by Vickey Robinson
You can get very creative combining colors and scents to make unique combinations with your soy wax and paraffin wax tarts. These take a little longer than single color/single scent wax tarts, but the project is still fairly simple. Be creative and have fun! Match fragrance oil scents with candle wax colors – and add little glitter on top for a sparkly finishing touch.
1. Gather all items needed.
Melter for candle wax (such as a Presto Pot or double boiler)
Candle wax (we recommend using Ky 133 Versatile Paraffin Wax Blend)
Ladle for dipping out candle wax
Pour pot or pitcher
Dixie Cups for measuring fragrance oil
Tart molds: portion cups, clamshells, metal tart molds, etc.
Cookie Sheet if making wax chunks
2. Add candle wax to melter and heat to approx. 175°. Use a thermometer to check the temperature instead of relying on the Presto Pot’s thermostat.
3. Place pouring pot on scale and tare the scale to 00.
4. Ladle the amount of melted candle wax you need into the pour pitcher.
5. Add candle dye to reach the desired color.
6. Measure candle fragrance oil in a disposable Dixie Cup, add to melted candle wax and stir for approximately 2 minutes.
7. Check temperature – it should be around 150° – 155°.
8. When it comes time to pour, make your first color and pour wax into mold or clamshells about half full. Let sit until it is set up, but still warm and slightly soft.
9. Now it is time to pour your second wax color on top. Be sure your second layer is at least as hot as the first. Since you are pouring when the first layer of candle wax is still warm, it is not necessary to pour at a hotter temperature. However, if you let the first pour cool completely, you will need to pour 10° hotter than the first poured layer. (Note: if you’d like to add a little “bling” to your tart, let tart set up until top layer is warm and sprinkle lightly with iridescent Diamond Dust Glitter.) Let wax cool – you now have fantastic looking two layer tarts and all you have left to do is package!
To add wax chunks to your tarts
Follow Steps 1 – 7.
8. Spray a sheet pan with Pam and wipe out. Pour first layer of candle wax. Let it set until it is set up, but still warm and slightly soft.
9. Now it’s time to pour the second color on top. Be sure the second layer is at least as hot as the first. Since you are pouring when the first layer is still warm, it is not necessary to pour at a hotter temperature.
10. Let the second layer set up, but still be slightly warm. Take a butter knife and cut your candle wax into small cubes (do not unmold yet). Once the layers are completely set up and cool, dump it out of the pan and break up all of the little cubes. You now have two-tone chunks! You’re doing great so far!
11. Follow Steps 1 – 7 again.
12. Fill tart mold with the wax chunks you made and overpour with the scented/colored wax you prepared in Step 11. (Note: if you’d like to add a little “bling” to your tart, let tart set up briefly until top layer is warm and sprinkle lightly with iridescent Diamond Dust Glitter.) Let them set up and cool completely. When using the Ky 133 Versatile Paraffin Wax Blend, the tarts should pop right out of the mold ready to package.
Two-tone and chunk tarts