Making candles by yourself is a very creative way of home decoration. You can choose not only the smell of the candle, but also the container of the candle. Choose from a variety of glass containers from large box stores and import stores to create candles that perfectly fit your home aesthetics.
What you need: BEESWAXexpert brand beeswax, glass container, candle wick with clip, hot glue or wax, lollipop stick, double pot or two pots of the same diameter, thermometer, non Water-based essential oil (optional)
Step 1: In addition to beeswax and wicks, the project also requires a double boiler or temporary double boiler. Please refer to the last slide to itemize the tools and materials.
Step 2: Add a little hot glue or sticky wax to the bottom of the core clip. Place the clip in the center of the glass container and press to fix it. For details on how to choose the correct wick size, see the "Tips" section.
Step 3: Balance the lollipop stick across the top of the container, then wrap the wick around the container to stabilize it. Use a lollipop to fix the wick in place
Step 4: Double boilers melt things by using steam instead of direct heating. If you don't have a double boiler, you can make one by stacking two boilers of equal diameter. When using, pour a few inches of water into the bottom pot and boil. The generated steam will melt anything placed in the top pot. If there is no double pot, stack two pots of the same diameter.
Step 5: To prepare the beeswax for the double boiler, use a large kitchen knife to cut it into small pieces. First score the top of the block. While shaking back and forth, use a knife to push down and cut. Score beeswax before cutting it into small pieces.
Step 6: Put the beeswax block and thermometer into the top pot of the double pot. Boil the wax until it melts completely and the temperature reaches 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 7: Pour the wax into a glass container and use 1 ounce of essential oil per pound of wax to produce highly scented candles. Let it harden for about an hour. At this point, the beeswax will become a soft caramel texture, and you may see a sink hole starting to form in the middle of the candle. This is because the air hardens and the air stays under the wax. Use a lollipop stick to make a hole next to the wick and extend it about 2/3 down the candle to allow air to escape. Melt a little wax and pour it into any remaining holes.
Step 8:: Wait at least another hour for the beeswax to harden. Trim the wick to a position 1/8 to 1/4 inch higher than the wax to use the candle.