DIY: Homemade wax melts with essential oils

DIY-homemade-wax-melts-with-essential-oilsWhen I first started using essential oils (many) years ago, it was mostly due to my severe allergies to chemicals.  It was a sad day (or so I thought) when I couldn’t go into a bath and body shop without coming out with a severe headache.  It was then that I said goodbye to chemical-filled commercial products and started making my own alternatives.

Most commercial scented wax melts contain parrafin and other chemicals which are harmful when heated.  By replacing these toxic ingredients with natural ones like beeswax and coconut oil, you’ll not only save money, but improve your health too!

I hope you have as much fun with this recipe as I do!

Homemade wax melts


  • 2 oz Beeswax, grated or chopped into small bits
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 25 drops Essential Oils (this will vary depending on the oil you use).  Check out my fall blend recipes here


  1. Place beeswax and coconut oil in a glass bowl or measuring cup inside a saucepan of water.  The saucepan should have enough water in it to heat all of the oil and wax without spilling over the pan.
  2. Over medium heat, stir the oil and wax together until it is melted and combined.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils.
  4. Pour mixture into molds.  An ice cube tray works great!
  5. You can use melts when they have cooled and hardened.


2 Responses to DIY: Homemade wax melts with essential oils

  1. Christa says:

    These wax melts unfortunately do not work. The heat of the wax and oil kill off the scent and it takes about 40 minutes in a was melter to melt with no scent other than beeswax. I used high quality lemon and peppermint oil and nothing after. Great in theory but not when making them.

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