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Jul
10

Candle Making Molds


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Candle Making MoldsCandle Making Molds

We at Natures Garden have been making candles for quite a long time. We know that there are tons of ways to make candles and have a ton of unique homemade candle ideas. While some Candle Making Molds are obvious choices, there are other mold options that you may not have realized you can use with wax. In this blog, we will discuss all kinds of different molds that you can use to make candles. Some of these molds are specifically for making types of candles, but you can use some types of soap molds, baking molds, and embed molds, too!

 

Candle Making Molds Round Pillar Candle MoldsCandle Making Molds Round Pillar Candle Molds

First, we have the Round Pillar Candle Mold from Natures Garden. This mold is perfect for your diy pillar candles. This mold will produce more traditionally shaped pillars, which is circular. Also, it is all in one piece and is seamless, which produces a better quality candle. Also, you can purchase one of two sizes for your homemade pillar candles, which are  3 x 4 1/2″ or 3 x 6 1/2″. Further, this pillar has a perfect mold release!

 

Candle Making Molds Round Pillar Candle Molds Recipe

We have used this mold to create the Ice Candle Recipe! This homemade candle recipe actually uses ice to create unique patterns in the candle wax. After the ice melts and dries, the candle is left with pockets where the ice used to be! Such a unique candle idea using our Ice Capade Fragrance Oil!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Fleur de LisCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Fleur de Lis

Also, embed molds can be used to make some fun candles. Simply create a few little wax embeds and add them to the tops or as embeds in your candle creations. This can add a unique touch to your candles that really makes them stand out. The Fleur de Lis Embed Mold is an elegant wax mold that would make embeds perfect for homemade candles and wax melts. Whether you can creating candles in jars or without containers, embeds are a perfect way to mix up your candle making.

Candle Making Molds Square Loaf- Mold Market MoldsCandle Making Molds Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds

If you would like to create a larger type of candle, then this may be a great mold for you! While this mold can be used to create amazing candles, the Votive Candle Wick Pin will be a must! This will create a place for your wick that is straight and perfectly centered. Further, this pin will be very important for candles that use molds rather than containers, for example, soap molds or votive molds.

 

 

Candle Making Molds Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds Recipe

One awesome idea for this soap mold is the Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe. You can use this mold to create an entire football field candle with an embed football right in the center! Plus, this candle has a topping that looks just like grass. This is the perfect football scented candle using two of Nature’s Garden Fragrance Oils, Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil, and Leather Jacket Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - LOVE HEARTSCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – LOVE HEARTS

Additionally, you can use the Love Hearts Embed Mold to create some cute embed hearts!  If your wax creations need a bit of love, then this is the perfect embed for you! These are perfect for Valentines Day candles or just making candles for someone you love. These wax embeds will melt and give off scent just like the rest of the candle, but they add a unique, creative touch to common candle recipes. So, start making fun candles with this embed mold!

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - LOVE HEARTS Candle First, you can use these wax embeds to create our Valentines Day Candle Recipe! This candle is perfect for showing those around you that they are loved. This scrumptious recipe uses our chocolate covered cherries fragrance and wax hearts to really tie this candle together. Plus, the whipped Joy wax topping and Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil go perfectly with the embed hearts mold!

 

Candle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- Heart CupcakesCandle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- Heart Cupcakes

Further, you can use silicone soap molds for candle making, which means that the Heart Cupcakes Silicone Soap Mold is perfect! This mold creates 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.25″ deep candles that don’t need a jar! These cute cupcakes are container free candles once they are all set up. However, you may want to place something underneath to catch wax when burning these candles. 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - LOVE HEARTS Cupcake

Also, our Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe uses both the embed hearts mold and the heart cupcakes mold! These creative, cupcake shaped candles have no container and are super cute. They have a heart shaped cupcake base, whipped wax fluff for icing, and a topping of sprinkles and cute heart embed.  Additionally, it uses Natures Garden’s Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil!

Candle Making Molds Plastic Tea Light Cups (100 Count)Candle Making Molds Plastic Tea Light Cups (100 Count)

Another fun idea for candle making is creating your own homemade tea lights! These can be used in tea light candle holders to create that soft glow that everyone loves! Plus, you can use our empty tea light cups to create your own candle recipes of various colors and scents. This means that you can use our clear plastic tea light cups to make tea lights that look pretty and smell fantastic!

