Whether you are using soy wax to make your first candle or have been making paraffin wax candles for years these instructions will give you a good foundation for making soy wax candles.
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- Melt 1 lb. of CB 135 (16 oz.) using a double boiler or hot plate. Heat wax to 185 F. (It is also a good idea to pre-heat the glass to about 125 F to avoid "pull away".)
- Add the color chip and stir. If you ever see little specks of solid color in the bottom of your candles try adding the color chips at a slightly higher temperature.
- Add fragrance. We're using 1 oz. of Hot Baked Apple Pie fragrance oil. When adding fragrance, stir well and remove from heat. Do not let fragranced wax continue to heat as the fragrance will evaporate out of the wax.
- While the wax is cooling, place a wick stickum on the bottom of the pretabbed LX-26 wick and center it inside the 16 oz. Apothecary Jar
- When wax cools to 125 F, carefully pour wax into heated glass container.
- Use a wick bar to keep the wick centered and in place as it cools.
- For best results, let the candle cool at room temperature overnight.
- Trim wick to 1/4 in. before lighting. (do this each time you light it) and enjoy your candle.
Congratulations, you just made your first soy candle!
When you sit back and light it for the first time take pride in the fact that you just made a eco-friendly candle from an American grown, renewable product. It's carbon neutral for goodness sakes. If it's just for your personal use tell your friends about it. If you are selling your candles make sure you really market it as an environmentally responsible product.
Note: For light colored candles with 5% or less fragrance oil, use our LX-24 wick. For darker or deeper colors, with more than 5% fragrance oil, go up one wick size to our LX-26.