A word of warning before you begin – candle making is very addicting, so proceed with caution! :-)
Candle Making Supplies:
- 1 lb. of Eco Soya CB-135 wax (for containers)
- 1 color chip or a few drops of liquid dye
- 2 oz. candle fragrance oil
- HTP wicks, prewaxed and tabbed
- Wick stickers
- heat resistant candle containers
Candle Making Equipment:
- Digital scale
- double boiler (or old pan with water and melting/pouring pot
- Candle making Thermometer(or candy thermometer)
- measuring spoons
- long handled spoon or whisk
How To Make Container Candles:
Melt wax in a double boiler over medium heat. As the wax melts, add dye. If you are using the dye chips, you may want to chop the chip up into small pieces to aid in melting. Stir to blend well.
Continue to heat wax
to around 175°F until only a small chunk of wax remains. Remove from
heat. While wax is cooling, attach wick sticker to the bottom of the
wick tab, and adhere to the inside of container, centering the wick in
the middle of the container. Allow wax to cool to 150°F .
Add 1 oz of
fragrance oil per half pound (2 Tablespoons) - or 2 oz of fragrance (4
Tablespoons) per pound, and stir gently to blend. Carefully pour melted
wax into container. Support the wick with a skewer or pencil, if
necessary, and allow candle to cool completely. After the candle is
completely cooled, trim the wick and let "cure" for at least 24 hours
CB-135 wax shouldn't need a second pour, but if you are unhappy with the surface/tops of your candles and want a smoother look, you may want to reserve a small amount of wax and pour again after the top is mostly cooled, or use a heat gun to smooth them out.
Please Note: If you are using the C-3 soy wax, reduce the amount of fragrance to 1 - 1.5 oz per pound of wax and add fragrance just before you pour.
Now, that wasn’t too difficult, was it? Hope you had fun!