Making your Own Fragrance Oil Candles
It will be interesting making your own fragrance oil candles and create a different atmosphere at your home. Especially, when the fragrance oil candle’s sweet smell envelopes your room, you will have refreshing and energetic feeling.
You must be wondering that is it possible to make fragrance oil candles at home and get sweet smell as the candles found in markets.
It is very easy to make your candles if you follow the instruction and make note of the ingredients are to be used.
Ingredients to be used.
The ingredients are available in local craft store in the market. You can collect Wax, wicks, dye and fragrance oil for the preparation of fragrance candle.
Methods and Procedure to make Fragrance Oil Candle
To start with it, you got to remember that do not heat the wax in the pot or microwave directly because it may catch fire. Make a point to use the double boiler procedure and methods. There will be two pots inside the double boiler, in one pot you can heat the wax and in another pot you can heat water. You also need a candle thermometer to find out the temperature of the meting wax.
Heat the wax slightly higher degrees as recommended to pouring temperature, and when the wax completely melts then add the dye into it until you get your preferable color. It will be better if you put few drops of wax on white paper to check the shading.
Next step is that add fragrance oil into the wax depending on the quantity of the wax you have melted. To get more strong sent you can add 1 ounce of fragrance oil. Stir the mixture carefully so the oil do doesn’t get deposited on the container’s bottom. But make a point that do not heat the mixture above 200 degrees or the fragrance oil will burn completely, and your hard work will be a waste.
After this you allow the mixture to cool to the pouring temperature. Pour the mixture carefully into pre-wicked jar. You can also use glue to make the wick tab properly at the bottom of the jar. Tap the jar so the air bubbles escape from it.
Once the jar is filled with the mixture, then make a point to give the slightest tug to the wick so get surety that the wick is straight in the jar. After these activities you must keep the jar in a secure place.
Once your candle gets ready, then it is the perfect time to test it. It is always experienced that even if you’ve made the candle beautifully, your candle may nut burn perfectly because there may be some lacuna in the wick. It can possible only if you have not used the right wick for the candle. Some candles need bigger wicks to burn correctly that can be termed as “wicking up”. Some candles need smaller wicks to burn rightly and that can be termed as “wicking down”. When you light the candle and you see that the wick is burning too slowly then make a point that your candle need bigger wick. If your candle burns too fast and releases smokes then be sure that the candle needs smaller wicks.
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