Wednesday, 10 July 2013

DIY: Make your own Scentsy bars

Let me start off by saying I love Scentsy. It is so awesomely delicious smelling and adorable all at once I would be heartbroken without it. But with all the costs of moving, renovating, living and getting settled the last thing I want to fork out money for is scented wax. When I'm wealthy and in need I will throw my money into all the Scentsy bars available. Until then though with a little help from Pinterest I can still enjoy my Scentsy filling my home with beautiful smells for a fraction of the cost.

What you will need:
A candle that you love the smell of
An ice cube tray or empty Scentsy package
Pot of water
Container to store your new Scentsy pucks

I filled my pot of water half full and didn't bring it to a full on boil but pretty close. I turned it down and added my candle. This candle smells amazing! I got it for my birthday two years ago from my Aunt Gail. We loves the smell so much that we used it almost down to the bottom. But now with Jack in full toddler mode and our pets as adventurous as e we the candle has been banished to the linen closet until its safe to have open flame again. While our closet smells great, I was excited to find a way to get that smell throughout the whole house again.

I popped the candle in and left it sit in the hot water bath for 20 minutes or so. I didn't microwave it because of the little metal bottoms to the wicks.

Next I poured the wax carefully from the glass into the ice cube trays I found while we were unpacking that are just so darn cute. You can also use Scentsy packs that you've saved but I couldn't be sure there wouldn't be a smell transfer.

After letting them harden for 20 minutes (much less time when it isn't "feels like 38 degrees with the humidity") they easily popped out and I stored in a container.

But not before popping a few little cutie flowers into the tray and filling the house with a delicious smell!

Got some old favorite candles? Melt them down easily and enjoy them!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying another post about our yummy smelling Happily Hectic Household!


  1. What a great idea! I, however, never have leftover unused candles - I burn those suckers like crazy! This would make a great gift idea too!
    Also - is that a Bath and Body Works (or Slatkin Co) homemade cookies candle? YUM!

  2. It is! So amazingly great smelling!