Standing by the stove melting beeswax this morning, I realized I might be slightly obsessed with grapefruit. In the past few months, I’ve made grapefruit lip balm, bread with grapefruit glaze, even grapefruit soap. What can I say? The refreshing citrus scent and bright pink color just make me feel happy!
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I’m pretty excited about today’s project, and not just because it involves grapefruit 🙂 These DIY wax melts are a perfect, natural alternative to store bought wax melts or candles, and they make your home smell absolutely AMAZING! Of course, if grapefruit isn’t your thing (gasp!), you could easily swap it out for your favorite essential oil. Read on for the super easy tutorial!
DIY Wax Melts
- White beeswax pellets. Shopping suggestion: USDA Organic White Beeswax Pellets
- Grapefruit essential oil or essential oil of your choice. Shopping suggestion: Now Foods Grapefruit Oil
- Red Liquid Dye. Shopping Suggestion: Artminds Red Liquid Dye (find it at Michaels)
- Mold. Shopping Suggestion: I used empty containers from store-bought wax melts, but you could use any mold.
- Fill a small pan about 1/4 full of water. Bring to a boil.
- Place a metal bowl on top of the pan (the bowl should not be touching the water), and pour in 2 cups of beeswax pellets.
- Heat the beeswax until it is completely melted.
- Mixing constantly, add in drops of red dye until the desired color is achieved.
- Slowly mix in drops of grapefruit essential oil. I used about 20 drops, but use as many as you want!
- Working quickly, pour the melted wax into the molds.
- Let the wax cool completely (about 2 hours) before removing from the molds.
Drop a couple of your finished DIY wax melts into a wax melt warmer (Isn’t this mason jar warmer adorable?!) and let the natural fragrance fill your home! Make several batches of wax melts with different scents and your home will smell fabulous all year long!
I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. If you have any questions, leave a comment below! For more fun DIY projects, check out my DIY Pinterest board!