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Nov
27

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe


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Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

Our next wax melts recipe for Christmas was inspired by our favorite holiday blend coffee.  Not only does our favorite coffee use ground cinnamon and allspice, it also uses cocoa powder and vanilla!  Is your mouth watering just thinking about this delicious coffee?  Go ahead and prepare some Snickerdoodle Coffee, we’ll wait for you!  Are you ready?  Ok!  Now, get ready to make Natures Garden’s Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe.  This wax tart recipe was inspired by the glorious aroma of the actual coffee.  This layered wax melt recipe uses two of Natures Garden’s wonderful fragrance oils, Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil and French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil.  Not only are these wax melts scented with two awesome fragrance oils, we also topped them with fresh coffee beans!  This recipe truly was brewed to perfection just for you!  Not only do they smell amazing, but they look totally adorable!

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Let’s Talk About the Ingredients We Are Using

Before we begin creating this recipe, let’s talk about some of the Natures Garden ingredients we are using.  Below, we will talk a little bit about our wax selection, molds, and fragrance oils used in our Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Natures Garden Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance OilChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Natures Garden Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil

Snickerdoodle cookies are a holiday tradition in my house.  So, trust me when I say that this cookie fragrance oil smells just like the freshly baked cookies!  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the fresh baked aroma of French vanilla with a touch of cinnamon sticks, gingerbread, and maple syrup.  In fact, one of our customers had this to say about Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil, “This is the strongest snickerdoodle scent I have ever used. It is perfect for my soy wax tarts. I highly recommend this cookie fragrance oil.”

 

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Natures Garden French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance OilChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Natures Garden French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil

Our French vanilla coffee scent will have you craving the real thing.  This coffee scent is the perfect blend of freshly brewed coffee and warm creamy vanilla.  You will not be disappointed, maybe thirsty, but not disappointed.  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sugary, vanilla aroma with just the right amount of fresh brewed coffee. We brew this fragrance oil to perfection just for you!  We were not surprised when one client said this about French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil, “Not an over strong smell of coffee, just the right amount with a touch of vanilla. Will be getting this one again, and again. Favorite with tart ‘melts’, throws very well. Not overpowering, just right….thanks for this one.”

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss WaxChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Wax

I would like to take a moment to talk about the wax that we will be using today.  We are often asked by our client some of the differences in the waxes that we carry.  Today, I will tell you a little bit about our Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  This particular wax is used when creating melts that will be used in your burner, or for pillars and votive candles.

Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax is soy wax and paraffin wax blend.  While many people love natural soy waxes, it can sometimes be difficult to work with.  So, this wax is like the best of both worlds.  Straight soy wax can have a rough finish and naturally frost.  In addition, it can sometimes be difficult to get the absolute best hot scent throw.  Well, this pillar wax also contains paraffin wax.  The benefit of paraffin wax is that it helps give a wonderful scent throw.  Additionally, it gives the wax a nice and smooth creamy finish.

Often we are asked for recommendations on wax for wax tarts.  Well, the Pillar of Bliss wax is the one that I personally use.  Since it is a pillar wax, it will pop out of your molds very nicely.  When you use a container wax for tarts it doesn’t come out of the jars as easily.  This is because container waxes are meant to be softer so that they cling easily to your candle jars, but will do the same when used in candle molds.  So, it can be difficult to remove container waxes from molds.  My personal rule of thumb, if it is going into a mold or clamshell, use a pillar wax.  In addition, the Pillar of Bliss Wax comes in a granulated form, making it very easy to work with.  Finally, it has an amazing scent throw and a nice creamy finish.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Silicone Mini Muffins MoldsChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Silicone Mini Muffins Molds

I absolutely love working with silicone molds.  They are durable and make removing the wax melts a breeze.  In addition, they are actually made for baking so they can handle the heat of the hot candle wax.  Some plastic molds can be a little more difficult to work with, requiring you to pour at a much lower temperature. If you haven’t tried working with silicone molds yet, I highly recommend them.  I love them for candle making, soap making, and cosmetic making.  Now, this candle making recipe will create 24 wax melts for your burner.  You will need a total of two of the mini muffin silicone molds for the Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparations

Now, that we have talked about some of the ingredients we are using, let’s begin.  First, prepare your work area.  You want to make sure you have a clear and also clean area to work in.  Then, you are ready to begin preparing your handmade coffee wax tarts.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden Candle Making Supplies

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Other Supplies and Equipment You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Spoons
Mixing Bowl
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Whole Coffee Beans

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Prepare the Bottom Layer of the Wax Melts

The bottom layer of your coffee wax tarts will be colored a coffee brown color.  In addition, it will be scented with Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle Making Supplies.  So, we will begin by preparing this brown layer of your wax melts.  You will need to get two of your mini muffins silicone molds ready.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparing the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Bottom Snickerdoodle LayerChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparing the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Bottom Snickerdoodle Layer

