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24 January 2019

DIY Soy Wax Dipped Roses


These soy wax dipped roses make a great gift for anyone in your life.  These are popular around Valentine's Day, but they can be displayed any time.  They are dipped with soy wax and a natural fragrance, so they lightly scent the room. 


I used to sell an insane amount of these wax DIY soy wax dipped roses years ago.  I would make them in rose, chocolate, and several other scents.  I'd sell 100s of these on my website and in person starting in mid January each year.

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These wax dipped roses are fairly easy to make, but they are a little messy and somewhat time consuming.  I used to have a place set up to hang them to dry, but I don't anymore so I had to hold them while the wax set up.

I used Very Berry Cobbler for these dipped flowers, which is the same scent I used for my Valentine's Day massage melts.

Normally, I wouldn't use a bakery scent for Valentine's Day, but this is just perfect for Valentine's Day.


Also, I realize that my flowers aren't roses, but no one searches for "wax dipped flowers".  I was going to get roses, but these were so pretty that I couldn't pass them up.

DIY SOY WAX DIPPED ROSES

You'll notice that I made 6 flowers with 3 ounces of wax.  I had some left over, so I would recommend using 4 ounces of wax for a dozen flowers.

This is how I make small batches of 6 or 12 of these.  If you are going to be selling them, I highly recommend getting a wax melter.  As the wax cools, it can cause clumps.  I found it easier to just use a wax melting pot like this one.

FLOWERS


I picked these cute flowers up at Walmart for 97 cents for a bunch of six.  I've used flowers from the dollar store and more expensive flowers.  They all dipped well for me.

Some of the cheaper flowers had the color of the flower bleed into the wax.  If you are dipping more than one color, start with the lightest color first.

Obviously, the better the flowers look before you dip them, the better your project will be.

I've heard that you can do this with real roses, but I have never tried it.  I've always used fake flowers.

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SOY WAX


I'm partial to soy wax because I live in a rural area where the farmers grow soy.  I'd rather support my neighbors than use paraffin wax.

Soy wax is also renewable where paraffin isn't, so that's definitely a big factor.

VERY BERRY COBBLER


This is one of the new scents I picked up at Bolek's Crafts in December.  This scent is hard to describe.  I definitely smell blueberry and maybe another berry.


It smells like a cobbler, but to be honest, if it wasn't labeled as cobbler, I probably wouldn't call it a cobbler scent.  If that makes any sense...

Either way, it smells divine.  It's not a strong bakery scent or a food scent.  It's just a very nice berry scent with a lighter note of something sweet.

It's one of their new natural fragrance oils.  I prefer to use natural scents (although they have a full line of fragrance oils that are wonderful), so I'm using the new line of natural fragrance oils.

It's available on Amazon as part of their new Bakery set of natural fragrance oils and essential oil blends.  It's now called Right Note, but it's the same thing.



I'd also recommend a rose essential oil or Pink Sugar type fragrance oil.  Pink Sugar is an amazing scent that's perfect for Valentine's Day.  It smells like cotton candy with a hint of musk.  Every time I wear it, I get compliments.

SUPPLIES





STEP #1


Weigh your soy wax using a digital scale.  Put in a double boiler or in a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup to make a double boiler.

Never heat soy wax over direct heat.  It can cause hot spots that can catch on fire.  


STEP #2

If you don't have a double boiler, set your Pyrex measuring cup on top of a canning jar ring in a pot of water.

Fill the water in the pot until it covers more than half of the soy wax.  Heat until melted.

STEP #3

Meanwhile, get your flowers ready.  I've dipped many kinds of flowers, and all of them had adjustable leaves.  Slide the leaves down to the bottom of the stem so they don't get in the way.

You can use wire cutters to cut each flower stem, but I usually don't bother if I'm just doing a few of them.



STEP #4


When the wax is melted, carefully remove it from heat and set it on a hot pad.  

Use a laser thermometer to check the temperature of the wax.  Let it cool to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Add the fragrance oil or essential oil.  


