DIY Wax Melts: Easy Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

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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.

DIY wax melts. How to make an easy DIY wax melts recipe with beeswax to scent your home. Plus more ways to scent your home with your favorite fragrances or essential oils. 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 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.

Recipe for wax melts. How to craft DIY wax melts with beeswax to scent your home this spring. Plus more ways to add a fresh fragrance to your home with your favorite designer fragrances or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home as you dive into spring cleaning. Scented with a fragrance blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air these DIY wax melts are accented with pretty cornflowers & mica.

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? 

Easy DIY wax melts recipe to scent your home this spring. Learn how to craft DIY wax melts with beeswax in just 30-minutes or less. Plus discover more DIY ideas for scenting your home with your favorite designer fragrance oils or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are are made without soy wax and is the perfect DIY craft project idea for soap makers. You'll love the fresh scent of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air in this fragrance!

Be Delicious Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

Ingredients:

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:

digital scale
digital thermometer
2 clamshell molds
utensil for stirring

wax weighed out into containers for making diy wax melts with fragrance oils

Directions:

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.

cornflowers in clamshell mold for making homemade wax melts

Then, add a few cornflowers to the clamshell molds you’ll be using to make this recipe for wax melts.

mixing mica fragrance into melted wax to make 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.

diy wax melts poured into clamshell wax melt molds

Immediately pour the melted wax melt mixture evenly into two clamshell molds. Allow to cool.

plug in wall wax melt warmer

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.

diiy wax melts how to make wax tarts for wax tart warmers

Then simply allow the wax melts to harden completely prior to use.

Yield: 2 Clamshell Wax Melts

DIY Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

DIY Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

Make these easy DIY wax melts with beeswax to freshen your home with a fun fragrance blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air.

Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 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

Tools

  • digital scale
  • digital thermometer
  • 2 clamshell molds
  • spatula

Instructions

  1. Weigh out the palm kernel flakes and beeswax.
  2. Combine in a double boiler, then heat over medium heat until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, weigh out the fragrance oil and set aside.
  4. Add a few cornflowers to the clamshell molds. Set aside.
  5. Once the palm kernel flakes and beeswax melt completely, remove from heat.
  6. When the wax reaches 140°F, stir in the fragrance oil and mica powder.
  7. Then pour the melted wax melt mixture evenly into two clamshell molds.
  8. 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.

Recipe for wax melts. How to craft DIY wax melts without soy wax to scent your home this spring. Plus more ways to add a fresh fragrance to your home with your favorite designer fragrances or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home as you dive into spring cleaning. Scented with a fragrance blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air these DIY wax melts are accented with pretty cornflowers & mica.

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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DIY Glitter Perfume for Your Inner Rockstar

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True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE – even after an OCD house cleaning. If you’re a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

DIY Glitter Perfume! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

My DIY glitter perfume is not only easy to make, but you can customize it with your favorite fragrance. Whether it’s a dupe of that to-die-for name brand perfume you can’t always afford or a seasonal blend of pumpkin spice, this project is for you. All you need is jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, eco-friendly biodegradable glitter and a fragrance oil of your choice.

DIY Glitter Perfume for Your Inner Rockstar! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

Once you’ve made your first DIY glitter perfume I guarantee you won’t be able to stop there. Because you can craft these fun fragrances in under five minutes it’s a snap to whip up extras of these darling glittering perfumes for holiday gifts for friends, family and co-workers. There’s nothing quite like glitter to sprinkle on the fun!

Once you’ve made your own DIY glitter perfume, be sure to share a photo of your creation(s) using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram so I can see what you came up with! And don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of this post sharing your favorite glitter mishap!