We begin by preparing the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the bottom snickerdoodle layer. We will use a double boiler to melt the candle wax.  You will need to put a few inches of water in your pot. Turn your stove top on to heat the water.  Next, weigh out 345 grams of the pillar wax using your pouring pot.  Then, place your pouring pot inside the warmed water.  Finally, melt the candle wax to 195 degrees.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Color the Wax for the Bottom Snickerdoodle LayerChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Color the Wax for the Bottom Snickerdoodle Layer

Next, we will color the wax for the bottom snickerdoodle layer.  You want to color your wax melts at the temperature of 195 degrees Fahrenheit. We will be using two liquid candle dyes, both Natures Garden Spectrum brown and black liquid candle dyes.

To your melted candle wax, add 2 drops of black liquid candle colorant and 3 drops of the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, mix to fully disperse the color.  Once you have finished you will need to wait for the temperature of your candle wax to drop to 185 degrees Fahrenheit before moving on.
Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Snickerdoodle Fragrance Oil to the Bottom Layer of WaxChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Snickerdoodle Fragrance Oil to the Bottom Layer of Wax

Next, we will be adding the Snickerdoodle Fragrance Oil to the bottom layer of wax.  For this recipe, we will be using 41 grams of Natures Garden’s Snickerdoodle Fragrance Oil.  So, when your wax is at 185 degrees Fahrenheit, go ahead and add the Snickerdoodle scent.  Then, mix with a mixing spoon to completely blend the fragrance oil with the candle wax.  You want to stir for about 30 seconds.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Bottom Snickerdoodle Layer of WaxChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Bottom Snickerdoodle Layer of Wax
 Now, we will be pouring the bottom snickerdoodle layer of wax.  Before pouring, allow the temperature of the candle wax to drop to about 175 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once the Pillar of Bliss is at the proper temperature, fill the 24 cavities of your silicone mini muffin mold about 3/4 of the way full.  Finally, allow this layer to fully setup before beginning the next layer.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Prepare the Top Layer of the Wax Melts

The top layer of your wax tarts will be left uncolored.  However, it will be scented with French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil.  So, we will begin preparing this layer of your wax melt.  You will pour this layer directly on top of the brown layer of your melt in your mini muffins silicone mold ready.  It will be the top white layer of your wax melts.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparing the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Top French Vanilla LayerChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparing the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Top French Vanilla Layer

We begin by Preparing the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the top vanilla coffee layer. We will use a double boiler to melt the candle wax.  Again, you will need to put a few inches of water in your pot. Turn your stove top on to heat the water.  Next, weigh out 258 grams of the pillar wax using your pouring pot.  Then, place your pouring pot inside the warmed water.  Finally, melt the candle wax to 185 degrees.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil to the Top Layer of WaxChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil to the Top Layer of Wax

Next, we will be adding the French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil to the Top layer of wax.  For this recipe, we will be using 34 grams of Natures Garden’s French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil.  So, when your wax is at 185 degrees Fahrenheit, go ahead and add the French Vanilla Coffee scent.  Then, mix with a mixing spoon to completely blend the fragrance oil with the candle wax.  You want to stir for about 30 seconds.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Top French Vanilla Coffee Layer of Wax

Now, we will be pouring the top French vanilla coffee layer of wax.  Before pouring the candle wax, allow the temperature of the candle wax to drop to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit this time.  By pouring at a lower temperature, the heated wax will not melt the previous layer.  Once the pillar of bliss is at the proper temperature, fill each of the 24 cavities of your silicone mini muffin mold the rest of the way.

 

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Fresh Coffee BeansChristmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Fresh Coffee Beans

Finally, you will be adding a decorative touch to your wax melts.  This will be in the form of fresh whole coffee beans.  You will need to quickly add the coffee beans to the top of your wax melts.  We used about seven or eight beans for each wax melt.  You will want to do this as soon as you pour your last tart.  So, after you have poured your white layer, begin adding the coffee beans.  Once you have added coffee beans to each melt, simply allow your melts to setup.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Fresh Coffee BeansOnce your Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts have setup make sure you allow them to cure for a few days before using them.  Finally, after your wax melts have cured, they are ready to use.  To use your wax tarts, simply place one in your wax burner and enjoy the wonderful holiday coffee aroma.

We hope you love these Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts.  We loved creating this recipe, along with many other fragrance fun creations found in our free classes and recipes box.  Make sure you check out all the fun.  Have you created fun holiday recipes that you would like to share?  Show us what you have been up to.  We would love to see all the fragrance fun you are having!  Post your pictures on the Natures Garden Facebook page.  Alternatively, you can tag us on our Instagram page or our Twitter page @ngscents.

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!