 

Candle Making Molds Plastic Tea Light Cups (100 Count) Recipe

If you are looking for ideas on how to create tea light holders diy, then check out our Tea Light Luminaries Recipe! This craft uses candle wax and balloons to make tea light holders that are unique and awesome! We also included our NG Pineapple Orchid Fragrance Oil in these tea light candles to create strongly scented candles!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - ButterfliesCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Butterflies

Further, you can use the Butterflies Embed Mold to create your own candles! Of course, these cute little embed butterflies are perfect for adding a creative touch to candles! You can embed these wax butterflies into the candle itself or simply decorate the top to add some extra flair. These embeds take the candle slightly out of the container to make a bigger, bolder creation that is adorable and eye grabbing!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Butterflies Recipe

For example, our Hydrangea Candle Recipe perfectly incorporates these wax butterflies. The recipe was inspired by lovely hydrangea flowers, which are adored by these gorgeous creatures. So, it makes sense that this candle recipe would be scented with Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil and have butterflies all over it!

Candle Making Molds Stainless Votive MoldCandle Making Molds Stainless Votive Mold

Next, we have the Stainless Votive Mold for candle making. You can use this mold and the wick pin to make perfectly pristine votive candles every time! Plus, you have the added bonus of being able to make any shade of any color that you may need. So, making votive candles at home is perfect for matching the colors of any occasion. Further, you can make your votive candles in any scent, as well.

 

 

Candle Making Molds Stainless Votive Mold Recipe
One fun idea for your votive candles is the Chunky Votive Candle Recipe! This candle making idea is a simple way to create unique, votive candles. If you wanted, you could drop in multi colored chunks to create more of confetti candle. Honestly, the options are limitless!  We chose white and blue for our homemade votive candles to go with our Clean Crisp Air Fragrance Oil.

Candle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini MuffinsCandle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini Muffins

Further, you can use the 12 Mini Muffins Silicone Soap Mold to perfectly create wax tarts! This mold has twelve cavities that are each 1.75 x 1.75 x 1″. So, using this mold to create little wax tarts for warmers would work out very well. This would be great for creating plain wax melts, cupcake wax tarts, or even our own cheesecake wax melt recipe.

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini Muffins RecipeThe Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe is a perfect example of what this mold can be used to create! These homemade wax melts were formulated to look just like little pumpkin cheesecakes. Plus, they were even scented with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil!  Also, be sure to check out the delicious real mini pumpkin cheesecakes recipe that inspired these wax melts!

Candle Making Molds Octagonal Pillar Candle MoldsCandle Making Molds Octagonal Pillar Candle Molds

If you are looking for a more unique kind of pillar mold, then check out our Octagonal Pillar Candle Molds! This durable, metal mold has quite a few edges. Plus, the molds come in both of our typical sizes of 3 x 3 1/2″ and 3 x 6 1/2″. Also, this mold can be bathed in water or left to air dry for the cooling aspect. Plus, this mold has an easy release and is seamless to create perfect pillar candles.

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Easter EggsCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Easter Eggs

Also, we have even more fun candle embeds that look super cute in candles! These mini eggs are super little and could fit on top of or inside of basically any candle container. They are the perfect addition to cute Easter candles since coloring these wax embeds would make them look exactly like tiny Easter eggs!

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Easter Eggs Recipe

We have found that these cute eggs are perfect for topping candles while creating our Easter Basket Candle Recipe! Not only does this recipe use fun, spring colors, but the candle is topped with grass that has some little Easter eggs nestled inside. It is a perfect Easter craft using Natures Garden Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil!

Candle Making Molds Cupcake Cherry on Top- Mold Market MoldsCandle Making Molds Cupcake Cherry on Top- Mold Market Molds

This mold is typically for making soap, but it can be used to create some super fun candles! The bottom of this mold looks exactly like a real cupcake, so it is perfect for creating candles that are shaped like cupcakes. Further, this mold can be used simply to achieve a pretty, ridged appearance for the bottom of the candle.

