How to Make Wax Tart Melts

Orange Chili Pepper Wax Tart Melts

My sisters and I have always loved fragrances, including trying new scented candles and bath products. And scented candle making, soap making, and perfumery have long been some of my favorite hobbies. Now my daughter has grown to love fragrances as much as the rest of our family, so when she asked me to make her some orange chili pepper scented wax tarts, I said, “of course!”

I didn’t have any wax tart molds so I went to my local Michaels craft store to look for some. I didn’t see any but I did find some super cute silicone candy molds of fruits and flowers that I thought I would try for spring. They were pretty thin, so I was careful to pour the wax while it was cooling, however they worked brilliantly and I didn’t have any issues. They also rinse easily after use.

Super Cute Silicone Molds from Michael’s

I have shelves full of quality fragrance oils, so I was a little surprised when she picked orange chili pepper of all those fragrances. It’s a scent I found at CandleScience, and the pepper is quite strong! But it does bring out the orange in a very intriguing way, and my daughter loves it!

Soy wax is my favorite kind of wax to use because it is natural and better for the environment than paraffin wax. However, it is softer than paraffin, so if you want your wax melts to be a little bit harder, then use paraffin or a soy-paraffin mix. Also, if you would like to mail these out as gifts, mail them in moderate temperatures, because soy wax will melt in the hot summer heat.

What you need:

  • 4 lb wax melting pot
  • Soy wax chips
  • 2 oz fragrance oil
  • Orange candle coloring
  • Wax molds


1) Fill the melting pot half way with soy wax chips

Wax Melting Pot with Soy Wax

2) Add the coloring to the pot

3) Heat on medium low until all wax is melted

4) Remove from heat

5) Add 2 oz fragrance oil

6) Mix well and let cool for about five minutes until it is still pourable but not scalding hot

7) Place paper towels under the molds to catch any spilled drops, especially small molds

8) Slowly pour the wax into the molds

Poured Wax

9) Wait until the wax is completely cooled, I let mine sit overnight, and then pop them out of the molds and they are ready to use!

Flower Tarts

This was a fun and rewarding activity, and since I had the equipment out, I decided to use some amazing bubble gum fragrance that I’ve been eager to use in another batch of tarts.

Bubble Gum Wax Tart Melts

1 comment

  1. Thank you for sharing, these look amazing 😉

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