How to Make Wax Melts At Home (Easy Steps)

Have you ever wanted to make your own wax melts? It’s actually a lot simpler than you might think! In this blog post, we will teach you how to make wax melts at home. We’ll also share some tips on how to customize your melt experience. So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced DIY-er, read on for all the details!

Steps No 1: Materials

First of all, you need to gather all of your materials. You’ll need:

– Wax (preferably soy wax) – Essential oil(s) of choice – Candle wicks – Double boiler or slow cooker

You can find soy wax at craft stores, candle making shops, and hobby/home improvement stores. If you’re having trouble finding soy wax, you can substitute it for beeswax. Just know that the end result will be a little harder and more yellow than with soy wax.

Step No 2: Prep your workspace

No matter how much experience you have making melts, we always recommend starting out by prepping your workspace. This will help keep you (and your wax) safe.

– Cover your table with aluminum foil or parchment paper – Place a cup of water in the bottom of your double boiler or slow cooker

Step No 3: Melt the wax

Now that you’ve prepped your workspace, it’s time to get started! This part is super easy; all you need to do is place the soy wax in the top half of your double boiler or slow cooker. Next, turn the heat on low and let it melt.

Make sure to stir occasionally, but don’t worry if there are still chunks after melting; this will get taken care of when you add oil.

Step No 4: Adding Oil

Add oils and pour into molds Once your wax has melted completely, it’s time to add in your favorite essential oils. Now is the perfect time for experimentation! You can use any scents you want, depending on how strong or how subtle you prefer them.

Add in about 10 drops of oil and stir again. If you feel like your wax needs more scent, add a few more drops and test it out again before adding more than 20 total. Once the mixture smells how you’d like, pour your wax into molds or containers and let it cool completely before taking them out of their molds and packing them up for gift giving (or use).


There are a few things to keep in mind when making wax melts. First, don’t use anything larger than a cup for your water in the double boiler or slow cooker. It needs to be small enough that it doesn’t touch the wax, but big enough that it can hold heat. You could even just use aluminum foil balls if you wish! Another tip is to avoid using too many essential oils at once. If you do, they can compete with each other and leave your scentless strong than desired. It might take some trial and error before finding how much oil works best for you, but we have found 10 drops is a pretty good place to start.

Finally, how long your melts last all depends on how strong your scent is. If your melts don’t seem to be lasting long, try adding more wax to the mixture next time you make them!


Q: How long will my melts last?

A: How long your melts last all depends on how strong the scent is. If it’s a light scent, it may only last 2-3 hours. If it’s a stronger scent, it could last around 4-6 hours.

Q: What should I do if my scent smells funny?

A: If your melts smell funky, it’s probably because you’ve added too much oil. Next time you make them, try to keep the amount down to around 10 drops per one-half cup of wax or less.

Q: How do I clean up after making wax melts?

A: To clean up, just throw away any leftover soy wax and wash your double boiler or slow cooker with soap and water. After that, it should be all good as new! 🙂


We hope this article answered all your questions about how to make wax melts at home and how to customize your melt experience. Of course, if you have any more questions or comments about how to make wax melts at home, feel free to leave them below in the comment section Our team will be happy

Maria Connors is a 29-year-old Housewife Cum Blogger from the United States. She is a certified engineer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently giving my expert opinion about various products and services in different newspapers as I am quite passionate about using various products and then giving my opinion about them. Maria Connors is a fitness enthusiast, a former football player, as well as a table tennis fan. She is also a huge fan of vintage muscle cars and you’ll find models such as the Mustang, GTO, etc, stashed up in his garage. Maria manages sports and fitness sections and has over 5 years of experience in product reviewing as well as freelance writing. She also works as a professional sports equipment and fitness writer and plays some basketball or tennis whenever she’s free. Or, she rolls out his custom-built Pontiac GTO and takes it for a spin. You will like some good top ten reviews on BeastsEagle.
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