Place the wax melter in a pot
half filled with water which should be kept on a burner with
low-medium heat. Now place the wax pieces into the melter. When
the wax melt, add dyes or fragrance. You can even place glitters
to make a decorative candle. However, very little quantity of
oil should be mixed( 1 tablespoon or ¼ of an ounce or
3% of the candle's weight of oil for each pound of wax melted)
otherwise, the candle will not burn properly.
Measure the temperature of the
wax with the help of the thermometer. If you have selected a
mold of cardboard, plastic or glass, keep the temperature at
130 degrees Fahrenheit and if the mold is made of some metal,
then heat the wax up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the wax is in the process
of melting, prepare the mold. You can do it even before you begin
to melt the wax- just prepare the mold beforehand- before the
wax reaches the right temperature. For preparing it, keep the
length of the wick 2 inches more than the candle. Pass the wick
through the hole at the bottom of the mold and fix it with putty.
Tie the wick at the other end of the mold with something like
a stick or a pencil.
Pour the wax into the mold.
Let the wax cool for at least 12 hours. For better results, refrigerate
it for another 12 hours. Remove the candle from the mold. Your
home made candle is ready.
Thrilled by it! Want some more
of it? Then make a floating candle centerpiece!
Hope you'll enjoy the creative
candle making experience!!