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How to make wax melts


Jan 29, 2024
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What equipment do you need to make wax melts?


  1. Votive or Tart Wax (soy or paraffin)
  2. Fragrance Oil.
  3. Pouring Pot.
  4. Thermometer.
  5. UV Stabilizer (optional)
  6. Butcher Paper or Newspaper.
  7. Paper Towels.
  8. Silicone Baking Molds or Clamshell Molds.

Is it cheaper to make your own wax melts?

Once you get the hang of it and are buying supplies in bulk, yes, it’s cheaper to make your own. To get to that point, however, you will spend a LOT more money than just buying from a seller who is creating something you like. How many tries did it take you to get a good, useable batch of wax melts?

What is the best wax for making wax melts?

Palm wax is excellent for use with pillars, votives and tarts. Beeswax is another 100% all-natural wax. One of the best candle waxes on the market, beeswax can be used to make all types of candles, including pillars, tapers, votives and containers.

What wax holds the most fragrance?

Paraffin Wax

Very soft wax that holds the most fragrance of any of the paraffin waxes we carry. Excellent cold and hot throw. Good single-pour properties and good glass adhesion.

Which wax holds the most scent?

IGI’s 4627 “Comfort Blend” holds the most fragrance of any wax we carry! It can hold 2 oz.

What wax is used in Yankee candles?

They use fragrance extracts and real essential oils to scent their candles. A direct call to the company confirmed that Yankee uses refined paraffin wax in their candles.

Why are soy candles bad?

A candle using soy wax is processed (like other candles) and can have additives (like other candles) to make it burn. There’s no significant, scientifically backed evidence to prove that soy wax is in any way less harmful, or cleaner burning than other wax types.

What happens if you put too much fragrance oil in a wax melt?

Adding too much fragrance oil can lead to impaired burning characteristics. Temperature at Which the Fragrance Was Added – Adding fragrance oil add too high of a temperature may cause it to dissipate, or burn off, in the melted wax.

Why are my wax melts not smelling?

There are a few reasons why wax melts are not emitting a scent. Light bulb wattage and the amount of wax in the warmer could affect the strength of your scent. The lower the wattage and amount of wax, the weaker the scent you will smell.

What can you do with old wax melts?

Historically, there are two ways that you can remove your used wax melts in order to start anew. We call it the hot or cold method—or liquid or hard. If your warmer has been on and your wax is liquid, take two cotton balls, set them in the warmer, let it absorb, and discard cotton balls into the trash can.

Can you put wax melts in the fridge to set?

Put your candle in the refrigerator: While you will be anxious for your candle to set up completely, putting your candle in the refrigerator will speed up the cooling process but can “hurt” your candle in a few different ways. Even then, we only recommend leaving the candles in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes MAX.)

How do you make wax melts for beginners?


  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a simmer. Use the double boiler method.
  2. Melt the beeswax, coconut oil & candle dye. Give it a good stir.
  3. Add essential oil. Use any combination you like!
  4. Pour into moulds. An ice cube tray works wonders!
  5. Enjoy your wax melts! They smell so good!

How do you make wax melts smell stronger?

How to Make Wax Melts Smell Stronger?

  1. Add the right amount of fragrance oil. When making your wax melts you should be taking care of the amount of fragrance you are adding.
  2. Use the right wax.
  3. Add a little more.
  4. Choose materials and design carefully.

Do unused wax melts lose their scent?

If you’re experimenting with using a potpourri crock, they can get too hot for your wax melts and quickly burn the fragrance out of your melt, causing it lose scent quickly. Also, if you have a wax warmer without a timer, make sure you set an alarm so that you don’t waste your wax meltsscent.

How often should you change wax melts?

As a general rule, wax melts should be changed whenever you no longer smell them. How long is this? If you‘re using just one cube at a time, that is generally 8 to 12 total burning hours. If you use more than one cube, and you can usually use up to three, you may get a few more hours out of it.

How long do you leave wax melts to set?

Allow a good few hours for them to set & fully solidify. We recommend storing your wax melts in a cool, dark place for approx. 2 weeks to ‘cure’. This isn’t essential however, so if you‘re super excited to get melting a few hours after they’ve set, then that’s fine too!

What are the longest lasting wax melts?

Top 5 Best Wax Melt Cubes

  • #1 Farm Raised Candles Fall Spice Scented Wax Melt Cubes.
  • #2 Better Homes & Gardens Vanilla Cookie Crunch Wax Melt Cubes.
  • #3 EBM Creations Fresh Cut Roses Soy Wax Melt Cubes.
  • #4 Shortie’s Candle Company Floral Wax Melt Cube Variety Pack.
  • #5 Just Makes Scents 2-Pack Soy Wax Melt Cubes.

Are Walmart wax melts good?

It’s a fantastic fresh clean peppery body wash scent with a smidgen of lemon perhaps. It’s not overly sweet, and it’s not a cologne scent. It sounds similar to Aquaholic, but it’s a totally different scent. Melted, it takes on a little bit of a bug spray note, but not enough to ruin the scent.

How do you make wax melts last longer?

How to Make Your Wax Melt Last Longer

  1. Heat the Wax Slowly.
  2. Use Wax Melts with the Correct Type of Scented Oils.
  3. Only Heat the Wax When You Need It.
  4. Clean Your Warmer Regularly.
  5. Only Use Your Melts When It Doesn’t Conflict With Other Smells.
  6. Switch Out Scents Regularly to Avoid Natural Anosmia.

How many wax melts should I use?

Step 2: Put your wax melt in your burner

Depending on the size of your wax melts, you typically only need to use 1-2 cubes or tarts of wax. For our wax melts, we recommend using just one cube. Simply pop the wax melt into the dish of your wax burner.

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