Wax Air Freshener With Essential Oils, Dried Flowers

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Naturally scent your home with these wax air fresheners. This is a fairly easy DIY, but you will have to melt the wax in a double boiler. You can use your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils for the scent.
These are solid air fresheners. You can poke a hole in them before they set up to make a hanging air freshener. They are perfect for small spaces or to put in a drawer or hang in a closet.
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It's very important to never heat wax over direct heat. Always use a double boiler. Otherwise, set a canning ring inside a pan of water and place a glass measuring cup on top of it. This is how I make a double boiler.
Heat the beeswax and soy wax over medium heat until melted.

Once it's melted, very carefully remove from heat. Add the essential oils and stir for one minute.
Pour the melted wax into the molds. I made 6 thin hearts. If you want them thicker, you can make fewer hearts.
When the wax starts to harden, sprinkle dried flowers on top. I used rose petals and cornflower. Make sure any flowers or herbs that you use are completely dry.
I didn't poke holes in these, so I set them in a dish on my desk at work.
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  • Char Char on Mar 27, 2021

    Can I use all soy wax instead of part bee's wax? what is the reason for using two different kinds?

  • Mar Mar on Mar 29, 2021

    After a while won't the dried flowers come out and make mess?

  • Liz Weiss Liz Weiss on Jan 26, 2022

    Could I make a stand up candle the same way?

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  • Ellois Betts Ellois Betts on Nov 09, 2022

    These are so nice.

    I must commend you on using SIMPLY EARTH essential oil.

    You won’t find a better, economically priced, pure essential oil.