How to Make Fluorescent Wax Melts

wax melts with fluorescent colorants

Today we’re going to show you how to make some cute fluorescent wax melts with our new Neon Blossoms fragrance oil. This fragrance is an uplifting and energetic blend of fruity and floral notes. It’s perfect for spring projects that smell bright, effervescent, and fun.

With a name like Neon Blossoms, we instantly thought of making wax melts with fluorescent colorants. You can use our fluorescent powders or fluorescent candle dye chips to get a super bright pop of color in your melts. Or use a combination of powders and dye chips to get an even more interesting effect.

If you like this project, check out our other wax melt recipes!

Supplies & Ingredients

Making fluorescent wax melts couldn’t be easier! You only need a few simple supplies to get started. Here’s a detailed list:

You can find all these supplies in our store!

* The amount of wax you need depends on which molds you are using. You will need approximately 75 to 100 grams of wax per mini silicone mold.

Fluorescent Wax Melt Tips & Color Ideas

For this project, we used three different silicone molds – our Mini Roses, Mini Succulents, and Tulip/Rose/Sunflower molds. The Mini Roses mold holds about 100 grams of wax and the other two molds we used hold about 75 grams each.

Silicone flower molds

For colorants, we used a variety of different fluorescent dye chips and fluorescent powders to get different colors. You can mix different dye chip colors together and add powdered colorants to get an endless rainbow of different colors!

Because these are wax melts, you can use dye chips pretty liberally to get bright, intense colors. Or use less dye to get more pastel shades. All of the color choices will look beautiful in this project!  

flower shaped wax melts
Here’s how our wax melts look under daylight. The pink and light blue ones used less dye for a pastel effect, while the yellow, orange, and purple ones used more dye.

If you want to make your fluorescent wax melts even prettier, you can also add glitter. Simply sprinkle a light dusting of glitter into the mold before you pour the wax.

Depending on how much dye you use, your wax melts will have a day-glow effect while also fluorescing under black lights. If you make more pastel-colored wax melts, these should fluoresce under black lights as well!

wax melts under a blacklight
Here’s how the wax melts look under normal light versus a blacklight!

Fluorescent Wax Melt Instructions

This recipe is more of a template than an exact guide. This is because the measurements for this recipe depend on what molds you want to use. Have fun with it and make this project your own!

  1. Determine how much wax you need for your molds. Depending on the size of the mold, you will need anywhere from 75 to 100 grams of wax per mold you’re using.
  2. Cut the wax into smaller pieces and weigh out the amount you need for your molds.
  3. Determine how much fragrance oil you need. For this recipe, we recommend a 10% fragrance load. For example, if you are using 0.5 lb (8 oz) of wax, you will need 0.8 oz of fragrance oil.
  4. Use your digital scale and 1 oz measuring cup to weigh out the appropriate amount of fragrance oil. Set aside for later in a secure location.  

Melting Your Wax

  1. Melt the wax in a wax in an electric wax melting pot or by using the double boiler method (place the wax in your metal pouring pitcher and place the pitcher in a sauce pan filled half full with water. Heat on the stovetop until the wax is melted).
  2. Let the wax reach a temperature of at least 200 degrees F. The wax needs to be at least this hot in order for the fragrance to bond properly.
  3. Once the wax has reached 200 degrees F, add your fragrance oil to the melted wax. Stir with a whisk.
  4. If using an electric wax melting pot, transfer the wax to your pouring pitcher after adding the fragrance. If you are using a stovetop, carefully remove the pitcher from the water bath with a potholder.  

Adding Colorants & Pouring

  1. Next, add desired colorants (fluorescent powders or dye chips) to the melted wax and stir with a whisk. You can check the color of the wax by letting a few drops fall onto a piece of white paper from the whisk. This will help indicate how intense the color will be once the wax melts cool.
  2. Once you have reached the desired color, you can pour into your silicone molds right away. If using plastic molds, be sure to temp the wax first. Most plastic molds can handle temps up to 145 degrees F without melting.
  3. Let the wax melts cool completely, then remove them from the molds.

Packaging Ideas for Wax Melts

There are several fun ways to package your wax melts. Popping them in a mylar bag is a great way to store them and keep the scent fresh until you’re ready to use them. If selling your wax melts, look for mylar bags with a window on the front.

Another easy way to package wax melt shapes is to put them in one of our 16 oz plastic tubs. These tubs are made from clear plastic and have a locking lid. Not only does this keep the wax melts fresh, it’s also great for selling your melts.

You can also get creative by popping your wax melts into a lidded candle container! Our Umbriel containers – especially the red, fuchsia, or blue gradient ones – will make the color of your wax melts truly shine! The lid keeps them smelling fresh while also looking beautiful on display. The 10 oz or 14 oz sizes would work great, or you can use the 8 oz size for mini sets.

packaging wax melts

Here is our 14 oz blue Umbriel container filled with wax melts, shown under a blacklight.

How to Use Fluorescent Wax Melts

These wax melts are essentially the same as any other kind of melt. Simply put the desired number of melts into an electric wax warmer and enjoy the amazing aroma! In order to see the fluorescent effect, you can use these wax melts under a blacklight as well.

how to make fluorescent wax melts
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