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26 November 2019

How to Make Christmas Wax Melts With Essential Oils

Scent your home naturally this holiday season with these easy to make Christmas wax melts with essential oils.  I used a holiday set of essential oils and natural favor oils to scent my wax melts with.

I've always been a huge fan of wax melts and candles.  I started making candles and wax melts over fifteen years ago before I moved to DIY bath and body products.

I used to burn candles all the time, but then my cat stepped in one and wax got everywhere.  Luie was fine from the candle, but I'm pretty sure the bath afterwards scarred him for life.  I know it scarred me for life.  Literally.  He sliced my hand pretty good that night.

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That's when I started making wax melts.  I like them better because I can turn them off an on without worrying about the wick tunneling.  

They are also a lot easier to make since you don't have to worry about wick size and testing so much.

This Christmas, I wanted to make some wax melts with the new Fall and Winter set of natural essential oil blends from Right Note.

I also wanted to give some as gifts for friends and therapists this year.  Yes, we started therapy again.  We have two so far and one more starting soon.

How to Make Christmas Wax Melts With Essential Oils


One benefits of using a tart burner over candles is that I can change the scent whenever I want.  I don't have to burn a candle for an hour per inch of diameter to prevent tunneling. 

Now I just have my cute burner out as a decoration and store a bunch of wax melts in a drawer out of sight.

Essential Oils


I used the Right Note Fall/Winter set of natural essential oil blends for these Christmas wax melts.  It's a set of 6, but I only have 5 in stock right now so I'm skipping Eucalyptus Spearmint for this tutorial.



The set has:


  • Christmas Splendor - A blend of pine and spice
  • Pumpkin Pie - Spices found in pumpkin spice
  • Apple Pie - Spice found in apple pie spice
  • Mint Blast - Peppermint, spearmint, and a touch of wintergreen
  • Eucalyptus Spearmint 
  • Citrus Blend - Sweet orange, lemon, and grapefruit

I don't care if pumpkin pie spice is supposed to be a fall scent; I love it, and I'm using it for winter.  I like the citrus blend as a diffuser blend.  It's a light scent, perfect for those November and December days when there's barely any sunlight.

They are all available in a set on Amazon.



Soy Wax


I use soy wax and try not to use paraffin wax.  Paraffin wax holds a scent better than soy, but I prefer the natural soy.

Soy wax is less likely to cause breathing problems, especially for those with asthma, because it doesn't have toxins or pollutants in it.

I live on a small farm that's surrounded by fields on three sides.  The other side is the road, and there are fields across the road too.  They alternate between corn and soy here.

I like using soy because it supports the farmers.  I may not be buying the soy that grew next to my backyard, but I am still supporting farmers.


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Paraffin is a by product of gasoline, and it's not biodegradable.  Soy wax is renewable, which is another reason I use it.

I buy my soy wax at Bolek's Crafts.  They have the best price on soy I've seen anywhere.  They are working on a website to order, and I'll update this with a link when it's ready.

They sell container soy wax.  This is a softer wax, so it's not recommended for wax melts.  It will work, but it can be hard to get out of your wax melter.  I add some stearic acid to harden it for easier removal.

Stearic Acid


Stearic acid is usually used in lotions as a thickener.  It can also be used in soap and candles to harden them.  It's a waxy substance derived from vegetables.

It is optional to use it in these Christmas wax melts with essential oils, but know that your melts will be soft.  If you have had to use a spoon to remove melted wax, it was probably because they used a soft container wax.


 How to make natural Christmas wax melts with essential oils. Use your DIY wax melts in a burner or warmer. They have soy wax and are scented with essential oils. Get creative ideas for cute home made wax melts. Use this unique pretty ornament molds for fun shapes. Christmas wax melt recipes. #christmas #waxmelt #essentialoils

When you add stearic acid to soy wax, it makes the wax shrink slightly when it cools.  This helps you remove the wax from a mold or the wax melter.

Mica


I dusted my mold with mica for a fun look.  You can also add mica to the melted wax when you make these Christmas wax melts with essential oils.

This is the set of mica I use.


I use it in soap, scrubs, lotion bars, and pretty much anything.  I think it has a more consistent color than using liquid colorant in soaps, and I like that I can use product for several things.

Mold


I'm using a chocolate ornament mold for these Christmas wax melts with essential oils.   It's the perfect size for wax melts.  You can use one or two each time, depending on how much scent you want.


This isn't the exact mold that I used, but it's very close.

Ingredients



Tools



Directions


Step #1


Weigh the soy wax and place in double boiler.  I make one with a Pyrex measuring cup inside a sauce pan.  I set the cup on a canning jar ring so it's not over direct heat. 


Step #2


Add the stearic acid if you're using it.  Heat on medium until melted.

Step #3


When the wax and stearic acid are melted, remove them from heat.  Add the essential oils and mica and stir well for one minute.



Step #4


Carefully pour the wax into the mold.  Let sit until melted.  Unmold them and they are ready to use.



These Christmas wax melts with essential oils make a great gift, too.  You can package them in a cute bag or even gift them in a mason jar tied with ribbon.

 How to make natural Christmas wax melts with essential oils. Use your DIY wax melts in a burner or warmer. They have soy wax and are scented with essential oils. Get creative ideas for cute home made wax melts. Use this unique pretty ornament molds for fun shapes. Christmas wax melt recipes. #christmas #waxmelt #essentialoils



wax melts, soy wax, essential oils
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Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Christmas Wax Melts With Essential Oils

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
These cute Christmas wax melts are made with soy wax and essential oils.

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steps:

  1. Weigh the soy wax and place in double boiler. I make one with a Pyrex measuring cup inside a sauce pan. I set the cup on a canning jar ring so it's not over direct heat.
  2. Add the stearic acid if you're using it. Heat on medium until melted.
  3. When the wax and stearic acid are melted, remove them from heat. Add the essential oils and mica and stir well for one minute.
  4. Carefully pour the wax into the mold. Let sit until melted. Unmold them and they are ready to use.

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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.