I’ve had a few requests for these and they are something I’d consider a necessity. SCENT BRICKS! They are very popular, but I think WE can do better than what we buy commercially. (cuz…’Merica!)
In case you’re not already aware of the risks of synthetic fragrance, take a look at this: 7 reasons not to use chemical air freshener. And as you can see in the graphic below, the commercial bricks need to HIT the bricks! In fact, my daughter and I looked at the packaging on some store bought wax melts and the warning actually said “Keep away from children and pets”. Oh…OK. And honestly, I prefer a diffuser for scent most of the time (plus health bennies) but I would like to use these in the winter…the warmers are pretty and that warmth & glow. 🙂
This is what I started with and I varied it as I experimented. (If you missed this post, don’t worry, it’s right here AND it’s coming back around in a few days with a list of diffuser recipes 🙂 )
~For the bricks~
- 1/2 c. organic beeswax
- 1/2 c. organic coconut oil
- 1/4 c. organic shea butter
- 70 drops of oil
SEVENTY drops of oil?!? I know! When I was tallying it all up I almost XXXX a brick. But, before you throw tomatoes at your computer screen, let me explain… I made 12 bricks from this, it only takes 1 to melt and get the scent flowing in your home for hours on end, so just keep that in mind. I do recommend using strong scents in your wax melts, such as Purification. 🙂 They’ll go farther. Lemon Myrtle is my new favorite strong scent. It’s a cross between lemongrass and lemon and grass. LOL. I wrote a post about lemon myrtle not too long ago if you’d like to learn more about it. (My feelings will NOT be hurt if you think it’s boring, I know, I’m totes an oil nerd)
So, I just melted down the wax, oil and butter in a glass Pyrex measuring cup, added the EO and poured. I also threw in fresh ground organic cinnamon for the heck of it. Again, this is a new territory for me, so I don’t yet have those cute little silicone molds, but as soon as my hubby builds me a giant, tiled craft room, I’ll have lots of ’em. 😉 I am scrappy enough to think on my feet though, so I just used an ice cube tray as my mold and it worked out perfectly!
You can buy molds like this at craft stores and also on Amazon. I chose some molds I thought were totes cute and added them to our A-store right under the page “Lotions, bricks, bars, and balms” which has all the ingredients to make the scent bricks. Oh…look at that, you can use these to make chocolates, too…
So, I’ve just returned from eating a half pound of chocolate and I am here to tell you that I also added a page just for wax warmers under “specialty” in our A-store . There were some really cute ones and some were screaming deals, which makes me think of Christmas…This would make a great handmade gift for somebody fabulous.