Candle Making Supplies
- 1 lb. of GB 464 Wax
- 1-2 color dye chips or a few drops of liquid dye
- 1.5 oz. candle fragrance oil
- CD 12, pre-waxed and tabbed (for 4 oz. tins) or CD 18 (for 8 oz. tins, mason jars)
- 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 – you may also use a digital thermometer)
- Measuring spoons
- Long handled spoon or whisk
How to Make Container Candles
- If you are using tins, use soap and hot water to clean and then dry. If you are using glass containers, it is highly recommended that you put them through the dishwasher. This will help avoid wet spots and give good adhesion to the glass.
- 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 185°F until all wax is melted. Remove from heat.
- Add your fragrance oil and stir gently for a full two minutes.
- 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. TIP: Use a plastic straw – run your wick through it, pinch, attached to sticker, then attach to container and release.
- Allow wax to cool to 130-140°F. Carefully and slowly pour melted wax into container. Pouring should be slow to avoid splashes and bubbles. Support the wick with a TruWiks (TM) Wick Holder ,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 72 hours before burning.
- Sometimes, you may get air pockets or uneven surface on your candle. 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.