DIY Glitter Perfume for Your Inner Rockstar! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

DIY Glitter Perfume

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

3-4 scoops bio glitter in color(s) of choice
6 grams clear jojoba oil (or fractionated coconut oil)
1 gram skin safe fragrance oil* of choice

Instructions:

It’s important to note that different fragrance oils have different usage guidelines based on maximum safe skin exposure. Some fragrances, such as pumpkin spice, are only safe for skin when used at 3.3% of the recipe for perfumes. Others, like jackfruit & kiwi, are safe up to 43.8% of your perfume recipe.

The amount called for in the perfume recipe above assumes that the fragrance oil you’ve chosen is safe at up to a 14.2% usage rate* for perfume. (I’ll give you some recipes for using other fragrance oils further down as well as tell you how to figure out how much fragrance you need for fragrances oils with a lower skin safe usage rate.)

For accuracy you will need a digital scale to weigh the jojoba oil and fragrance oil. You will also need a 10 mL glass roll on bottle for each DIY glitter perfume you plan to make. I obtained my bottles in bulk from SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Begin by adding three to four .15cc scoops of glitter to an empty 10 mL bottle.

Then place the bottle on the scale. Tare and set the unit to grams. Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, add 6 grams of jojoba oil to the bottle. Then tare your scale again, and using a fresh pipette, add 1 gram of fragrance oil. This should fill up your bottle.

Now snap the housing and stainless steel roller ball onto the bottle and screw on the cap. Shake well to mix.

To use, simply roll onto wrists, behind ears and other pulse points as desired. And don’t forget to shake the bottle whenever you like for a fun snow globe effect!

DIY Glitter Perfume! True glitter fans continue to discover glitter EVERYWHERE - even after an OCD house cleaning. If you're a fan of glitter (and you totally know what I mean!) then you simply cannot pass up this tutorial for making your own awesome DIY glitter perfume!

If desired you can also decorate our perfume bottles with washi tape and stickers like I did.

Some of my favorite fragrance oils that can be used according to the recipe above are jackfruit & kiwi, citrus blossoms & heliotrope and cyclamen & citron.

Want to use a different fragrance oil in your DIY glitter perfumes?

You should be able to find out from your supplier what the recommended usage rate is for the fragrance oil you’ve chosen. Once you have that amount, multiply the amount of jojoba oil by that percentage to figure out how much fragrance to use. For example, if the maximum skin safe usage rate for perfume is 8.5% you would multiply 6 grams by .085. This gives you .51 grams. So you would adjust the fragrance oil in the recipe to .5 grams or less.

If your scale isn’t sensitive enough to weigh out a half of a gram, then you can make two perfumes at once. Simply fill each bottle with the desired amount of glitter, then mix double the amount of jojoba oil (6 grams) and double the amount of fragrance oil (1 gram) in a small beaker. Then carefully fill each bottle with equal parts of your perfume mixture using either the beaker spout (assuming your hand is steadier than mine!) or a pipette.

Want to make pumpkin spice perfume? Pumpkin spice fragrance oil has a much lower skin safe usage rate for perfume. It’s only 3.3%. So I recommend making six of these at once. You’ll need 36 grams of jojoba oil and 1 gram of pumpkin spice fragrance oil. (I used gold bio glitter for my pumpkin spice DIY glitter perfume.) Combine in a beaker, mix well, then evenly distribute between the six bottles. (Alternately you can also buy pre-made pumpkin spice perfume!)

To create a candy crush DIY glitter perfume, I used unicorn bio glitter, 18 grams of jojoba oil and 2 grams of candy crush fragrance oil to make three roll on perfume bottles. See how that works? Easy peasy! (You can also use a percentage calculator if you need more help.)

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Butter! This party perfect, golden glitter pumpkin spice body butter recipe will have everyone raving about how amazing you smell! This homemade body butter is a must have for seasonal holiday parties. Not only does it smell just like everyone's favorite pumpkin pie, but it also moisturizes skin and makes it pop with glitzy eco-friendly glitter!

