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DIY Wax Melts
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DIY Wax Melts at Home

Make your own DIY Wax Melts at home for your wax melts warmer - scent with your favorite essential oil or fragrance oil for gifts you can give at the holidays!
Course DIY
Keyword homemade wax melts, wax melt warmer, wax melts, wax melts with essential oils
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time: 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 3 clamshells
Author Sheryl


  • wax melt clamshells or silicone mold
  • glass measuring cup


  • 1/2 C coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp beeswax pellets or more, see notes below
  • 30 drops essential oil or 6 grams fragrance oil per clamshell (see notes)


  • Fill a saucepan with 2-3 inches of water.
  • In a glass measuring cup, measure your coconut oil and beeswax. Place in the saucepan, taking care not to get any moisture inside the measuring cup.
  • Keep the stove at low-medium and allow the beeswax to melt in the oils. When the temperature is 150-160 degrees, remove from the heat and add your fragrance oil (or essential oils).
  • Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Pour the scented wax into your clamshells (wax must be under 175 degrees F) and allow to cool.
  • Allow your clamshells a few days of resting time before use.


*If using a silicone mold, reference the max fragrance load for your fragrance oil - which is commonly 10-12% of the weight of the oils.
*If your wax warmer does not generate a great deal of heat, use 2 Tbsp of beeswax pellets. For a wax warmer that generates more heat, use 1/4 C (4 Tbsp) of beeswax pellets.