Fragrant Wax Melts

These wax melts are used in the top of oil burners.The wax reduces the speed at which the oil evaporates and can last up to 8 hours which means you don't have to keep topping it up with oil or water.

Fragrant Wax Melts

What you need

Candle making wax
Essential or fragrant oil
Optional Dye
Double boiler


Using a double boiler method melt down the wax, add some dye and add around 20 drops of essential oil for each melt you would like to make.

If you know your scents you can blend them to create your own fragrances too.

If you don’t have a round mold, use the bottom of a glass bowl and just fill to 1/2 inch in height. Or use miniature pie tins.

The dye is totally optional, but it makes it easier for people to see that there is HOT wax in the burner.

These melts store really well, all you have to do is pop it onto the burner.

Fragrant Wax Melts

To clean up between melts use a heavy paper towel and whilst it is still warm wipe around the top of the burner bowl to lift any wax residue and remaining scent away.


  1. I have microwavable wax chips. Would I use the basic instructions but use the microwave?

  2. the smell was soooooo fragrant I wont forget this creative thing

  3. Who adds 3 oz. of fragrance to 1 lb. of wax? What a waste. Depends on wax choice I guess. And she said 20 drops of essential oil not frangrance oil. I have never had to use vybar…NEVER. I think this is an awesome site with lots of good ideas.

  4. You need 3 ounces of fragrance per pound of wax and a teaspoon to a tablespoon of vybar to make good wax melts with a decent scent throw. Your tutorial does not include proper amounts or include important vybar in instructions.

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