How To Make Scented Wax Melts

How To Make Scented Wax Melts – Safe & Natural

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You love your home to smell fresh and clean. But some of those air sprays and even candles and wax melts available at the local store can have harmful chemicals in them. Anything you can make yourself and know what’s in it goes a long way toward having a healthy, cleaner living space. I will show you how to make scented wax melts yourself using natural ingredients.

In case you’re wondering, wax melts are similar to candles but there is no wick and they don’t burn. Typically you use a wax melt warmer that melts the wax melts to bring beautiful scents to your home, similar to a candle.

There are two types of warmers. Electric and tea light warmers, like these:

It’s super easy and fun to make your own scented wax melts. Plus you can create your perfect scents with the essential oil scents of your choice. These are made with coconut oil and soy wax (soy wax is cheaper than beeswax but you can use it too). No chemicals. Coconut oil has no scent so you’ll just smell your favorite scents.

Dangers of Paraffin Candles or Wax Melts

Paraffin is generally cheaper to produce than beeswax or soy wax so a lot of candles and wax melts are made from it. But it’s made from petroleum, coal, or shale oil which has known carcinogens such as benzene and toluene. It was shown in a study out of South Carolina State University that paraffin candles emitted toluene and benzene. Soy candles do not emit these toxic chemicals.

Potential Effects of Toluene and Benzene Exposure:

  1. Headaches
  2. Cancer
  3. Kidney Damage
  4. Birth Defects
  5. Bone Marrow Damage
  6. Respiratory Issues
  7. Nausea


No one wants to add these chemicals into their environment knowingly. So here is how to make chemical-free wax melts yourself and scent your home organically.

Where To Get Supplies

Coconut Oil

Soy Wax Flakes

Essential Oils

Wax Warmers

Silicone Ice Cube Trays

Wrapping Up

What a great way to scent your home without unwanted chemicals. Making your own wax melts is so satisfying and you can create the scent combinations that feed your soul.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and making your own wax melts. It adds so much to your home when it smells fresh and pure.

Thank you for reading today. If you have any comments or want to share your personal favorite scent combinations, please leave them in the Comments section below! Thank you!

10 thoughts on “How To Make Scented Wax Melts – Safe & Natural”

  1. Hello,

    Firstly, I must say thanks for this article which addresses one of my concerns in relation to the health benefits of scented candles. . I too have been made aware of the various chemicals that were used in the manufacturing of these types of products. However, it is very refreshing to know they can be made with natural materials, that won’t be harmful to injure our bodies. Thanks for your insight and the vital information shared. I’m going to try the recipe. Thanks!

  2. Lorenz Valdez

    Hey Paula, thank you so much for sharing!

    My wife loves scented wax metls and we’re always at the store getting new ones, so this would actually be a great idea to make our own that we know don’t have toxins in them. Thank you so much for sharing where to get supplies. I think an actually video to go along with this post would be great, but this works too! Thank you

  3. pasindu dimanka

    Thanks so much for this information and the recipe. It answers some of my concerns about the safety of scented candles. I, too, was made aware of the many chemicals utilized in the production of these sorts of items. However, it is reassuring to know that they may be made at home from natural materials that will not hurt our bodies.

    Thank you very much for sharing where I might acquire materials. I can’t wait to try these!

  4. This is great. I love scented candles and wax melts. I watched a video and I’m ready to try. I’m writing how it worked.

    1. Awesome. I’m so glad you’re going to make wax melts. Enjoy. Thank you for leaving your comments.

  5. I love scented candles. My whole house smells like lemon. Thank you for the recipe. I have to try it. It is very refreshing to know they can be made with natural materials that won’t be harmful to injure our bodies. Thanks for your insight and the vital information shared.

    1. You are welcome. I guess I need to clarify these aren’t candles, but wax melts that don’t burn but just give out the scent of candles. Thank you for commenting. 

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