Filling your home with the warm and fragrant scents of the holiday season doesn’t have to mean saturating the air with chemical fresheners or mass-produced potpourri. There are lots of different ways to add a touch of holiday aroma to your home naturally. These gorgeous wax tarts are easy to make, lovely to behold, and ideal for sharing.
We used a blend of citrus and woods to scent our batch of tarts but you can feel free to use any combination of Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, or Plant-Based Fragrance Oils to make this project your own. For more ideas on scenting this project check out our Holiday Aromatics Guide. I recommend including an Essential Oil that acts as a fixative, such as Amyris, Vetiver, or Opopanax to help reinforce the aroma in your tarts.
Winter Spice Wax Tarts
Makes about 12-18 small tarts
- 4 ounces White Beeswax
- 1/2 teaspoon Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Amyris Essential Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon Scotch Pine Essential Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon Rosewood Essential Oil
- whole anise and bay leaves for garnish
Heat the Beeswax in a double boiler until fully melted. Remove from heat and add the Essential oils. Carefully pour the mixture into silicone molds or Foil Cups. Wait a few seconds for the melts to cool slightly then top each tart with the garnish to decorate. (You must work quickly to decorate each tart before the wax hardens.) Allow to tarts to cool and harden completely (approximately 30 minutes) before removing them from the molds or moving the filled foil cups.
Usage & Packaging
These wax tarts can be used as potpourri and placed in small open jars or dishes around the house. Just be sure that no one mistakes them for candy! They make lovely gifts when packaged in our Acetate Pillow Packs.
For more ideas on scenting your home for the holidays check out the following posts: