Who doesn’t like their homes to smell warm and welcoming? Last year I shared a recipe for simmering potpourii, it had all the scents of fall: Cinnamon, cloves, vanilla… But, it’s now summer and warming my home with the gas stovetop does not sound very appealing, so I tried out some DIY wax melts using lavender and rosemary. They turned out beautifully and smell amazing.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Soy Wax Flakes
- Lavender Essential Oil– Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Lavender
- Glass Measuring Cup
- Silicone Mold
- Wooden Craft Stick
Start by filling a 2 cup glass measuring cup with approximately 1 1/2-2 cups of the soy wax flakes. (You can certainly go with less, just adjust the other ingredients accordingly). I was able to make 12 wax melts with this recipe. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Using a wooden craft stick, stir the contents. After the first minute, continue to microwave (on high) in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until all the wax melts.
*Please be very, very careful. Use an oven mitt or hot pad when removing the measuring cup as both the handle and contents can get extremely hot.
While the wax is still melted, stir in the lavender and rosemary essential oils. I went with a total of 40 drops of the essential oils (30 drops of lavender, and 10 of the rosemary). In truth, I wish I had added more drops to the wax as the scent isn’t as strong as I would have liked. Next time I’ll probably go with 50 drops of lavender and 20 drops of rosemary. You can adjust the ratio depending on whether you prefer a stronger scent of one oil over the other.
Carefully pour the mixture into a silicone mold, filling them about 3/4 full.
Sprinkle a little dried lavender and rosemary onto the tops, and allow them to harden.
Once the wax has completely hardened, pop the wax melts out of the mold.
When you are ready to use them, simply place 2 or 3 in a wax melt warmer and enjoy!
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This post was originally published at Clean and Scentsible on June 10, 2016.
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