DIY projects are a popular option for home decor that is unique and beautiful. While day projects are rewarding, they can be complicated and time-consuming.
Candle making is extremely versatile, classically beautiful, and easy to do. In this article, we will show how to make a simple scented candle at home. Give a Valentine’s Day gift of scented candles! They will be treasured long after February.
Requirements: Soy candle
- One package of candle-making soap wax
- One package of large candlewicks
- One bottle
- One spatula
- One heatproof container
- One double boiler
- One thermometer
- One pair of pencils and chopsticks for each candle
Step 1: Measure the wax
Before the candle-making begins, make sure you have a flat surface. You can also use newspaper or paper towels to protect the area. Remove any object that might contain wax.
Determine the amount of wax you’ll need to fill your container. Next, double it. That is how much you will need to melt.
Step 2: Melt wax
The wax should be poured into your double boiler.
Step 3: Add fragrance oils
It’s now time to add fragrance oils once your candle wax is melted. Refer to your package for details on how much you should add. Mix it in with the melted wax. Stir for a few seconds. This step is optional, but we recommend it for a lovely floral aroma.
Step 4: Attach your wick
Before you pour in the wax, it is important that the wick be secured to the bottom. You can attach your wick by quickly sticking the wick to the bottom of the container after it has been melted. Let the wax dry for five minutes. You could also superglue them.
Step 5: Pour the wax
Let the wax cool briefly before you pour it into your container. Once the temperature reads 140 degrees on the thermometer, it’s safe to pour.
Finally, slowly pour your wax into your container. Do not pull the wick. You can leave some wax in the boiler to top up your candle later.
Step 6: Secure the wick
You need to ensure that your wick is securely attached in order to avoid having it move in the melted wax. Place two chopsticks over the top. To ensure that the wax is centered, sandwich the wick in between.
Allow the wax to set at room temperatures for four hours.
Step 7: Add more wax
If your candle has a top that was not pleasing to the eye (think cracks or holes), heat it again and add your remaining wax. Let harden.
Step 8: Cut the wick
The candle wick must not be longer than half an inch. Trim the wick if the candle lights up too brightly or flickers while lit.
Once you have mastered the art of making a classic scented candle, you can save or pin this infographic for future reference. Just pull up this guide the next time you’re looking for a thoughtful, easy gift.