Sunday, March 10, 2013

DIY Scented Wax Cubes

Despite my recent wax fiasco, I really love the warmer I bought from Scentsy. The problem is, the wax cubes disappear pretty quickly since I use the warmer every day. I rarely get to a Scentsy party, so I started buying the Better Homes & Gardens brand at Walmart. I had great luck with the jar candle fragrances, especially the Pumpkin Spice and Spiced Apple Wreath, and had found a few good wax scents as well. Well, that is until I bought this one:

It should actually be called "Smelly Socks with a Hint of Apple"....LOL...It smells awful!!!!
I'll go back to the scents I like, but in the meantime, I decided to make some DIY "Scentsy" Cubes that I had read about on Pinterest using my leftover jar candles.
Just put jar in a double boiler:

[I remembered later that I have a candle jar warmer, that I'll use next time.]
The double boiler took awhile, but once the wax melts, just pour into empty wax cube packages (jar will be hot, so use oven mitt to remove from pan).





Wax cubes in the scents you love and no more wasted candles!! So, save your empty packages and start refilling your own.

*Another idea: buy the small jar candles on sale and melt. Bath and Body Works has some amazing scents and the minis are on sale right now 3/$10 before coupon.

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4 comments:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Well aren't you smart? That's a great idea to use those leftover small candles! I love my tarts too!

Thank you for sharing and for participating in Pinned it, Made it Monday!

Blessings,
Tammy

Allison said...

I need to give that a try, thanks for the idea! Don't you hate it when your candles don't smell as good as you thought they would.

SweetPepperRose said...

Such a great idea and tip that I need to do ;-)

Shanna Watson said...

So smart!! I too have found some duds with the BH&G tarts, ugh! Def will try this :)

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