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How to make soy wax melts

30 minutes
37 hexagon wax melts
Blue Soy Wax Melts in Jar

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.

Additional Items Needed:

Note: Equipment should not be re-used for food prep.

  • Paper towel
  • Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
  • Spatula


STEP 1: Weigh out the 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. 

Soy wax pastille being weighed and melted.

STEP 2: Add candle dye

When the wax reaches close to 185ºF, add 4 drops of Summer Breeze Liquid Dye stir until the dye is completely mixed in. Continue to heat the wax.

Adding liquid dye to melted soy wax pastilles

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 it from the heat. Stir gently but thoroughly for 2 minutes to make sure the fragrance binds fully with the wax.

Weighing and pouring fragrance oil for soy wax melts.

STEP 4: Pour wax into the mold

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!

f you have a hard time pouring from the pouring pitcher, try the Funnel Pouring Pitcher.

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Pouring dyed soy wax into a silicone hexagon mold.

STEP 5: Cool, then remove melts from the mold

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. 

Releasing wax melts from a silicone mold.

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— to get started designing your own and take 10% off your label order!

Finished hexagon soy wax melts
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