Why Did I Start Making Natural Wax Melts?

January 6th, 2022

I started to make natural wax melts to add something extra to our natural aromatherapy calming range of Calming Floral Spray and Comfort Blend.

But to be honest, I wasn’t a fan of wax melts for a long time. I found them to be too strong, pungent, and messy.

I loved the scented stones we used to sell here at Vita Canis for years. They were handmade by sisters Sami & Simi at The Temple of Incense, and they were divine! Do you remember the Japanese Magnolia, Cool Water, Nag Champa? These were my favourite! By the way, check their incenses, they are absolutely amazing!

Goodbye scented stones.

Then during the first wave of Covid, their supplier chain collapsed, and with great sadness, they stopped making them. I remember having tears in my eyes when I talked to Simi.
People kept asking me what am I going to do? Can I get scented stones from somewhere else? Am I going to make them myself?

We need something that smells nice, natural, and safe to use around dogs and cats!
You see, a lot of my customers are my fellow groomers, and they have been using the scented stones in their salons. Not only to keep the place smelling fresh. But also to keep their furry customers calm – with lavender and jasmine scented stones.

So I thought about it for a very long time. Shall I come up with a blend of essential oils people can add to their oil burners? Shall I try to make the stones?
Bea did have a go at home, and I can tell you, it’s not an easy job. And it would have to be made in large quantities to be affordable; we would have to expand our premises. So we said no to scented stones.

What a tarot reader told me.

When I was in Slovakia looking after my mum, I went to see a tarot reader and numerologist. That time I was still a bit lost, apathetic, with no energy after the loss of my dad; that hit me harder than I thought.
She said I’d be more involved in art and crafts, and I’ll be working with something warm… like wax or candles.
Interesting, I thought.

And as you know, when you intensely think about something, it will manifest. So I started noticing different candles in shops; pictures of candles and wax melts began to pop up in my social media feed.
One day I thought, let’s buy some soy wax and start experimenting! What are you waiting for? My next dilemma was what essential oils to use?

For many years my friend Joanne Angus kept nudging me, you have to make something that smells like Calming Floral Spray! Ok, Jo! I hear you!

Hello, Calming Wax Melts!

Calming Floral Spray and Comfort Blend have been our best sellers for many years. And I know how beneficial they are and how they help dogs and their owners keep calm the natural way, help them relax, and help them with stress, grief, and anxiety. That’s what I need from my wax melts! To smell subtle, light, fresh, and do the job. I want them to be therapeutic, just like my other products.

Once I was happy with the aroma, shape, and scent throw, I took a few samples to the World Grooming Conference in November and gave away a few samples to my dog grooming friends. And then I anxiously waited for their feedback. People started to send me feedback in a few days, and they were terrific! Dogs in the salons were calmer; groomers were calmer, it helped a few people with insomnia! Happy days!

And that’s how Calming Wax Melts were born!

Jitka xx

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What People Say...

Just to let you know we LOVE the Comfort Blend we got from you at Crufts. The girls love the smell and try to lick it, and I find walks are a lot calmer these days. THANK YOU!! Calming Floral Spray is next on my list and maybe a burner with some stones.”
Savannah and Jasmine are  two lovely Italian Greyhounds, and you can find them on Instagram @sister.iggies.ig