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May
31

Wax Melts Recipe


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Wax Melts Recipe Wax Melts Recipe

This Wax Melts Recipe by Natures Garden is a simple and adorable way to create wax melts! We all know that wax melts are a pretty convenient way to scent a home without using candles. While candles are always great, sometimes it is much easier to simply add a wax melt to your warmer and just let the fragrance oil fill your home. But, many of these wax melts are plain, boring cubes. While plain wax melts still can carry some amazing scents for your home, they aren’t much to look at. Sometimes you just need something cute and pretty to give yourself a break. So, we created these strawberries and cream cookie shaped wax melts. They are easy to create and will make using a wax melter even more fun than before!

Wax Melts Recipe Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Color Block – Red
Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Wax Melts Recipe Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Stove Top
Scale
Mixing Spoons
A Medium Sized Pot (to create a double boiler)
Vanilla Wafers Soap and Candle Mold (available at flexiblemolds.com)

Wax Melts Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

90 grams Joy Wax
90 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
A Small Amount of a Red Color Block
18 grams of the Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil

Wax Melts Recipe Prepare Your Work Area

Before you begin you will want to make a few preparations to ensure that your process is as problem free as possible. When you are creating anything, you will want to make sure that the area you are working in is safe for both yourself and your product. This means you should make sure that everything other than your ingredients and supplies have been cleaned up. This will make sure that there is nothing in your work space that could fall over or hinder your crafting in any way.

Also, you will want to sanitize all of the supplies that you need for this craft. No one wants dirt and filth in their candle wax, so it is a great idea to make sure that nothing will be able to get into your wax. Not only do you need to clean your countertop, pouring pot, and bowls, but you will need to clean the molds, spoons, and thermometer, too. This will prevent anything from sticking to a utensil as you work. It could be very easy to not notice a speck of dirt on your spatula until it is swimming in your melted wax, which can be a pain to remove. Plus, some may even sneak by and make it into your final product. So, just get cleaned up before you begin working!

Wax Melts Recipe Creating the Double Boiler

Additionally, you will want to know how to create a double boiler for this recipe. Knowing how to do this is important because it will help to prevent your ingredients from burning. When you don’t use this method, your wax can get too hot too quickly and could scorch before you even notice. However, this method uses boiling water to keep the heat at a level where the wax will melt and not get too hot.

So, you will be using a pouring pot and a regular pot for creating this device. Take the pouring pot and make sure that it will fit comfortably inside the other pot with room on either side. Now, remove your pouring pot and add about an inch of water to the regular pot. You will need to place your pouring pot into the water. Later, you will add heat to get the pot of water. Then, you will add your container candle wax to your pouring pot. Finally, your pouring pot will be placed into the pan containing the water. You may add or pour out water to get the right level for your specific pot size, just make sure that that water is touching the bottom of the pouring pot.

Wax Melts Recipe Creating the Vanilla Wafers Portion

First, we will be creating the vanilla wafer cookies portion of this recipe. This portion will end up looking like a bunch of pink wafer cookies and will be used to create the cookie sandwich later on. After, you will be setting these pink, wax wafers aside as you make the filling to finish off your strawberries and cream cookie wax melts.

Wax Melts Recipe Melting the Pillar of Bliss WaxWax Melts Recipe Melting the Pillar of Bliss Wax

Now, you will be using the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax for your vanilla wafers. So, weigh out 90 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax and transfer it into your pouring pot. Set the wax filled pouring pot back into the regular pot of water. Turn on your stove top and get your water to start boiling. Melt the wax and bring the temperature to 195 degrees. As you are heating make sure to occasionally stir the wax to further prevent burning. After all the wax has melted you can move on to the next step.

Wax Melts Recipe Adding Color to the Pillar of Bliss Candle WaxWax Melts Recipe Adding Color to the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

Next, you are going to add the color to the melted wax. You will want to add the candle colorant at 195 degrees to ensure it will mix full into the wax. So, cut off a tiny piece of your color block and add it to the melted wax. Make sure not to start off with too much as you will not be able to remove the color once it has melted and been fully incorporated. Once you have added the red color block, stir to fully disperse the candle colorant. Further, you will want to test the color of your wax before you move on. You can easily test the wax color to see if it’s going to be right before it all sets up. So, take a spoon and scoop up a tiny bit of the colored wax. Now, add a drip of the wax to a white paper plate, napkin, or another white disposable object. It shouldn’t take long to dry, but once it does you will be able to see the color your wax will be after it dries. After, you can add more and retest if you feel like the color you have is not quite right.

