How to Make Clamshell Tarts
Everybody knows someone who just loves to burn tarts in their oil burner. I have a sister that pays top dollar for those tarts, and swears that they are the only tarts she will use. I took on this challenge at least that is what I thought it was, and have now successfully changed her over to making her own custom tarts.
My sister has a scent for every season type. She had her go to fragrances. A light floral for spring, a zesty citrus kick scent for summer, a mossy green outdoor scent for fall, and the tried and true Apple Cinnamon for winter. This was one concept I could not grasp. I felt compelled to show her the ways of the scenting world, and since I work for Natures Garden, I knew a few in and outs.
For anyone looking to start making their own tarts, Natures Garden offers a Clamshell Wax Tart Kit. This was my starting place for her as well. What is really admirable about this kit is just how easy it is. The kit comes with everything that you would need to make your first time clamshell tarts. Wax, Fragrance Oils, Candle Dyes, Clamshells, Pipettes, Instructions, in fact this kit is so easy, it practically makes itself.
For those of you who already have the supplies to make tarts at home, here is the list of ingredients you will need for this clamshell tart recipe:
1 Pound Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 oz. Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil
1 oz. Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil
Red Liquid Candle Dye
Yellow Liquid Candle Dye
4 Clamshell Tart containers
Stainless Steel Spoon
Paper Bowls (2)
Step 1: Place 1 pound wax into your melting container. Using the double boiler method, melt wax on low on the stove until the wax is completed melted. Get your four empty clamshells ready.
Step 2: Preparing the Apple Cinnamon Original Tarts: Pour 1/2 of the melted wax into a paper bowl. Start by adding 1 drop of red liquid candle dye; add more if desired.
Step 3: Add 1 ounce of Apple Cinnamon Original fragrance oil to the melted wax. Stir. Keep remaining melted wax on stove at a low temp setting.
Step 4: Bend the side of the paper bowl to make a pour spout, and quickly pour the melted wax into two clamshells. Do not move the clamshells until the wax has completely hardened and set up.
Step 5: Preparing the Vanilla Bean Tarts: Pour the other half of the melted wax into a paper bowl. Using a pipette, add 1 drop of yellow liquid candle dye. Add more if desired.
Step 6: Add 1 ounce of Vanilla Bean fragrance oil to the melted wax. Stir.
Step 7: Bend the side of the paper bowl to make a pour spout. Quickly pour the melted wax into two clamshells. Do not move the clamshells until the wax has completely hardened and set up.
Step 8: Break off chunks of the clamshell tart and place them into a potpourri burner and fill your room with the wonderful aromas of Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean!
It is just as simple as that. It did not take long to make these wonderful little clamshell tarts, and they smell amazing in your oil burners too. Feel free to use any of Natures Gardens Fragrance Oils to make your own clamshell tarts. My sister is super excited to get started on her own personal clamshell tart line, and I have a feeling I will be getting some homemade tarts for a gift very soon.
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