This blog is actually combining 2 pins in one: the homemade wax melts and the Decongesting Shower Discs. I figured if I was already going to have the essential oils out, might as well do both crafts, right?
Here’s what you’ll need (for both crafts):
- Baking soda
- Essential oils: Eucylyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary (Lavender or Lemon will work instead of Rosemary, if desired)
- Unscented candle
- Cupcake Liner (foil or silicone liners are ideal)
- Empty wax warmer package or ice cube tray
I was surprised how simple these crafts where. There are very few steps for each one.
For the Decongesting Shower Discs, you’ll use 3:1 soda to water. I followed the directions on the Pinterest link and did 3 cups soda, 1 cup water. This ratio is even on the back of the box (in Tablespoons) as a face scrub. Good to know!
The mixture is pretty lumpy, but no worries. It will smooth out. Fill up a dozen cupcake liners about halfway full.
The paste acts kind of like a non-Newtonian fluid, which completely fascinate me. But I digress, just wiggle your spoon on the top of the liquid and it smooths out very quickly.
The pin called for them to dry overnight. I didn’t have time for that this week so I put them in a very low temp oven. It worked, but if you have time, just allow them to dry thoroughly overnight.
After they are completely dry, remove them from their liners. Or leave them in. It’s fine either way. Add your oils. I did 6 drops Rosemary, 8 drops Peppermint, and 8 drops Eucalyptus. Mine didn’t turn out very pretty, ha! I had already had my shower for the day so I just ran it under hot water for a few minutes. The disc didn’t last long under the hot water but the aroma lingered, almost strengthened, after the disc was gone. Overall, I’m pleased. I’ll be sure to make more next time the hubby gets sick. Between the steam and the decongestants, this project was pretty awesome.
Now on to decongesting wax melts. I kept seeing suggestion on Pinterest to put Vicks in your wax warmer instead of putting in on your child. That didn’t settle well with me. Something about that set up just seems dangerous, flammable. I figured I could use the essential oils to create a safer alternative. You can pin this how-to post on Pinterest by clicking here.
I started by melting my candle. This was a Super Bowl party gift. lol! Our host wanted a goofy gift and she never figured I’d use it, but I’ll bet she’s surprised to see it on my blog now! Melting the candle took soooo long.
While your candle is melting. Prep your containers. I used an old wax melt package and about half of an ice cube tray. Make sure your containers are cleaned and deodorized.
Once your candle is FINALLY melted, fill your trays and add your scents. I used about 3 drops of each oil per square. Next time, I will probably increase this to 6 or 7 drops per square.
Allow them to dry. The wax forms a shell rather quickly, about 10 minutes, but don’t remove it from it’s container yet. If you look closely, you can see where the middle is still liquid. Mine looked totally dry after about 9 hours. I popped one out of the ice cube container and immediately tried it. Haha. Ironic. I wait 8 hours for it to dry just to melt it again. It smelled wonderful. I wish I had made it a little stronger but it definitely can clear your sinuses. Again, I’m pleased.
I’m pretty excited to know I can save so much on my scented wax. I’m especially excited that I don’t have to worry about a fire or greasy skin, depending on how you are using the rub at the time.
This project would be great if you have small children. You could get all the benefits of the rub with a ton more convenience. It’s also good for fussy husbands who don’t like their shirt sticking to their chest. I love this project. I can guarantee I will keep some of this in my medicine cabinet for allergy season!
You can pin this how-to post on Pinterest by clicking here.
*Update* I have had quite a few Scentsy MLMers message me and tell me that putting anything in your warmer other than their wax voids the warranty. (Yeah, Scenty’s website doesn’t say that on their warranty. I checked.) I’m not that worried about voiding a warranty I didn’t know existed. PLUS, Better Homes and Gardens makes their own wax warmers. Besides, this post is all about DIY and saving a few bucks. I’m going to be a rebel and make my own. Essential oils are a great way to go anyway! If you are from Scentsy, please don’t bother commenting. I will delete your comment. I’m tired of messing with you. I do not tolerate network marketing very well (at all.)
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