Tart/Wax Melt Making Instructions

  • Heat wax to 175° F (do NOT exceed 200° F as this may discolor and/or burn your wax). You can use microwave, double boiler method, old crock pot, or Presto kettle. 
  • Weigh out enough wax to fill the number of clamshells that you are pouring (each clamshell holds approximately 3 oz. of wax). 
  • Add color (1 dye chip will color approx. 1 lb. of wax to a medium shade.) (The dye chip should dissolve in the wax.) 
  • The wax will hold 10-12% fragrance load (3 oz. of wax = .30 oz. of fragrance oil; 15 oz. of wax = 1.5 oz. of fragrance) (You can add a little more fragrance for a longer lasting tart.) 
  • Stir gently for 2 minutes. 
  • Allow wax to cool down to 120° F. The wax may be slushy in appearance, but this pouring temp will allow your tarts to have a smoother surface. 
  • Stir again & pour into clamshell. 
  • Allow to solidify at room temp. 
  • When wax cools and hardens, you will be able to close the lid. 
  • Allow to cure for 24 - 48 hours before using. 
  • Soy wax creates a natural frosted look. To reduce this, apply heat to top of finished candles with a hair dryer.