Learn how to make the best soy wax melts scented with your favorite essential oils for your wax warmer.
Wax warmers are a super popular way to bring lovely scents into our home, especially this time of year. Unfortunately, so many of the wax melts you can buy are filled with all sorts of artificial fragrances and additives that I like to avoid.
I often make coconut oil wax melts, but I wanted to make some that would hold up better for storage, so this time I made soy wax melts. And I chose an uplifting essential oil to scent them with – grapefruit.
If you love your wax warmer, but want to make your own soy wax melts that are less expensive, give this tutorial for grapefruit scented soy wax melts a try. Of course, you can substitute your favorite essential oil if grapefruit isn’t appealing to you!
You’ll find that these homemade soy melts are even better than the expensive ones you can purchase. Once you make your own wax melts for your wax warmer using essential oils, you’ll be hooked!
How to Make Soy Wax Melts with Essential Oils
- Pan or candle making pitcher
- Wax melt tray
- Heat two cups of soy wax flakes or shredded soy wax bars in a pan on a low heat. If you have a candle making pitcher, it will make the process even easier. The wax will melt fast, so gently stir as it dissolves. Continue stirring until the wax is completely liquified. Remove the wax from the heat once it has liquified. Add in 30-40 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Stir well.
- Carefully pour the wax mixture into the wax melt molds. Pour slowly, filling each mold ¾ of the way full. Place the wax melt molds in a cool and dry place so they can harden. If you notice any air bubbles, be sure to poke them with a toothpick prior to setting.
- Allow the wax a full 24 hours to harden.