With more people working from home these days, wax melts have become really popular to help people relax after a tough day of homeschooling or uplift spirits after yet another zoom meeting. Wax melts don't have to just smell nice, why not add a bit of EcoStardust biodegradable glitter to add some eco fun and sparkle. Watch our reel below to see how easy it is to add EcoStardust Bioglitter® to your wax melt creations
Why shouldn’t you use conventional glitter in wax melt?
Conventional glitter is made from plastic, and because of its size it is known as a microplastic. Burning or heating these micro plastics in an innocent wax melt can also release harmful chemicals and dioxins making the relaxing experience actually not very good for your health.
EcoStardust do not sell plastic glitter, never have and never will! EcoStardust only sells Bioglitter® and offers a 100% plastic free glitter made from plant cellulose. It is cosmetic grade biodegradable glitter that is also perfect for arts and crafts, candle making, bath bombs, soaps, and much more.
Can you use EcoStardust in wax melts and is it safe?
Yes, you can. As it contains no plastic and no heavy metals it burns more like paper and when disposed of it biodegrades in the natural environment within weeks, therefore avoiding the toxic fumes created when burning plastics and introducing harmful microplastics into the environment.
How we used EcoStardust in our wax melts experiments.
1 - Weigh out enough wax for your moulds and warm gently over a low heat.
2 - Weigh out up to 10% by weight of fragrance oil and 0.2% by weight of wax dye.
3 - Once at 70degC remove from the heat and add your fragrance oil and wax dye.
4 - Allow your colourful and fragrant mix to cool to approx 60degC.
5 - Whilst cooling, sprinkle some EcoStardust eco glitter into your mould.
6 - Gently pour the melted wax into your moulds and then sprinkle more glitter on top.
7 - Allow to cool for a few hours.
8 - Pop out of your moulds and enjoy the heavenly scents in your wax burner.
Fancy having a go at making your wax melt creations sparkle? Buy your EcoStardust Biodegradable Glitters here
Keep melted wax away from pets and children.
Never leave unattended.
Remember the wax will stay hot after the tea light has been extinguished or your burner has been switched off.
Wait until the wax has completely cooled before cleaning your melter or replacing your wax.
Do not add water or fragrance oils to the bowl.
Keep wax clear of any potential falling objects.
Only use unscented tea lights.
Only use standard sized (4hr) tea lights. Never use the larger 8hr tea lights.
And only ever use one tealight at a time.
Ensure that the surface under the melter is heatproof.
They may look delicious but DO NOT EAT!
We are always looking for new ways to swap conventional plastic glitter with biodegradable glitter, check out our video of us experimenting with wax melts. We think they look and smell amazing. Why not share with us your amazing creations, tag us @ecostardust in your pictures.