Here's a twist on an original popular drink - a candle that looks and smells like a warm and rich hazelnut latte. Give this project a try and create an inviting coffeehouse atmosphere right in your own home.
Hazelnut Latte Candle
Additional Items Needed:
- Double Boiler or Hot Plate
- Metal spatula for stirring wax
- 1 Plastic storage bag for piping white wax
- Ground Coffee (if desired)
- Paper Towels
- Rubbing Alcohol
Hazelnut Candle Directions:
STEP 1: MEASURE WAX
Weigh 24 ounces of Golden Brands 464 wax. Separate 4 ounces in the small pouring pot and set aside.
Note: Remember to tare or "zero" the scale with the pouring pot on it to get an accurate measurement.
STEP 2: MELT WAX & ADD DYE
STEP 3: CLEAN JARS
While wax is melting, prepare containers by wiping each one out with a little alcohol and paper toweling to remove any dust.
STEP 4: PLACE WICK IN JAR
STEP 5: ADD FRAGRANCE OIL
When the wax temperature is close to reaching 185 degrees, measure 1 and 1/2 ounces of Hazelnut Coffee Fragrance Oil. Once the wax reaches 185 degrees, remove from heat and add the measured 1 and 1/2 ounces of Hazelnut Coffee Fragrance Oil.
STEP 6: POUR WAX INTO JAR
When fragranced and colored wax cools to 135 degrees, carefully pour into the 2 prepared containers.
STEP 7: CENTER WICK & COOL
Using the wick bar, center the wick in the jar and allow to cool completely.
Whipped Topping Directions:
STEP 1: MELT WAX
Melt the 4 ounces of 464 soy wax in the small pouring pitcher with a double boiler or hot plate and heat to 185 degrees.
STEP 2: ADD FRAGRANCE & STIR
Remove from heat and add 1/4 ounce Vanilla Fragrance Oil. Stir thoroughly.
STEP 4: WHIP COOLING WAX
Allow the wax to cool until the wax around the edge of the pouring pot begins to solidify. Using a spoon or metal spatula, stir the wax so that it begins to thicken and look like whip cream.
STEP 4: ADD WHIPPED WAX TO PIPING BAG
Spoon the soft wax into a plastic storage bag and slit the corner. Tip: Place the piping bag inside a large glass to hold it upright while filling with wax.
STEP 5: ADD DECORATIVE WHIPPED WAX
While the wax is still soft, pipe the whipped wax to decorate the hazelnut candle, creating a "whipped cream" formation on the top of the Hazelnut Coffee candle.
STEP 6: ADDITIONAL DECORATION
If desired, sprinkle some dry, ground coffee on the white wax for additional decoration.
STEP 7: TRIM WICK & ADD SAFETY LABEL
Trim the wick and attach a warning label on the bottom of each candle, and remember to follow all candle burning safety rules. For easier clean up, wipe out the empty pouring pitchers with alcohol and some paper toweling while the pots are still warm.
- IGI 4630 wax can also be used for this project in place of Golden Brands 464 soy wax using the same measurements with two adjustments. (1) For IGI 4630 wax, pour the wax into the tumblers at 160 degrees instead of 135 degrees. Using IGI 4630 removes the possibility of the candle "frosting." (2) Use LX 22 wick instead of ECO 14 wick.
- If you have leftover wax you can make tealights using a ECO .75 in each cup. We had enough to make three.
- Finished color can vary from the final photo. If you want to know what the finished color will be we recommend making wax samples to be sure it is the color you want.