Make Your Own Wax Melts + $1,000 Gift Card Giveaway!

September 11, 2017Allison Murray
Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tidy Cats. All opinions are 100% mine.

Want to win a $1,000 gift card to GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

I have this constant fear that my house smells badly. Since I work from home I’m always around any smells in the home and I quickly acclimate to those odors, be they good or bad. It doesn’t take long before I simply don’t notice them until I’ve left to, say, go to the grocery store and come back. Have you done that? Left and come back wondering just how long has that garbage disposal been gross enough to produce a smell like that?!? :)

It might have to do with the fact that I have this crazy sensitive sense of smell. Say I go to the house of a smoker or somebody who works with something with a really strong odor and I get in there and I’m all, oh my gosh, this is too much! My head hurts! Fast forward when I go back to my own home and suddenly that smell will jump up out of my clothes and pretty much punch me in the face. Because slowly but surely, since I was immersed in it, I got used to it and forgot all about it.


Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

And then back home I worry about the smells that linger around my own house that I’m used to but might cause offense to foreign noses. After all, when you have pets there are always going to be some funky things that happen in your house that will equal funky smells. That’s just a fact, Jack.

So I do the things I can do to try and make things olfactorily better. I remove canned food the moment the bowl is abandoned, I clean out the litter box multiple times a day and I wash the pet bedding at least once a week. Out of all of those things, the litter box most definitely has the biggest chance of reeking up the house and so it gets the most attention hence the multiple cleans. But you can clean out a box over and over again but if you use sub-par cat litter you’re going to end up with a stinky situation no matter what.

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

That is why I have been a long-time fan of Tidy Cats. It’s the good stuff and that means the smelliest of my funky home worries doesn’t have to be worried over quite so much.  And now it’s gotten even better because you can get Tidy Cats LightWeight with Ammonia Blocker to help keep that awful, sharp smell every cat owner knows all too well at bay. Yuck. When used correctly (think cleaning out the box when you should and all of that) the Ammonia Blocking technology works for two whole weeks. TWO WHOLE WEEKS? I’ll take it.

I love this litter because ammonia blocking aside it also clumps like a champ, it’s not at all dusty, smells good (not overpowering fake floral scent or anything) and it’s amazing how much easier the lighter litter is to scoop in general. Tidy Cats Lightweight for the win! Ooh, and get a coupon to save some $$$ and try out the good stuff here!

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Okay, so I’ve got the good litter which helps keep kitty funk to a minimum but I’m still going to worry about pet smells in general. And there are tons of things I can, and often do, but most commonly to keep things smelling better than just okay I like to use seasonal scents. You know, beachy things for summer and spicy things for fall… that sort of a thing. And since I am a cat lady I haven’t had candles for years and years and years. So when wax melts started to get popular I got stoked. You get all of the great scent of a candle but without having to worry about burned whiskers (and houses)? That sounds fabulous, right? And since I DIY all of the things I made my own. Want to learn how?

For this project you will need:

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

To get started you can always purchase a wax melt making set online or at your brick and mortar craft store. This is an economical way to get everything you need including the reusable plastic containers. Should you decide to piecemeal it, you can purchase items in the list above as needed. You can also re-purpose containers containing store-bought wax melts you have used up.

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

To get started you’ll need to melt soy wax flakes. I have found that using little 5 ounce glass yogurt jars filled 3/4 – to completely full yields a really good amount of wax to fill the melt containers. 

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Place the wax in whatever microwave safe item you choose in 15-30 second increments until mostly melted. A small amount of flakes that haven’t melted isn’t a problem. Simply stir and the hot, melted wax will finish up making the wax perfectly smooth and melted without worries of overheating.

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Add your favorite candle colorant and fragrance or essential oils once the wax has had a little bit of time to cool. If adding oils to very, very hot wax you’ll lose a significant amount of scent from the heat which wastes money in the end.

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Give the wax a little bit of time to cool further taking care that it is still liquid enough to be pour-able and fill your plastic wax molds/holders. Should you pour in very hot wax, you could warp and permanently damage the form, so take care that it’s not too hot.

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Allow the wax to sit, at least overnight, to fully harden.

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Pop a melt out and place in a wax burner to help spread a lovely aroma to help keep any slight “pets so totally live here odors” covered!

