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DIY Wax Melts

Wax Melts and Burners seem to be everywhere these days.. I like them because you can enjoy a scented candle without smoke or soot….just be sure you place them where you curious pets or kids can’t reach them – I keep mine on the mantle, which might not work if I had cats.

Mason Jar Style Wax Warmer

It’s easy to make your own wax melts with what ever scent you prefer. These directions are for lavender

For supplies : You need a 4 cup glass or plastic measuring cup (microwave safe ) and silicone molds – any shape or design you choose, but not too big. Look for the candy sized molds

Silicone Candy Molds

For Ingredients: 2 cups of soy wax flakes, 100 drops of lavender essential oil, lavender flower buds (optional)

To make: Melt Soy Flakes in the measuring cup in the microwave.. Start with 3 minutes, stir, and continue heating at 30 second intervals until completely melted and wax liquifies. Add the drops of essential oil and continue to mix. Slowly pour into silicone molds – 3/4 full – If desired add lavender buds to each melt – use a chopstick to sink buds if needed. Wait 2 hours for melts to harden – you can put in the refrigerator if you want to harden faster. Pop out carefully to use.

To Use: In a traditional warmer put on top and wait for melt….I use a silicone cupcake liner to hold the wax melt – to make clean up easier

Use a mini silicone cupcake liner to hold the wax melt for easier clean up

You can also put wax melts in mason jars with vented lids to keep in the car as air freshener – or place on a sunny window sill.

Wax Melt in a Vented Mason Jar – place in cup holder in the car or on a Mug Warmer in the House
Wax Melts in a Mini Mason Jar Salt Shaker. For your car or Window Sill or place on a mug warmer
For a DIY Warmer – Place the vented Mason Jar on a Mug Warmer which you can find on line or in CVS

Mason Jar electric warmer. I have seen these at Cabelas, Loews and Home Depot

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