These beautiful DIY lavender soy wax sachets smell amazing and are really easy to make. It only took me around 30 minutes and another hour or so for them to cool and harden ready for use.
These fragrant wax sachets also make great gifts for birthdays and Christmas. Scroll down to the end of the post to find my own free printable gift tags.
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What is a wax sachet?
A wax sachet is basically a wick-less candle. However unlike wax tarts that are made to be melted in wax burners, wax sachets are designed to produce a light aroma without any heat source. They are effectively a natural air freshener.
You can use wax sachets in a variety of ways:
- Pop them in draws to keep clothing smelling fresh.
- Hang them in a wardrobe or closet.
- Pop under pillow (especially good for relaxing scents).
- Hang next to a window and allow the sun to gently heat them up allowing the fragrance to float around the room.
- Use as an air freshener in any room you wish.
My DIY lavender soy wax sachets are ideal for popping next to or hanging on your bed to help you sleep.
Lavender is renowned for its relaxing properties and is one of my favourite fragrances to use when I struggle to sleep. It’s also thought to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain.
However if you don’t fancy lavender, you can easily swap out the fragrance and the dried flowers for something more your taste.
How to make lavender soy wax melts:
Most of the ingredients and equipment I have used to make these wax sachets were found on Amazon. For ease I have included text links for those of you in the UK and separate amazon picks for those of you based in the USA. Please note as an Amazon associate, if you do use these links to purchase items I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to yourself.
The recipe and instructions below are enough to make around 6 wax sachets depending on size of mould.
- 200g of soy wax flakes.
- A handful of dried lavender.
- 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil.
- Purple mica. (optional)
- Wax sachet moulds.
- Double boiler or equivalent.
- Candle thermometer.
- Weighing scales.
- Heatproof stirring utensil.
1. Safely melt 200g of soy wax flakes using a double boiler or equivalent. I used a heatproof glass jug inside a saucepan filled half way with water. Heat on a medium to low heat stirring continuously. Use a candle thermometer to ensure you don’t over heat the melted wax. Do not let it go above 190°F
2. Once melted take out the jug and keep staring until the wax cools to around 125°F. Once the wax has reached this temperature add the essential oils and the coloured mica if desired. Keep stirring to make sure the scent has completely mixed evenly throughout the wax.
3. Next, carefully pour the wax into the wax sachet moulds. Once poured decorate with sprinkles of dried lavender.
3. Once decorate leave the wax moulds to cool and harden. This usually takes around an hour or two.
4. Once cool and hardened, carefully release the wax sachets from the moulds, attach ribbon and the beautifully fragranced lavender soy wax sachets are ready to use.
If you have any wax left over why not use it to make some wax melt tarts. Just pour the melted wax into your favourite wax melt moulds or an ice cube tray if that’s all you have. Either way you will beautiful smelling wax tarts ready to use when you need an extra lavender boost! just pop them in an airtight container and used as desired.
How to store lavender soy wax melts:
These DIY lavender wax sachets will keep their scent for around 1-2 months whilst in use. However they can easily last for years if stored correctly.
If storing wax sachets for future use or to save as gifts, wrap in tissue paper and store in an airtight container and store in a cool dark place.
Useful tip – Once the wax sachets have lost fragrance, melt them down, strain out the lavender and make them again.
You can also break them up and use them as a wax tart in your favourite wax burner.
Sending lavender soy wax melts as gifts:
These DIY lavender soy wax sachets make fabulous gifts for friends and loved ones. You can easily make these ahead of time and as long as they are stored correctly they can be the perfect emergency grab gift.
You can either attach a store brought gift tag or make your own personalised gift label. if you would like to use my designs then you can download the label here and the stickers here (Avery code L7160).
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