Having fresh smelling air in the home is a big deal to me.
With teenagers, their countless friends and a dog all coming in and out of our home, the air can get rather…not fresh. I used to like to burn candles, but the fear of open flame around rowdy teens kept me from doing that. THEN, I got a wax tart warmer. Oh, it was nice. no open flames to worry about and a fresh smelling scent that wafted throughout the home.
Until they broke my budget. Not fun spending $5-$10 a week on those things. It adds up, really. Essential oil diffusers were nice, but they didn’t have the same power to reach more areas of my home. The diffusers were more suited to one room. What to do?
This is why I am so glad to have found the book “The Beeswax Workshop” by Chris Dalziel. You may recognize that name from the blog Joybilee Farm. This book is amazing! It is full of ways to use beeswax around the home. And not just lip balms and lotions. There are so many more ideas in here, and all are quick and easy projects!
Since we now have a strong hive, we are getting lots of beeswax each year to use. (you can see how we render it here) Of course, you can purchase beeswax online to use. You don’t need to have your own to make these.
The first recipe that stood out to me was her Air Freshener Wax Tarts. So simple to make, so easy to customize. Where have they been all my life? The tarts are made with 3 simple ingredients. Beeswax, cocoa butter and essential oils. Melt, pour and mold.
A quick 5 minute project that will leave you with 5 1.5 ounce tarts to keep your home smelling fresh!
What you need to make the DIY Wax Tart Air Fresheners:
1/2 cup beeswax pastilles (you can get that here)
1/2 cup cocoa butter, filling the measuring cup with the solid chunks is fine. (you can get that here)
- In a double boiler, gently melt the beeswax and cocoa butter together.
- Once they are melted, stir completely to combine and add essential oils.
- Prepare your molds. If you are using a silicone mold, the tarts will pop right out. If you are using a plastic mold, spray with silicone release spray first for ease of tart removal. Pour the liquid oils into the mold and allow to cool completely.
- Store the tarts in a jar with a tight fitting lid to keep fragrance from fading.
To use, simply place 1-2 tarts in your warmer and enjoy! The tarts can be used over and over. If you wish to change scents, simply allow the tart to cool and harden, then remove from the warmer and store in container. And, if you don’t have a warmer, you can always put them in an oven safe dish and place on the stove, or wood burning stove to gently melt and freshen the air, too!
Some essential oil blends to try:
Do you have a scentsy or other wax tart warmer? What scents will you try to make first? Be sure to pin this for later!