Wax melts are a top-rated fragrance product, but what exactly are they? Wax melts are pieces of scented wax that do not have any wicks. When they melt, they release a scent that fills the room. The beauty of wax melts is that they are flame-free, good for the environment, and ultimately easy to make yourself. So you may be asking how do you make your own wax melts? Here is one way to make your wax melts at home.
Wax Melts Ingredients
To make your own wax melts you will need the following items:
- Candle wax
- Fragrance oils
- Candle dyes
- Shaping moulds
- Heating pot
- Heat source
- Pouring jug
- Stirring utensil
- Storage jars.
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How to Make Your Own Wax Melts
- To prepare your space, make sure your surface is clean and clear of any clutter. Please make sure all utensils such as moulds are close by if you need them quickly. Weigh or measure how much wax you will need before starting.
- Once you know how much wax to use, put it in the heating pot. Heat the wax to 70°C whilst constantly stirring the melting wax gently. By 15 minutes, the wax should be fully melted. Use the thermometer to check when the temperature reaches 70°C.
- Once the wax has reached the correct temperature, pour the candle dye into the molten wax. Keep stirring gently until all the colour of the dye has dissolved and spread evenly among the mixture. Try using 10g of dye for every 5g of wax used.
- When the dye has fully dissolved and absorbed the mixture, turn down the heat. Keep checking the temperature with your thermometer until the temperature reaches 65°C. Once it reaches this temperature, pour in the fragrance oil and stir. Try using 500 ml of oil for every 5 g of wax used.
- Once your ingredients are mixed, the wax temperature should be 60°C. Once the wax reaches this temperature, pour the molten wax into a pouring jug, then gently pour the contents into the shaping moulds. Allow them to cool for a few hours to ensure they are properly set.
- Once the wax melts are fully solid, you can either choose to remove them from their moulds straight away or let them cure for a few weeks in a cool and dark place. In either case, once complete, store them in a jar ready for use at any time.
How To Use Wax Melts
To fill your home with the essence of dreamy vanilla, sweat cinnamon or velvet roses, you are going to need a wax melting warmer. These stunning items are available in many different designs and can be purchased from great Homestore outlets. Place your wax melt onto the surface and ignite your tea light under the wax warmer. After about 5 minutes, your wax will turn into a warm liquid and fill the air with your beautiful scent.
After use, the wax will reform back into a solid state; however, you can re-use it whenever the mood requires.
Wax Melt Scent Ideas
Now you understand how to make a range of delightful wax melts, maybe we can be so kind to offer up some scent ideas for your next batch. Here’s our Top Ten scents for any occasion:
- Old English Apples With A Twist of Peach
- Single Malt Whiskey & Sea Salt
- Sticky Lemon & Sweet Lime
- Vanilla Sky & Fresh Cotton
- Roasted Nuts & Hot Peppers
- White Daisies With A Blush Of Rose
- Peppercorns & Mustard
- Pink Gin & Strawberry Jam
- Old Forrest Oak With A Hint Of Willow
- Intoxicating Herb Garden.
Create Your Own Candle Jars
As we are on the subject of wax! Why not use our vast collection of jars to create your own candles. It’s a simple process that will bring warmth into any waiting room. Start your project today and read more about creating your own wax jars.
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