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It's that time of year again! Everyone is looking for what's popular and the latest "trends". The hunt goes on for the perfect gifts to make and items to display on their store shelves, all to make it through one of the busiest times of the year... the Holiday Season!
This blog will walk you through step-by-step how to make popular Wax Brittle, using the NEW EcoSoya Q230 Soy wax, to fill those cute wax brittle boxes that fit perfectly in your hand.
First start by melting the wax. The NEW EcoSoya wax comes in pastille form, rather than blocks and is able to be melted right in your microwave for even easier handling, due to it's lower melt point, making small batches very simple to make. :)
While the wax is melting, prepare your pan (or I used a deeper plastic tub to be sure nothing would spill or over-flow), and line the bottom with tin foil, about an inch up all sides.
Once the wax is melted, go ahead and add your choice of fragrance. A simple combination of 1oz of fragrance per lb. of wax works well. Our New "Be thankful (Yankee Type)" fragrance has been a HUGE hit since we started offering it, and it is the absolute perfect scent for the Autumn season. Give it a try! You won't be disappointed! :)
Right after adding your fragrance, go ahead and add your choice of candle dye. Or, you can keep a natural look, by not coloring your wax at all, leaving it an off-white cream color. This always looks great as well. As soon as you have completely mixed both your fragrance and dye into the wax, slowly pour the mixture into the foil-lined pan to prevent too much wax splattering on the sides.
You can make the wax as deep as you'd like, but keeping it right around 1/2" makes it easier to break into "brittle" like pieces. You can keep the wax one color, or you can let the first layer cool just a bit, then pour a second layer of wax into the first, but a different color. The possibilities are endless. Mixing and matching colors to fit the fragrance you chose can be pretty fun.I poured a second pour of plum colored wax, on top of the kelly green layer, making it more Autumn colors.
Allow the colored wax to completely cool. You don't want the wax to be "bendy" at all, since this will make it harder for the wax to break apart easily. Tossing the pan in the fridge for a couple minutes helps the wax be cooled enough to break apart easily.
Once your wax is cooled and ready, take the foil out of the pan and start breaking it apart into small pieces. It is supposed to resemble "candy brittle", so you don't have to worry about all the pieces being the same size. It is going to be unique any way you chose to do it.
As you break the wax apart, you'll be able to see the colors come through all the pieces. Multi-color wax adds quite a bit of character to it for a little extra surprise. Putting the small pieces into a container nearby, also helps keep the mess down and makes for an easy clean-up. :)
After you have all the wax broken up, your hands should be smelling amazing right about now :). But anyhow, now you can start preparing your brittle boxes. Labeling is one of the most important steps of selling your product. These boxes are the perfect size to fit our 2.5" round labels, which we offer in both White and Kraft, to offer a nice clean finished look. Tying twine or ribbon around the boxes would add even more eye-appeal.
Simply mentioning a little instruction on the label, helps customers picture what exactly your product is for, making it easier for them to purchase.
Once your boxes are labeled, start filling those 4x6 Clear Cello bags with the wax brittle and seal the bag with a twist tie. The 4x6 size seemed to be the perfect fit for these boxes. They fit really nicely :)
When done, seal the box and that's all there is to it!
Even when not melting, the NEW EcoSoya Q230 wax has an amazing cold throw as well as hot throw! You'll be able to smell these strong melts even if they are just sitting in your warmer when it isn't on. They look really nice and "rustic" too! Especially in our "Tall Green Ivy Wax Melt Warmer"
I hope everyone enjoyed this blog! I have been told about the Wax Brittle for quite some time now, and though this month would be a great time to show you how it's done!
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