Enjoy fresh natural scents without the toxic chemicals present in commercial air fresheners. Learn how to make these scented 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.
DIY Scented Sachets (with Beeswax and Essential Oils)
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 to use beeswax in the home.
Another reason to consider sachets is safety. Candles are often used for room fresheners. And they offer a lot of variety.
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 wax 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.
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 is likely one of the best waxes for making sachets. It s a natural wax produced by honey bees. You can purchase it in many different forms: raw, blocks, pellets etc.
Raw wax from a local beekeeper works well – just make sure your wax has been cleaned. Don’t stress it is easy to do – any rather fun too!
Adding dried flowers or herbs to your scented wax sachets is a great way to add eye appeal. These do not contribute very much to the scent. But, they add beauty to the project overall.
Choose the color combinations you like or that fit with the room where you want to use them. Petals that are flat tend to work better – make sure they are dry.
Essential oils are natural floral compounds. Even though they are natural – they are powerful. Handle with caution and read the manufacturers directions. Any good oil from a reputable company worked well for scented wax sachets.
Wax Sachet Molds
You can use any type of mold for you wax sachets. As long as it can stand the heat and is easy to manipulate it performs well. Flexible silicone molds are nice because it is easy to pop the finished sachet out.
The one I chose is a rectangular, silicone mold that can be used for resin castings. This types work fine – especially if you have a little oil or mold release spray on hand.
Wax Sachet Recipe Tutorial
- 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!
Benefits of Wax Sachets
Scented sachets are great. They give you the opportunity to freshen the scent of an area without use a flame. When dried flowers are used, they also add a unique visual to your decor. Someone is sure to ask “what are those?”.
If you enjoy natural products and making unique handmade items, scented wax sachets should definitely be on your “to-do” list.
How to Use
Once they are cool and set, simply hang your sachets in any space that need a bit of color and scent. Be reasonable, these are not strong enough to scent the room like a can of spray. But ,they are not filled with nasty chemicals either.
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 wax , strain out the flowers and remake them again. The possibilities are endless and beeswax is so easy to use for crafting projects.
Anytime you make a batch of scented wax 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.
Over a long period of time, your sachets can develop a frosty appearance. It’s quite lovely honestly. Don’t worry this is natural and easily removed if you don’t like it. Simply gently warm the wax surface with a hair dryer and they are good as new!
Similar Small Wax Projects
If you still have a bit of beeswax, consider making these Scented Beeswax and Soy Tarts. They are easy to make and can be used in various warmers.
If you like to sew or know someone who does, tiny sewing cakes of beeswax are a great simple gift idea. They make awesome presents for: mother’s day, teacher gifts etc.
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.