Sandalwood Wax Melts Recipe
Our Sandalwood Wax Melts Recipe utilizes the aroma of sandalwood in wax melts to bring a warm and cozy feeling to your home. The wax melts can be placed in a wax melter, and the aroma of sandalwood can be smelled throughout your home. These aromas should feel rejuvenating and relaxing, which are some of the benefits of sandalwood fragrance. This recipe is not only relaxing, but fun to make as it features a fun assortment of colors for your wax melts. These colors come from Nature’s Garden’s assorted array of color blocks that come in 25 different colors. Try the sandalwood wax tarts recipe out, and enjoy the benefits that they can bring to your home.
Recipe makes 6 clamshell containers.
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Chocolate Color Block
Pink Color Block
Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse
Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Sandalwood Fragrance Oil is the fragrance of choice chosen for this recipe. This Nature’s Garden fragrance oil is a woodsy scent that also features different floral scents like rose and jasmine. Other uses include: candle making, bath and body products, and potpourri. This sandalwood scent can even be use in gel wax.
Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax is a type of candle wax that comes in granulated form. Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax is a mixture of soy wax and paraffin wax. This wax is known for it’s use in candle wax tarts, since it has excellent cold and hot throw fragrance characteristics. To use the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax from Natures Garden, we suggest heating it up to 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, adding the colorant of your choice. Next, let the temperature drop to 180 degrees Fahrenheit before mixing in the fragrance oil. Finally, when creating pillar candles, we recommend pouring at 175 degrees Fahrenheit. However, you will notice that in this recipe, we are pouring at a lower temperature. This is because we are pouring into plastic clamshell containers which can melt if we pour the candle wax too hot. Some other candle making and tart recipes that are offered at Natures Garden that use this wax include our: Snap Bar Wax Tarts, Dreama Wax Tarts, and Pecan Pie Wax Melts recipes. Of course you aren’t only limited to these recipes as you can experiment with recipes of your own or use one of our many other recipes that utilize this wonderful candle wax.
Making recipes with our color blocks is always a fun experience because there is a wide variety available at Nature’s Garden. You can choose from Red, Orange, White, Royal Blue, Grass Green, and so many others! You can always add your own colors to your candle wax recipe and are never limited to just one. Some recipes featured at Nature’s Garden that use these blocks are our: Sandalwood Scented Candle Projects, Pearamel Candle Recipe, Star Fruit Mango Candle, Scoopable Wax Melts, and so many more. An advantage of using the solid blocks is that they tend to be less messy than using the liquid dyes. It should be noted that one of our color blocks can color about 15 pounds of candle wax with a medium shade.
Weighing the Candle Wax
First, we will need to weigh out our Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax for the first layer in our wax melts recipe. So, take the pouring pot and tare it out on your scale. After taring is done, you will need to add 10.5 ounces of the candle wax to your pouring pot.
Melting the Candle Wax in a Double Boiler
Melt the candle wax using a double boiler setup. To setup a double boiler, fill a pot with a couple inches of water. Don’t fill up the pot with too much water, as this could cause the water to over boil. The next step is to, bring the water to a boil. When the water is boiling, place the pouring pot inside of the water. Wait for the candle wax to thoroughly melt into a liquid, making sure to stir occasionally. Heat the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax from Natures Garden to 195 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coloring the Pink Candle Wax Layer
Next, you want to add a small chunk of the pink color block to the melted candle wax. You will be adding less than 1 gram. You want to make sure that the candle wax is still hot enough to fully dissolve all of the color into the wax. So, you want to make sure you add the color block at the hottest temperature of 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a spoon or any other stirring utensil that can withstand higher heats, stir the mixture. Allow the pink color block to completely disperse into the mixture.
Adding the Fragrance Oil to the Pink Layer
Allow the temperature of your candle wax to drop to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, weigh out and add one ounce of the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil to the mixture. Once you have the recommended amount of fragrance, add it to the hot candle wax mixture. You want to make sure you stir after adding the fragrance oil, to make sure it completely incorporates evenly. Allow your candle wax to cool to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pouring the Pink Candle Wax
Before pouring, we should note that we are pouring at a lower temperature for the wax melts recipe because we are adding the wax to plastic containers. So, be careful not to pour the candle wax too hot. Layout six clamshell containers on your workstation, making sure there is enough room to work with. Once you have your clamshell containers out, pour the pink candle wax into each of the six clamshell containers at a temperature of about 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You want to fill up each container about halfway. We will later fill the clamshell container with brown candle wax. Take time to allow the pink candle wax you just poured into the containers to setup before moving on.