Wax Melts Recipe Scenting and Pouring the Pillar Wax for Vanilla WafersWax Melts Recipe Scenting and Pouring the Pillar Wax for Vanilla Wafers

Next, you are going to add fragrance to the wax and pour it into your molds. First, you are going add the fragrance oil to your melted wax. Now, you can turn off your stove top and allow the wax temperature to drop to 180 degrees. Then, weigh out 9 grams of the Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil and add it to the pink colored wax. Make sure to mix well to incorporate the scent evenly.  Second, you will be pouring the wax into your molds. You will want to pour the wax around 165 degrees. Finally, allow the cookie portion of your melt to setup.

Wax Melts Recipe Removing the Wafers From the MoldsWax Melts Recipe Removing the Wafers From the Molds

Now, are going to finish up the first portion of your craft. So, once all of your wax wafers to fully set up remove all of the wafers from the vanilla wafer mold. After all of your wafers are removed from the mold you will want to set these pink wafers aside until it is time to assemble the final cookie sandwich wax melts.

Wax Melts Recipe Creating the Whipped Filling Portion

Next, we will be creating the filling portion of your wax melt cookie. This wax will be whipped and used to fill the center of the cookie. So, this part will be sandwiched between two of the pink vanilla wafers we have already created. After this portion is complete it will be time to assemble the wax melt cookie.

Wax Melts Recipe Melting the Joy Wax for the FillingWax Melts Recipe Melting the Joy Wax for the Filling

First, you are going to be melting the Joy Wax. You are going to want to have your pouring pot completely cleaned out. Otherwise, your filling will have a pink hue, which is not what we want. Then, add 90 grams of your Joy Candle Wax to the cleaned pouring pot. Melt this the same way that you melted the other wax for the wafers, which means you will need to use a double boiler. Once the wax has melted you will be adding 9 grams of the Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil. However, you will not be adding any color blocks or pigments to this portion.

Wax Melts Recipe Whip the Candle WaxWax Melts Recipe Whip the Candle Wax

Next, you are going to be whipping the Joy Wax. So, transfer your uncolored wax to a small mixing bowl. While you can keep the wax in the pouring pot, it will be easier for you to whip the wax in a shallow bowl. In addition, it will cool a bit faster. As the Joy Wax is beginning to get thicker you will want to whip the wax with a spoon or rubber spatula. Keep whipping until the wax reaches a consistency of whipped cream. After, you are ready for the next step.

Wax Melts Recipe Add the Filling to the WafersWax Melts Recipe Add the Filling to the Wafers

Finally, you are going to be assembling the cookie wax melts. So, retrieve your pink vanilla wafers and lay them in your work space. Take six of these pink wafers and lay them with their flat side facing up. These will be the bottoms of your strawberries and cream cookie shaped wax melts and the other six wafers will be the tops of the cookie.

Now, you will be adding the filling and will need to work quickly to make sure the top wafer cookie sticks to the wax filling. So, take a scoop of the wax and add it to one of your six bottom cookies. Quickly, take a top cookie and firmly place this on top of the filling you just added. Now, you have one completed wax tart cookie! You will need to repeat this filling process for your five other wax cookies. After, you will need to let the six cookie sandwiches set up completely, but for the most part, your project is complete!

Wax Melts Recipe Finishing Up and Using the Wax Melt Cookies

Now, you are almost ready to use your wax melts! All you will need to do now is to wait a few days for your wax melts to cure completely. Just like candles, the wax will need to rest a few days to be able to perform its best. Waiting a few days will provide you with a better scent when you add them to your wax tart warmers. Also, be sure to keep them covered while they are curing. While it may drive you crazy to have to wait for these little cuties, it will all be worth it in the end! 

After, you are finally ready to use your wax melts! Not only are these little cookies super cute, but they are super easy to use, too. Simply take one of your strawberries and cream cookie wax melts and add it to your wax tart warmer. In no time at all, you will be surrounded by the sweet scent of our lovely Strawberries and Cream Fragrance Oil. We hope that you will enjoy this wax melts recipe!

Wax Melts Recipe Sharing Your Wax Melt Cookie Creations

While you are waiting for your cookie wax tarts to finish curing, you can pass the time by talking to us on social media. You can ask questions, look around, or even share your own creations! We would absolutely love to see some of the products and crafts that you all have created. Especially, these cookie wax melts because we think that they are oh so cute! If you would like to check us out on social media, then you can find us on Instagram @ngscents or you can go over to the Natures Garden Facebook page. Either way, we would love to hear from you and see what you have been working on lately!

Mar
31

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit


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Clamshell Wax Tart KitClamshell Wax Tart Kit

The Clamshell Wax Tart Kit is a perfect idea for beginner homemade candle makers. This kit provides you with the ingredients and guides you with instructions to successfully create your own room scents. Not only is does this kit make it easier to create wax melts, but the directions provided in the kit are short and easy to follow. Plus, after this project, you will be better prepared to make other creations in the future, such as making more wax melts or moving on to making candles. This kit provides you with two scents, Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil and Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, and two liquid candle dyes, red and yellow. Also, the kit provides you with enough ingredients to create four clamshells of wax tarts. Since each clamshell container contains six wax melts, you will have twenty individual wax melts for you to use!

