How to make scented wax tarts

Wax tarts will fill your home with a pleasant aroma. The tarts burn on tart or potpourri burners and require less maintenance than candles because you do not need to trim the wick or worry about an open flame. Instead of purchasing these wax tarts at a store, you can make your own at home. You can give away homemade wax tarts to friends and family members.

Make a double boiler to melt the wax. Fill a large pot with water and then place a smaller pot on top.

Place 0.454kg. of paraffin wax in the top pan of the double boiler. Place the double boiler on the hob over medium-low heat.

Melt the wax completely. Encourage the wax to melt by stirring it. Always keep an eye on the wax while it melts and do not leave the melting wax unattended.

Add your fragrance oil to the melted wax. Add 28.4gr. for every pound of melted wax. Stir the wax until the oil mixes well.

Add the dye to the wax. You can use a liquid candle dye or dye blocks. Add a small amount of the dye until you achieve the desired colour. You can test the colour of the wax by placing a small amount on a sheet of white paper and allowing it to cool.

Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray. Pour the wax into the tins and allow them to cool completely.

Remove the tarts from the muffin tins once they cool. Place them in the freezer for 10 minutes if you have trouble removing them. Place them on your potpourri burner or store them in zipper sealed plastic bags until ready to use.

Things You'll Need

  • Double boiler
  • 0.454kg. paraffin wax
  • Fragrance oil
  • Candle dye
  • Muffin tin
  • Non-stick spray
  • Zipper-sealed plastic bag
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