Want to get your home smelling like the holidays without artificial fragrances? These Christmas scented wax tarts will fill your home with all natural holiday cheer!!
I’m on a bit of a roll here folks… it started with my fall scented wax tarts, which I loved. After using them for awhile I thought hmmmm…. I should make these in a Christmas scent!
See we have a fake tree, have for years. The teenager is quite allergic to pine trees so it would kind of make the holidays suck for him to bring one into our living room. So with the lack of lovely tree smells filling the house I like to find other ways to make it smell like Christmas. I’ve done candles, and in recent years a lovely blend of essential oils.
So, I thought let’s make some holiday wax tarts… of course!!
These are lovely, after I made them I stuck them in a baggie and put them in a cabinet. Let me tell you, I could stick my face in that cabinet and breathe deeply for several hours, it smells sooooo good! If you like a really heavy scent you can increase the amount of essential oils used. I personally don’t like overwhelming smells so I’ve gone with what I think is a great balance. I went for a lot of fir essential oil because I really wanted to add that pine scent, and since it’s a fairly light fragrance you need a lot to balance out the others.
Here’s what you’ll need-
2- Cups Beeswax pellets
1/4 – Cup Coconut Oil
50- Drops Fir Needle Essential Oil (or any piney scent you have)
30- Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
25 – Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
30- Drops Clove Essential Oil
15- Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Silicone molds or muffin wrappers
(Here’s a list of my favorite resources for affordable essential oils!)
Now if you made my fall scented tarts you know the drill. Just get to gettin.
If this is your first tart making experience here’s a few tips. Silicone molds work beautifully. I have a set of silicone muffin wrappers that I use for any crafty things and they are perfect for this. Any size or shape should work though, as long as they’re not really large. Alternately you can use paper muffin wrappers, nice quality ones are the best, and printed ones are perfect for gift giving. The wax cools pretty quickly so it doesn’t sink through.
Also I highly recommend using a jar or can for the wax melting, one you can pitch when you’re all done, because clean up of beeswax is a pain!
Put your beeswax and coconut oil in your jar or can and place it in a pot of water about half way full. Heat over med/high heat until the beeswax is completely melted.
Once it’s melted you want to remove it from the heat and then drip in your essential oils. I like to use a bamboo skewer to stir them in… once again, totally disposable!
Once you’ve put in all your oils it’s time to pour the wax into the molds. I like to fill mine up about 1/3 of the way , just judge it depending on the size of your molds and tart burner.
Once they’re cooled completely you can just peel off the wrapper and put them in an air tight container to store.
If you’re giving them as a gift you can leave them in the decorative wrappers, or wrap them in a pretty cellophane bag.
Now they’re ready to use. I have this tart warmer and love, love it! It’s so pretty and the top keeps dust from getting on the part that holds the wax. This pared with these tarts would make an awesome Christmas gift!!
I usually have my burner on for about 6 hours at a time and the scent in these usually lasts about 2 days at that rate. If you heat them for shorter times they’ll last even longer!
What is your favorite holiday scent combination? Do you love candles, essential oils, wax tarts, or all of the above!?