Soy wax melts are quick and simple to make. Learn how to make soy wax melts to sell alongside your candle line with this customizable tutorial. The creative possibilities are endless, with various colors, shapes, and fragrance options. Experiment with different molds to add your own personal touch or twist to a basic melt.
Experience level: Beginner
Recipe makes: 37 Hexagon Soy Wax Melts
Time: 30 minutes
- Blended Waxes® Pillar Soy Wax (BW-921) 10 lb Bag (Qty: 1)
- Summer Breeze Liquid Dye 1 oz Bottle (Qty: 1)
- 5 Inch Digital Thermometer 1 pc Thermometer (Qty: 1)
- Candle and Soap Scale 1 pc Scale (Qty: 1)
- Sea Minerals 4 oz Bottle (Qty: 1)
- Hexagon Silicone Mold 1 pc Mold (Qty: 1)
Additional Items Needed:
Note: Equipment should not be re-used for food prep.
- Paper towel
- Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
STEP 1: WEIGH YOUR WAX
Place the pouring pitcher on your digital scale and tare the weight. Weigh 13 oz. of Blended Waxes® Pillar Soy Wax in the small pitcher. Begin to melt the wax with a double boiler or on a hot plate.
STEP 3: WEIGH AND ADD YOUR FRAGRANCE
While your wax is heating, weigh 1.3 oz. of the Sea Minerals fragrance oil. Our fragrance load is 10%, but you can adjust down according to your preference.
When the wax reaches 185ºF, add the fragrance oil you weighed and remove from the heat. Stir gently but thoroughly for 2 minutes to make sure the fragrance binds fully with the wax.
STEP 4: POUR WAX
Allow the wax to cool to 170ºF and pour into your silicone mold. Pour slowly to ensure that you don't overfill the cavities.
PRO TIP: If you have a hard time pouring from the pouring pitcher, try the Funnel Pouring Pitcher.
Allow your wax melts to completely cool. Gently bend your silicone mold to loosen the melts and flip over to release. For best fragrance throw, allow your wax melts to cure for 1-2 weeks before use. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions for the melter that you choose to use.
We used a medium straight sided jar to package our wax melts for a clean, modern look. There is a lot of room to get creative with packaging so have some fun with it! Create your own custom label or find a template with Avery WePrint—avery.com/candlescience to get started designing your own and take 10% off your label order!
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