Wax melts have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They provide a long-lasting fragrance that fills your home with a delightful scent, making them a great alternative to traditional candles. Plus, they’re easy to make at home! In this article, we’ll show you how to make your own wax melts in the UK.
What You’ll Need
- Soy wax flakes
- Essential oils or fragrance oils
- Wax melt moulds
- Double boiler or a heat-proof bowl and saucepan
- Stirring utensil
- Wax paper
- Candle Dye or Mica powder (optional)
- Scale (optional)
- Prepare your work area. Cover your workspace with wax paper to protect it from any spills or drips.
- Melt the wax. Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a simmer. Place the soy wax flakes in a heat-proof bowl and place it on top of the saucepan. Stir occasionally until the wax is fully melted. Be sure to use a thermometer to ensure that the wax does not overheat.
- Add fragrance. Once the wax has melted, remove it from the heat source and let it cool for a few minutes. Add your desired amount of essential oils or fragrance oils to the melted wax, stirring thoroughly to distribute the scent.
- Add your optional Candle Dye or Mica powder to give your wax melts a little sparkle and colour.
- Pour the wax. Carefully pour the scented wax into the wax melt moulds, filling them about 3/4 of the way full. Allow the wax to cool and harden completely before removing the wax melts from the moulds.
- Enjoy! Once the wax melts have cooled and hardened, usually 24 hours, they are ready to use. Simply place one or two melts into a wax melt burner and light a tea light underneath. As the wax melts, it will release its fragrance into the air.
Tips and Tricks
- Be sure to use high-quality soy wax flakes for the best results.
- Use a thermometer to ensure that the wax does not overheat, as this can cause the wax to burn or become discoloured.
- Experiment with different essential oils and fragrance oils to find your favourite scents.
- If you want to make different colours of wax melts, add a few drops of candle dye or mica powder to the melted wax before pouring it into the moulds.
- Don't overfill the moulds, as this can make it difficult to remove the wax melts once they have cooled.
Making wax melts at home is a fun and easy DIY project that can save you money and provide a delightful fragrance for your home. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic equipment, you can create your own unique wax melts that will fill your home with your favourite scents. Give it a try and see how easy and enjoyable it can be to make your own wax melts in the UK!