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How to Make Marble Melts

How to Make Marble Melts

Well Hello my fellow wax enthusiasts! 

Today we will be learning how to make beautiful, high-end marbled wax melts.  We will be learning two methods which will allow you to make marbled melts with as many different colours as you like.  Once you've got this technique down you'll never go back!

What you will need:

  • Pillar/Wax Melt Soy Wax
  • Fragrance Oil
  • Liquid Wax Dye
  • Clam Shells (Any Type)
  • Pouring Jug
  • Thermometer
  • Scale
  • Glass Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Toothpick
  • Something to stir with

Making a Wax Marble Melt:

Step 1

Measure out enough wax to fill your clamshell and place into the glass bowl.  Half fill your saucepan with water and place onto the stove on a medium heat.  Place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan and allow the wax to melt until fully liquid.  Stir as you go to speed things up! Once melted decant (carefully with heat proof gloves) into your pouring jug.

Step 2

If you would like a base colour you can add your liquid dye now -  Remember not to add to much otherwise you won't be able to see your marble colour later!  You can also just leave the wax classy and natural. Stir any dye added thoroughly to ensure it is dispersed evenly within the liquid wax.

Step 3

Allow the wax to cool.  Use your thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature.  When it gets to 65C (150F) add your fragrance oil.  We recommend adding 10% of the amount of wax as fragrance oil.  So if you have 80g of wax you would add 8g of fragrance oil to it.  Stir this for at least 1 minute to make sure it is fully bonded with the wax.

Step 4

This is where you can try one of two methods!

Method 1

Add a couple of drops of a different colour dye to your jug of wax.  I recommend you use a darker colour than your base colour (yellow dye into a blue base doesn't work very well but blue dye into a yellow base does!)

Stir slightly, but not too much! we want the liquid dye to be unevenly dispers

ed. Some of the wax having no dye at all and then other parts having streaks of concentrated colour.

Finally, pour carefully into your clamshells - slow and steady and try not to spill.  Let it set and congratulations you have beautiful marbled wax melts.  Try it in other colours and show us what you create in the comments below :)

Method 2

For this one you are going to need a cocktail stick.

Firstly we are going to pour the wax into the clamshell without any colour.

drip a few drops of dye onto a spare clamshell, we will use this as a palette.  Then dip your cocktail stick into your liquid dye until the tip has some colour on it.

Carefully drag the dye through the hot wax in your clamshell adding more whenever you like to create a more controlled marble pattern.  See what other patterns you can create and show us in the comments below :)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to check out some of our others.

Keep creating!


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