A Little Candle Sense

scented wax melts

A Melting Moment with the right scent can improve your mood!

Enjoyable scents can do so much to warm and brighten our hearts and homes! And there are a thousand and one fantastic ways to create them, including essential oil diffusers, incense burners, and scent burners. Right now, we have a special fondness for wax melts, which can add a touch of scent and colour to any room. So we decided to create a simple recipe for vegan wax melts that you can use to make your own Melting Moments.

Winter is an ideal time to think about making your own homemade creations. This recipe allows you to give free rein to your imagination, choosing the colours and scents you love best. So what will you make?

Used with a scent burner, these wax melts can delicately perfume every room of your house. They’re perfect for your own use or to give to friends and loved ones.

Don’t hesitate to share your creations with us: you never know who or what you might inspire!

Recipe for scented wax melts personalized to suit your every mood!

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By the way

If you’re an experienced candle maker, you know it can be a tricky business. You’ve got to think carefully about your choice of wax, and proportions. You must also bear in mind the flash point and properties of essential oils, which can limit their use in certain types of candles and wax melts.

The flash point is the temperature at which an essential oil gives off enough flammable vapour to be ignited by contact with a spark or flame; you must balance this flashpoint with the fact that the wax needs enough heat to bind the scent. For this reason, we recommend using essential oils whose flash point is above 65° C.

Before you start

  • Citrus essential oils can’t normally be used for candles, but they can be used for these wax melts.
  • Essential oils can be added at a dilution percentage of between 6 and 9%. With a 6% dilution percentage, the scent is light but perceptible.

Ingredients and recipes templates for soy wax melts

Tools

  • Components to make a double boiler
  • Spatula or whisk
  • Heat-resistant silicone candle moulds (such as silicone ice cube trays)

Good to know

  • If you leave the wax to harden in the burner, the scent will continue to gently permeate the room.
  • You can leave the tea light burning for about half an hour. Once the flame is extinguished and the wax is melted, the essential oils will continue to be dispersed.
  • Over time, the essential oils will evaporate completely, leaving nothing but the scent of the wax. When the wax is liquid, you can either pour it into a disposable container or add a few drops of essential oil or aromatic essence.

How do you make wax melts?

Steps to follow

  1. Weigh the wax and melt it.
  2. Remove from heat and add candle dye chips. If necessary, return to the double boiler to melt the dye chips, stirring gently.
  3. Cool the wax to about 50° C and add essential oils or aromatic essences. Mix well.
  4. When the wax is between 45 and 55° C, pour the wax into the moulds.
  5. Leave the wax to solidify for 48 hours, unmold, and you’re done!

Note: Depending on the shape of the moulds, the wax may not release easily. If this happens, place the moulds in the freezer. The wax will contract and release more easily.

Use and storage

Nothing could be easier: just place a tart in a fragrance burner, light the candle, and watch your tart slowly melt and scent the room.
Once all the wax has melted, clean the burner with soap and hot water.

 

Store your wax melts in a cool, dry place.

Original Post by Coop Coco