No diffuser? no problem!
This morning my daughter and I cleaned our kitchen, she's a great helper by the way, and afterward I wanted to light a candle. Since we've been home and not visiting Target, turns out I have none. Years ago my husband got me a bunch of those Yankee Candle wax cakes that go with those little tealight warmers so I pulled them out but the smell was way too artificial and overpowering.
I thought about pulling out one of the diffusers but I'm limited to putting one where I have available outlets and really wanted something more central like the dining table. On the fly I decided to clean out the warmer and try it out with oils instead. I had coconut oil on hand and figured since it would solidify it would make cleanup easier and less likely to spill.
A few tips, I got this warmer for $1 at the local Dollar Tree, you can definitely get more expensive versions elsewhere but really, they all work the same.
Buy tea lights in bulk but not from the $1 store. We have bought $1 store tea lights in the past and I don't know what was in them, I'm pretty sure they were soap and not wax.
I used coconut oil because I wanted it to solidify but it will add a coconut aroma to your blend. For a scent free option try grape seed oil instead which has a low odor.
I tested this out with Lemon and Wild Orange but any of your favorites oils or blends will work great!
I am a Maine maker and mother of two. I dabble in graphic design and co-own a screen printing business with my husband of 7 years. Everyone has a story to tell, and this is mine!