DIY Soy Wax Melts

by Editorial Team
DIY Soy Wax Melts for Candlemaking

I'm thrilled to guide you through the delightful process of making your very own wax melts using clam shells. In this guide, we'll be working with the exceptional Golden Brand 494 wax—a melt and tart wax that provides outstanding results. It's essential to note that this wax is specifically designed for tarts and melts, not for candles. So, let's dive right in and uncover the secrets of crafting aromatic wax melts that will elevate your space with captivating scents.

Step 1. Gathering Your Materials

Before we embark on this fragrant journey, let's ensure we have everything we need. Gather the following materials:

  • Golden Brand 494 wax: This exceptional wax variety is specifically formulated for tarts and melts, making it the ideal choice for our project.
  • Clam shells: These charming containers will hold our wax melts, allowing you to showcase your creativity.
  • Melter: A reliable melter will help us achieve the perfect temperature for melting our wax.
  • Measuring cup: This essential tool will aid us in determining the precise amount of melted wax required.
  • Fragrance oil: To infuse our melts with delightful scents, we'll incorporate a fragrance oil. Today, we'll be using the enchanting Namaste fragrance—an exquisite choice for relaxation.
  • Scale: This tool will ensure that you measure out the precise amount of wax and fragrance oil you will need for you project.

Step 2. Melting the Wax

Now that we have our materials at the ready, it's time to melt our wax. Follow these steps for optimal results:

  1. Measure out one pound of Golden Brand 494 wax using your trusty measuring cup and scale.
  2. Pour the wax into the melter and set it to a low temperature, allowing it to gradually reach approximately 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. While the wax melts, take a moment to embrace the anticipation of the aromatic wonders that lie ahead.

Step 3. Wax Melting Magic - Revealing the Transformation

Once the wax has entirely melted, we'll observe an enchanting transformation in its quantity. Let's see just how much one pound of wax melts down to:

  1. Carefully pour the melted wax into a measuring cup, and watch as it gracefully fills the container.
  2. Amazingly, one pound of Golden Brand 494 wax melts down to just over the 16-ounce mark, offering an ideal volume for our wax melts. Remember, the melting capacity may vary slightly depending on the wax type.

Step 4. Adding Fragrance and Colours

Now, it's time to add a touch of personalised charm to our wax melts by infusing them with delightful fragrance and colour:

  1. Prepare a pour pot and transfer the melted wax into it, ensuring a smooth and controlled pouring process.
  2. To enhance the sensory experience, add approximately six percent of Namaste fragrance oil (approximately 1 oz/30 ml of the fragrance oil into the wax and stir gently. This exquisite scent will create a relaxing ambiance that will transport you to a state of tranquillity. 
  3. If you're feeling adventurous, let's have some fun with colours! We'll opt for a soft, dreamy purple hue for our melts, but feel free to choose your own palette of whimsy.

Step 5. Bringing Your Melts to Life

With the fragrance and colours perfectly blended, it's time to pour our melts into the clam shells and witness the captivating creation taking shape:

  1. Carefully pour the wax mixture into the clam shells, allowing your creative spirit to guide you in filling each one with just the right amount of wax.
  2. Excitingly, our wax quantity is perfectly tailored for six 2.5 oz clam shells, ensuring a harmonious distribution of the scented delights.

Let the Aromatic Symphony Begin

Now that we've poured our melts into the clam shells, all that's left to do is let them set. Allow these captivating creations to solidify, granting the scents ample time to infuse and enchant your surroundings. Get ready to immerse yourself in a symphony of aromas that will elevate your space and create an ambiance of relaxation and tranquillity.

Crafting your own wax melts is not only a delightful endeavour but also a fantastic way to personalise your home with scents that reflect your unique taste. With the Golden Brand 494 wax and a dash of creativity, the possibilities are endless. So, gather your materials, unleash your inner scent maestro, and embark on this fragrant journey—your senses will thank you.

Note: Remember to exercise caution when working with melted wax and adhere to proper safety guidelines throughout the process.

Important Disclaimer:
Fragrance Oils and Health Products Our fragrance oils are intended for external use in candles, diffusers, and some cosmetic applications. They are not to be ingested, inhaled, or applied directly to skin without proper dilution. Health Canada requires a Natural Product Number (NPN) for the sale of any product making health claims or intended for therapeutic use. It is your responsibility to ensure your final product formulation complies with all applicable regulations and obtains the necessary NPN certification before sale.

Fragrance oils, when incorporated into health products, may require additional safety testing to ensure their suitability and interaction with other ingredients. We strongly recommend conducting independent testing by a qualified laboratory to confirm the safety and efficacy of your final product formulation. By purchasing this product, you agree to assume all responsibility for its proper use and application. We shall not be held liable for any misuse, claims, or damages resulting from the use of this fragrance oil in a health product.
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