Whether you are wanting to make wax melts for yourself or to sell, Scents Soaps and Candles has the perfect how to guide.
Items Needed to Make Wax Melts:
- Candle wax – Pillar Blend
- Candle dye
- Fragrance oils
- Shaped moulds
- A Double boiler or a pan inside a pan of water
- A Heat safe pouring jug
- A Stirring Utensil
- A stove top or the equivalent to melt the wax
- A Thermometer
- Mica powder
- Candle glitter
Mica powder and candle glitter are safe to mix in the wax as there is no burning wick near them. Additionally, the mica powder and glitter can be added into the moulds if you please to add to the decorative look of the candle melts.
How to Make Wax Melts:
Read the following steps carefully to ensure your wax melts are made correctly.
Step One – Before you begin making the candles make sure you are using a pillar blend wax. The wax can be either soy pillar blend or paraffin pillar blend. Pillar blend is recommended as it shrinks when it cools down so it works well in the moulds.
Step Two – Place your wax into your double boiler or the equivalent and heat the wax up to 80℃. It is important to stir the wax while it is heating up. Do not let your wax get any hotter than 85℃. One your wax is completely melted at 80℃ you can let it cool down to 70℃.
Step Three – Now that your wax has cooled down to 70℃, you can add your candle dye. It is important that you gently stir the dye into the wax to ensure that it is a consistent colour. Scents Soaps and Candles suggests using 0.2% as a result, a 10 g bag of our dye can colour 5 kg of the pillar blend wax. Now remove your wax off of the heat.
Step Four – It is now time to add your fragrance oil into the mixture. We suggest that you add 6% to 10% of fragrance oil. For example, if you are using 5 kg of wax that you add at the most 500 g of fragrance oil into the mixture. We suggest for ease that you already have the amount of fragrance oil measured out. Once your fragrance oil has been added, stir for a couple of minutes to ensure the scent is equally distributed.
Step Five – Now that all of the necessary items have been added, stir your wax until it reaches 60℃. Once your wax temperature is at 60℃, you can pour your wax into the moulds. It is highly suggested that you leave a small gap between the wax and the rim of the mould to prevent over pouring your wax.
Step Six – Your melts now need to be left to set. It usually takes a minimum of 3 hours to set. Leave them for a couple of days if you want a good scent throw. Once they are fully hardened you can remove them out of their moulds.