We have a wax melt recipe for you that is simple but also makes a wonderful homemade gift for a loved one. While chocolates and flowers are a thoughtful gift idea, we have been thinking outside of the box at Cosy Owl when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifting. Let’s face it, it’s also a great excuse to craft something new too!
Wax melts can be put into little bags or boxes and wrapped for a special touch. Each melt can be added to a wax melt burner to release a beautiful scent. Watch the added mica powder or glitter swirl while they melt. Whether you are looking for a gift for friends or family you can make the scent, colour and decor personal to them.
- EcoSoya Melt Soy Wax- 800g
- Wax melt mould-hearts-15
- Bain Marie or double boiler
- Spoon (to be used for candle making only)
- A fragrance oil of your choice – we have chosen Peony Petals
- Electric weighing scale
- Pouring Jug
- Bekro dye: Light Rose Pink
- Mica Powder: Peach Pink
Using a weighing scale weigh out enough wax to fill the heart mould. For these wax melts, we used 60g of wax. Add the wax to a bain marie or double boiler on a medium heat until the wax has melted all the way through. It should go smooth and clear once fully melted. We recommend melting this wax around 70°c.
Next, you will want to weigh out your fragrance oil- we have used a 10% fragrance load. This means 10% of the 60g of wax which equals 6g of fragrance oil. EcoSoya Melt has been specially designed to take fragrances up to a 12% load.
It is important to check your fragrance oil flash temperature point before adding to the wax, as every scent has a different temperature to which it will need to be added. The flash point of a fragrance, is the temperature at which the oil will start to evaporate. To keep a good scent you will need to add the oil to the wax under its flash point number. In this case, Peony Petals has a flashpoint of 93.3°C. Add the fragrance oil to the melted wax and stir in gently until fully blended.
Next, add a pinch of the pink dye to the melted wax and mix slowly until all one colour.
For an extra melting swirl effect in your wax melts add some mica powder. A small amount goes a long way so a small spoonful will work well.
Once this has been mixed in fully, at around 55-60 degrees pour the wax into the moulds.
Optional: You may want to add some extra sparkle to the wax melts. Simply add a pinch and sprinkle over the melts to add an eye-dazzling effect.
After 24 hours de-mould your circle wax melts. Add your wax melts to a wax melt burner and enjoy the sweet, floral scent of Peony Petals. The mica powder will create a shimmery effect in the pool of wax when melting.
Optional: You could also use a paint brush to add a little dusting of mica powder on top to add a shimmery touch.
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