Spread the love with Pride wax melts!

June is Pride month, and to get ready we are starting to think of fun ideas for products you can add to your collection. Today we are talking wax melts! Wax melts are a fun way to experiment with fragrance and colour.

We have decided to try a Pride flag-inspired wax melt with Black Plum & Rhubarb fragrance oil! These fun, heart-shaped pops of colour are the perfect way to spread the love this Pride. Follow our recipes and try them for yourself!


If you give these wax melts a try, don’t forget to tag us in your posts or stories!

You Will Need:

✓ 10 heart shaped clamshells
✓ 738g RCX melt blend wax
✓ 82g Black Plum & Rhubarb fragrance oil
✓ 0.108g Red dye – Bekro 401
✓ 0.054g Orange dye – Bekro 321
✓ 0.108g Yellow dye – Bekro 453
✓ 0.108g Green dye – Bekro 249
✓ 0.054g Blue dye – Bekro 244
✓ 0.054g Purple dye – Bekro 399
✓ 10 x Label for clamshell
✓ 10 x CLP labels*

STEP 1: Red

1. Add 54g of RCX Melt Blend wax to a double boiler.

2. Stir the wax until it has all melted.

3. Add 0.108g Bekro 401 - Red. Stir the mixture at a temperature above 70°C until all dye granules have dissolved. This may take a few minutes – keep stirring! If the temperature is less than 70°C, the dye will take much longer to dissolve.

4. Add 6g of Black Plum & Rhubarb fragrance oil. Stir the mixture thoroughly for around 1 minute or until all fragrance oil has dissolved.

5. The addition of the fragrance oil will reduce the temperature of the mixture. You will find that the ideal pouring temperature will be between 45-55°C, but you may need to play around with temperatures to stop frosting. Carefully pour the mixture into the clamshell. If the mixture is too hot, it will melt and distort the clamshell. Fill the heart mould labelled with the designated colour, making sure to underfill this section slightly to allow the white wax to adhere all the hearts together in the final stage.

STEP 2: Dark Green

Repeat step 1 for Bekro 249 – Dark Green.

STEP 3: Neon Yellow

Repeat step 1 for Bekro 453 – Neon Yellow.

STEP 4: Orange

1. Add 54g of RCX Melt Blend wax to a double boiler.

2. Stir the wax until it has all melted.

3. Add 0.0.054g Bekro Dye 321 - Orange. Stir the mixture at a temperature above 70°C until all dye granules have dissolved. This may take a few minutes – keep stirring! If the temperature is less than 70°C, the dye will take much longer to dissolve.

4. Add 6g of Black Plum & Rhubarb fragrance oil. Stir the mixture thoroughly for around 1 minute or until all fragrance oil has dissolved.

5. The addition of the fragrance oil will reduce the temperature of the mixture. You will find that the ideal pouring temperature will be between 45-55°C, but you may need to play around with temperatures to stop frosting. Carefully pour the mixture into the clamshell. If the mixture is too hot, it will melt and distort the clamshell. Fill the heart mould labelled with the designated colour, making sure to underfill this section slightly to allow the white wax to adhere all the hearts together in the final stage.

STEP 5: Blue

Repeat step 4 for Bekro 244 - Blue.

STEP 6: Violet

Repeat step 4 for Bekro 399 - Violet.

STEP 7: White

1. Add 414g of RCX Melt Blend wax to a double boiler.

2. Stir the wax until it has all melted.

3. Stir the mixture at a temperature above 70°C. If the temperature is less than 70°C, the dye will take much longer to dissolve.

4. Add 46g of Black Plum & Rhubarb fragrance oil. Stir the mixture thoroughly for around 1 minute or until all fragrance oil has dissolved.

5. The addition of the fragrance oil will reduce the temperature of the mixture. You will find that the ideal pouring temperature will be between 45-55°C. You may need to play around with temperatures to stop frosting. Carefully pour it into the clamshell. If the mixture is too hot, it will melt and distort the clamshell. Make sure the last heart you poured has dried enough so as to not be disrupted by the white wax.

6. Allow the mixture to cool in the clamshell.

7. When the mixture is solid throughout, close the lid and snap shut.

8. If you have a label, stick it to the front of the clamshell.

9. Stick the CLP label to the base of the clamshell.

TO USE YOUR WAX MELTS

1. Remove the slab of wax melts from the clamshell.


2. Snap off one or two blocks and melt in a wax melter.


3. Allow the fragrance to fill the room.


4. When all fragrance has been released, allow the wax to cool.


5. Remove the old wax and replace it with fresh blocks.

ENJOY YOUR WAX MELTS!

* Using the Candle Shack CLP Label Design Tool, create your CLP labels with your business details. The candle CLP can also be used for wax melts. Once complete, save the labels as PDFs and print at home or upload to your chosen online printer. The CS CLP Label Design Tool can be used alongside Avery, AA Labels, printed.com.