If you enjoyed my recipe for making DIY glitter perfume, then you may like my other glittertastic skin care recipes including this recipe for making glitter pumpkin spice body butter. A must have for seasonal holiday parties, my pumpkin spice body butter moisturizes, scents skin and adds a bit of glitter glitz to your look! You can find my glitter pumpkin body butter recipe here. Or check out my entire collection of homemade glitter skin care recipes on Soap Deli News here.

For more homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on all of your favorite social media platforms including FacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Roll On Perfume Oil Recipe

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This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil - I used a Hibiscus flower - and decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy  to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil – I used a Hibiscus flower for this one – and then decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil - I used a Hibiscus flower - and decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

Roll On Perfume Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. fractionated coconut oil (or jojoba oil)
.01 – .05 oz. skin safe fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

This roll on perfume oil recipe makes one 7 – 10 mL roll on perfume. (Opt for the 10 mL bottle if you’re including botanical ingredients in your bottle.) The amount of fragrance oil used for this roll on perfume oil recipe is calculated as 5% (minimum) – 20% (max) of the amount of fractionated coconut oil used. Please note that this amount of fragrance oil may not be deemed skin safe for all fragrance oils so be sure to check with manufacturer guidelines for max percentage amounts for the fragrance oil you choose when used in perfumes. 5% is .01 oz. of fragrance oil. 10% is .02 oz., 15% is .03 oz. and 20% is .05 oz. (If you prefer to use essential oils, you’ll want to use the minimum amount of .01 oz. or less in your perfume oil. You may also want to opt for an amber or cobalt glass container to help preserve the integrity of the essential oils used.)

Fragrance oils I’m loving right now include Vanilla Verbena (use at 20% – this does contain vanilla and may darken the oil), Cayenne Caramel (use at 20% – also contains vanilla), Rose Cognac Sugar (use at 20% – very small amount of vanilla) and Cardamom True Sugar (use at 20% – very small amount of vanilla.)

You will need to weigh the ingredients. Weighing ingredients ensures more consistent batches and allows for ease of increasing the roll on perfume oil recipe. You can double this roll on perfume oil recipe as much as needed for the amount of roll on perfumes you’d like to make. These make lovely homemade gift ideas for Valentine’s Day or even DIY wedding favors.

If you are adding botanicals to your roll on perfume oil add them first. (Be aware that some botanicals may darken the oil like tea.)

Simply place your botanical(s) – up to and including a tiny whole rosebud or rose petals, a hibiscus flower or even lavender or calendula flowers – into a 10 mL glass bottle (with either a plastic or metal roller ball top.)

Using a digital scale, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup or container.

Now weigh out the amount of fragrance oil needed and stir into the fractionated coconut oil.

Then, using a plastic transfer pipette, fill the bottle with the perfume you’ve just mixed.

Snap on the roller ball top and then screw on the lid.

Now simply decorate or label the lid and/or bottle as desired.

This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil - I used a Hibiscus flower - and decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for a simple homemade gift idea.

If you like this easy roll on perfume oil recipe, then you may also enjoy my other recent skin care recipes for making your own healing neem butter and burn relief spray. You can also follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more great skin care recipes and ideas. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

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DIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne for Men

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DIY Cologne for Men - Tempestuous Cologne Recipe - Easy Homemade Gift Idea for Men - Also Make Great DIY Wedding Favors for the GuysThere’s a cologne fragrance for men called Fierce that’s distributed via Abercrombie & Fitch. However, in light of their recent negative press, you might be wary about making future purchases from them. Regardless of your stance, their cologne, Fierce, is still a great fragrance for men. But you don’t have to buy it because now you can actually DIY it. Very recently a dupe of this Abercrombie fragrance was developed as a fragrance oil. So not only can you now make your own handmade colognes for men with this great scent, you can also use the fragrance oil to produce other men’s products with this fragrance including homemade soaps, lotions and other masculine skin care products.