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Cupcake Cherry on Top- Mold Market MoldsOne fun idea for this cupcake mold is our Santa Hat Candle Recipe! This candle would be great for Christmas, as it was made to look just like Santa Claus’s signature red hat! In addition, it uses our Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil. This recipe would be perfect for decorating your home or creating candles for Christmas gifts.

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Retro FlowersCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Retro Flowers

Additionally, we have more fun embed molds that you can use for candle making. This Retro Flowers Embed Mold is perfect for making wax embeds for the tops of homemade candles. You could create a grass frosting fluff with your wax and place the flowers facing up or you can just place them on the top of your candle. Regardless, this flower wax embed is great for adding a cute touch to your candles.

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Retro Flowers RecipeOur In the Garden Candle Recipe uses various and colors to create a realistic garden candle. The flowers are scented with the Jasmine Fragrance Oil, the grass layer is scented with Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance, and the soil layer is scented with our strong and true Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil. This scented candle is perfect for gardeners or those that love the natural scent of true, fresh potting soil!

Candle Making Molds Square Pillar Candle MoldsCandle Making Molds Square Pillar Candle Molds

Also, we have a third type of pillar candle making mold that you could try out. Again, this pillar mold can be found in two sizes, which are 3 x 3 x 3 1/2″ and 3 x 3 x 6 1/2″. Plus, these molds are just as durable and high quality as our other two kinds of pillar molds. They only difference is the shape. So, you will receive the same great quality of mold to create perfect pillar wax candles.

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Swirl WaffersCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Swirl Waffers

Another fun embed mold is the Swirl Wafers Embed Mold. These little embeds are just the right size for decorating candles! The swirls are cute and kind of look like candy! Thus, this wax embed would be perfect for creating candy themed candles.

 

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Swirl Wafers Recipe

One perfect example of how to use this embed mold for candles is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. Since peppermints and candy canes are both swirls with red and white, this swirled wax embed was a perfect choice for this peppermint candy candle! Of course, this candle is scented with, what else, Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Peanut Butter CupsCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Peanut Butter Cups

Next, we have a second way to create fun wax tarts with embed molds! This mold can be used to make either peanut butter cups or mini cupcakes! Both can be scented perfectly with delicious fragrance oils and can be used in your wax warmer.

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

One way we have used this mold is creating the Cupcake Wax Tarts Recipe which is scented with Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This is super easy, just flip over you peanut butter cups and add your wax frosting. Then, do some sprinkles and you are finished!

Candle Making Molds Stainless Tart Floater Candle MoldCandle Making Molds Stainless Tart Floater Candle Mold

Next, we have a metal candle mold that is pretty great! The Stainless Tart Floater Candle Mold is used to create candle tarts that are kind of flower shaped. These tarts can be used on a flat surface, but it is tons more fun to float them in some water as they are burning. Plus, these wax tarts look super cute when they are floating!

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Stainless Tart Floater Candle Mold Recipe

Another fun idea for this floating tarts mold is the Stacked Flower Tarts Recipe using Deb’s Flower Shoppe Fragrance Oil. This recipe takes several individual wax tart floaters and colors them each a different, lovely color. Then, all the tarts are stacked up and a single wick is threaded through. While floating the tarts is a super cute idea, stacking them has turned out to be a great idea, as well!

Candle Making Molds Cupcakes- Mold Market MoldsCandle Making Molds Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds

Also, we have another mold that you can use to create a cupcake shaped candle! The Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds is a really good size for a candle! Plus, the top is flat enough to get creative with the fluffy wax topping! This means that you can create some adorable, fluffy cupcakes!

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds recipeNot only can this mold be used to create cupcake candles, but it made the Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe, too! This mold was used for making some candles that look just like blueberry muffins, complete with little embed blueberries that were made with the Mini Cherries/Berries Mold!  Finally, it wouldn’t be a blueberry muffin without our Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil!

