I have been a long time lover of scented candles. I mean, anything that makes my house smell good makes me happy. I burned candles and bought the candle warmers and all of the scented bricks from Scentsy and other companies that I could get my hands on for years. I loved Yankee Candle so much too! Then a few months ago, I started having crazy allergic reactions to just about everything. My beloved scented candles made me break out in rashes and my lips would swell…it wasn’t just them though, different foods and sometimes soap made me break out like crazy. So, I had to give them up. Talk about one sad girl. I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of my candle warmers though. I just tucked them away on a shelf in the garage. Well, last week, when I was doing some garage organizing, I came across my favorite wax warmer plugin. I noticed that it still had wax in it, and I gave it a sniff. Nothing…the smell was gone, but the wax was still there. It gave me an idea…
I quickly ran inside and grabbed my Lavender Essential Oil. I plugged my warmer into the outlet in our master bathroom and added one drop to the used wax and turned the warmer on.
I added the lid and let the wax begin to melt. A few minutes later, I started to smell the lavender, and was sooo excited! I use Essential Oils all of the time and don’t have allergic reactions to them, so this is a game changer for me! I can use my old candle wax warmers and just add whichever scent I’m in the mood for! The wax never disintegrates, so as soon as the smell is gone, I just add another drop or two of oils to them and let them do their thing! I added one to my kitchen and added a little lemon oil to it…it smells like clean, fresh summer!
I’m so excited to be able to use my warmers again, and can’t wait to break them all out! I am soooo looking forward to trying different scents in them too! For summer I’m thinking about using lemon, orange, tangerine, citrus fresh, lavender and geranium oils, then in the winter, I’m looking forward to adding rosemary, eucalyptus and thieves (which smells like Christmas)! I hope this will help you reuse yours too!