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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.

Jun
09

Soy Candle Making with Fragrance Oils


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Shannon Petro – Walker’s Hollow

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always loved burning candles, so about ten years ago I started making my own.  As it turned out, candle making was the perfect creative outlet for me.  I honed in on soy because of it’s qualities vs. paraffin; it’s sustainable, made in America, long burning, soot-less and has excellent throw.  My hobby has turned into my passion to make excellent products that I can proudly share with others to enjoy and appreciate.  I started selling my products at vendor/craft shows last fall and am now stocked in four stores.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy candles, tarts, air fresheners, room sprays and scented stuffed animals.

4.  What are your business goals?  My goal is to increase sales by at least 50% in the next twelve months.  Implement a well designed web-site that is fast and easy to navigate.  And to continue making products that leave my customers wondering why they ever bought anything else.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I love your 464 soy wax along with the pillar of bliss.  I enjoy all your fragrances and really like the NG Signatures.  You keep so many wonderful scents stocked it makes it easy to have stock for all the different requests that come in.  The helpful hints you have on your site are always very useful!

Facebook page:  facebook.com/walkershollow

Jun
05

For the Love of Candles and Scents


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Fragrance OilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Melissa Love and my company name is Scandalicious Candle Melts.

I love candles and I just got tired of the same old candle in the jar that you would find at local stores. I wanted candles that not only look different, but they also have to smell awesome. It wasn’t until the summer of last year that I started my research into creating my own candles and I did just that. I started making my own and giving some away to friends and co-worker as a gift. I had such a positive feedback that I decided to turn my love of candles making into a business. So finally in December of 2012, I open my Etsy store. In addition to my online store, I have my products in 3 boutiques and I am a member of the Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs.

I make fun shaped candles tarts and free-standing Shape Candles.

My goal is to have my own store and to have my products in as many homes and offices as possible.

I know with Nature Garden’s awesome products and their fabulous high quality fragrance oils, I will accomplish my goal.

Your Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScandaliciousCandle

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scandaliciouscandlemelts

Twitter: @candliciousmelt

Blog: http://scandaliciouscandlemelt.blogspot.com