These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home this spring! Inspired by DKNY’s Be Delicious Blossom® fragrance, these wax melts with beeswax are scented with a blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air. They’re then accented with cornflowers and colored with Granny Smith green mica powder.
How to Make Affordable, Easy DIY Wax Melts for Home Fragrance
Wax melts are often made from soy wax. However, unless you’ve been on a candle making binge lately, it’s unlikely that you have soy wax on hand. If you’re a soapmaker, on the other hand, it’s entirely possible you do have the ingredients needed for my DIY wax melts.
Rather than using soy wax for these wax melts, I chose to use palm kernel flakes and beeswax instead, as these are both ingredients that soapmakers are more likely to have on hand. This combination of ingredients works just as well as soy wax, and is an easy alternative if your wax melt warmer is feeling underappreciated.
Of course, as I know a lot of you are on budget, I’ve allowed for several variations of this recipe. Don’t have the funds for clamshell molds? No worries. You can make my easy DIY wax melts with beeswax using a small, existing silicone mold, such as a chocolate or mini ice cube mold. You can also hand roll your wax melts once the wax sets up, but before it fully hardens, and skip the mold all together!
In addition, you can also always swap out the fragrance oil for my DIY wax melts with another fragrance oil of your choice. Alternately, you can also use essential oils if you prefer to scent your home with natural fragrances. My natural essential oil blends for perfumes make a lovely substitution for synthetic fragrance oils.
Ready to get started?
Be Delicious Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax
2.5 oz. palm kernel flakes
2.5 oz. beeswax
.6 oz. Crafter’s Choice Be Delicious Blossom Fragrance Oil
pinch Granny Smith green mica, optional
blue cornflowers, optional
Tools & Materials:
Using a digital scale, weigh out the palm kernel flakes and beeswax. Combine in a double boiler, then heat over medium heat until melted. Once the beeswax and palm kernel flakes have melted, remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.
While the mixture of beeswax and palm kernel flakes, cool, weigh out the fragrance oil and set aside.
Then, add a few cornflowers to the clamshell molds you’ll be using to make this recipe for wax melts.
Use a digital thermometer, such as this laser thermometer, to measure how hot the wax is. Once the wax reaches 140°F, stir in the fragrance oil. (If you are you using essential oils in your wax melts, use half the amount of essential oil as the fragrance oil, or a maximum of 7%. You can replace the remaining amount of fragrance oil with an odorless carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil to ensure they melt easily in your fragrance warmer.)
Then mix in a pinch of mica powder.
Immediately pour the melted wax melt mixture evenly into two clamshell molds. Allow to cool.
Your wax melts are ready to use once they’ve fully hardened.
How to Make Wax Melts without a Mold:
If you don’t have a mold for making these easy DIY wax melts, then allow the wax to cool past 140°F. Once the wax looks solid, but is still in a semi-solid state (about the consistency of shea butter) roll the wax into balls.
You can press cornflowers or other botanicals onto the outside of the wax melts to keep them from sticking to your hands.
Then simply allow the wax melts to harden completely prior to use.
- 2.5 oz. palm kernel flakes
- 2.5 oz. beeswax
- .6 oz. Crafter’s Choice Be Delicious Blossom Fragrance Oil
- pinch Granny apple green mica, optional
- blue cornflowers, optional
- digital scale
- digital thermometer
- 2 clamshell molds
- Weigh out the palm kernel flakes and beeswax.
- Combine in a double boiler, then heat over medium heat until melted.
- Meanwhile, weigh out the fragrance oil and set aside.
- Add a few cornflowers to the clamshell molds. Set aside.
- Once the palm kernel flakes and beeswax melt completely, remove from heat.
- When the wax reaches 140°F, stir in the fragrance oil and mica powder.
- Then pour the melted wax melt mixture evenly into two clamshell molds.
- Allow to cool and fully harden prior to use.
More Ways to Scent Your Home This Spring
Wax melts aren’t the only way to scent your home. Here are some other great DIY ideas for freshening up your space as you dive into spring cleaning.
- DIY Wax Air Fresheners with Essential Oils
- How to Make DIY Essential Oil Ornaments
- DIY Air Freshener with Essential Oils
- Deodorizing Eucalyptus & Orange Essential Oil Blend
- Easy DIY Odor Neutralizing Spray
- DIY Odor Neutralizing Candles
- Deodorizing Air Freshener Disks with Essential Oils
If you enjoyed my recipe for making easy DIY wax melts with beeswax, then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later. And check out my recipe for making DIY Christmas wax melts for the holidays. Also be sure to follow my Pinterest boards for more great DIY ideas and projects.
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