There seems to be an influx of wax melts around this year, the most popular option being Scentsy who have a huge range of scents. I like the idea of using melts instead of burning essential oils directly in my diffuser or oil burner.
I’ve been trying to find out what’s actually in Scentsy wax melts, and so far I haven’t had much luck – the ingredients appear to be a secret. As some of the options include scents like bubble gum blast and gingerbread donut, I’m guessing there are quite a few chemicals in there that I don’t want floating around the house.
This recipe is the result of my playing around with different waxes and essential oils – all toxin-free and easy to work with at home.
After a few tries I found that this mix of beeswax and soy wax worked best; the melts held together well, were easy to get out of the ice cube tray, and had a decent burn time. These make a lovely handmade Christmas gift too, especially if you have a silicon tray adorned with festive shapes.
Unicorn enjoying the festive scent
60g soy wax
1ml grapefruit essential oil
1ml sweet orange essential oil
1ml Juniper essential oil
3 drops cypres essential oil
3 drops cinnamon essential oil
3 drops ginger essential oil
To buy essential oils go here
Place the soy wax and beeswax in a double boiler and melt, stir to combine, take off the heat and add the essential oils. Pour the mixture carefully into your tray making each melt the same size. I used an ice tray and had no problem getting the melts out once they had set which only took half an hour.
If you don’t have all the essential oils on hand and would like an easy option; next week we will have a Christmas Blend Essential Oil from Lotus available, you can use it in this recipe (4 mls) instead of the combination that I came up with.