May
04

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe


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Keylime Pie Candle Recipe

Keylime Pie Candle RecipeThis keylime pie candle recipe was inspired by my absolute favorite dessert that not only tastes delicious but, with this free candle recipe, it smells delicious too!  As a kid, I remember my favorite place to visit was my Aunt. Not only because she is an amazing person, but her keylime pie was out of this world!  Luckily for me, she would send me home with the leftovers. She just knew how much I loved it. Since keylime pie isn’t on my diet this candle was just what I needed to get rid of that craving. Natures Garden’s keylime pie fragrance smells just like the dessert that I, and I’m sure many of you love.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Key Lime Pie Fragrance Oil
Green Spectrum Candle Dye
Yellow Spectrum Candle Dye
Brown Spectrum Candle Dye
CD-12 Candle Wicks
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Other Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

Mini Lemon/Lime Slices Soap and Candle Mold
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoons
Toothpicks
Scale
16 ounce Apothecary Jar
Hot Glue Gun
Pencil

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Embeds

First, we will prepare our lime embeds.  This will later use a couple of these to top our keylime candle.  Before we begin, I want to note just one thing.  We chose to prepare 10 of them, however, this recipe will only create one candle.  So, the remaining slices can be used in your wax melter or you can prepare less of the lime slices.  When melting 50 grams of wax, it will prepare 10 lime slices.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your EmbedsLet’s begin by melting the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  Weigh out 50 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Then use a double boiler to melt the wax.  Once you have melted the wax remove it from the heat.  Then, add 5 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix well to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Next, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle dye.  Then mix the candle colorant into the candle wax.  Then, pour the melted candle wax into the mini lemon/lime slices mold.  Allow these to setup.  Then, remove them from the mold.  You can go ahead and move on to the next step while you are waiting.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie Crust

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Wax Pie CrustNow, we will prepare the pie crust layer of the candle.  First, prepare your candle jar.  Use a hot glue gun to adhere two CD-12 candle wicks to the bottom of a 16 ounce apothecary jar.  Make sure the wicks are evenly spaced and centered.  Then, weigh out 115 grams of Joy Wax.  Again, using a double boiler, melt the Joy Wax.  Once melted, you will once again use a toothpick to add the color.  Dip your toothpick into the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, dip it into your melted wax.  Repeat this process with the yellow candle colorant.  Then, mix well to incorporate the color.  Next, add 10 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix once again to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Pour the candle wax carefully into your jar.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Lime Colored Wax

First, weigh out and melt 285 grams of Joy Wax using a double boiler.  Then, add 28 grams of Natures Garden Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil.  Mix the fragrance into the candle wax.  Next, you will once again need a toothpick.  Use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of green liquid candle colorant.  Make sure you mix the green dye into the wax.  Finally, pour the lime layer right on top of the pie crust layer.  Allow this layer to setup before moving to the next step.

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped ToppingNow, begin preparing the whipped cream topping of the candle.  We will once again be using Joy Wax.  Weigh out and melt 228 grams of Joy Wax using your double boiler.  Next, remove the wax from the heat and add 22 grams of Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  We will not be adding color to this portion of the candle.  Once you have added the lime scent, allow the wax to setup just a little bit.  Then, begin whipping the wax using a mixing spoon.  You want to get the wax to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Prepare Your Whipped Topping

 

 

Finally, scoop the whipped wax directly on top of your lime layer.  As you are adding the wax to the top make sure you are keeping your wicks straight.  You want to create a whipped cream appearance.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the whipped candle wax

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

Keylime Pie Candle Recipe Finishing Touches

 

The last part of this candle will be the finishing touches.  First, use your mixing spoon, or a fork to add peaks in the wax.  Then, place one or two lime slices you prepared earlier on top of the whipped cream layer.  Once you have allowed the candle to cure, trim your wicks to about 1/4 inch.  Finally, it is ready to be lit.

We hope that you enjoy this keylime pie candle.  For even more fragrance fun recipe be sure to check out our recipe box.  Show us what you have made with Natures Garden’s Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil!  Tag us on Instagram @ngscents or post you picture on our Facebook Page.

Mar
10

Easter Basket Candles Recipe


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Easter Basket Candles Recipe

Easter Basket Candles RecipeThe Easter Basket Candles Recipe is a super cute layered candle creation by Natures Garden. Not only does this recipe walk you through some easy steps to create this recipe, but the layered effect of this candle is only the beginning. This adorable recipe has a topping that resembles Easter Eggs hidden in some bright green grass. If this recipe doesn’t perfect for the spring season, then I don’t know what would be. Creating these two candles would be a great gift idea for a family member or friend this Easter, or even as decoration in your own home. Either way, these cute creations are sure to get some positive attention. So, try out this super cute recipe and have yourself a happy Easter!

