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How To Make Scented Candles

How To Make Scented Candles

Emmy-winning actress Adrienne Frantz and her friend from Healing Heart Candles show you how to make soy pillar candles.

Step 1: Boil The Wax

Use medium heat and stir the wax until completely melted.

Step 2: Prep The Mold

It is best to use a metal mold without seems. There should be a hole on the bottom that is just small enough for the wick to go through. Using the pieces from a standard wick kit, cut the wick to be twice the size of the candle height. Then run the wick through the black sponge piece and washer. Tie a tight knot in the wick, with the knot against the washer. This prevents the wax from running out the bottom of the hole in the mold. Run the long remaining part of the wick through the hole on the bottom of the mold and through the center hole on the wick bar. Pull this tight and wrap it around the side of wick bar.

Step 3: Add Wax Chips

Add wax chips to help bind the wax and add color. You can use old candle pieces as well. Wax chips help prevent shrinkage.

Step 4: Add Color And Scent

Only used oils designed for candle making. Use 1/8 of a cup (30 ml) scented oil for an average sized candle. Stir the color chips and scented oil until completed melted.

Step 5: Pour The Wax

After pouring the wax, allow 24 hours for the wax to cool. If the wax shrinks, then you can add more wax to fill any divots.

Step 6: Remove The Mold

Cut the wick on the exposed side, which will actually be the bottom of the candle. It's okay to cut the wick before the wax has completely hardened. Cut the top of the wick, above the black sponge and washer, leaving enough room so it can be lit.

Done.