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Make Container Candles

Materials Required:

    • Warning Labels

      6 Steps:


      Step 1:

      Set Up Your Glasses Or Containers

      • Lay out paper to protect the table if you are concerned about splashing.
      • Lay out your glasses or candle containers and wipe the dust out with some paper towel.
      • Secure the wick to the inside base of the container / glass using a glue gun or stickums. Make sure it is positioned n the centre.
      • Centre your wick with a wick holder, pull tight and then secure with a peg. If you don’t have a centred wick, this will affect the way your candle burns once the wax is set.

        Step 2:

        Measure The Ingredients

        • Measure out the candle wax on digital scales.
        • Measure out the fragrance in a plastic or glass cup.
        • Each of our containers lists the quantity or maximum capacity of each jar. If you are using your own jars and are unsure how much wax the container holds, please read our blog post here
        • Fragrance loading: Depending on how much fragrance you want. eg. 8% of the weight of your wax. For example, 8% of a container of 220 g is x grams of fragrance (220 x 8%).

          Step 3:

          Melt The Soy Wax

          • We recommend the double boiler method.
          • Note: Please check the recommended melt and pour temperature on your chosen wax.
          • Use a digital thermometer or glassthermometer to get your wax to that specified temperature.
          • Once your wax reaches that temperature, remove the metal jug from the water. In the photo above the wax is situated in a pot above a pot which contains water.

            Step 4:

            Add Candle Fragrance

            Stir candle wax

            • Add fragrance to your wax. If you add the fragrance when the wax is not at the correct temperature, the fragrance can evaporate, and diminish, which is why it’s so important that you only add it once it’s reached the right temperature.

            • After checking that the temperature is correct, you can now add the fragrance oil you already measured out earlier.

            • Mix the wax and fragrance together thoroughly.

                  Step 5:

                  Heat Your Glasses & Pour Your Candles


                  Pour candles

                  • You already placed out your jars earlier and set up the wicks. You can run a heat gun over them to warm the glass prior to pouring. This will reduce the likelihood of wet spots and increase the chances of good glass adhesion.

                  • Be sure not to fill right up to the top. You might choose to pour in two lots: a main pour, then a top up pour after that sets.

                  • If you are worried about wet spots, you can heat up the glasses before pouring with a heat gun. It is also recommended that your pour in a warm environment, so if it's cold put the heater on so that the glass and wax don't shrink away from each other.

                  • After pouring, add your wick bar for centering, and leave them overnight to set. You can then do your top up pour the following day after removing the wick bars. Be sure not to fill too high - leave approximately 1 cm from the top. Always ensure that the room doesn't have a sharp temperature change like an open door or fan, and do not move them. You do not want to accelerate the cooling process or disrupt the smoothness of the tops.

                    Leave your candles to set

                      Last Step:

                      Label, Trim & Cure

                      • Once your candles are set, remove the wick holders and pegs, and add warning labels. Trim the wicks to 1 cm above the wax, and put your candles away to cure for at least 5 days - 2 weeks.

                      Troubleshooting Tips:

                      If you are unhappy with any of the tops, you can apply a heat gun, prior to cutting the wicks, being sure not to singe the wick. Alternatively, you can do a small second pour.