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Joy Wax

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

Embed Mold Easter Eggs

CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye 

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Spoon

Stove

Scale

Pot (for double boiler)

Apothecary Jars (2)

Toothpicks

Cheese Grater

Paper Bowl

Hot Glue Gun

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Weights and Amounts

1150 grams of Joy Wax

120 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

127 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil

A Small Amount of Red- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

5 Drops of Green- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Yellow- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

Small Amount of Blue- Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

A Small Amount of Purple-Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye

4 of the CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)

Easter Basket Candles Recipe EggsEaster Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Egg Embeds

First, we are going to get the egg embeds ready. You will end up making twenty little Easter Eggs in each color, which may be too many. So, you can use any possible extras as wax tart melts to avoid waste. Once these are done you can set them aside to use in a later step.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow Easter Egg Embeds

Now, you are going to create your first batch of Egg Embeds. Use a double boiler to melt 30 grams of your Pillar of Bliss Wax. Afterwards, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix in the color. To add the yellow dye, dip the toothpick in the candle colorant then dip it in the melted candle wax.  Next, add and incorporate 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Finally, pour the wax into your  Easter egg embed mold. Once they set up, remove them and set them aside for later use.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Easter Egg Embeds

Now, melt more wax to create the second batch of eggs. Put 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax into the double boiler. Then, once again, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of the Red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance. Mix these ingredients into the batch and pour into the embed mold. Later, pop out your eggs and put them with your yellow Easter eggs.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Finished EggsEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Blue Easter Egg Embeds

Next, create the blue egg embeds for the top your candle. Use the double boiler to melt 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax. Add color to the wax with Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and a toothpick. Scent your wax with 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Mix well and pour into the Easter Egg Embed Mold. Then, remove your eggs and place them with the others.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple Easter Egg Embeds

Finally, make the purple eggs to decorate the candle near the end of this process. Melt 30 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax in the double boiler. Scent the wax with 3 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil and color the wax with Purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye using a toothpick. Now, wait for the eggs to set up, remove them, and place them with all the other finished eggs.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Easter Basket Grass

Second, we are going to create the green grass on top of the candle. We will create a solid chunk of green wax. Then, we will grate the wax into small pieces. These pieces will be sprinkled on top of your candles after all the layers are created. Thus, it will appear as though your candle has little Easter Eggs hidden in the green grass.

EEaster Basket Candles Recipe Green Waxaster Basket Candles Recipe Preparing the Green Wax

Now, we are going to prepare the wax that will be used as green grass. So, weigh and melt 200 grams of the Joy Wax. Then, add five drops of Green Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. Also, add 20 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Mix this mixture well to evenly disperse the color and scent. Next, pour your wax from before into a paper bowl.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Shred Easter Basket Candles Recipe Shredding the Green Wax

Next, we will shred the wax to make it possible to sprinkle on the candles. Once it sets up, remove the solid chunk of green wax for your paper bowl. Then, use a cheese grater to shred the wax into a medium sized bowl. Set the finished grass aside for later use. You will have enough grass to top both of the candles we are making today.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Candle Layers

Thirdly, you are going to create the actual candle part of this recipe. We will use four colored layers and three white layers to entirely fill the jar. When adding colorant, we use a dip a toothpick in the candle dye then into the melted wax.  We did this for each colored layer.  This prevented too much dye from being added.  It ensures a nice pastel candle color.  Also,make sure that each layer is fully set up before you proceed to the next layer. Further, we suggest that you work slowly and pour the wax into the center of the jar when you add a new layer.  Pouring in this manner will help you keep the layers level and even.  Also, make sure your jar will not be disturbed as each layer sets up.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Adhering the Wicks

First, you will need to adhere two wicks to the bottom of each of your jars. You can use hot glue to make sure that they each stay in place as you pour your layers. Otherwise, they may move during the process. This movement could result in the candle not being able to burn properly or the wicks being off center. Either way, you’ll want to prevent this.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Blue and WhiteEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Blue and White Layers

Next, you will be creating the first two layers for this candle. Take 200 grams of Joy Wax and melt it in the double boiler. Then, use a toothpick to add in a tiny bit of the Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Now, add 100 grams of the blue wax to each of the candle jars. It may help to weigh this into another bowl before pouring.

