Enjoy fresh natural scents without the toxic chemicals present in commercial air fresheners. Learn how to make these DIY Herbal Wax Sachets with beeswax and essential oils. They are much safer than candles to use around pets or children. You can choose from many different scents by using different oils.
Natural Air Freshener Beeswax Sachets
There are many reasons to consider making your own scented wax sachets. They add a pleasant aroma to small spaces.
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Though not an answer to “major bad smells” these small sachets can help freshen up the air in a stale room. Another example of one of many awesome beeswax uses in the home.
Another reason to consider sachets is safety. Candles are often used for room fresheners.
Beeswax candles add a warm clean presence to the room too. However, you don’t always want to have a live flame that requires constant supervision.
Are Scented Sachets Toxic?
Maybe.. maybe not. The problem with many room freshener products is that you don’t know what is in them.
By creating your own natural beeswax sachets, you can control the ingredients in the recipe. Your family and friends are not exposed to any nasty hidden chemicals that are present in so many commercial air fresheners.
Steps by Step Directions for Homemade Sachets
This recipe has a lot of room for customization. You can use a wide variety of dried herbs and flowers – as well as- different essential oil combinations.
Gather your materials:
- dried flowers or herbs
- essential oil (your choice of scent)
Beeswax: Raw beeswax from a local beekeeper works well – just make sure your beeswax has been cleaned.
Dried Flowers/Herbs: These do not contribute very much to the scent but are mostly for eye appeal. Choose the color combinations you like.
Essential Oils: These oils are natural but powerful. Read the manufacturers directions when working with oils.
Mold: You can use any type of mold. The one I chose is a rectangular, silicone mold that can be used for resin castings.
DIY Beeswax Herbal Wax Sachets
- Melt beeswax in a double boiler. Beeswax is easy to work with but it is flammable if it gets too hot. Yes you "could" use the microwave but a double boiler is much safer.
- While the wax is melting, prepare your molds by spraying with mold release or Pam Cooking Spray. I prefer to use a silicone mold that I bought for this purpose. But you can use any small mold such as : cookie cutters lined with plastic wrap, small plastic bowls, silicone molds in different shapes etc.
- Once the wax is completely melted remove pan from heat. Add 30-50 drops of the essential oil of your choice. You may divide the wax into 2 or 3 different cups if you want to have different scents in one batch. If you do so, adjust the drops of essential oil per cup.
- Pour wax into prepared molds of your choice. Sprinkle dried herbs on the surface of the cooling wax. Now you must be patient while the wax hardens.If patience is not your virtue you can put the mold in the freezer for a bit to hurry things along.
- Once the wax has cooled completely and hardened, remove your beeswax sachet from the mold. If you use the type of mold that I do, you will have a "hanger" holed in your sachet. If not, use a small knife to create one. Add a colorful ribbon or piece of natural twine to each sachet to serve as a hanger. Enjoy!
Anytime you make a batch of beeswax sachets, keep a few extras back. You never know when you may need a small gift for a special occasion.
Add one to a small decorative bag and maybe include a fancy ribbon and you are gift ready. A group of 3 makes a very delightful gift.
The scent on your sachets will last for a while. If you decide you want to refresh the scent – dab a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the surface.
Or, you can melt the beeswax , strain out the flowers and remake them again. The possibilities are endless and beeswax is so easy to use for crafting projects.
You can do so much with a little beeswax. You can even make your own beeswax crayons to spur your children’s creativity in a natural way.