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How To Make Wax Melts From Bath and Body Works Candles

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What if I told you I could teach you how to make wax melts and how to melt candle wax? Bath and body works has amazing smelling candles and body care and I’m completely obsessed with the scents.

Candles never ever burn to the end, and you some leftover wax. Today you are going to learn how to make your own, low-cost wax melts. All you need is your favorite candle with a bit of wax leftover in it. All you need is a pot of boiling water, a silicone mold, and your candle.

If you have ever purchased wax melts you know the price is a little high, at least in my opinion. The only way I can justify purchasing them now is if I have a gift card. And depending on the brand you use, they can be known to lose their scent quickly.

How To Make Wax Melts From Your Bath and Body Works Candles

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This is a fabulous way to recycle old candles and transform them into DIY wax melts that will make your home smell amazing. I have already told you that, I have a slight obsession with candles.

I love buying limited edition candles that are going to make my home smell like Christmas, summer, spring, and the list goes on. But what happens when the wick runs out and there is still an inch of the candle at the bottom? Behold a super easy DIY that requires minimal items to create homemade wax melts to use!

Wax Melts

how to make wax melts

I am a huge fan of Bath and Body Works. They offer very bold scents that truly fill your room with a magical fragrance. For this DIY I used leftover Bath and Body Works candles but you can use any brand of candle. They will all work, and it is a great way to get all the scent out of your candle. I always buy B&BW when it is on sale, so I get a deal and can stock up.

Grab any silicone mold I used one that was to make little flowers. The silicone style molds are great because they are extremely flexible so once your wax has set, you can push it right out and it stays in one piece. If you were to use an iced tray that wasn’t flexible you would have a mess and tons of broken pieces of wax. This tutorial is a breeze to make, and trust me, it will leave your home smelling amazing just like your candles.

Bath and Body Works Wax Melts DIY

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DIY Wax Melts

Check out the video, it shows you exactly how easy it is to make these tarts out of your candles. Then just pop into your favorite wax melter and wait for it to fill your home with a beautiful fragrance. Now if you have old wax melt containers you for sure can pour the mix into those containers to store them.

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DIY Wax Melts Make The Perfect DIY Gift

I think these melts turned out gorgeous. Not only do they work just as good if not better than store purchased ones, but they are really pretty. Put in a pretty bag or tin and add some ribbon and you have a perfect DIY gift. You could even decorate the glass jar using some vinyl and your Cricut and store them int here like I did.

These are great for birthdays, new moms, holiday gifts, and just as a thank you! If you don’t know if the person has a wax warmer just buy them one to go along with it, and you have a complete gift.

See how easy these DIY wax melts were to make! Quick and easy. Also if your glass jars that the candles came in are nice, get them cleaned up and use them to store items in like cotton balls, swabs, makeup brushes and more. I am all about repurposing all I can, and these wax melts make it a breeze to do, and then I have cute jars I can re-use as well. 

What are wax melts?

Wax melts are a scented piece of wax that has no wick. These are also know as wax tarts or cubes. I prefer to make my own but there are tons of great brands out there, glade, air wick also make them. My favorite scent right now is champaign toast. It is amazing!

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wax melts made from bath and body workd candles using a flower silicone mold
Yield: 6

How To Make Wax Melts From Your Bath and Body Works Candles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

What if I told you I could teach you how to make wax melts and how to melt candle wax? Bath and body works has amazing smelling candles and body care and I'm completely obsessed with the scents.


  • Candle with no wick left


  • A pot of boiling water (no need for a double boiler see video)
  • Ice cube tray or candy mold (silicone)
  • Oven Mitt
  • Tweezers
  • Freezer for chilling


  1. Bring your water to a boil
  2. Sit your candle down in the water
  3. Allow candle wax to melt completely, this step doesn't take long
  4. Carefully remove wicks with the tweezers
  5. Pour wax into the silicone mold
  6. Pop in the freezer for about an hour
  7. Remove from the mold and put into your warmer or store in the cleaned and empty candle jar
Can you melt candle wax in the microwave?

Place the container of wax into the microwave and heat on high for 5 minutes. … If the wax is not completely melted, give it a quick stir, place it back in the microwave and heat at 30-second intervals until all of the wax has fully melted.

Can I reuse old candlewax?

It’s a shame when a good candle burns out — especially when there’s plenty of wax left behind. Fortunately, you don’t have to throw out the candle just because the wick is gone. The candle wax itself is completely reusable, and will burn just as well after being melted and re-formed.

How long does it take for candle wax to melt?

Melting wax typically takes 4-5 minutes, but can vary depending on microwave. Be careful not to over heat wax once it liquefies. Container and melted wax will be hot!

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Thursday 15th of September 2016

Hey Jamela! These wax melts turned out great!

Love the simple tutorial as well. We posted it on our Pinterest board :)


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