DIY Valentine Heart Shaped Wax Melts - CandleScience

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

Here’s an idea for a quick and easy DIY Valentine's Day project – perfect for giving as a gift or keeping for yourself.


Materials:

  • Love Spell 1 oz Bottle (Qty: 1)
  • Red Liquid Dye 1 oz Bottle (Qty: 1)
  • Candle and Soap Scale 1 pc Scale (Qty: 1)
  • Golden Wax Melt and Tart Soy Wax 10 lb Bag (Qty: 1)

Additional Items Needed:

  • 6 Cup Plastic Microwave-Safe Containe
  • Stirring Utensil
  • 6 oz. wax lined paper cups for pouring wax
  • Paper Towels
  • 1 Silicone Heart Shaped Mold (available at most craft stores)
  • Microwave Oven

Optional:

Directions:

STEP 1: WEIGH & MELT SOY WAX

Place the microwavable-safe container on the scale and tare it to zero. Weigh 16 oz. of Golden Wax Melt and Pour Soy Wax in the container. Place the container of soy wax in the microwave, cover with a paper towel, and heat on high for 4-5 minutes.

Important! Using a microwave to melt wax requires extra safety precautions:

  • Keep a careful watch while heating wax in the microwave and Do Not walk away.
  • Melting wax typically takes 4-5 minutes, but can vary depending on microwave.
  • Be careful not to over heat wax once it liquefies.
  • Container and melted wax will be hot! Use caution when removing melted wax from microwave.

Remove the wax and stir. If all the wax is not melted, continue to heat at 30-second intervals until the wax reaches a temperature of 185 degrees. 

Note: You can also follow our instructional video to guide you through the steps needed to melt the soy wax in the microwave.


STEP 2: ADD FRAGRANCE AND COLOR

Place the container on a level surface and add 1 oz. Love Spell Fragrance Oil and 6 drops Red Liquid Dye. Stir gently for about 20 seconds.


STEP 3: POUR INTO HEART MOLDS

Pour melted wax into a paper cup and carefully fill each heart mold. Allow the wax to cool to room temperature.

*Note: Pour any leftover wax into a clean, labeled paper cup. When wax is solid, you can tear the paper cup away, and re-melt the wax in a microwave-safe container to make more hearts, if desired.


STEP 4: REMOVE MELTS FROM THE MOLD AND ENJOY!

Turn the heart mold over to remove the cooled wax hearts.

If you want to package your wax melts, you can fill a cellophane party bag with crinkle cut paper, place the wax melts inside, and tie the bag with a ribbon. Add a wax melter and some tea lights to complete your gift package.

Note: Be sure to follow all candle burning safety rules.