DIY Natural Wax Melt Air Fresheners

diy wax melt fresheners

Making your own natural wax melt air fresheners is easy, fun, cheap, and keeps potentially harmful artificial ingredients out of your home.

Commercially manufactured wax melts are made with a paraffin wax. There is no need to use such a petroleum-based wax to enjoy both the look and fragrance of wax melts – all natural coconut oil and beeswax work just as well.

Natural Wax Melts Recipe

Materials

  • ΒΌ of a cup of beeswax pastilles
  • 1/2 of a cup coconut oil
  • Up to 100 drops of your favorite essential oils.

Tools

  • Small to medium pot
  • Mixing bowl - preferably non-metallic
  • Silicone Mold or similar mold that can withstand hot items - an ice cube tray or chocolate mold works equally well.
  • Glass or metal measuring cup

Instructions

  1. Pour about two inches of water into your pot.
  2. Bring the water only to a simmer heat.
  3. Pour an inch or two of water into your saucepan, and bring it to a simmer on your stovetop.
  4. Place the beeswax and coconut oil into the measuring cup.
  5. Set the now filled measuring cup over the simmering pot.
  6. Allow the coconut oil and beeswax to melt thoroughly. You should not have to stir to avoid scorching but doing so will not harm the project. I rarely resist the urge to stir just to make sure the wax and oil do not scorch.
  7. Remove the measuring cup from the heat.
  8. Drop in your chosen essential oil and stir so they combine completely.
  9. Carefully pour the mixture into your molds.Place the molds somewhere absolutely level and allow them to thoroughly dry at room temperature before storing in an airtight container or using:
  10. pouring mixture into molds

You can enjoy using these DIY natural air fresheners in your home (or giving them as gifts) without worrying a single second about exposing loved ones to unknown artificial ingredients, or to volatile organic compounds.

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Tara Dodrill
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Tara lives on a 56 acres farm in the Appalachian Mountains, where she faces homesteading and farming challenges every single day. her homesteading skills are unmatched, she raises chickens, goats, horses, a wide variety of vegetables, not to mention she's an expert is all sorts of homesteading skills such as hide tanning, doll making, tree tapping and many, many more.

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