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Make your own wax melts

Step 1: Prep your clam shell

The first step is getting your clam shell ready for the wax.

  • Make sure the inside of your clam shell is clean, dust free and dry.

Step 2: Melt the wax

Now we need to melt the wax. You can use a double boiler, glass bowl and sauce pan or if you have a metal melting pot that works too.

  • Place all the wax inside your container

  • Slowly heat the wax until it is completely melted, stirring occasionally



Step 3: Add the fragrance

It's time to add the best bit.

  • Once the wax has melted pour in all the fragrance oil. We've pre-measured this for you based on if you are making one or two wax melts. The usual ratio is 8% fragrance to wax.



Step 4: Pour

We now need to pour the wax.

  • Place your clam shells on a baking tray of piece of cardboard. It makes clean up easier.

  • If you have a thermometer, you want the wax to be between 50 -60 degrees C for pouring.

  • Take your wax and carefully pour into your clam shell. Filling the clam shell completely to just below the rim.

  • Leave your wax melt to set for 24 hours



Step 5: Melt + Enjoy

Time to enjoy your new creation

  • Once your wax melt has set for 24 hours it's time to enjoy.

  • Gently pull the sides of your clam shell to loosen the wax melt.

  • Break off one or two squares and place in your wax burner

  • Remember to enjoy safely away from children, pets and anything hanging.



Step 6: Share with us

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