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Trust me as a crafty cat lady the dynamic duo of prevention (Tidy Cats with Ammonia Blocker) and concealment (smell good wax melts) will keep your help smelling fresh to the point you might surprise guests that you have pets at all!

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!

Hey, hey, you stuck around for the giveaway! Do you want to win a ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR ($1,000) gift card to to improve your kitty cat’s life and litter area? GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

Entering is super easy! Just tell us who your favorite kitty is (or kitties are, it’s hard to pick favorites!) to enter. Don’t have a kitty and only wish you had your own cat? It’s okay, you can still enter because we bet you still have a favorite. Maybe it is the kitty of a friend or family member, or heck, even a celebre-kitty like Grumpy Cat! That’s it… so easy, right?!?

For a bonus entry tell us what you will do with some big bucks to improve their litter area or make kitty happier in general! We’d go ahead and stock up on litter, get some really awesome anti-tracking litter mats and do they sell catnip in 50 gallon drums? :)

There will also be 5 (five) lucky winners who will get a coupon for free litter. You can’t beat free! 

Make your own wax melts in any fragrance and strength you choose. Fun bonus, you can make them any color you choose, too! Perfect for a wonderfully fragrant home!


What are you waiting for? Get your cart loaded up and enter to win with those comments below!

One winner will be randomly selected to receive five free product coupons for Tidy Cats® Lightweight Litter with Ammonia Blocker and one $1,000.00 gift card for  Winner will receive an email notifying them of their win and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, their prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly selected. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Giveaway is sponsored by TidyCats®. Deadline to enter is September 15, 2017 @ 11:59pm CST. 

Comments (63)

  • Sarah Bratcher

    September 11, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Love this idea of making your own scented wax! My favorite cat would have to be Garfield since I can’t spend too much time with them 😢🤧. But I would definitely purchase some litter or accessories to donate to our local shelter if I won!! 🤗

  • Kelsey Jones

    September 11, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    I have honestly always loved Grumpy Cat. I saw him at South by Southwest a few years ago and she is so cute! Much smaller than I thought she would be. <3

    1. Kelsey Jones

      September 11, 2017 at 5:19 PM

      PS I don’t have a kitty of my own :( but my BFF’s cat Barley is so cute, so I’d probably buy her a few treats/toys and then get some treats for my dogs. She could definitely use the litter too!

  • Ellen Andes

    September 11, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    There are several great kitties in my life -JouJou, Maybe, and Marla. But our grandcat Sasha lives right around the corner so I get to see her often and get to cat sit for her when her folks go out of town. She is very affectionate, smart and funny. I would stock up on kitty litter and see what else might make her home sweet smelling and clean. And she likes treats, so I would look for some new natural fish treats for her.

  • Victoria K

    September 11, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    I wish we had a cat here. My children would love it. Hopefully in the future.

  • Jeanine

    September 11, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    We have several cats and kittens at our house. My favorite is a small, mostly black female kitten. She is the smallest kitten. She is so sweet and affectionate. If we win, we would stock up on cat/kitten food and toys, scratching items and cat litter.

  • Steve Weber

    September 11, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    My favorite kitty would be Garfield.. he is hilarious, loves to eat and super laid back!!

  • Rajee Pandi

    September 12, 2017 at 2:49 AM

    My kitty loves to set on my lap and I have to push her to move to enter this giveaway.

  • Lisa Brown

    September 12, 2017 at 3:12 AM

    My favorite cat is named Suki. She is a Siamese, smart, always talking, in inquisitive and very friendly, loves people.

  • Lisa Brown

    September 12, 2017 at 3:13 AM

    I would load up on kitty litter, a new cat stand, and some toys.

  • Stephanie Rose

    September 12, 2017 at 6:50 AM

    My Choco cat is the bestest most handsome cat man. He LOVES to curl up on me during the winter, flops down on his back so I can scratch his belly (I know right!?) and is a VERY talkative little guy. He is getting older (and wiser!…well…) so I would LOVE to get him an orthopedic heated bed, automatic cat litter box and some food that will help him retain his youthful glow in his old age.