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Ingredients Needed from Natures Garden

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Ingredients Needed from Natures GardenIngredients Included in the kit
Pillar of Bliss Wax (1 pound)
Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil (1 ounce)
Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil (1 ounce)
Red Liquid Candle Dye (1 vial)
Yellow Liquid Candle Dye (1 vial)
Clamshell Containers (4)
Disposable Pipettes (2)
Step-by-step Instructions (1)

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment

Paper Bowls (2)
Pouring Pot (1)
Thermometer (1)
Large Pot (1)
Stainless Steel Spoons (2)
Stove Top (1)
Scale (1)

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Clean and Sanitize

Make sure that you are completely ready to begin this project, so you will not run into any issues during your crafting process. So, you will want to get all your equipment ready on your workspace and make sure everything is clean as well. First, retrieve and clean out your equipment. Next, sanitize your workspace, including the surface you’re working on and the stove top. Then, your area should be prepared enough to start this melt tart making craft.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Double Boiler

Before you begin melting, you will want to make sure that you are prepared to safely heat your wax. The best way to avoid overheating ingredients is a double boiler, so we are going to go over how to create one. Now, take your large pot and add a couple inches or so of water, you will be able to adjust this later. Next, simply place your pouring pot into a larger pot of water. Place this on the stove top and in the next step you will use this device for heating.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Melting the Pillar of Bliss Wax

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Melting the Pillar of Bliss WaxFirstly, you are going to be melting your Pillar of Bliss Wax. So, take your provided wax and add one pound into your melting container. You can melt this amount, but you should have been provided with one pound of Pillar of Bliss Wax. Replace the melting container into the large pot of water. Next, turn on your stove top and get the water in your large pot to boil. Occasionally, you will stir the wax with a stainless steel spoon as it melts.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Dividing the Wax

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Dividing the WaxSecond, you will divide your melted wax in half. Since we are going to be making half one scent and half of another scent, you will need to divide the wax equally at this point. The easiest way to do this is to place your paper bowl on the scale and weigh out a half pound of your melted wax. However, you can eye the amount if you are very careful to leave enough melted wax to create both scents. Also, make sure to replace your pouring pot containing the other melted wax on the stove to keep it melted.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Coloring and Scenting the Apple Cinnamon Melts

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Coloring and Scenting the Apple Cinnamon MeltsNext, we are going to add the dye and fragrance oil to the wax. So, retrieve the paper bowl with your half a pound of wax. First, you will add the red liquid candle dye to your melted wax. Get one of your pipettes, add a drop of your dye, and melt well with a stainless steel spoon. While you can add a second drop if you want your wax tarts to be a deeper red than the wax tarts pictured at the end, you should not add more than a few drops. All candle dye has a scent and you do not want to add so much that it overpowers the fragrance. Next, add your entire ounce of the Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil and mix well.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Red Wax into the Clamshells

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Red Wax into the ClamshellsNow, you are going to pour your wax into the clamshells. So, get to of your provided clamshells and set them on your workspace. Then, bend the side of your paper bowl to create a spout. Next, pour your melted wax into your clamshells. Make sure that you don’t move these filled clamshells until they have completely hardened and set up.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Weighing the Melted Wax

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Weighing the Melted WaxNext, you are going to create the other scented wax melts. So, weigh another half of a pound from your melted wax into a new paper bowl. There should be just enough to complete this second batch, but sometimes a few grams extra are added to the bags. This is just to make sure that you will have plenty of wax to complete your project. But, this means that weighing to make sure your recipe is more exact would be a good idea.
Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Coloring and Scenting the Vanilla Bean Melts
Then, you are going to be adding the dye and fragrance oil. So, retrieve your second paper bowl of melted wax. First, add one drop of the yellow liquid candle dye to your wax and mix well with a stainless steel spoon. The wax tarts pictured below have a second drop of dye included, but you can add either one or two drops. Next, you will be adding your entire ounce of Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil to your melted wax. Mix your ingredients well and move on to the next step.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Yellow Wax into the Clamshells

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Pouring the Yellow Wax into the ClamshellsFinally, you are ready to pour the wax into your clamshell containers. So, take the paper bowl and bend the side to create the spout. Next, pour the wax into your last two clamshell containers. You will want to make sure these wax melts are not moved until they are entirely set up.

Clamshell Wax Tart Kit Ready to Use

Finally, your wax melts are finished. After the wax melts fully set up, the four wax melts will be ready for you to use! Simply, chose the one you’d like to use and pop out one of the cubes from the clamshell container. Then, you will simply place it into the dish of a wax warmer and wait for the scent. We hope that you enjoyed our Clamshell Wax Tart Kit and feel free to check out other candle and wax tart making recipes on the Natures Garden website!