home as the melts.