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How to Make Christmas Wax Melts

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For Tart Warmers & Tart Burners

How To Make Christmas Wax Melts
Wax melts make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family, and are also a great way to share samples of your candle fragrances. This holiday season, deviate from stand wax melt shapes and try our Christmas Tree Clam Shell paired with Pine Needle fragrance oil or one of our many other holiday fragrances.

The best wax to use for making tarts and clam shell melts is Candlewic’s custom Container Blend Wax CBL-129. This Candlewic exclusive wax will release easily from the clam shell or the tart mold, and has a high scent throw. Low-shrink waxes may be used to create wax melts, but this type of wax will not be as easy to remove from molds. Soy wax can be brittle at times, so removing the wax melt from the mold, without breaking, may be difficult.

Directions

  1. Prepare an area for the wax to be poured by placing newspaper or large sheets of paper over a firm and flat surface.
  2. Put 1 lb of wax in a pouring pot and heat using a double boiler or another heat source. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature.

    CBL-129 or a paraffin wax – heat to 140°F

    Soy Wax – heat to 120°F


  3. After the wax reaches the target temperature, remove the pouring pot from the heat source then add liquid dye to the wax then mix.
  4. Add 1.25 to 1.85 ounces of fragrance to the wax and dye mixture pound of wax. 
  5. Lay out the clam shells and slowly pour your wax to the desired level.
  6. Allow the wax mixture to cool in the clam shell for at least one hour before removing from the mold. 
Remember follow all Safety Guidelines and General Instructions to create the best candles possible.

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Our Highly Concentrated Liquid Dyes (EVO item numbers) are 50% stronger than our standard liquid dyes and are formulated with eco-friendly ingredients. They offer excellent color consistency and strength for crisp, clean and bright candles. EVO dyes disperse well, leaving no dark spots of color. Colors do not separate in storage, so only a minimal shaking is required to be ready to use. High viscosity reduces splashing and spilling, and makes dye easier to handle.
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