With the arrival of warmer weather on its way, we have crafted a recipe that captures the essence of Spring and Summer. Imagine the sweet fragrance of sun-ripened fruit and the alluring aroma of blooming flowers wafting through the air. Our goal was to blend the soft hues of peaches with delicate dried flowers and the sun-kissed scent of apricot rose, symbolising the transition of seasons. The result is a luxurious and highly scented finish, which can be melted at home to release a mica swirl and beautiful aroma. Want to know how to make your very own? Here’s our latest recipe for making sun drenched apricot wax melts…
You will need:
Melt 100g wax in a double boiler on a medium heat, you can use a spoon to carefully stir the wax pellets slowly. Melt until smooth and clear in appearance, up to a temperature of about 80°c.
Once the wax has fully melted, you can add the fragrance oil. You will need to make sure that the wax is below 93°C which is Sun Drenched Apricot Rose’s flash point temperature. As we are using 100g of wax, we can use the whole 10ml bottle of fragrance oil as this equates to a 10% fragrance load. Add this to the melted wax and stir until fully blended for around 2-3 minutes.
Now it’s time to add the dye. The best temperature to add dye is when the wax is between 60-65°c. Pop the thermometer into the wax and once at the optimum temperature, add a pinch of yellow dye chips and 2 pinches of light rose pink. Mix this together until one colour and no dye chips can be seen. This usually take 2-3 minutes.
Add a quarter of a teaspoon of gold satin mica powder to the wax and stir this in. We love watching the beautiful swirl it creates!
Next you will want to prepare your heart mould by adding your dried flowers. We just sprinkled 3 varieties into each heart shape. The more you add, the more textured the surface of your wax melts will become.
Check the temperature of the wax is around 65°c and then pour the wax from your double boiler into a pouring jug. Carefully pour the wax into each heart shape within the mould.
Wait for the wax melts to set for at least 24 hours. Then pop each heart shape out from the mould. You can add them to a wax melt burner to release the wonderful aroma or wrap them up ready to give as a gift.
Package your wax melts in glassine bags or cardboard trays or alternatively store them in a tin. Leaving the wax melts to cure for 2 weeks will allow the scent throw to be at its best!
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