Wax Tart Melts 3 Ways Tutorial

If you’re like me, you know it’s not a good idea to have candles burning with toddlers running around. With another little one on the way, I sure don’t want to take any chances! To get all the benefits of burning candles without the fire hazard, I decided to try making a few wax tarts. Not only are they super easy to make, you can really dress them up by experimenting with different colors and finding a cute wax tart warmer.

What you’ll need:

15.6 oz. EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax

Orange Wax Dye Block

Red Wax Dye Block

Teal Wax Dye Block

.3 oz. Apple Macintosh (Candle & Soap) Fragrance Oil

.3 oz. Lemongrass Sage (Candle & Soap) Fragrance Oil

.3 oz. Orange Blossom (Candle & Soap) Fragrance Oil

Apple Wax Tart Mold

Citrus Wax Tart Mold

Lotus Blossom Wax Tart Mold

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ONE: Start by using a clean up tool to shave off chunks of the dye blocks. The amount of color you want is up to you. Shave off more for a darker color and less for a more pale color. Set the colors aside.

TWO: Measure out 15.6 oz. of soy wax. This will be enough to fill all three molds.

THREE: After measuring wax into the large container, split the wax into three containers each measuring 5.2 oz. At this point, melt your wax by putting the containers in the microwave for 1 minute intervals. After each 1 minute burst, check on the wax and stir with a spoon until it is fully melted. Wax has a higher melting point than melt & pour soap, so it may take slightly longer to fully melt.

FOUR: Now you can add in the red, teal and orange color block shavings you set aside earlier. Pour one color per container.

FIVE: Mix your colors  thoroughly into the wax. If the colors don’t want to mix in, put the containers in the microwave for 15 second bursts to fully melt the colors into the wax.

SIX: Now add the fragrance oils. I added the Apple Macintosh fragrance to the red wax, the Lemongrass Sage fragrance to the teal wax and the Orange Blossom fragrance to the orange wax.

TIP: Did you know that our new line of candle fragrance oils are also skin safe? You can create a perfectly scent-matched soap to go along with your wax tarts!

SEVEN: Now carefully pour one container of wax per mold. I put the blue wax in the Lotus Blossom mold, the orange wax in the Citrus mold and the red wax in the Apple mold.

NOTE: When you first pour your colors, the tarts will appear clear. As the wax dries, they will become more opaque. This is totally normal!

Pop them out of their molds after about 24 hours and enjoy your delightfully scented tarts in any wax tart warmer.

66 Responses to “Wax Tart Melts 3 Ways Tutorial”

  1. Margo Long says:

    So glad to see this tutorial, this is on my to do list. I love these molds and need to order them. They are so cute.

    • Hi Margo!

      We are so excited for you to try these out, and you’ll definitely have to keep us updated on your progress. I love making these and can’t wait to make more for fun little favors. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Wax Tart Making! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  2. Carma says:

    Adorable! Best looking wax tarts I’ve ever seen :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love these quick and simple tutorials! I’ve only used the EcoSoya pillar blend for tarts. Is there a difference in melting/scent throw/etc using the Advanced (I think it is a container blend?)?

    • Good morning!

      What a great question. We have found the Advanced Wax to have an excellent scent throw for our use, but
      you can use either the EcoSoya Pillar Blend or the EcoSoya Advanced Wax for your tarts, and it is more of a personal preference on what works for you! I hope this helps. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  4. Luciefer says:

    very nice and original, bravo

  5. Molly B says:

    Any suggestions on how to make a slightly softer wax tart? If these are as hard as the Yankee candles one, my warmer doesn’t get hot enough to melt them. It does scentsy just fine though.

    • Hi Molly!

      The EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax is going to melt at a lower burn point (111 degrees Fahrenheit) then our other ones and should melt with your the warmer that you have. Do you know the melt point for your warmer?

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Molly B says:

        Sadly I don’t. It was a gift given to me several years ago and the box was mostly in Chinese!

        • Good morning, Molly!

