Soy Wax Tarts Tutorial
This is a Tutorial that will show you how you can create your own Soy Wax Tarts. This is a favorite of mine, I love to burn my own Soy Wax Tarts which to me smell so much better and stronger than Scentsy’s or any other store bought type. Soy wax has a great throw back scent. It’s also so great for making for gifts because the possibilities are limitless, you can customize the color, scent, shape, for the person you are giving it to.
First you will need your supplies:
- Double Boiler
- Candle Making Thermometer
- Soy Wax
- Wooden Spoon
- Clamshell Mold (or any other mold you want to use, you will see later that I also used Plastic and Silicone Molds for shaped Tarts)
First you will need to melt your soy wax . If you don’t already know how to make Soy Candles then please go to my previous tutorial found here to learn how to melt your wax down for the first step of this tutorial.
Once your Soy Wax has melted, remove it from the burner and now it’s time to add in your fragrance. The general rule is 1 oz of fragrance for every 1 pound of Soy Wax. You can customize this to your liking however, I tend to be heavy handed when using my fragrance but others prefer just a soft faint smell.
Be sure to stir in your fragrance well with your wooden spoon. Now it’s time to carefully pour your fragranced soy wax into your molds.
Let me say a couple things about the different types of molds. Clameshell Molds are great because they come packaged like you would see in the store, so that’s convenient for those that want to sell their Soy Wax Tarts or just like the convenience of it, or the store bought look aspect of it. You can also get more fun with it and make them into fun shapes. Obviously it wont matter for long however if you plan on just melting them right back down to use as they were meant to be used, but it’s great for giving as a gift, it really makes it look nicer and more thoughtful. If you want to go this route I suggest using Silicone Molds. They are flexible so you can easily pop out your tarts once they have fully set. PLastic Molds can be used as well but they tend to be more stiff and if you are not careful when releasing your tarts from a plastic mold they have the tendency to break.
This is what it will look like after you have poured your wax into your molds and they have fully set.
Now you want to carefully release them from the molds. The Blue and Red Molds pictured above are Silicone Molds which is what I recommend you use, and the others are obviously plastic molds, which although not as easy to use for this purpose, they do tend to come in more intricate designs that show more detail.
Here is what they will look like once released from the molds and all finished and ready to use or give away, or even just use as a decorative piece as you would a candle.
The Christmas Tree , Stocking, and Moon Tarts were from the Plastic Molds and I was lucky that they came out okay and didn’t break. As I mentioned, they tend to have a lot more detail than what you can find using a Silicone Mold.
This next picture is going to show some examples of Tart Warmers you can buy for burning your soy wax:
The one pictured on the left is an Electric Warmer and the one on the right is a simple Warmer that uses a tea light candle to melt down the wax. These are just a couple of the options, ones in which I happen to own. Below in the “Supplies For Making Soy Wax Tarts” is the Electric Warmer pictured above as well some of the same Silicone Molds shown in this Tutorial.
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