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If you liked this video, check out my tutorial on how to make a candle out of an orange:
Materials needed for natural wax mason jar candles:
– Pour pitcher or double boiler
– Natural cotton or hemp wicks. I use 6″ ECO wicks in size 10
– A kitchen/candy thermometer
– Long Handled Mixing Spoon
– Bamboo Chopsticks
– Food scale
– Natural Wax. I recommend this coconut wax or Golden Brands 464 for soy wax
– 16 oz mason jars or glass containers
– Essential oils of your choice (I recommend Now Foods Brand). The oils I used in this video are and
– Measure your wax into your pitcher (I used 14.5 ounces per 16 ounce container). Each pitcher holds enough wax for 4 candles comfortably.
– Heat wax in the pitcher directly on the burner on medium low heat. Coconut wax usually melts fully around 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Soy wax is similar but different brands of wax will have different melting temps and pouring temps so double check with the manufacturer if you have questions. Stir occasionally.
– Position your wicks while the wax is melting
– Cool wax to 160 degrees and add essential oils of your choice. You can add up to one ounce of fragrance per pound of wax or as little as you would like. Since essential oil is more costly than synthetic fragrance, I usually add 1/2 ounce per pound of wax. 1 Tablespoon = 1/2 ounce.
– Cool wax to 150 degrees Fahrenheit
– Pour your candles using a slow steady motion. Leave 3/4” of room at the top and save some wax in case you need to do a second pour
– Let candles harden/set for 3-4 hours
– Remove chopsticks and save them for future candlemaking
– If the tops of your candles have cracks, bubbles, or inconsistencies, reheat your leftover wax to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and do a second pour using a very thin layer of wax
– Let set for several hours or overnight
– Trim wicks to 1/4” with scissors
– Personalize your candles
– Enjoy your clean, non-toxic natural wax homemade candles! Great as gifts or for personal use!
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– ALWAYS monitor your wax while it is melting. Unattended hot wax on a burner is DANGEROUS. To be safe, don’t let your wax heat to temperatures over 200 degrees.
– SAVE your bamboo chopsticks and REUSE them for your next batch of candles
– REUSE YOUR JARS! If there is wax left in the bottom of your containers when your candles have fully burned, freeze them for a few days, loosen the wax with a butter knife, dispose of the leftover wax, and wash the containers with soap and water. Use for more candles, drinking glasses (yes they are safe to drink out of!), canning, etc. etc. (See a demo of this in the video)
-If you are still burning candles made with paraffin wax (still the #1 wax used to make candles), educate yourself on the toxic qualities! Paraffin releases known carcinogens when burned and is a WASTE byproduct of petroleum that is produced when crude oil is refined into gasoline. EW! I will NEVER burn a paraffin candle again. Learn more here:
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