Homemade natural wax for an aroma lamp - how to make scented wax?

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Homemade natural wax for an aroma lamp - how to make scented wax?
How to make homemade waxes for an aroma lamp? Simply! These are also colorful, sparkly and smell of nature. Complete beginners and older children can handle the production.More information
Ingredients for this recipe42g of canola wax3-4g of black cherry fragrance3-4g of babassu oilMica Soft Amethyst powder on the tip of the knifeSilicone mold for chocolate or soaps
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A few ingredients, a few minutes of time and lots of warm, fragrant moments. These are great aroma lamp waxes that play with colors and glitter, so that after melting, they will literally light up your home.

In many households, classic aroma lamps for tea candles have been replaced by aroma diffusers, scented candles or household sprays. But there is something pleasantly cozy and perhaps a little sentimental about scented waxes. The flickering flame slowly and smoothly warms the wax, from which pleasant scents gently flow, caress the heart and soul and induces a feeling of security. We simply enjoy waxes and therefore use them regularly.

In addition, if you have already started the journey of making candles, you probably know that every now and then there will be some warmed wax left over. And that's exactly the moment when it's worth pulling out the mold and creating a scented wax. Scented waxes are also much more permissive in terms of embellishment. Unlike candles, where it is necessary to monitor the correct proportions of wax and scents and decorate them with less rather than more because of the burning, with scented waxes it is easy to experiment and use a whole variety of mica powders, colored oxides or perhaps sparkles or decomposable glitters, which cannot be used in the manufacture of candles. You can also play with herbs, decorative flowers or mineral stones. In short – the production of scented wax does not require adherence to the rules like candle casting and allows you to go wild.

And if you're new to candles, making your own scented wax can be a great way to get a feel for it all - find out how quickly the wax melts, how it works, whether your nose is comfortable with the scent you've chosen, and how much you need for perfuming the home.

So let's get straight to it!


Soy, rapeseed, coconut and mixtures. All vegetable waxes work excellently (see their comparison here). But they will be different. Soy wax dissolves faster, "eats" more fragrance, and the waxes are beautifully soft and smooth with it. Canola wax and mixtures such as coconut-soy or canola-coconut carry scents beautifully and work with them sumptuously. Palm wax conjures an unusual winter frost, and the colors are bright and intense in it. It is a good idea to add a spoonful of coconut or babassu oil to palm , as well as to beeswax, i.e. harder waxes - they spread more easily and are easier to get out of the aroma lamp when you get tired of them. We also recommend adding a drop of oil to the aforementioned vegetable waxes , if you have them, but it is definitely not necessary.

Colors, sparkles, glitters

You probably already understood that everything can be used for scented waxes! Expressive and saturated colors can be achieved with candle colors, earthy and intense tones with oxides, mica powders will ensure a wonderful shine, sparkle and a wonderfully sparkling tone, and glitters are exactly what you expect from glitters. It's also great to combine everything and try what you like best.


You can achieve a proper scent by using cosmetic fragrances, which you can find at Ekokoza in both common and less common nose-pleasing combinations - they include fruity, floral, spicy, clean and musky scents and many others. If you desire an aromatherapeutic and health-enhancing experience, reach for essential oils or natural essential oils, which smell more gently, can clean the air and energy, and also boast a lot of beneficial properties. The choice is yours!

And how much to mix?

The basic and proven ratio of what makes a home smell just right is approximately 94% wax and 6% fragrance. According to your nose, and also according to the type of waxes (remember that soy wax can tolerate much more, maybe 10% scents), but of course you can adjust the ratio. Dyes tend to be quite intense even with a small amount. Don't be afraid to play around, scented waxes basically don't go bad, so take advantage of it!

What might it look like in practice?

What does it take?

- 42 grams of wax (canola wax used in the photos)

- 3-4 grams of fragrance (essential oil/cosmetic fragrance/essential oil)

- 3-4 grams of coconut or babassu oil (optional)

- Paint on the tip of the knife (soil, mica powder, oxides or other colors...)

- Silicone mold for chocolate or soaps

How to do it?

Melt the wax in a water bath in a kettle (or a heat-resistant container from which the mixture will pour well into the mold). As it melts, add color to it - if using tenderloin, cut off a piece. Mix well.

When everything is liquid and combined, remove from the heat, wait a while so that the wax is not too hot, add the selected fragrance and mix well, without over-whisking the wax (this will introduce air into it, which can create unsightly bubbles).

Then just pour the wax into the prepared silicone molds and let it cool. Peel the hardened scented waxes from the mold, store them in the shade and cool in airtight containers and use them in aroma lamps as desired.

Raw materials
42g of canola wax
3-4g of black cherry fragrance
3-4g of babassu oil
Mica Soft Amethyst powder on the tip of the knife
Silicone mold for chocolate or soaps
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