06 November 2017

DIY Breathe Easy Wax Melts

My husband, two kids, and I all have allergies with sneezing and runny noses.  My husband and one son are also prone to chest congestion.  We deal with at least two bouts of pneumonia per year.  I used to turn to storebought products to help relieve chest congestion and make it easier to breathe. 

Those products are expensive, and they aren't natural.  The lotion is petroleum based, which I don't like to apply to my skin.  

I started using essential oils in my diffuser to help us breathe easier and to break up chest congestion, but I felt like I was constantly refilling the oils.  

I like to burn wax melts, so I thought why not make wax melts with essential oils to relive chest congestion and help us breathe easier?

It worked!


Each wax melt lasts for several hours or even all day.  We get a constant stream of vapors instead of just an hour or two at a time with the diffuser.

Now, don't get me wrong.  I love my essential oil diffuser.  I do.  But when I'm sick, I need hours and hours of relief.  

DIY Breathe Easy Wax Melts

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You'll want to make these before you need them.  When you need sinus relief, you probably won't want to get out your supplies or wait for them to cool down.

I use soy wax because it's renewable, supports farmers, and burns cleaner than paraffin wax.


You can use any essential oil blend that you'd like.  I use Crafty Bubbles Breathe Easy from Bolek's Craft Supply.  They have a formulated blend with several oils that I don't use, so it's really not worth it for me to buy them just for this recipe.  

I do not know the amounts of each essential oil, but I do know that this is the list in descending order.

Crafty Bubbles Breathe Easy contains:
For a stuffy nose, try:
  • 1 part eucalyptus
  • 1 part lavender
  • 1 part peppermint
For chest congestion, try:
  • 2 parts eucalyptus
  • 2 parts cadarwood
  • 1 part myrrh
You can also use all eucalyptus or peppermint.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS


STEP #1

Melt soy wax flakes in a double boiler.  Do not heat wax over direct heat or in a microwave.

STEP #2 

When wax is melted, remove from heat.  

STEP #3

Add your desired essential oils.  The most that you can use is 1.5 ounces, but you may need less.  The first time you make it, try 1/2 ounce and increase to 1 ounce if needed.  

Be sure to weigh your essential oils with a digital scale and not use a liquid measurement.  

STEP #4

Carefully pour the melted wax into a clamshell mold or wax melt mold.  You can even use a mini muffin tin.  

The next time you need some sinus relief, use one of these in your tart burner for relief!

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.