Following is a recipe for making your own Fierce-like cologne using a fragrance oil dupe created by Nature’s Garden called Ferocious Beast. Of course, I came up with my own name for this fragrance as well and dubbed mine Tempestuous. You can call yours whatever you like. But if you dig the name Tempestuous, I have created free printable labels for you to use on your own cologne oils you create with this recipe.

Nature Garden’s Ferocious Beast fragrance oil contains citrusy top-notes of orange, lemon and lime, leading to middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver  and rose and finishing a woody, oakmoss and white musk base note. Create these as diy wedding favors or homemade stocking stuffer gifts for the guys.

Other fragrances for men you may be interested in trying include The Perfect Man, Game On, and Bay Rum. (Buy any 5 16oz. fragrance oils and receive a $1 off per container from Nature’s Garden.)

Homemade Gift Idea for Men - DIY Roll On Cologne RecipeDIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 fl. oz. deodorized clear jojoba oil
1 fl. oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 fl. oz. Ferocious Beast fragrance oil

Supplies:

7 roller ball glass bottles
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
small glass measuring cup
small metal utensil for stirring
printable labels

Directions:

Start by measuring 1 fluid oz. each of the jojoba and fractionated coconut oil in a small glass measuring cup. Next add 1 fluid oz. of fragrance oil and stir well. Using a plastic pipette, fill your perfume bottles, stirring the container of fragrance oil occasionally as you go, then cap your perfumes and label with my free downloadable labels. This recipe will yield seven .3 oz. (by weight) perfume oils.

Looking for a fragrance for women? Be sure to try my homemade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe.

(Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, Soap Deli News and Nature’s Garden are not affiliated or associated with Abercrombie & Fitch in any way.)

How to Make Perfume Oils

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How to Make Perfume Oils - DIY Handmade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe with Printable Labels - Lovely Handmade Wedding Favor Idea

Dying to wear your favorite soap or candle fragrance with you everywhere you go? Then make your own homemade perfume oils. It’s easy to find many of your favorite fragrances and fragrance dupes online. One company in particular, Nature’s Garden Wholesale Candle & Soap Supplies, offers a wide selection of fragrance oils perfect for using in your own homemade soaps and perfumes. They also carry one of my favorite all time fragrances, Red Velvet Cake, as well as the fragrance oil, Democrat, that I use in one of my bestselling handmade soaps, the Big Lick Salt Bar (recipe here.) Their fragrance oils come in sizes as small as 1oz. so it’s easy to mix and match new fragrances you want to try. Or you can go big and save $1 off per 16 oz. bottle of fragrance oil when you buy five or more. (It’s easy to get addicted!)

The following recipe is for crafting your own homemade perfume oils. I’ve simplified the recipe so there’s no need for a scale as you don’t have to weigh any ingredients. I made this recipe with Nature Garden’s Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil, but you can substitute it with any skin safe fragrance oil of your choice. These are perfect for making custom handmade wedding favors or as handmade stocking stuffer gifts. Plus, you can whip these up in about ten minutes or less. For your convenience I’ve also created printable labels for your perfume oils – both in black & white and color – to give your homemade gifts a professional touch.

Customized Perfume Oil Recipe - DIY Fragrance Recipe for Homemade Perfume Oils - Makes Great Handmade Gifts, DIY Wedding Favors and Handmade Stocking Stuffers

DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 fl. oz. deodorized clear jojoba oil
1 fl. oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 fl. oz. Red Velvet Cake fragrance oil

Supplies:

7 10ml Roll On Perfume Bottles
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
small glass measuring cup
small metal utensil for stirring
printable labels

Free Printable Label Download for DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume OilDirections:

Start by measuring 1 fluid oz. each of the jojoba and fractionated coconut oil in a small glass measuring cup. Next add 1 fluid oz. of fragrance oil and stir well. Using a plastic pipette, fill your perfume bottles, stirring the container of fragrance oil occasionally as you go, then cap your perfumes and label with my free downloadable labels. This recipe will yield seven .3 oz. (by weight) perfume oils.