After, make sure that this layer is completely set up. Then, your can begin the white layer. Weigh and melt 50 grams of the Joy Wax. Add 5 grams of the fragrance oil and mix well. Now, pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Purple and WhiteEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Purple and White Layers

Now, you will be creating the next two candle layers. Weigh and melt 200 grams of the Joy Wax in a double boiler. Then, add a tiny bit of the Purple Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the fragrance oil. After the white layer is entirely set up, pour 100 grams of the purple wax to each jar to create the next layer.

Later, you will be adding the second white layer. After the purple layer is completely set up, begin by melting 50 grams of the Joy Wax in the double boiler. Then, add 5 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. Finally, pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow and White LayersEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Yellow and White Layers

Next, create the yellow and another white layer for the candle. So, weigh and melt 200 grams of Joy Wax in a the double boiler. Later, add a tiny bit of the Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye along with 20 grams of the fragrance oil. Mix well and wait for the previous layer to fully set up. Then, add 100 grams of the yellow wax to each of the candles.

Then, you are going to make the final white layer. After the yellow layer is entirely set up, get 50 grams of Joy Candle Wax melting in the double boiler. Next, add 5 grams of Carrot Cake Fragrance and mix well. Pour 25 grams of the wax into each of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe Pink LayerEaster Basket Candles Recipe Creating the Pink Layer

Finally, you are going to create the final layer for this candle. Take 200 grams of the Joy Wax and melt it in the double boiler. Then, add a tiny bit of the Pink Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and 20 grams of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. After you mix this well, check that the previous layer is set up. Then, pour your the final layer of the candles.

Easter Basket Candles Recipe DoneEaster Basket Candles Recipe Adding the Eggs and Grass

Lastly, you are going to top your candle to look like eggs hidden in the grass. So, take the green wax that you have already shred. Sprinkle a generous amount into each of your candles. Next, take the eggs that you created in a the first steps. Choose the colors you’d like in any combination or amount to tuck into the bits of green wax.

Now, your candle is finished and ready for you to use!

Nov
23

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Candle RecipeReindeer Poo Candle Recipe

It’s that time of year, the holidays are upon us.  Here at Natures Garden we decided to come up with a fun candle recipe using one of our customers’ favorite scents, Reindeer Poo.  This recipe uses our sustainable palm wax, whipped Joy Wax, and of course our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  We feel even Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Santa’s reindeer will get a chuckle out of this fun scented Reindeer Poo candle recipe.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Ingredient Available at Natures Garden

Palm Container Wax
Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Blue 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
Deer and Santa Embed Mold
CD Candle Wicks
POURING POT
Thermometer
Gloves

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Toothpicks
Pots- These will be used for your double boiler.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Reindeer EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Embeds

First, we will prepare the reindeer embeds.  These will later be placed on the top of the candle.  You will need palm wax, brown liquid candle dye, Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, the Santa and Deer Embed Mold, your scale, and a toothpick.  Weigh out 1 oz of Natures Garden’s sustainable palm container wax.  Melt the palm wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Next, add 0.1 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Also, use a toothpick to add the brown candle colorant.  Simply dip the toothpick in the brown dye and then into your candle wax.  Finally, mix well to incorporate the brown colorant.  Normally you would want to pour this wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  However, since we are pouring into a plastic mold, pouring at that temperature would likely cause the mold to melt.  So, pour the wax at 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Poo EmbedsNow, we will be preparing the poo that will also go on the top of the candle.  For these, we found our Joy Wax works best.  We did not add fragrance oil to them.  You will want to make five or six brown balls of poo.  Weigh out 1/2 ounce of Joy Candle Wax.  Melt the wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit using a double boiler.  Then, use another toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown candle dye.  Once again, mix to blend the color.  Allow the wax to harden a bit.  While wearing gloves, roll small amounts of the wax in the palms of your hands, creating five or six small balls.   You will set these aside for later along with the reindeer embeds.

