Halloween wax melts are fun and easy to make – and there are tons of ways to get creative with this project! We have lots of fun Halloween fragrance oils to choose from, but for this project we chose our Magical Brew fragrance oil. In this fragrance, spicy notes of clove bud, cinnamon, cedarwood, vanilla, patchouli are rounded out with lighter notes of cashew nut, cherry, violet and juniper. It’s a lovely, earthy scent that works great for fall or any other time of year when you want to enjoy an herbal aroma.
Wax melts are all about fragrance, but with this recipe we wanted to add a little fall flair. Topped with golden glitter and calendula petals, these spooky black wax melts are perfect for autumn. And they have a hidden surprise when they’re melted! They might look like they’re made with plain black wax, but when popped in a tart warmer, they turn to a shimmery dark purple color.
This effect looks like magic, but it’s super simple to achieve. All you need to do is add some purple mica powder to the wax. Mica powder does a disappearing act when the wax hardens. However, it comes out to shine when the wax is melted again. Thanks to the heat of the wax warmer, the mica powder will also create mesmerizing sparkly swirls.
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Yield: 10 wax tarts
Hands-On Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 1-2 hours
Skill Level: Easy
Wax Melt Ingredients
- 220 grams C55 Wax
- 22 grams Magical Brew fragrance oil
- 1-3 Black Candle Dye Chips
- 4-8 micro scoops Eggplant Mica Powder
- 2-3 T Calendula Petals
Wax Melt Supplies
- 3 oz Measuring Beaker
- 10 Fluted Metal Wax Tart Tins
- Digital Scale
- Digital Thermometer
- EZ Grip Nylon Whisk
- Micro Scoop
- Small Metal Pouring Pitcher
- Straight Edge Cutter
- Nitrile Gloves
- Cutting board
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How to Make Hidden Color Wax Tarts for Halloween
This project might look complicated, but it’s very easy to do and takes just 30 minutes or less. Follow along as we whip up this fun Halloween wax melts recipe.
- Weigh 220 grams of C55 tart wax. Cut into smaller chunks if you have a large piece.
- Melt the wax using a melting pot or a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, add the wax to your metal pouring pitcher and place it in a sauce pan that is half full with water. Then heat the pan on the stove.
- While wax is melting, weigh out 22 grams of fragrance oil in a 3 oz measuring cup.
- Heat the wax to 210 – 220 degrees F, then add the fragrance oil. Stir for 30 second to 2 minutes.
- Add 1-3 black candle dye chips. One chip will give you a dark gray color, while adding up to 3 chips will give you a more intense black. Stir to blend the color.
- If you used a wax melting pot, transfer the wax to your metal pouring pitcher at this time.
- Add up to 8 micro scoops of Eggplant mica powder to the pouring pitcher and stir with a whisk.
- Pour the wax into the metal tart tins.
- Right after pouring, sprinkle a small amount of calendula petals onto each tart. You want to do before the wax sets up or the petals won’t adhere.
- Use a micro scoop to sprinkle a small amount of glitter onto each wax tart. It works well to scoop up some glitter and tap the side of the micro scoop with your finger to shake the glitter out gently.
After decorating the tarts with calendula and glitter, let the wax harden. You can leave the tarts in the molds or remove them as soon as they are hard. For best results, let the tarts cure for 1-2 weeks before using them in a tart burner.
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