Monday, March 25, 2013

Container Candle






Have you ever wanted to make a candle without all of the hassle? Container candles are the way to go! There isn't a mold to set up. The wax used in containers is also easier to use. It generally has a very low melt point. So let's get to it!

Materials


  • Thermometer
  • Melting pot
  • Glass glow palm wax 1 lb
  • Vybar 1/2 - 1 t
  • Steric acid 1-3 T
  • Glass containers (clean and dry)
  • Scented oil (I used honey scented oil)
  • pretabbed wicks

Method

  1. Set up your melting pot in a pot of boiling water. Add 1 lb of wax or the amount of wax needed to fill your containers. A good way to measure is fill your container twice with the wax. That's about how much you will need.
  2. My wax package recommended pouring at 200F so I waited until that temperature to add my additives. Mix well but do not whip. Insert a pretabbed wick into your containers then pour in the wax. Allow the wax to harden and cool. Depending on the size of your container, you may need a second pour.
Your candle is now finished. Very easy and somewhat quick. In active time it's quick! Light your candle and relax.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

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