Melting the Candle Wax for the Brown Layer
Now, prepare the brown layer. Do this after the pink layer is finished setting up. Once again, you will need a pouring pot. Place the pouring pot on your scale. Now, add 10.5 ounces of the Pillar of Bliss Candle wax to the pouring pot. Place the pouring pot in the double boiler and begin melting the candle wax for the brown layer. Wait for the candle wax to completely melt into a liquid state and reach 195 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coloring the Brown Candle Wax Layer
Now, we are going to create the top layer of the Sandalwood Wax Melts Recipe. Take a couple grams of the chocolate color block and place it into the melted candle wax. You want to add the colorant at the hottest temperature of 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir the mixture until the chocolate color block fully dissolves and incorporates into the candle wax. The end result should be a solid, dark brown color.
Adding the Fragrance Oil to the Brown Layer
Now, were going to add the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil to the mixture. Allow the temperature of your candle wax to drop to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a scale, weigh out one ounce of the fragrance. After the fragrance weighs out to one ounce, pour it into the candle wax mixture. Stir the ingredients to thoroughly blend them together. Allow the candle wax to cool to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pouring the Brown Layer on Top of the Pink Layer
Once your candle wax temperature has reached 140 degrees Fahrenheit, your wax is ready for the next step. The next step is to take the brown candle wax and pour it on top of the pink candle wax. You should be able to see two distinct layers. The brown layer should show resemblance to the color of chocolate, while the pink layer should compliment the color of the pink salt that is added in the next step.
Adding the Himalayan Pink Salt to the Wax Tarts
The coarse Himalayan pink salt will be added to the wax tarts next. The pink salt should be added while the wax is still soft. Take the coarse Himalayan pink salt and sprinkle it all over the top of the brown candle wax, and allow it to adhere. The pink salt should just sink into the brown candle wax layer, but not too far as you want to allow it to show. Allow the brown candle wax enough time to fully setup.
Setting Up and Using Your Sandalwood Wax Melts
Allow the wax tarts efficient time to fully setup before using them. Close each clamshell container. Allow the sandalwood wax tarts to cure for at least two days. Then, burn the wax melts in a wax melter. The wax melts should effectively melt in the melter, and give your home an inviting sandalwood scent. We hope you enjoyed our Sandalwood Wax Melts Recipe!
Fun Facts about Sandalwood
Cosmetics, perfumes, and soaps are usually some of the main uses of sandalwood. In fact, Natures Garden sells red sandalwood chips and several sandalwood fragrance oils that can be used exclusively for that purpose. However, while Natures Garden does not sell sandalwood for consumption, in other industries, foods and beverages can be flavored with sandalwood. While you should not digest sandalwood oil in its natural state, because it isn’t edible. For example, basil seeds, rose petals, hibiscus, and sandalwood are flowers that make up the flavors of a West Asian tea known as Sharbat. If you would like to learn more, here is a Sharbat recipe. Also, some crop pest deterrents use sandalwood as one of their ingredients. Different medical research and medicinal fields in India have also seen the use of Sandalwood in their research. Also, in India, there is a special paste that contains sandalwood that is used for treating inflammation and skin diseases.
Our Sandalwood Wax Melts recipe is fun for all ages to make. Our recipe uses Himalayan Pink Salt to top off your wax melts, the same salt that can be found in Himalayan Salt Lamps. I own one of these lamps, and have noticed significant mood impacts in the room I’ve put the lamp in. The room has always felt more mellow and the air seems cleaner to me. These lamps tend to emit a warm, pink glow when they are on that help add the ambiance to the room. According to this article, Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps Benefits and Myths, from Healthline.com, to have a true salt lamp, you have to have them harvested from salt mines in Khewra, Pakistan. You can read more in the article and decide for yourself whether these benefits or myths are real.