How to make Beeswax Tart Melts
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One of my favorite things to do to make my home more inviting is to melt tarts. I love the ambiance, aromas, and different varieties of wax melts on the market. Sadly, not all are created equally and some are even kinds toxic for our homes. Since I have been really working on making my home more “green” and environmentally friendly. I decided to make a batch of Beeswax Tart Melts.
For this DIY, I was inspired by The Darling Bakers pin on How to Make Wax Melts from Beeswax. While they made some heavenly food scented tarts, I went with a blend of citrus essential oils (not fragrance oils) for mine. Since wax melts do not burn, and typically heat over a lower heat source, there is no risk for the oils becoming toxic themselves. You can learn more about the dangers of artificial fragrances here.
One thing I would like to note about working with beeswax is that it can become flammable if over heated. That is why a double boiler, and not direct stove top or microwave melting is key. With melting any wax, you always want to protect you eyes, and have a clean work space. If you are making your own double boiler, be sure to use a thick-walled glass bowl that you would not eat out of since it might be tough to clean.
Beeswax Tart Melt supplies needed for 8 wax tarts:
- 5 oz 100% pure beeswax pastilles
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
- Pure grade essential oil (Combine your favorites, or pick just one – be creative!)
- Silicone mold
- Double Boiler
- Glass measuring cup to measure supplies out
- Eye protection
- Clean work space
Gather your supplies and measure out what you will need of each.
Prepare your double boiler properly, and put on your safety glasses.
Add in coconut oil, beeswax, and 20-30 drops each of your desired oils
Melt beeswax and coconut oil until golden amber colored and no solids left
Turn off heat
Using gloved hands, and safety glasses, carefully add the melted mixture to your silicone molds.
Allow to harden for a few hours
I cured mine for a few days inside a sealed mason jar before using *optional
I do suggest storing them in an air-tight container to preserve their scent
This recipe worked perfectly and melted just as efficiently as store-bought tarts. The trick is using quality extra virgin coconut oil and beeswax pastilles.