DIY Scented Bars from Homemade for Elle

DIY Scented Bars

After we discovered Elle had food allergies, we had her tested for common allergens, including food and air allergens.  We 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 other synthetic scents into our home. Now, I love to have a nice smelling home.  Walking into a living room in mid-October that smells of pumpkin, cinnamon and spices is a wonderful treat.  In the spring time, I love to smell lavender, lilacs and honeysuckle.  Fragrances have powerful emotional properties, and I hate to be deprived of that. 

The very cool thing I have learned over the years is that synthetic anything is never better than its natural counterpoint. Real, true honeysuckles smell better than honeysuckle fragrance.  Real, true lavender is calming, relaxing, and wonderfully fragrant… once you experience it, you won’t ever run back to Bath and Body Works and buy their lotions. 

Now, I have bought Scentsy products before, and they smell great! I really do love their products.  But I have been wanting to make something more natural and safe for my family, so I am venturing into DIY Scented Bars to see if I can create an equally delightful scent, sans the artificial stuff. 

DIY Scentsy 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.  Once melted, remove from heat, add in essential oils, and stir.  Pour wax into ice cube trays.  Allow to sit until solid.  Burn in candle warmer.

Essential Oils to Try:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit 
  • Rosemary
  • Frankincense
  • Peppermint
  • Orange
  • Roman Chamomile

DIY Scentsy Bars

Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender essential oil all happen to be good for allergies, so that is what I’m going to be burning this spring! It’s been dry, windy and miserable so far, and I have been sneezing like crazy.  I am hoping with these DIY Scented Bars my house will smell wonderfully inviting and floral, while helping reduce the allergies my family experiences. 

Have you ever made your own candles or DIY scented bars?  What flavors do you love? 

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5 Responses to DIY Scented Bars

  1. triv says:

    This is such a wonderful idea! The only problem I ran into was that the wax was too hard and took too long to melt when I put it in the warmer. Although I might try remelting this and adding another oil to make it melt faster when it goes in the warmer. Thanks for thinking outside the box and inspiring a new DIY for me! 🙂

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Triv – thanks for the feedback! Next time I make a batch, I will mix up the oils and see if I can find something that melts easier. I’ll be sure to update here once I do!

  2. Hailey says:

    my mom used to put cloths between our pillow and pillowcase with lavender oil to make us sleep better, so I want a scentsy by my bed so I could make lavender bars for burning while I’m sleeping.

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