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:
- Kidney Damage
- Birth Defects
- Bone Marrow Damage
- Respiratory Issues
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.
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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!