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Stacey Solomon’s love of wax melts is known far and wide, which is why it was very exciting when the star decided to do a workshop to show fans just how to make them.
The mum-of-three got together with Twinkle Cottage and showed off her wax melt making talents in an Amazon Black Friday Live workshop.
Stacey, 31, made three sensational scent combos during the workshop – Christmas pine trees, pinky candy cane hearts and orange stars and they’re easy to make.
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Without further ado, here’s how to make wax melts courtesy of Stacey…
What you need
- Soy, paraffin or blended wax
- Candle dye chips
- Fragrance oil
- Mica power and glitter (optional)
- Moulds/an ice tray
- Heatproof jug
- Paper cups or jugs for mixing
- A pan to melt your wax
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First, melt your wax chips in a heatproof jug, then place the jug in a pan of boiling water on your hob and boil on medium for ten minutes. Leave in the pan to keep warm.
Next, add dye chips in a colour of your choice to an empty jug, and then pour 100ml of melted wax into the jug with them.
Stir the dye chips in with a whisk for a minute or so.
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Next, if you want to you can add mica powder to the mix as this will make your melts metallic. Mix this well.
Moving on to fragrance, you’ll want to add 10ml of fragrance oil to the melted wax and stir this well too.
Pour this into your moulds or ice cube tray and, if you fancy, sprinkle some glitter on them before the melts harden.
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You’ll need to leave them to mature for a couple of weeks and to let the scent develop, et voila!
You can then melt them over a wax burner and feel great while you do so as you created them all by yourself.
Side note, make sure you always check the allergens on your fragrances to be on the safe side.
Stacey is a known lover of wax melts and recently the Loose Women panellist sold out an entire shop after raving about some on Instagram.
Taking to Instagram, Stacey took a photo of an adorable melt she’d bought from a company named Seaside Melts, while penning: “small business love” on the snap.
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In the photo shared by the 31 year old, we see an adorable wax melt with a gonk on, and, after showing off the amazing design to her 3.8 million followers it turns out the Stacey Solomon effect kicked in as fans flocked to buy them.
In fact, the owner of Seaside Melts spoke to OK! Online to tell us that a whopping 500 Gonk wax melts sold in the space of an hour after Stacey posted about them on her Instagram stories.
She said: “I sourced a Gonk Mould and made a wax melt purely for Stacey as I know she loves them and sent her one.
“She shared it on her stories and I have gained over 4000 followers in 24 hours and my whole shop sold out in hours selling over 500 Gonk bars!”
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