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. If you haven’t heard of them, wax alloys are essentially just wax cubes that you place in a heater (ours is electric, so there is no open flame). They smell just like candles when they melt.
Although buying them is not expensive, making your own smelters allows you to control what happens in them. These three-ingredient soy wax melts are paraffin-free and contain only essential oils, so you never have to worry about inhaling something cramped.
DIY soy wax melts
Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of accessories to melt your wax.
Soy wax is my favorite because it’s non-toxic, easy to find at most craft shops, and affordable. They can also be made with paraffin wax (health) or beeswax (a bit more expensive). Since there is soy wax melt australia , the wax must melt at a lower temperature, so I add a little oil. And finally, I use different essential oils to increase the aromatherapy factor. To perfume a whole room, you should use small bottles of inexpensive oils. I prefer lavender, grapefruit, and lemon oils. But you can use whatever oil you like.
- Silicon mold, small muffin pan or ice cube tray
- 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
- Optional: clay, ground herbs or beet root powder for a natural color
1. Place the soy wax flakes in an old heat-resistant glass jar. Place the jar in the saucepan. Fill the pan with enough water to cover half of the jar.
2. Simmer on low heat until the wax melts.
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Blend almond oil and essential oils. Even though 2 tablespoons of essential oils sounds like a lot, the wax might not be as fragrant. If necessary, add more oil. If you want to add color to your melts, do so 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.