DIY Grapefruit Candle Wax Melts

DIY Grapefruit Candle Wax Melts

I love candles. If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know that already based on the amount of candle crafts I’ve made.

Although I enjoy burning candles, I don’t always enjoy the smokey smell, so occasionally I’ll use wax melts instead. You know, the little wax cubes that you put in wax burners?

I was looking at the melts I have and thought, those look so boring. They’re just boxes. With that, I decided to make my own prettier version. Any why not? They’re easy and I can choose any fragrance I want. Grapefruit has been my scent of choice lately, so I decided to stick with that.

Want to make your own? Keep reading.


DIY wax melt materials

Candle Wax Melts Materials

  • Stirrer
  • Soy wax
  • Measuring cup
  • Wax melting pot
  • Soap/candle mold
  • Grapefruit essential oil*

*You can get essential oils at The Vitamin Shoppe and online. I always buy mine from Amazon and almost always choose the Doterra brand. You can choose whatever you want.


soy wax

Step 1: measure the wax

Measure a little over a cup of wax and dump it into your melting pot.


candle making

Step 2: melt the wax

Set the melting pot on the burner and let the wax melt completely.


melted soy wax

Step 3: add the grapefruit oil

Move the melting pot off the burner to a cooler surface.

Shake in 20-30 drops of grapefruit oil, depending on your strength preference.



flower-shaped wax melts

Step 4: mold the wax

Very carefully pour the melted wax into your flower mold.

Let it harden for about an hour before removing it.


grapefruit wax melts

Step 4: enjoy your flower melts

Pop your melts out of the mold and enjoy!


DIY Grapefruit Candle Wax Melts

These would make a great gift, too! Make a batch and gift them in a Mason jar with a bow. Or in a small burlap gift bag. That would be adorable!

What scent would you use? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and, as always, if you make your own, I’d LOVE to see them!




14 thoughts on “DIY Grapefruit Candle Wax Melts

  1. These would be an amazing gift! I love my melts in part because landlords don’t always like candles burning so melts were an easy solution. Perhaps I will give these to my brother who just moved out on his own!

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