  • Renita

    September 12, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    I have had many kitties throughout my adult life; Venus, she was a large grey and white tabby. She was a worn out mamma kitty with her left paw missing. She has a special place in my heart. then Athena, Serena and Misty. Misty was beautiful she was a tabby as well, but she only had stripes on her tail. Her base color was a medium grey her belly was orange with front white paws on the tips of her grey hair was white, orange and black. She was so sweet! I liked cuddling with her. Also a Princess kitty. My daughter’s kitten. My son’s cat all black except the white on his chest. My son named him Grant after Grant Hill. Now I have Clairance who is who is a big cat with long white hair. He is very smart and knows what he wants, the time he wants it. He tells me when his tidy box is dirty and lets me know when it’s time for bed. I have loved all my kitty cats, but Clairence has a very large special place in my heart. he is 14yrs. old A great warm Kitty. I forsure would get him a huge multi level cat stand if I won.

  • mami2jcn

    September 12, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    My favorite cat belongs to my brother-in-law. The kitty’s name is Darwin.

  • mami2jcn

    September 12, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    I would buy kitty some treats and toys.

  • rudy

    September 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    my favorite kitty is named betty. she is always crawling around our bands music space. she likes to snuggle up on the pillow inside the bass drum.

  • rudy

    September 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    i would build betty a bed and play area out of used musical instruments

  • Marcecy Hernandez

    September 12, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    My favorite kitty would have to be my cousins cat named Roo. She named her Roo because she planned to get another cat and name it Kanga so together they would be Kanga & Roo. Roo is a very loving cat with black and white spots which remind me of my dog penny. Unfortunately i’m allergic to cats, however i always take allergy pills to see Roo. Roo is worth it because she is too cute. Every time i get to see Roo I sing her soft kitty because she indeed is a soft kitty.

  • Rogelio Trevino

    September 12, 2017 at 10:36 AM


  • Lorena

    September 12, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Persian cats are very beautiful. I swear those cats are prettier than me. Add a little bow and bam you’ve got yourself a lady. So yeah Persian cats. Love them.

  • Katelynn Leach

    September 12, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Cats are my most favorite animals. Back then I had my own cat but her breed wasn’t my favorite. I found out my most favorite cat has to be the sphynx cats. They are goofy looking cats but I like how unique they look.

  • Jacqueline Cantu

    September 12, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Although most of my favorite cats are celebrity cats such as Smoothie the cat and Milkshake the cat, no cat can ever compare to my own. His name is Oreo and he is a black cat who was gifted to me by my best friend when he was a little baby. He loves to play with curtains, watch tv,and eat. I would stock up on cat food and kitty litter to make her home smell nice.

  • carol clark

    September 12, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    my fav is snowflake ya my daughter named her she is so loving and kind she took a kitten in i found outside when she had her batch and she is my fave

  • Patti De Lance

    September 12, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    I have had several kitties in my life, from the “Tommy” cats my dad used to rescue (when he “said” he hated cats!), to my Oliver, an orange and white tabby/Siamese mix, who was 15 pounds of pure love. Now I have Harley, a tuxedo we rescued from the shelter. His pipes were so loud when we adopted him, we thought the name appropriate! Loves to curl up around my neck and keep me warm and loves to talk at 5:00 in the morning because he’s hungry! I would definitely stock up on food, treats and toys!

  • Theresa

    September 12, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Always loved Watching Tom and Jerry, so my favorite is Tom.

  • Gina Preston

    September 12, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    My favorite cat is a polydactyl rescue, named Hemi after Ernest Hemingway :)

  • Gina

    September 12, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    I am also a stickler for stinky smells, I would load up on cleaning supplies!

  • Jessica Gipson

    September 12, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    We have a cat name sparky, she thinks she’s a dog, because she grew up with our pug. She is a character and bring so much joy into our home.

  • Laura S

    September 12, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    My favorite cat is named Cricket!

  • Nicole Zerbini

    September 12, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Our favorite of the two cats is Maverick. He’s a big, little guy who’s always ready to play and hardly gets into trouble, unlike his sister Precious.

  • Nicole Zerbini

    September 12, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    I totally would stock up on some litter and one of those pet cameras that allow you to see and talk to your cats from anywhere!

    1. Allison Murray

      September 12, 2017 at 6:05 PM

      Ooh, I have one, a Petcube and I LOVE it! It’s perfect to check on the kitties on vacation. We can even see when the cat sitter comes every day which is super nice!

