What You’ll Need:
- Natural Soy Wax Flakes
- Candlemaking Pitcher
- 6 oz. Candle Tins
- Candle Wicks
- Wick Holders
- Citrus Blend Essential Oil (for fragrance)
- Hot Glue Gun (optional)
I begin by using a small dab of hot glue to secure the tab of the candle wick to the bottom of the container. This step is optional, but I find it to be helpful in making the other steps run smoothly. Fill the candlemaking pitcher with the desired amount of wax flakes. Note: I filled my pitcher about 2/3 full of wax flakes to make 7 six ounce candles. Place the pitcher inside a pot of boiling water or double boiler over low heat (approximately 150-180 degrees F), stirring frequently, until wax has fully melted. Mix in 20-30 drops of essential oil for fragrance.
I love soy candles because they are all natural, and they burn longer and at a cooler temperature than traditional paraffin wax. They also produce far less soot and burn cleaner (less excess melted wax), so they’ve quickly become a favorite around here.
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