How to make Beeswax Wax Melts using coconut oil, beesewax, and essential oils. A Natural and Easy Craft.
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One of my favorite things to do to make my home more inviting is to melt wax 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 DIY 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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Do you melt wax tarts in your home? Are you going to try this DIY? Leave a comment below and let us know.
Ellen Christian says
I’ve always wondered how to make these. I love that you chose healthy ingredients.
They turned out amazing. Thank u😍
Those would be an awesome gift for someone who melts tarts. I like that you can control what fragrance goes into it as some of the mass produced stuff gives me a headache whereas a good essential oil doesn’t.
I like this idea. I have a friend that sells essential oils I think I need to try this out. Thank you for sharing this.
Jenna Wood says
I have a bunch of pure essential oils on hand at all times, and I’ve used them for bath scrubs and candles, but I’ve never tried making wax melts- I like this alternative because it’s flame free and easier to gift.
I would love to make these myself. I’ve never known how so this is great to know. I have lots I’d love to make for my tart warmer!
I love burning wax in my tarts to. I never thought about making my own though.
I have a friend who makes melts like this for sale. I don’t know that he’s ever done heart-shaped, but they do smell wonderful!
Autumn @mamachallenge.com says
We also are trying to be more mindful of the products in the house that have toxic chemicals in them. This recipe is so easy and makes a bigger difference. And it looks nice too.
Michele Brosius says
I never knew making your own tarts could be this simple. Thanks for the post, ordering some beeswax right now.
Is the coconut oil necessary, or could you use just beeswax?
Yes if you want these to melt!
Sheena Hudson says
I’m melting my beeswax and coconut oil in a parafinn melter. My tarts are coming out smelling like the beeswax and coconut oil and nothing like my essential oils. Is it because of the way I’m melting them? Is it the quality of my ingredients? Help please:)
Diana Mosey says
How long can you melt the same beeswax.
I have done it until it evaporates! You can add some pure essential oils to your warmer to keep them fresh.
Paige B. says
This is perfect ! Definitely giving it a try.
How many wax melts you get from this recipe ? Thank you.
Hello Georgia, thank you for stopping by! 12 mini melts, but this would be dependent on your mold sizes.