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Craft Your Own Scent-sational Home: DIY Soy Wax Melts with Essential Oils!

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

Are you someone who loves creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere in your home while also caring about the environment? If so, making your own wax melts using soy wax and essential oils could be the perfect DIY project for you!

In this guide, we'll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make wax melts at home. From selecting the right materials to tips on creating unique scents, we've got you covered.

Materials Needed:

  • Soy wax flakes

  • Fragrance oil or essential oil

  • Wax colour dye chips (optional)

  • Double boiler

  • Candy thermometer

  • Wax melt moulds

  • Wooden skewer or chopstick

Step 1: Selecting the Right Wax

The first step in making wax melts is selecting the right wax. Soy wax flakes are a great option as they are environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and burn cleaner than other waxes. Additionally, they are easy to work with and provide a great scent throw.

Step 2: Adding Fragrance and Colour

Once you have selected your wax, it's time to add fragrance and colour. Fragrance oils and essential oils are great options for adding scent. Be sure to choose a high-quality oil that is safe for use in wax melts.

To add colour, you can use wax colour dye chips. These are available in a variety of colours and are easy to use. Simply add them to your wax while it is melting and stir until fully combined.

Step 3: Melting the Wax

To melt the wax, you will need a double boiler. If you don't have one, you can use a heat-safe glass bowl placed over a pot of simmering water. Be sure to use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature of the wax. Soy wax should be heated to 175-185 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4: Pouring the Wax

Once the wax is fully melted, it's time to pour it into your wax melt moulds. Be sure to leave a little bit of space at the top of the mould to allow for expansion. After pouring the wax, use a wooden skewer or chopstick to stir the wax and release any air bubbles.

Step 5: Allowing the Wax to Cool

After pouring the wax, allow it to cool completely. This typically takes 1-2 hours. Once the wax is completely cool and has hardened, remove the wax melts from the moulds. They should pop right out.

Step 6: Enjoying Your Wax Melts

Now that you have made your own wax melts, it's time to enjoy them. Simply place them in your wax warmer and let the scent fill your home. You can experiment with different scents and colours to create your own unique blends.


Making your own wax melts at home is a fun and cost-effective alternative to store-bought options. By following these simple steps, you can create your own unique scents and enjoy a fresh aroma in your home. So why not give it a try? We hope this guide has been helpful and that you enjoy making your own wax melts at home.

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