These spring scented wax tarts will fill your home with a fresh scent and welcome the sunshine and warmer weather, naturally!
I have this thing about candles, and wax tarts, and essential oils. I love them. I love to make my home smell amazing and the way that they can change the atmosphere or mood!
Several years ago I started on a quest to rid my home of a lot of harmful chemicals, and unfortunately many candles and scented wax tarts are full of them! While diffusing essential oils is a great alternative I love my tart burner and wanted to make something that would work in it, but also be made with natural ingredients.
I started with my fall scented wax tarts, then whipped up some for Christmas. Now as the sun is trying to shine and the chill is slowly but surely wearing off here in Ohio I decided it was time to make some spring scented wax tarts!!
I used to have a lime and lemongrass candle that I loved so that was sort of the basis for the scent I wanted these to have. I added in several other fresh smelling oils to give my home a light, fresh, spring scent. You can, of course, always add in others that you like and make your own blend, these tarts are great for creating a signature scent that is all your own.
I use silicone muffin wrappers for these, and this “recipe” makes about 6. You can use paper wrappers but they are a little harder to peel off. You can use other shape silicone molds as well as long as the tart they produce is the right size for your tart burner.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these spring scented wax tarts!
2- Cups Beeswax pellets (I get mine from Amazon)
1/4- Cup Coconut Oil
Essential oils- (you can find my favorite sources for affordable essential oils here)
Silicone Muffin wrappers or other silicone mold
The first thing you’l need to do is melt down your beeswax pellets. You can use a double boiler, but I prefer to use a jar sitting in a pot of water. That way I can just throw it away when I’m finished without too much messy clean up. (You can find more tips in this post) Just turn your heat on to med/low and let it melt stirring occasionally.
Once your beeswax is melted you can add in your coconut oil and let it melt too.
While they are melting get your muffin wrappers set up, I like to put mine in a muffin tin just for stability, but they stand up pretty well on their own.
Once everything is melted remove your beeswax from the heat. Now for the essential oils! Drip in 20 drops of bergamot, 15 drops each of lime and grapefruit, and 10 drops each of lemon, orange and lemongrass.
Now pour the wax into your molds filling them about 1/3 of the way full.
Let them cool completely and then you can unwrap them! You can keep them in an airtight container until you are ready to use them. They go in pretty much any tart burner and will fill your home with delightful spring fragrance for several hours!
Enjoy the warmer weather and these spring scented wax tarts filling your home with fresh scents!!