  • Kenia P.

    September 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Our favorite kitties belong to my best friend. They are adorable and very understanding.

  • Kenia P.

    September 12, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    I know my girls would love to go on a shopping spree for the cats. They would get toys, a cat tree, tons of litter and a vacuum to suck up all that cat hair!

  • Renee Wade

    September 12, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    My favorite cat is Garfield. All of our animals are rescued, strays, or rehomed. We have two cars right now and getting the home ready to add a new stray. This money could help with buying another litter box, litter supplies, cat tree, and toys. We have used Tidy Cats litter for years.

    1. Renee Wade

      September 12, 2017 at 6:28 PM

      Err two cats lol

  • Danielle

    September 12, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    My favorite cat is my cat, of course! I found him injured (had been in some type of fight with puncture wounds and bloody) as a little kitten while out walking in my neighborhood and immediately scooped him up and took him to the vet. The bill was crazy and he was filled with parasites – lung worm, hook worm, etc.. which took a few visits to treat but thankfully was FIV negative. I kept him and he has turned out to be such a loving, calm, cuddle bug of a cat. I am so happy that I rescued him. He definitely deserved it and we gained a great family member.

  • Danielle

    September 12, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    I would love to get a nicer, newer litter mat that actually does a good job of tracking litter. I’d also like to get one of those enclosed litter boxes – I just need to train my guy to use it! It would keep the litter being thrown out of the box down and prob. contain smells better.

  • Aleyce Lariviere

    September 12, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    We have three kitties: Sam, Mister and Hero. They’re all adorable menaces. I would buy a new cat tree to replace the one they’ve torn up and maybe stock up on litter and cat treats.

  • Kiona Brooks

    September 13, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    My favorite cat is the cat on YouTube that was caught on camera barking like a dog! It was so funny when the little guy realized he was caught and tried to play it cool by meowing like a cat again!!!

  • Anna Pry

    September 13, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    My fave cat belongs to my sister/mom/grandma. His name is Orion and he always tries to eat the flowers off the bouquets I send them!

  • Anna Pry

    September 13, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    If I won I’d be sending some of this lighter weight litter to my grandma since she takes in foster kitties and it would be easier for her to lift than the heavier litter!She could use a new cat tower and toys too!

  • Heather S

    September 13, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Totally going to give making my own wax melts a go! They look so cheery! My hands down FAVORITE kitty is my cat Fuzzy Wuzzy. He’s a four year old tabby who loves and entertains me daily with his spunky personality and playfulness! He also tries to jump on and ride the chickens in the yard which is also hilariously entertaining!

    *Bonus entry* – I have been eying this felt cat cave bed for him as well as this spectacular drinking fountain that I think he would go absolutely wild for. I would also stock up on the probiotics I currently give him and some catnip toys and maybe a new cat coffee mug for me :)

    Cheers! xx

  • Carol Ezovski

    September 13, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    I have a big Maine Coon cat named Bugsy., Boy could he use this kind of cat litter! And I could sure use the gift card! I would even get something for my cat if I win!

  • Norma Brooks

    September 13, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    My fav kitty is from Tom & Jerry…. yes I’m aging myself… lol 😂. Sthuffering Succotash 😸

  • Joan Kubes

    September 13, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    I have two kitties but Boo Bear is my favorite. He sleeps with me :)

  • Joan Kubes

    September 13, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    If I win, Boo & Captain could get that new cat tree they’ve been wanting.

  • Joan Kubes

    September 13, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    My kitties would really love a new cat tree if I win!

  • Jennifer Read

    September 13, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    If my cats were people, imagine Jennifer Lawrence as one cat then imagine Queen Mary Tudor as another. (History nerds will understand.)

    Poe is a black bob tail that probably was a bit feral. With pound rescue kitties you never really know. When Poe wants attention it makes you feel as if you won the lottery. Not the big time bucks just the little wow I won $20. But it feels pretty great.

    Now there’s my girl Addie. A beautiful white fluffy cat, If you’re not really a cat person, that will change. She will make one out of you.

    My girls are as different as night and day but I love that about them.

    A few extra dollars to spend on them? Well they are already treated like royalty so I guess I’d ask them what they want. They always like a new colorful toy. Maybe some extra treats to show them how much I love them. How about getting more litter boxes?

