We both LOVE quality time and creating new memories and our home is definitely our sanctuary. So when I suggesting making candles in the shells and pots that we liked, he was all in. It was so much fun, we have a wine and a beer and made these beautiful candles, the house at night smells and creates a beautiful relaxed ambiance. We always have candles burning now.
We are no experts but here's what we followed...
Step 1: Measure the wax. Before you begin the candle-making process, make sure you have a clean, flat surface to work on. ...
Step 2: Melt the wax. Pour the wax into your double boiler and allow to melt for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Step 3: Add fragrance oils.
When your candle wax is melted, it’s time to add fragrance oils. Follow the instructions on your wax package for how much to add. Simply pour it into your melted wax and stir for a few seconds. While this step is optional, we definitely recommend it for a lovely floral smell.
Step 4: Attach the wick. The wick needs to be attached to the bottom of your container before you pour in the wax. You can attach the wick by dipping it in the melting wax then quickly sticking it to the bottom of the container. Let the wax sit five minutes to harden. Alternatively, you can superglue it.
Step 5. Pour the wax. Before you pour the wax into your container, let it cool for a few minutes. When the temperature on the thermometer reads 140 degrees, it’s time to pour.
Then, slowly pour the wax into your container. Hold the wick in place, but don’t pull on it. Leave a small amount of wax in the boiler for topping off your candle later.
Step 6: Secure the wick. To prevent your wick from swaying in the melty wax, you need to secure it in place. Lay two chopsticks across the top of the container. Sandwich the wick in between so that it stays centered while the wax hardens. Allow the wax to set for four hours at room temperature.
Step 7: Add more wax. If your candle hardened with an unsightly top (think cracks or holes) simply reheat and add your remaining wax. Let harden.
Step 8: Cut the wick. Your candle wick should be less than half an inch long. If, when lit, the candle flickers or has a tall flame, trim the wick.