DIY Scented Bars
A few years ago, I discovered that my oldest child, Elle, had food allergies. Shortly after that, I had her tested for common allergens, including food and air allergens and discovered that she is mildly allergic to certain types of grass.
Poor Elle was getting ear infections, colds, and chronic eczema, so her doctor told us not to light any candles, spray any fragrances, or use any other synthetic scents into our home.
Now, I love to have a nice smelling home. Walking into a living room in mid-October with the aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon and spices is one of my favorite things! In the spring time, I love to fragrance my home with lavender, lilacs and honeysuckle.
Smells have powerful emotional properties, and while I would never put that before my daughter’s well being, I figured there was a solution that would keep my daughter healthy, and which could also allow me to naturally fragrance our home.
DIY Scented Bars
The cool thing I have learned over the years is that synthetic anything is never better than its natural counterpoint.
For example, real honeysuckles smell infinitely better than honeysuckle fragrance. Real lavender plants are calming, relaxing, and wonderfully fragrant., and once you experience it, you won’t ever run back to Bath and Body Works and buy their lotions.
I decided to take natural ingredients combined with essential oils to create DIY Scented Bars. Here’s how I did it:
How to Make DIY Scented Bars
Add 1″ of water to a small pot, and bring to a boil. Grab a mason jar or small heat-tolerant glass bowl and add the beeswax and place it into the pot, to melt via double broiler method.
Essential Oils to Try:
- Roman Chamomile
You can even combine essential oils to make some wonderfully fragrant combos. Here are my favorites:
- 7 drops Cassia, 5 drops Clove, 7 drops Orange
- 15 drops Orange, 12 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Lavender and 7 drops Chamomile
- 5 drops each: Orange, Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit
- 5 drops each: Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary
Have you ever made your own candles or DIY scented bars? What flavors do you love?
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