It’s so easy to DIY Beeswax and Coconut Oil Wax Melts! Video instructions included.
Why make your own beeswax and coconut oil wax melts?
Well, first, because it is fun!
They are simple and inexpensive to make, and you can tailor the scents to your particular mood.
But the best reason to make your own is to make sure you aren’t releasing toxins into your home.
Did you know that some of the melts you purchase add to indoor pollution? In fact, some wax melts actually release formaldehyde into the air.
DIY wax melts offer a safe alternative to scented candles or scented melts that may contain harmful, toxic ingredients.
When you make your own, you know they are safe to use.
A word of caution before you get started.
Please be sure to use bowls and spoons you don’t mind getting coated with beeswax. The beeswax hardens quickly, so clean up can be difficult.
Don’t use anything you don’t mind having to clean up, and act fast when cleaning before the beeswax has a chance to harden.
BEESWAX AND COCONUT OIL WAX MELTS
You’ll also need a Fragrance Warmer (I have this darling mason jar fragrance warmer) and you will need molds. I just use our silicone ice cube trays as molds. They happen to be the perfect size!
In a double boiler, combine the beeswax and coconut oil. Heat and stir just until melted.
Remove from heat and pour into wax melts molds. Immediately add your choice of essential oils. Allow to harden. Remove from molds and they are ready to use in your fragrance warmer.
What Essential Oils to Use in Beeswax and Coconut Oil Wax Melts
You can use whatever scent you personally prefer for your coconut oil wax melts.
I like to make a variety of wax melts in different scents. Then, I can choose what aromatherapy benefit I melt to scent my home.
Essential Oil Benefits:
- Lemon is purifying
- Lavender is relaxing
- Peppermint is stimulating
- Orange is uplifting
Once you start to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, you may enjoy making combinations.
Possible Essential Oil Combinations:
Sweet Orange and Clove
Peppermint and Sweet Orange
Lemon and Lavender
These are so inexpensive to make, you can experiment until you find the right combination for you.
Do you use wax melts in your home?
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils
- Double Boiler
- Silicone Molds
- In a double boiler, add 1 1/4 cups beeswax pellets.
- Slowly melt pellets before adding 1/4 cup coconut oil.
- When melted, quickly pour into molds.
- Add 10 to 20 drops of essential oils to each mold.
- Allow to set and they are ready to use.