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Christmas DIY: How to Make Golden Shimmer Wax Melts

by Kimberly Duran 21 Nov 2022 0 Comments

Our Golden Shimmer wax melts are easy for a beginner to make and create a beautiful shimmery melt pool with golden glitter and mica powder while the scent of Frankincense and Myrrh will fill your home with the quintessential scent of Christmas!

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Sparkly stars and twinkling lights season is here. Christmas trees will soon be adorned with these fabulously festive decorations, the only lights brightening up the darkest nights in the warm, comfort of your home.

For our Christmas wax melt tutorial, we’re going to show you how to make the most amazing golden shimmer star wax melts using gold mica powder, gold glitter, star clamshells and of course the most fitting fragrance of all, Frankincense & Myrrh.

This warm aromatic fragrance enhances the passion of Christmas with frankincense immersed in warm amber, rock rose and myrrh. A truly sensational scent for Christmas time.

If you’ve never made wax melts before or are fairly new to making them, you may find our beginners tutorial on How to Make Wax Melts in Clamshells very useful for showing you the basics. If you’re ready to jump straight into making these gorgeous Christmas wax melts, check out our video tutorial above or read on for a step-by-step tutorial with pictures.

Difficulty: Beginner

Makes: 3 x Star Wax Melt Clamshells

Ingredients

Ingredients

Materials Needed

Materials

  • 3 x Star Wax Melt Clamshells
  • Digital weighing scales
  • 100ml plastic or glass measuring cup
  • Milk or digital thermometer
  • Metal spoon
  • Melting pot
  • Pan
  • Kitchen roll to protect your work surface
  • Nitrile gloves (or similar protective gloves) and an apron. We’d also highly recommend the use of a chemical mask

Top tip: Before starting, make sure your work surface is covered and you’re wearing the correct PPE as stated in the materials needed above. This is to avoid skin/respiratory irritation from the fragrance oil and to protect your clothes from any splashes.

Step 1 – Prepare Your Clamshells

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Pop some kitchen roll on your work surface and place the star clamshells on it open. Using a spoon or your fingertips, sprinkle gold glitter into each star cell of the clamshells. You don’t need to use a lot.

Your clamshells are now ready to be filled with scented wax.

Step 2 – Weigh Out Wax

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Place the melting pot on your scales and turn on. Weigh out 220.8g of wax.

Step 3 – Melt the Wax

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Half fill your pan with cold water and place on your cooker/stove top. Sit the melting pot on top of the pan. Turn the hob/ring on and set to a medium - low heat. This is called the double-boiling method.

When the wax starts to melt, place the thermometer in the wax to check the temperature. Once the wax has fully melted and reaches 70-75 degrees Celsius, take the pan off the heat and turn the hob off.

Pro tip: Don’t leave your thermometer in the melting pot whilst the wax is melting as it will get hot from the steam. Keep adding the thermometer to the wax at melting intervals to check it's not getting too hot.

Step 4 – Add Fragrance Oil

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Place the measuring cup on your scales and turn on. Weigh out 19.2g of Frankincense & Myrrh fragrance oil.

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Add a little gold mica powder to the fragrance oil and give it a good stir with a spoon.

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Once the wax reaches 63-65 degrees Celsius, add this to the molten wax in the melting pot and stir continuously for around 90 seconds to ensure the fragrance oil and mica powder is thoroughly mixed into the wax.

Step 5 – Pour the Wax into the Clamshells

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Once stirred, allow the wax to reach 60 degrees Celsius (usually straight after stirring). Once the wax has reached this temperature you can start to fill your clamshells, being careful to not overfill them. As you pour be careful to not disturb the glitter too much as you want as much of it as possible to stay at the bottom of each star cell.

Top tip: We recommend pouring a small amount of wax into your clamshell first to check for any weak spots. Weak spots may show as the wax leaking out of the individual cells. If there are no leaks, you can proceed to fill them up.

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Allow the wax to set fully before closing – usually around 2 hours. Your wax melts are now made and will be ready to use in 2 week’s time.

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Place the wax melts in a cool, dry area away from damp, moisture or direct light until ready to use.

Golden Shimmer Wax Melts

Whatever your plans are this Christmas holiday, the perfect scent released throughout your home can bring on that warmth and truly get you in that festive mood.

Why not have a look at our wide selection of Christmas fragrance oils, mica powders and glitters to decide which you’d like to use for your next Christmas wax melt making project?

Having guests over this Christmas? Why not pair your wax melts with some matching Frankincense & Myrrh hand wash. It’ll be sure to wow your guests and provide that extra touch! Take a look at our How to Make Liquid Soap blog to learn how to make this simple product.

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