Layered Pillar Candles with Soy Wax
With the holidays approaching, you're probably thinking about making some fantastic seasonal candles that will delight your friends and customers. If you've never tried layered candles, this might be the time to give it a go. As with all other candle making techniques, it'll take a little practice, but we think you'll love the finished product.
- 3 Pouring Pitchers or melting pots
- Pillar Wax - for this candle, we're using EcoSoya PB Pillar Soy Wax
- Mold - for this candle, we're using 1-3x4.5 Round Pillar Mold (Concave)
- Wick - for this size candle, our Wick Guide recommends LX 22.
- Color - for this candle, we're using Orange and Yellow Liquid Candle Dye
- Hot Plate or other way to melt wax
- Metal spatula for stirring
- Fragrance Oil - for this candle, we're using Kettle Corn Fragrance Oil
Follow the basic directions for wicking a pillar mold along with these layering directions:
Weigh 1 lb. of EcoSoya PB wax and divide equally among the 3 pots. (5.3 oz. or 150 grams each). Heat on a hot plate to 185 degrees.
Add .32 ounces of Kettle Corn Fragrance Oil (9 grams) to each pot of melted wax and stir completely.
When the wax has cooled to 140 degrees, pour the first layer of the white fragranced wax into the prepared mold being careful not to drip any extra wax on the sides of the mold.
Keep the other two pots warm while the white wax is cooling. Use a skewer to poke a hole near the center of the first layer of white wax in the mold. When the wax is solid, pour the orange layer at 140 degrees. If you pour the second layer before the first is cool you will not get a clean separation between layers.
Follow the directions above for the last yellow layer.
Let the candle cool overnight, remove the mold, trim the wick and enjoy!
Remember to always follow safety procedures for burning a candle.