DIY Scented Wax Sachets for the Home and Gifting

Wax Sachet is a natural air freshener, made with natural ingredients such as soy wax (you can also use beeswax), dried flowers, herbs, fruits and spices, and is scented with essential oils.  Scented wax sachet is a great and natural way to keep your closet or drawer smelling good.  Wax sachets also make great gifts or just home decorations! They are easy to make, and will give you a great pleasure, because they not only look pretty, but also smell really good.


What Do You Need To Make Scented Sachets?


Once you decide what scent or design you are aiming for, you need essential oils of your choice, and herbs, or flowers, fruits, spices of your choice. For summer or spring floral scents are great, as well as dried flowers look refreshing and beautiful. For fall and winter, warmer scents such as cedarwood, fir needle, orange, clove or cinnamon are great. You will need a 6 cavity silicone mold for the sachets ( I bought mine on Amazon), one pound of soy wax, and ribbons! 


Let's Make Wax Sachets!


I made my Sachets using dried and pressed flowers, and scented with Lavender and Bergamot Essential oils. 



1. Pour One pound of soy wax in a heat proof pitcher. Safely melt wax flakes, by placing you heat proof pitcher in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a sauce pan filled with 2 inches of water. Heat on medium or low heat, using a double boiler method on your stove top. Stir until the wax is fully melted. Set aside to cool down.

2. Check the temperature of your melted soy wax, when it is around 120-126 degrees it is safe to add essential oils of your choice. For my sachets I added one teaspoon of Lavender, and one teaspoon of Bergamot essential oils. After adding the essential oils, stir well for about 1 minute.


3. Pour the scented wax into the six-cavity silicone mold. Wait just a little bit for the wax to set, if you add your decorations too soon they will sink to the bottom.  Prepare your flowers, spices, herbs or dried fruit! In fall and winter I love using dried oranges, cinnamon sticks or clove buds. They also add beautiful natural scent to the sachets. For these ones I was imagining spring, so I chose dried flowers! I bought mine on Amazon.


4. Carefully add your decorations. I added pressed dried flowers, they are very delicate, thus I used tweezers to carefully place them on top of the melted wax. 


5. Last, allow your wax sachets to cool and harden. They will be ready in a couple of hours. Carefully remove them from the mold. If not handled carefully, they might break.


Your beautiful sachets are ready! They can be used as regular sachets for drawers and closets, or as potpourri, by placing in a decorative bowl or dish. They also make amazing zero-waste gifts. I put mine in a cotton drawstring bag. 


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