Wax smelters are pieces of scented wax, without a wick, that melt in a heater to release a fragrance. They are an excellent way to try different scents without having to invest in several types of candles. The wax melts last longer than a standard candle and is highly customizable. Unlike candles, the wax does not evaporate; only the smell dissipates. Once you can no longer smell the fragrance, you can reuse it to make the wax melt. They are very easy to make with only two items! If you need inspiration for fragrance combinations, check out our "The total guide to mix essential oils"
How to make the wax melt
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You can use any type of mold that makes small pieces one inch in size.
Fill the can with enough flakes of soy wax that will fill your mold. You will need double wax for total mold volume. An easy way to estimate is to fill the mold with water, then pour the water into a measuring cup to check the volume. Double that volume to get the amount of flakes of soy wax needed. For example, my mold contained about 1/2 cup of water, so I melted a cup of soy flakes. I had a bit of wax left over because the liquid in front of the solids does not completely match the measurement, but it gives you a good playing field. Heat the wax in a double boiler until it melts.
Once the wax has melted, let it cool for a couple of minutes. Then, add about 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oils to the wax. I split 50 percent rosemary and 50 percent lavender.
Pour the wax into the mold and let it solidify.
Once the wax is solid, remove it from the mold.
To use: Place the wax melts in a wax heater and enjoy.
The wax melts make great DIY gifts. Try different combinations of aromas and give them to a friend.
Reference: https://www.naturallivingideas.com/scented-wax-melts/, by Debbie Wolfe
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