Hi everyone. It’s Erin, stopping in from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. Last fall, I shared a DIY recipe for simmering potpourri over on my blog, and I absolutely loved it. It’s full of cloves and cinnamon and oranges. Yum. Problem is, it’s summer, and those scents scream, “Let’s curl up under a blanket by the fire.” Not only that, but turning on our gas stove warms the house, and the last thing I want to do is add more heat on a 90 degree day. So I decided to make some Lavender Rosemary Wax Melts instead. They turned out beautifully, so I thought I’d share them with you.
- Soy Wax Flakes
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Lavender
- Glass Measuring Cup
- Silicone Mold
- Wooden Craft Stick
Start by filling a 2 cup glass measuring cup with approximately 1 1/2-2 cups of the soy wax flakes. (You can certainly go with less, just adjust the other ingredients accordingly). I was able to make 12 wax melts with this recipe. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Using a wooden craft stick, stir the contents. After the first minute, continue to microwave (on high) in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until all the wax has melted.
*Please be very, very careful. Use an oven mitt or hot pad when removing the measuring cup as both the handle and contents can get extremely hot.
While the wax is still melted, stir in the lavender and rosemary essential oils. I went with a total of 40 drops of the essential oils (30 drops of lavender, and 10 of the rosemary). You can adjust the ratio depending on whether you prefer a stronger scent of one over the other.
Carefully pour the mixture into a silicone mold, filling them about 3/4 full.
Sprinkle a little dried lavender and rosemary onto the tops, and allow them to harden.
Once the wax has completely hardened, pop the wax melts out of the mold.
When you are ready to use them, simply place 2 or 3 in a wax melt warmer and enjoy!
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