Creating Your Own Wax Tart Melts! 8


Finished Wax Tarts

Finished Wax Tarts

Thanksgiving is almost here and I am so excited. For me, Thanksgiving is a sign of the holidays. It means that I will soon be living in a winter wonderland with music piping out of the old radio and a plethora of steaming tea, coffee or hot chocolate waiting to be drunk. Thanksgiving also means decorating for Christmas. My favorite part is decorating the tree. When I am finished, its branches have transformed from bare to bedecked grandeur. The tree is draped in garlands, dripping with tinsel and sparkling with lights. It is a sight to see.

Weighing Soy Wax

Weighing Soy Wax

I love decorating for the holidays. Traditionally I have tucked scented sachet cards into nooks and crannies to scent my home for the holidays. While it is fun and certainly works well, I have a beautiful wax melter that I have been wanting to use. This year I thought it would be fun to make wax tarts to use in my wax melter!

Weighing Waxes

Weighing Waxes

One thing I found during my testing is that there are hundreds of wax melters out there and not one is alike. They are as different and as unique as the humans that own them. They can be heated by a light bulb, tea light or heating element. They can heat from the top or from the bottom. Some wax melters can get very hot and others just stay warm. This wax tart recipe will melt in the cooler wax melters but rather than melting clear, it takes on a beautiful, slightly milky appearance.

Weighing Castor Oil

Weighing Castor Oil

Remember that wax melters can get hot and can present a fire hazard. They are not all that different from candles. They should be supervised and not left on when you are absent. Larger wax melters that are designed for large candles that heat from the bottom should be avoided. These can cause a wax bomb, leaving you with wax and glass everwhere. If you want to heat a large candle, I recommend a top heater. They are much safer. To read more about wax bombs, check out this blog post. Andee has great insight into the dos and don’ts of candles.

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Candelilla Wax
Castor Oil
Mineral Oil
Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
100 grams Soy Wax
50 grams Candellia Wax
25 grams Castor Oil
175 grams Mineral Oil
30 grams Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
85 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
35 grams Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
3.53 oz Soy Wax
1.76 oz Candellia Wax
0.88 oz Castor Oil
6.17 oz Mineral Oil
1.06 oz Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
3.00 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
1.23 oz Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Soy Wax
10% Candellia Wax
5% Castor Oil
35% Mineral Oil
6% Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
17% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
7% Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil

 

Adding Mineral Oil and Soybean Oil

Adding Mineral Oil and Soybean Oil

Weigh everything except the Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat until everything is liquid. Add the Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil and stir well. Pour the mixture into molds or clamshells. Allow to cool. You can now package them or use them in your wax tart melter. Enjoy!

Heated Wax Melts

Taylor

 

 

 

 

Adding Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil

Adding Brown Sugar and Spice Fragrance Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pouring into Clamshells

Pouring into Clamshells

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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8 thoughts on “Creating Your Own Wax Tart Melts!

  • Terry Kaufmann

    This recipe is just in time for making my wax melts! I was just going to use soy wax and fragrance, what is the advantage of the other ingredients you have listed? How many clam shells will this recipe fill?

    Terry

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    • Taylor Post author

      Terry,

      This is perfect timing then!
      The Candellia Wax adds some color and smooth melting properties. The Castor Oil lowers the melt point and gives the wax tarts some plasticity so that it melts smoothly rather than volcanoing up as the waxes melt.
      The Mineral Oil helps lower the melt point while still allowing for a long shelf life. The Conditioning Emulsfiying Wax helps keeps the waxes and oil from separating during the melting of the wax tart. This is how
      you get a wax tart that melts and cools smoothly and evenly.

      I hope this helps.
      Cheers!

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      • Terry Kaufmann

        Could I melt this all together without fragrance and then remelt just what I need for several clam shells and then add scent. I love Brown Sugar & Spice, but I want to offer more scents and not have 8 of all one kind. That way I could also make them as ordered.

        Terry

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