STEP #5

You want to dip each flower individually.  I just bend the stem so I'm holding just one flower separately.  Dip it in the wax for 2-3 seconds and lift out of the wax.  Let the wax dip into the glass.

The wax is hot, so use a spoon to push any petals into the wax if needed.

Repeat for all of the flowers.

You might have to hold the flowers for a few minutes to let them cool.

I used to hang them up with clothespins and let them drip dry.  They don't drip too much, but you don't want to lay them down until they are cool.  This only takes a few minutes though.

STEP #6

If there are clumps of wax, you can get rid of them with a hair dryer.

Just heat the spot for a few seconds and use your fingers to smooth out the clump.  The wax will be warm, but it shouldn't be too hot to touch.

I didn't even get out all of the wax clumps because they aren't really noticeable in person with these colored flowers.  If you use red or pink roses, they might be more noticeable.


Stick them in a vase, and you have some seriously cute scented DIY soy wax dipped roses!  I'm going to set these on my desk in my office.  

They smell great, and it will be cute sitting on my desk.  

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The scent should last for about 2-3 months.  You can freshen them up by using a hair dryer to remelt the wax slightly to release more scent.  

If you need more Valentine's Day DIY inspiration, check out these posts:

MORE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT INSPIRATION




I teamed up with a few of my favorite blogging friends to bring you several DIY home air freshener ideas that are perfect for Valentine's Day or any time of the year!

DIY CHOCOLATE ROSES ROOM SPRAY



Capture the romance of Valentine's Day with the scent of roses and chocolate.  This natural and non-toxic room spray from A Life Adjacent is perfect for Valentine's Day!  Your home will be filled with the rich scent of chocolate and fresh roses without the chemicals from store bought air fresheners.  


DIY AIR FRESHENERS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS




We don't need men to tell us how awesome we are just because it's Valentine's Day, but it's nice to get it from your friends!  Remind your friends how magical they are with these unicorn DIY air fresheners for Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day from Soap Deli News.  They are scented with essential oils, so they are all natural.  Use in a closet or drawer to freshen the space.  

Get the DIY Air Freshener With Essential Oils recipe here.   

VANILLA ROSE REED DIFFUSERS



These adorable vanilla rose reed diffusers from Country Hill Cottage are a great way to naturally scent your room.  They make adorable gifts, or make it for yourself.  The indulgent scent of rose and vanilla creates a relaxed and romantic atmosphere to lift your mood.  These diffuser are made with natural ingredients.  Also includes free printable labels.

Get the Vanilla Rose Reed Diffusers here.  


Soy Wax Dipped Roses

Yield: 12 roses
Author:
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
These soy wax dipped roses make a great gift for anyone in your life. These are popular around Valentine's Day, but they can be displayed any time. They are dipped with soy wax and a natural fragrance, so they lightly scent the room.

materials:

tools:

steps:

  1. Weigh your soy wax using a digital scale. Put in a double boiler or in a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup to make a double boiler.
  2. Slide the leaves down to the bottom of the stem so they don't get in the way.
  3. When the wax is melted, carefully remove it from heat and set it on a hot pad.
  4. Use a laser thermometer to check the temperature of the wax. Let it cool to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Add the fragrance oil or essential oil.
  6. Dip each flower in the wax for 2-3 seconds and lift out of the wax. Let the wax dip into the glass.
  7. Repeat for all of the flowers.
  8. If there are clumps of wax, you can get rid of them with a hair dryer.

NOTES:

The scent should last for about 2-3 months.  You can freshen them up by using a hair dryer to remelt the wax slightly to release more scent.
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If you need Valentines ideas diy, try these wax dipped roses.  This diy valentines ideas is so cute and fun to make.  Valentines day diy ideas like this can be made in any scent that you’d like.  You can even use essential oils for this diy valentines day craft.  Diy valentines day decor looks so cute and smells great.  If you need diy valentine crafts, this is really cute.  Valentines day ideas diy like this make a great gift.  #valentine #valentinesday #soywax #diy #craft #roses #flowers #valentinecraft






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Cari Dunn
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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.