A Simple Guide to Making Wax Melts and Candles

A Simple Guide to Making Wax Melts and Candles

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So you want to start making candles or wax melts, but you're not sure where to start? This simple guide will give you the basics on starting your new adventure in creating beautiful products! 


How to make a wax melt

You will need your selected wax (we sell a few different types), a fragrance oil of your choice, dye, or mica powder (if desired), a melting pot, a thermometer, and a mould.

First, melt the wax in the melting pot. Once the temperature reaches around 180-185°F, add in the fragrance oil (and dye, if using). Don’t forget to add your selected glitter to the mould first, then pour the mixture into the mould and let it cool for a few hours. Once the wax has hardened, pop it out of the mould and enjoy!


How to make a basic candle

You will need wax, wicks, and a container. Melt the wax in a double boiler on low heat until it is completely liquid. Insert the wick into the container and secure it in place. Pour the melted wax into the container and let it cool and solidify. Trim the wick to about ¼ inch and your candle is ready to use. To add colour or fragrance, you can add dye or fragrance oils to the melted wax before pouring it into the container.


How to make a reed diffuser

You will need a slender glass jar, a carrier oil (like sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil), essential oils of your preference, and bamboo reeds. Begin by adding about 1/4 cup of carrier oil to the jar, followed by 10-20 drops of essential oils. Mix it well with a chopstick or spoon and place the bamboo reeds in the jar.


We recommend adding anywhere between 5 and 10% of our fragrance oils to your product depending on your desired effect. Please remember to check the IFRA document on each fragrance oil, to ensure you are using safe usage levels for your product.

CLP labels are a legal requirement when selling or giving away any wax melts, candles/ scented items. Its important not to mix CLP labels up with safety labels. CLP labels will have your specific scent on them, your business name, business address and phone number where a generic safety label will not contain this. All of our oils come with free CLP labels or these can be purchased at www.magicclps.co.uk

Please note: All scents naturally are of slightly different strengths when in your finished product. We recommend testing each scent and deciding your desired percentage. 


We hope this has helped! Good luck in your new adventure.

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