This step-by-step guide will show you how to easily make candles at home.
First, measure your wax. You will need enough wax to fill the candle container twice. I actually used the candle jar to measure the wax. Fill the candle jar, pour it into the pyrex measuring cup and repeat once. Set aside.
To the saucepan, add about 2″ water. Place on the stove over medium heat and place the pyrex measuring cup in the water. Slowly allow the wax to melt, stirring as needed.
While the wax is melting, prepare your wick by straightening it, if necessary. Once the wax has started melting, carefully dip the metal part of the wick into the melted wax.
Gently place it in the center of the glass container using a chopstick or popsicle stick to press it in place. Let this cool. This will help keep the wick anchored to the container when you pour in the remaining wax.
Continue to allow the wax to melt, stirring occasionally. It will melt down considerably.
If using a candle colorant, add it according to package directions when the wax is nearly all melted.
Once the wax is fully melted, remove the saucepan from the heat. Carefully remove the pyrex from the water and dry the bottom of the pyrex container.
Let the wax cool for several minutes. If you let it cool too long and the wax starts to harden, you can always re-melt it.
Then add the essential oils, using 10-20 mL per pound of wax. Stir gently to ensure the essential oils are dispersed throughout the wax.
Slowly and carefully, pour the wax into your chosen container. Center the wick, using pencils or chopsticks to prop it up straight.
Allow the candle to harden, without disturbing, for several hours. Once the wax has hardened, trim the wick to 1/2″ above the wax. Wait at least 24 hours to allow the wax to fully harden before lighting your candle. Your candle is now ready to enjoy.
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