          We were able to do a bit of research and found that the wax tarts you had been using have a higher melting point then our Ecosoya Wax, so you will be able to make these and use them in your warmer. I hope this helps, keep us updated on how they turn out! :)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

  6. Karen says:

    I have a lot of fragrance oils that I’ve used for soapmaking. Can these also be used for the wax tarts and will they have enough scent throw?
    Thanks,
    Karen

    • Hi Karen!

      If your fragrance oils are from Bramble Berry, you can definitely use them in wax tarts. All of our fragrances are safe to use in a wax tart, but we have not tested them all for throw and scent. If you have a question about a particular one, let us know and we can help you out. Which FO’s were you planning on experimenting with in wax tarts? Happy Wax Tart Making! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  7. Patti says:

    Those are just so cute!

  8. Timmi says:

    Can you use any other types of colorants to make these or are the wax dye blocks my only option? I only ask because I have all the rest of the ingredients except for those. I’ve been wanting to try these for a long time. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

    • Hi Timmi!

      Thanks for you question — it is actually one we get a lot when talking about wax tarts and candles. Because the wax doesn’t hold color like soap does, any other color wouldn’t disperse properly in it. We always use the wax dye blocks as they provide an even and strong color to any wax product. I hope this helps! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

    • Kris says:

      I have used crayons successfully.

  9. Sisi says:

    I have used the same wax in some molds I have but they always brake :/

    • Hi Sisi!

      That sounds so frustrating, but I am totally here to help you troubleshoot! Which molds are you using for your project? Sometimes wax tarts can be a little tricky to unmold, but they can come out in one piece! Could you tell me a little bit more about the recipe you are working with?

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  10. Sisi says:

    My recope is only wax and fragrance and I used my little silicon mold,that might be it ?

    • Good morning, Sisi!

      Are you using the EcoSoya waxes? We’ve found those to be the best on the market for creating any type of candle or wax tart products. For this particular project we used the EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax which gives a really great throw as well as having a lower burn point to work with most wax warmers.

      EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax: http://www.brambleberry.com/EcoSoya-Advanced-Soy-Wax-P4698.aspx

      Your silicone mold should be just fine for your wax tarts. How long are you keeping your tarts in the mold before trying to pop them out?

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  11. Sisi says:

    Hi becky I tryed taking them out when they are hard,migh leave them for longer ;) I bought one of your tart mold will try again when it will arrive :)

    • Hi Sisi!

      Sometimes the plastic mold can be a little harder to unmold, but I promise, it can be done! Once your product has finished drying, pull the sides away from each cavity as much as you can, so that the wax tart will release. Then, flip the mold over and press firmly, but carefully with the palm of your hand and they should release. I hope this helps! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  12. Sisi says:

    It worked thank you :)

  13. amal says:

    could i use beeswax instead of soy wax?

    • Good morning, Amal!

      You can use Beeswax in his tutorial, but it does have a higher melting point, so it will take much longer to melt with a wax warmer. We chose the soy because it is the softest out of all the waxes and works the best with candle and wax warmers. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  14. Denise says:

    Those are great! Thank you for the tutorial!!! What do you recommend for packaging? Want to preserve the pretty. LOL

    • Good morning, Denise!

      You can either wrap the wax tart melts in plastic wrap or cellophane! It really is up to you how you present them. We can’t wait to hear how yours turns out, be sure to keep us updated. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  15. nodito says:

    Hi,

    After unmolding the waxmelts I saw that the colors had a little white. Do you know what I did wrong?

    • Anne-Marie says:

      A little white? It’s possible that they didn’t solidify evenly or that you just didn’t mix the color fully. If you pour super hot, that can easily happen (the solidifying issue).

  16. Michelle Holtzclaw says:

    What is the general usage rate of FOs in wax tarts? Thanks!!

  17. Michelle Holtzclaw says:

    What is the general usage rate of FOs in wax tarts? Thanks!!

  18. sarah pigdon says:

    Hello.

