Tart Making Supplies:
Candle Making Equipment:
How To Make Wax Tarts for Melters:
Melt wax in a double boiler over medium heat. As the wax melts, add dye. If you are using dye block or dye chips, you may want to crush or chop up your dye, to help it melt easier. Stir to blend well. Continue to heat wax until it is all melted, try to stay below 200 °F. Remove from heat.
Allow wax to cool to ~180-185 °F. Add fragrance oil and stir gently to blend. Allow wax to futher cool, until your temperature reaches around 145 -150°F Carefully pour melted wax into into tart molds, until full but not over-flowing.
The wax will shrink as it cools and may form a well in the center of the molds. You can gently heat gun the tops to help smooth them out.
After the molds are completely cooled gently flex the mold from side to side. If the tarts do not easily come out, they are not yet ready. It is not a good idea to refrigerate tarts, they tend to crack. Patience is the key to making votives and tarts, be sure you let them cool slowly to achieve optimal results. Once popped out of the molds, allow to cool completely on a cookie rack or wax paper covered counter top. Bag or box when completely cooled.