Scented wax tarts, or melts as they’re sometimes called, are a very popular way to scent your home without a flame. Scent tarts come in all shapes, colors and packaging and here’s a way to make a “scent shot” in a cup. Note our wax recommendations. Tarts work best with a wax not designed for containers and have a slightly higher melt point – this is because the tart is easy to remove from the container or tart melter. Have fun experimenting with making scented tarts!
Directions for Making Wax Melts/Tarts
Step 1: Gather all items needed to make the wax melts.
Melter for wax (such as a Presto Pot or double boiler)
Candle dye (if desired)
Ladle for dipping out candle wax
Pour pot or pitcher
Dixie Cups for measuring fragrance oil
Tart molds: portion cups, clamshells, metal tart molds, silicone molds, etc.
Step 2: Add candle wax to melter and heat to approx. 175°. Use a thermometer to check the temperature instead of relying on the Presto Pot's thermostat.
Step 3: Place pouring pot on scale and tare the scale to 00.
Step 4: Ladle the amount of melted candle wax you need into the pour pitcher.
Step 5: Add candle dye (if desired) to reach the desired color.
Step 6: Measure candle fragrance oil in a disposable Dixie Cup, add to melted candle wax and stir for approximately 2 minutes. (In this demonstration I used Ky Para-Soy Tart wax. Recommended fragrance load is 10%, so I used 10 ounces of para-soy wax and 1 oz. of candle fragrance oil.)
Step 7: Check temperature - it should be around 150° - 155°. Pour candle wax into tart molds.
Step 8: Let tarts cool completely before adding lids to cups or packaging.