Want to make your own natural wax melts? Maybe you would like to, but don’t have the time.
In this post, I share two methods of making beeswax melts. The first is the standard one that you are expecting, but the second,…I honestly can’t believe I haven’t thought of it sooner.
If you are looking to scent your home through natural ways, then you will love making these wax melts as they are scented with essential oils.
Some of my favorite scents are…
- Pumpkin Spice Blend
- Eucalyptus – Any of the mint varieties, really. They are great for clearing the sinuses.
What is the best thing to melt beeswax in?
The best thing to not beeswax in, is a double boiler. You can buy an inexpensive double boiler; however, using a microwavable, safe dish in the microwave is very effective, as well.
A double boiler, for those who are new to the concept, is a dish of some sort placed over or in a pan of boiling water. The water ask as a buffer between the stove burner and the wax, helping the wax to melt without getting too hot and ruining the wax.
You can buy actual double boilers that Cinda cross the pan, but another pan, glass dish like a Pyrex, measuring cup, or mixing bowl, or even a tin can can be used as a double boiler. It doesn’t matter so much what you use as long as you’re dedicated to the purpose of melting wax because it is very hard to remove melted wax from a dish.
Where can I buy beeswax?
The best option is to buy beeswax from local beekeepers. This is a really good idea because burning local beeswax is it to help with allergies just like local honey does.
Beeswax can also be bought online. I’ve recently found a fantastic deal for organic beeswax through Amazon.
How to make beeswax melts
There are two methods to making beeswax melts. The first is to use a double boiler and the second is a secret of mine that is super practical.
To Use the first method….
- Melt the wax in a double boiler
- Add a teaspoon of essential oils and stir
- Pour into molds to cool and solidify
Once the wax is cool and fully solidified, pop your homemade wax melts out of the mold. They are ready to use or to store for later. They make a great DIY gifts, too.
The second method which is my little secret, is to skip the whole melting and cooling in molds and to do this instead.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of beeswax directly to your wax warmer.
- Add 2-3 drops of essential oils.
This way you can save time and enjoy a clean natural sent sooner! If you think about it, the wax is going to get melted either way so you might as well let the wax warmer do the work for you.
Also, beeswax melts tend to not be as strong as the ones you buy from the store so it is more efficient to do this method since you will most likely be adding more essential oils anyways. The scent does not linger for hours, but is great for a quick sent before guests, when your hubby walks in from work. Well, this made her some from using natural beeswax melts, I really appreciate the added benefits of the beeswax, and also enjoy being able to switch out the scents.
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