:: How to Make Wax Tarts

How to Make Wax Tarts

completed wax tarts

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)
Digital scale
Candle wax
Fragrance oil
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.

gather items needed to make wax tarts

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.

add candle dye, if desired to your wax tarts

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.)

add fragrance oil to your wax tart

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.

pour your wax into tart candle molds
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