    Who knows, let’s go crazy.

  • Tina W

    September 14, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    I currently have 5 cats. I love them all, I really do but my little Bear is the closest to my heart. We found her at only a few days old and she’s the first cat I’ve ever bottle-raised.

  • Tina W

    September 14, 2017 at 1:42 AM

    And if I had extra cash to drop on my kitties I would add a series of shelves and ramps so they could maneuver around the house at a higher elevation. They are all feral rescues and quite skittish so maybe being up higher may make them more comfortable around people.

  • Terri Winnon

    September 14, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    My favorite kitty is Bossy. Bossy is a strong old dude. Hes brought home many presents for us – lizards, snakes, squirrels, a bat (!), and a rabbit. Yes, a rabbit. He’s a tough and grumpy old soul, but you can always find him in “his spot” at night, curled up next to me. My entire family acknowledges I’m his favorite.
    Bossy is getting older, He now struggles to jump onto my bed. Perhaps he is experiencing arthritis. I would spend money to first take him to our vet for a good in-depth assessment to see if anything can be done to make him more comfortable. I would then purchase for him a heating pad to keep on @his spot.”
    Thank you for sponsoring this, Tidy Cat!!♥️😻

  • Christina A.

    September 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    We have two cute and spoiled kitties–Thomas and Violet! They would be so happy with some new kitty “digs!”

  • Christina A.

    September 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    I would really love to get our kitties an awesome play area! They really don’t have a great one and it would make them so happy! I would totally stock up big time too on cat litter…can never have enough of that!

  • Barbie R

    September 14, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    I am the very definition of a happy cat lady. My three fur babies are my world. I spoil them every chance I get. I have all small space so I would love to be able to get them things that allow them to get up higher off the ground to make better use of the space we have. Good luck everyone💗

  • Alberto S.

    September 14, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    I love my Cornelius to bits! He’s so regal with his mustache. If I won the gift card, I’d get him some fancy cat food so he can indulge in the high life. I’d also definitely try out that new Tidy Cats litter. It sounds purrrrrfect!

  • Ana S

    September 14, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Hi! I love my cat Felina. She’s the cat version of my favorite singer Selena! If I won the gift card, I’d definitely spruce up her litter area, maybe make a project out of it with some wall art and getting a purple little box. I’d also get us some cat wine we’ve been dying to try also!

  • Karen

    September 14, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    We (as in me and my family) rescue dogs and cats and we do this with our own money NO tax exempt number, no vouchers all with our money and it gets so expensive to pay for food, vet bills, grooming, and all the extras needed such as litter, litter boxes, toys and treats so this would be an AMAZING help to us. We currently have 13 ALL rescue cats that we kept from going to the humane society (where most likely they would have been put down) due to over populated centers here in the RGV. So thank you for the chance and amazing opportunity to enter and I’m loving your blog ❤️ Thank you as well to Tidy Cats 🐱 our litter of choice as well for multiple cats…meow lol

  • Kristen

    September 14, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    My favorites are our friend’s toms, Ben & Jerry :)

  • Kristen

    September 14, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    I’d get them a bigger covered box.

  • Jennifer Rebollar

    September 14, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    First let me say thank you for providing this opportunity as I know a worthy person will earn it. As for me I would be blessed if I was selected because I am not only a cat lover but a rescuer. I had been fortunate to have been able to provide a temporary home for over 25 cats that we then found permanent homes for. Plus the 13 cats we have living with us permanently. Folks might say they are lucky I do that but in reality I’m lucky to have them.

  • Daniel Orlando Hernandez

    September 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Every single cat should have a human 😺

  • Amy Perez

    September 15, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    My favorite cat is my friend’s, she’s the most sweetest cat I’ve ever met, but of course all cats are amazing ! 👌🏻 She’s always in the mood to stay in and be lazy so we always have an extra friend with us on our sunday get togethers lol I’d use the money to buy books and supplies I need for school as I really need them to get started on assignments. Thank you,☺️

  • Reyna Perez

    September 15, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    My favorite cat is Garfield. The way he loves his food & attention shows how most cats are! I loved watching the movie over and over, I laughed every time even though I already knew what was gonna happen! I’d use the money to buy anything that I or my family would need.☺️ Thank you !

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