    Just wondering where I can source the dye blocks from in Australia please?
    The company I buy from doesn’t seem to stock them as far as I can see on their website.
    does this company ship to Australia??
    cheers
    sarah

  19. George says:

    How do you make a non stick tart?

    • Hi George!

      Could you tell us a bit more about what you mean by a non-stick tart? Our tarts work really well in candle burners. The more you can tell us about what you are looking for, the more we can help you out! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  20. Melissa says:

    Can wax tarts be stored in plastic or glass jars or even plastic soap boxes? Thanks!

  21. Colby says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!
    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  22. Leanna H says:

    So with making wax tarts is Ecosoya advanced soy wax the only option? Also how do you go about measuring fragrance for large batches? Use the fragrance calculator candle option? And finally, if it’s just a wax tart does that mean I can use non candle fragrances since tarts have no wicks to burn? Thanks!

  23. Nancy says:

    Do you carry any fragrance oils specifically formulated to work with soy wax?

  24. Leanna H. says:

    So I finally made. Bunch of wax tarts! I made some apple, pumpkin and flower ones! But I noticed that at the bottom of my wax tarts they had this almost powder looking white stuff when I unmolded them. I was told by people on the teach soap forum that it was like the soda ash on cold process. But I noticed these didn’t look like they had them.

    Is there a way to get rid of the “ash” after they’ve been made?

  25. amanda says:

    Hiya..just wondering what temp are you melting the wax to before you add the fragrance and colour?

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Amanda!

      For this recipe we didn’t actually measure the temperature when we added out fragrance. I would recommend melting your wax until thoroughly melted, but not letting it get much hotter than that. You don’t need to be extra precise for this recipe :) If your wax starts to harden up, simply pop it back into the microwave! :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  26. Mary Jellison says:

    At what temp should you pour these? I end up with white spots after they cool down.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Mary!

      The white spots you are experiencing is due to the wax overheating. I would recommend melting your wax on 20 second bursts until just melted. If there are small chunks still inside, stir until melted. You can pour immediately, you just don’t want your wax to get too hot :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  27. Susan F. says:

    Can I make soap (to sell) in the tart mold after I’ve used it for this recipe?

    How do I clean out the Pyrex so I can make soap in it again?

    I can’t wait to try these!!!

    Thank you so much for your help,
    Susan

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Susan!

      You can definitely use this mold again :). The wax tarts will pop out easily, and your mold will be good to go again! Your Pyrex will also be ready for use again after a good wash with hot water and dish soap. If you get a photo of your project, we would love to see it on our Facebook page :)

      https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  28. Susan says:

    I am having so much fun with this recipe! It’s so easy and they come out so well. Is Orange Wax Dye Block the only thing I can use to make them yellow?
    Thank you again for such great projects and products,
    Susan

  29. Stacey says:

    NO SCENT THROW… I figured this recipe would be simple enough, but I cannot get a significant hot throw from this wax. So discouraged because I love all of the benefits of soy wax, but pretty pointless if they don’t smell. I’ve tried numerous recipes, but still no satisfying results.

    I followed the recipe above (but smaller quantity). I used 2 oz of wax, using the microwave only until fully melted, then added 5 grams of fragrance (as per the fragrance calculator, no color at this point, let them sit for 3 days… no luck! :-(

    I even experimented with a batch including Vbar, that didn’t help.

    My fragrance oils all have a high flash point, so I don’t think that’s the problem. I’m about to give up on candle-making… or go with a paraffin wax.

    Any other suggestions? I really value your input on these blogs.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Stacey!

      I’m sorry to hear that this project is giving you some frustrations! I would recommend (if you are not already) using fragrances specifically tested for candles. These fragrances have been tested to have good scent throw. While other fragrances can certainly be used for candles, the scent throw my leave something to be desired. Another suggestion, is to use more fragrance :)

      Here is a link to fragrances for candles!

      Candle Fragrances:
      http://www.brambleberry.com/Skin-Safe-Candle-Fragrances-C341.aspx

      If this is not the issue let me know, I’d be happy to help you troubleshoot further :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

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