How to make wax Sachets

These easy-to-follow steps will show you how to make wax sachets, perfect for adding a touch of festive decoration to your gift wrapping this year.

We are back for our second week of handmade luxe gifts.

I am joined by my friends Regina @savedfromsalvage, Amy @amysadlerdesigns, and Jennifer @cottageonbunkerhill.

Check their blog posts at the end of this post to see what great gifts they are making to give to their loved ones this year.

Have you ever heard of Wax Sachets? well, they are new to me as well. I was looking for an alternative to a candle for my mother-in-law for Christmas, and I came across these cute wax sachets. They are a thick layer of wax mixed with beautiful dried flowers, organic material, and essential oils. You place them in a place with some warmth and sunlight, and they will give off a fragrance like a candle.

In addition, they look beautiful hanging on a package, so I decided to use them on my gifts this year.

ow to make wax sachets
How to make wax sachets

Supply list to Make Wax Sachets

  • 1/2 lb. of Soy Wax. You can also use beeswax, however it has a yellow cast to it
  • A silicone wax sachet mold
  • Dried flowers or faux greenery and berries
  • Essential Oils of your choice ( some of my favorites are pine, rosemary, orange, lemon, and frankincense)
  • Dried fruit if you would like to use it
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Anise
  • Peppercorns
  • Rosemary
Supplies needed to make the wax sachets
Holiday supplies needed to make wax sachets

I like to use my dried orange slices in my wax sachets. You can read my blog post on how to best dry oranges here. Remember that your fruit must be dried to use in the was sachets. You can also use faux berries if you would like.

Directions to make wax sachets

  1. You can use a double boiler or fill a can 3/4 of the way full with wax chips and then pour water around it. Remember to only put water about 2/3 of the way up the sides of the can.
  2. Melt the wax until it is clear, then add you’re essential oils and stir well.
  3. Pour the wax into the molds and let it cool slightly.
  4. Place your flowers or whatever you are using into the wax. ( some people like to place their flowers into the wax first and pour over it) You can try both ways and see what works best for you. I prefer to add my decorations after the wax as set up a little bit so it is exposed on the wax sachet and not covered in wax.
  5. Remove your wax from the molds once they are completely dry.
  6. If your mold does not have a hole, you will need to place a hole by heating a sharp pointed metal tool, like a pick, into the wax to create a hole.
  7. Place a piece of twine or ribbon through your hole to hang your wax sachet, or use it on a gift.
wax in a double boiler to make wax sachets
adding oil to make wax sachets
pouring wax into the mold to make wax sachets
wax in mold to make wax sachets
placing sticks into wet wax for wax sachets
placing dried oranges into my wax sachets

They firm up rather quickly. However, you can put them in the refrigerator until they are solid.

Was sachets after drying

How to Package your Sachets

There are many lovely ways to pack up your scented wax sachets.

I will add them to the top of my packages for my friends and family this year. I made handmade wrapping paper using craft paper and a cookie cutter to stamp the imprint of a snowflake.

The green trees were stamped onto the craft paper with a cut-out kitchen sponge. I drew a tree on a sponge, cut it out, dipped it in paint and stamped the paper.

The natural wax sachets on a package
wax sachet on a gift

You can even use them as ornaments, making your tree smell divine.

wax sachet as an ornament hanging in a tree
wax sachet as an ornament hanging in a tree

Tie them up in a pretty linen bag or a clear cello bag.

Add a few to a gift basket, and tie up cute kitchen towels with a wax sachet.

If you are giving a personal gift, maybe some pajamas. you could put one inside the box and make the jamies smell so good.

Keep a few of your wax sachets on hand to give as a gift throughout the year.

I hope you enjoyed this sweet little DIY gift idea. Now be sure to see what the girls are up to this week.

Regina @savedfromsalvage Is going to show us how to make the cutest notecards.

How to make watercolor note cards

Jennifer @cottageonbunkerhill is sharing the cutest herb garland you can make with everything you can find at the grocery store.

herb garland

Amy @amysadlerdesigns is sharing with us how to make the cutest bath bombs to give as a gift.

bath bombs by Amy
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  1. Wendy these are so pretty! I have never heard of a sachet before until I saw your post and it’s a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing at my Weekly Wednesday Link Party and I am happy to be featuring you this week! Have a great day my friend.

    1. Thank you, Nicolle. I had to laugh when I read you looked it up. You are too cute. Thank you so much for the feature.

    2. Hi Jaclyn, unfortunately, you are not alone. I was on the phone with my web guy today, and we cannot figure the problem out. However, I am changing my theme and site on the 29th, so maybe the issue will be fixed when I do that. I can get in from my site and pin, but others are not able too. Very frustrating. I appreciate you letting me know. Happy Holidays.

    3. I was trying to comment on your post today, but it won’t let me :(((((

  2. These are beautiful, what a lovely idea. These will be a feature over at Handmade Monday this coming week.

    1. Thank you Julie. I am so grateful for the share. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Wendy, these are gorgeous!! What a fabulous gift idea! I’m sharing them this weekend in my Saturday roundup! Thanks so much for sharing, and have a lovely weekend!

    1. Thank you so much, Kim. What a sweetheart you are. I so need to get back to my Saturday sharing…. ugh… December is kicking my butt! lol
      Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

  4. I need the round molds. I love that look! Thanks for inviting me to be part of this series. 🙂

    1. The round was fin. I like the wreath, however, they are a bit fragile.

    1. Thank you so much Renae, they were so easy and they smell so good.

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