Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wax melts!

It's almost summer in the South! With the changing of the seasons, many customers will choose to skip burning candles during the summer months. Keep them coming back for more of your delicious scented goods by selling them melts and electric wamers for both a flame free scent and to be sure that their house smells great in the summer too! Making simple wax melts is just that, simple! Although simple and very little testing is involved, in today's market these little bits of scented wax are big money makers!

I recommend for this project using one of two waxes. The
IGI Paraflex 4786 container blend (if you are doing just Clamshell melts) or the IGI Paraflex 4794 votive blend (if you plan to make the single molded tarts and the Clamshells). You can use any of the candle dyes we offer in both of those waxes, whichever is easier for you. The Clamshells are currently the most popular choice for making the melts, just pour, cool, close, label and sell! Simple packaging and mold in one! The 6 Cavity Clamshell is the most popular for the average lover of melts, for the more serious customer we also offer a larger Clamshell that makes ten cubes!

To begin, melt your wax. I use a Presto Kitchen Kettle to melt my wax, then weigh in the amount of wax and Fragrance I will need to do each batch into my 4 Quart Aluminum Pouring Pot. Heat your wax to 180-185*. Add your dye and blend well then add your fragrance and again blend well. Allow the wax to cool to 150* to no more than 160* to pour to avoid melting the plastic packaging. Let the Clamshells cool and you are ready to label and sell!

**Bitter Creek South's 6 Cavity Clamshell molds:
This mold holds approximately 5.5 Weight oz. of wax.
Outside Dimensions: 5.75" H x 3.874" W
Cavity Dimensions: 1.5" H x 1.5" W x 1" D

This is NOT the same size as the North's Clamshell, they are larger.

Bitter Creek South has LOTS of new scents, Check them all out on our website!
24 Carat
Apple Streusel
Apples & Evergreen
Applesauce Cupcakes
Banana Colada Cake
Chai Tea
Dusty Mexican Morning
Fresh Baked Bread
Funnel Cake
Hot Maple Toddy
Mistletoe & Ivy
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Pineapple Mango Type
Pomegranate Lemonade
Strawberry Passion
Tea Cakes
Teakwood Mahogany
Tobacco Caramel
Wedding Day Type

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