How to make Beeswax Melts (A Natural and Easy Recipe)
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One of my favorite things to do to make my home more inviting is to melt tarts. I love the ambiance, aromas, and different varieties of wax melts on the market. Sadly, not all are created equally and some are even toxic for our homes. Since I have been working on making my home more “green” and environmentally friendly, I decided to make a batch of Beeswax Melts.
For this DIY, I was inspired by The Darling Bakers pin on How to Make Wax Melts from Beeswax. While they made some heavenly food scented tarts, I went with a blend of citrus essential oils (not fragrance oils) for mine. Since wax melts do not burn, and typically heat over a lower heat source, there is no risk for the oils becoming toxic themselves. You can learn more about the dangers of artificial fragrances here.
- One thing I would like to note about working with beeswax is that it can become flammable if over heated. That is why a double boiler, and not direct stove top or microwave melting is important.
- With melting any wax, you always want to protect you eyes, and have a clean work space.
- If you are making your own double boiler, be sure to use a thick-walled glass bowl that you would not eat out of since it might be tough to clean.
Supplies needed for 8 Beeswax Melts:
- 5 oz 100% pure beeswax pastilles
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
- Pure grade essential oil (Combine your favorites, or pick just one – be creative!)
- Silicone mold
- Double Boiler
- Glass measuring cup to measure supplies out
- Eye protection
- Clean work space
- Gather your supplies and measure out what you will need of each.
- Prepare your double boiler properly, and put on your safety glasses.
- Add in coconut oil, beeswax, and 20-30 drops each of your desired oils.
- Melt beeswax and coconut oil until golden amber colored and no solids left.
- Turn off heat.
6. Using gloved hands, and safety glasses, carefully add the melted mixture to your silicone molds.
7. Allow to harden for a few hours
I cured beeswax melts for a few days inside a sealed mason jar before using. (optional)
I suggest storing them in an air-tight container to preserve their scent
This recipe worked perfectly and melted just as efficiently as store-bought tart melts. The trick is using quality extra virgin coconut oil and beeswax pastilles.
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