Welcome to the world of DIY scented wax potpourri! This recipe will decorate and scent your bathroom at the same time. Best of all, it’s made of all natural ingredients and is super fun to make.
What’s in This Recipe Potpourri for Bathroom?
Beeswax serves as the base for this project, providing a solid form that will slowly release your chosen scent throughout the day. Plus, beeswax is all-natural and can even offer some surprising health benefits, like improved air quality.
Solid Coconut Oil
Another key ingredient you’ll need is solid coconut oil. Not only does it provide a solid form for your wax base, but it also has a pleasant scent of its own.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove Essential Oil has a spicy and rich aroma that is perfect for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. By adding a few drops of Clove Essential Oil to the melted wax, you can create a potpourri that will fill your bathroom with a cozy and rejuvenating fragrance.
Peppermint Essential Oil
We also recommend using Peppermint Essential Oil for its refreshing scent and the added bonus of supporting respiration. When inhaled, peppermint oil can help clear airways and promote easier breathing. In addition to its respiratory benefits, peppermint oil is known for its energizing properties, making it the perfect scent to help start your day.
Anise Star Essential Oil
Adding a touch of Anise Star Essential Oil to your mix not only gives off a licorice-like aroma that’s aromatic and warming but also supports awareness. The final result is a bathroom full of delightful fragrances and a refreshing ambiance that will make you want to stay in longer.
Fit Essential Oil Blend
This recipe also includes the Fit Essential Oil Blend with a combination of citrus and minty scents. Your nose will thank you for this invigorating mix. The Fit Essential Oil Blend contains a combination of Grapefruit, Spearmint, and Lavender Essential Oils that can create an atmosphere that feels like a spa day.
Dried Flowers or Spices
The best part about this DIY potpourri bark is that you can mix and match different dried flowers or spices to create your own unique scent or style combinations. Plus, you can easily find whatever ingredients are available to you locally or even in your own garden or kitchen. Not only will your bathroom smell amazing, but you’ll also have a fun and relaxing project to enjoy.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.
For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Spiced Summer Potpourri Bark Recipe
Spiced Summer Potpourri Bark
Time: 10 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: Stable
- From Your Box
2 Tbsp Beeswax
2 Tbsp Solid coconut oil
10 drops Clove Essential Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drop Anise Star Essential Oil
20 drops Fit Essential Oil Blend
- From Your Home
Dried flowers or spices
Parchment paper or silicone mold
- Line a small pan with parchment paper or use a small silicone mold.
- In a double boiler (or microwave using short intervals), melt the beeswax and coconut oil.
- Add essential oils and stir.
- Pour melted wax onto a lined pan or into a silicone mold.
- Add decorative dried flowers or spices to wax. Note that the items may sink. If you want to keep the items from sinking, allow the wax to completely cool, then use a heat gun or a lighter to melt a small area of wax on the top, add the items, and allow to cool.