DIY: All Natural Wax Melts

So after my adventures with lip balm I was left with a giant brick of beeswax and not a whole lot to do with it. I was itching to use it and had just run out of melts for my warmer and it just dawned on me that I could easily make my own. So I did! These are fantastic for personal use or as a gift for a loved one. You can personalize them to your liking using whatever scents you prefer.

It’s easy as pie and only requires 3 ingredients and minimal tools.

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Ingredients:
– Pure beeswax
– Coconut Oil
– Essential Oils

Tools:
– An empty wax melt mold or a silicone mold
– A microwave safe dish
– A funnel or spout measuring cup for clean pouring

Measurements:
– 1/4 cup of beeswax pellets or grated beeswax
– 2 tbsp of coconut oil
– 20-30 drops of essential oil
Instructions:
1. Combine 1/4 cup of beeswax pellets or grated beeswax with 2 table spoons of coconut oil in your microwave safe bowl.

2. Pop them in the microwave and melt them on 10-20 second intervals, checking repeatedly to ensure it’s melted.

3. Once your mixture is completely melted, add in 20-30 drops of the essential oil of your choice. I used Lavender for my test batch and it smelled fantastic!

4. Gently stir the mixture and then pour into the mold.
5. Carefully tap the mold on the counter/table to release any air pockets

6. Allow it to cool, you can do this at room temperature or in the fridge for faster cooling

7. Once they’ve completely hardened, pop them out of the mold and voila!

You can store this in a cute mason jar or container but be sure to store them in a cool, dry, place. 

DIY: Beeswax Lip Balm!

Another thing I whipped up this weekend, lip balm! It was my first time making it, in the past I’ve made a lot of body butters, body scrubs, lip scrubs, etc… But have never attempted Lip Balm, even though it’s ridiculously easy. Make some of your own with this easy little instructional, this is how I made mine but feel free to tweak your recipe to your liking 🙂 As long as you have beeswax, essential oils, and a carrier oil, it doesn’t matter!

Beeswax Lip Balm
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What you will need:
– Empty containers, preferably something you can get your finger into like the one I’ve used above. I’ve also made use of empty compacts for such a reason! This recipe should give you 4+ Lip balms.
– Beeswax
– Coconut Oil
– Hemp Oil
– Essential Oils of your preferred scent (I used Spearmint and Wintergreen)
– A microwave safe bowl (Unless you have a double boiler and prefer to do it that way)
– A small funnel for pouring your lip balm

Measurements:
On my first go my lip balm came out too wax-y and not nearly oily enough, the consistency you want is a solid that will melt slightly as you’re rubbing it. Here are the measurements I used.
– 2 table spoons of beeswax
– 2 table spoons of coconut oil
– 1 table spoon of hemp oil
– 5 drops of spearmint oil
– 5 drops of wintergreen oil

How to mix it:
– First you will want to melt your wax and coconut oil, to do this I put the wax in a microwave safe bowl and continuously microwaved it at 30 seconds each time, checking in between, until it was nearly melted. Then I added my 2 tbsp of Coconut Oil and continued to microwave at 30 second intervals until the entire mixture of wax and coconut oil was pure liquid, no chunks.
– Next I added my remaining oils (Hemp, Spearmint, Wintergreen) and stirred thoroughly
– Using my funnel, I poured the mixture into my containers, filling it to the brim
– Set them out to air dry and harden on the counter, this does not take very long, do not put them in the freezer as this will cause them to sweat and not harden properly.

Voila! Once they have hardened you’re free to use them! If you find the product is too soft or too hard, you can melt the product back down and add more oil or wax to counteract this. If the product is too solid, add more oil. If it’s too soft, add more wax. 🙂

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