Our wax melt making guide is a must read for beginners interested in creating your own wax melts
• Candle Wax
• Fragrance Oils
• Candle Dyes
• Cooker / microwave / heat source to melt the wax
• Container to melt the wax in such as a double boiler or a pan inside a pan
• Pouring jug
• Utensil to stir the wax
Most of these items are available in our Miscellaneous section.
Now let’s get started with making your wax melts!
Step 1: The wax – Ensure you have chosen a pillar blend wax, pillar blend wax shrinks when it is cooled making it ideal for wax melts. Kerasoy pillar blend is the preferred wax for making wax melts. This gives off a great scent throw & leaves the melts surface very shiny.
Step 2: Heating the wax – Empty your pillar blend wax into your heating pot. Gently heat your wax to 75 – 80°C whilst stirring gently. Do not exceed 80°C. Remove your wax from the heat source at this point.
Step 3: Adding your colour – Leave your wax to cool to 70°C & then add your candle dye chips or liquid candle dye. Stir gently until all the colour has dissolved & spread evenly. We suggest using 0.2%, therefore a 10 g of dye will colour 5 kg of wax.
Step 4: Adding your fragrance – We suggest to add 10% fragrance oil, so if you are working with 1 kg of wax, we suggest to add 100 grams of oil. Have the correct amount of fragrance measured out ready to add. Between 65°C – 70°C is the best time to add your fragrance oil. Once added you need to stir thoroughly.
Step 5: Pouring – Now all your ingredients are mixed, continue stirring until your wax reaches 60°C. Once this temperature is reached, it is time to pour the wax into your clamshells (or other moulds you may have) until filled. It is important gently pour into your clamshells to avoid air bubbles.
Step 6: Curing – Allow your wax melts to set for at least 3 hours before closing the clamshell lids. Give your wax melts at least 3 days curing time for best possible scent throw.
Please note, our wax melt making guide is a general starter guide for beginners into melt making. Variations in waxes, fragrances and dyes can all effect the finished product, what works for some melts may not work as well for others.
The key to great melts is trial and error.