 

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm Wax Portion of the Candle

Next, we will be creating the blue part of the candle.  Prior to creating this portion, or while you are waiting for your wax to melt, use your hot glue gun to adhere to wick to the bottom of the apothecary jar.  Make sure the candle wicks are straight and centered.  Using a double boiler, melt 16 ounces of the palm container wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once melted, in the same manner you did before, use a toothpick to add a small amount of blue liquid candle dye.  Then, at about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, add 1.5 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Mix well.  You will want to work quickly so you can pour the palm wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  By pouring the wax at a high temperature the crystals will be able to form nicely in the wax.  Once the palm wax has set up move to the next step.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy Wax Portion of the Candle

Now, we will be preparing the snow that rests on the top of the palm wax candle.  For this part, we will be using Joy Wax.  Once again, you will need you scale.  Weigh out 3 ounces of Joy Candle Wax.  We will not be adding color to this part of the candle.  So, once your wax reaches 170 degrees go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Add 0.3 ounces of Reindeer Poo scent and mix to blend the fragrance.  Allow the wax to set up a bit.  We will be whipping the wax therefore, you want it to have a slush-like consistency.  Once it reaches this state, use a spoon to whip the wax.  Then, place it on top of the blue palm wax.  You want it to look like a blanket of snow.  Move quickly to the next step while the wax is still soft.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the Finishing Touches

Add two of the reindeer embed you created earlier.  These should be placed on top of the white wax so they are slightly sinking in.  You do not want to push them in completely, but you do want to use the Joy Wax to hold them in place.  Then, do the same with the brown wax balls you created earlier.  Once you have added these finishing touches, your candle is ready to use!

Have you made this recipe yourself?  Or maybe another fun candle recipe using Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil?  Show us what you have made by post a picture on our Facebook page.  Another option would be to tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

 

 

 

Sep
26

30 Free Candle Recipes


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For all the candle makers out there, are you tired of making the same candles over and over again? In need of some new and exciting recipes? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we offer over 40+ candle recipes! Awesome right? You will definitely be able to settle your craving for something new here! Here are 30 free candle recipes, be sure to check them all out!

 

1. Blueberry Muffin Candle– You will have the tantalizing scent of blueberry muffins baking in the oven all through your home.

Blueberry Muffin Candle

2. Beer Candle– A fun candle that all those manly men out there are sure to love.

Beer Candle

3. Bug Repelling Candle– Need a way to get rid of those annoying mosquitos and such? This candle will do it!

Bug Repelling

4. Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart– A reminder of the smells of delicious cookies baking.

Chocolate Blossom Tarts

5. Cinnamon Bun Candle– The smell will make your mouth water with the thought of a tasty hot cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Buns Candle

6. Day at the Beach Candle– Your mind will be transported to the shores of a favorite vacation spot.

Day at the Beach

7. Ducks on the Pond Candle– This adorable candle is sure to overload your system with its cuteness!

Ducks on the Pond

8. Football Field Candle Loaf– The guys are sure to love this during a game!

Football Field9. Gummy Bears Candle– A fun project to include the kiddos on!

Gummy Bears

10. Honeycomb Candle– All of your busy bee friends will be buzzing with excitement.

Honeycomb Candle

 
11. Hydrangea Candle– Your house will be filled with the scents of spring.

Hydrangea Candle

12. Pigs in the Mud Candle– Perfect for all the animal lovers out there, they will love the good laugh this candle will bring them!

Pigs in the Mud Candle

13. Stacked Flower Tarts– You will be enveloped with the smells of beautiful flowers!

Stacked flowers

14. Rainbow Candle– A definite reminder that there will always be a rainbow after the rain passes.

Candle Recipe

15. Leopard Candle– For all the animal print lovers like myself, this is perfect!

Leopard Candle

16. Zebra Candle– More animal print to make us girls happy!

Zebra Candle

17. Pot o Gold Candle– Maybe there really is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Pot o Gold

18. Pug Candle– A fun reminder of all our favorite furry friends!

Pug Candle

19. Smores Candle– These yummy treats are sure to be on your brain with this!

Smores Candle

20. Santa Candle– A great way to start off the holiday season!

Santa Candle

21. Pink Camouflage Candle– This candle is awesome for all those tomboys out there who want a little touch of girly.

Pink Camo

22. Mardi Gras Candle– The perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Candle23. Green Beer Candle– You can’t celebrate St. Patty’s Day without your green beer!

Green Beer Candle

24. Independence Day Candle– A creative candle to remember our nation’s birthday!

Independence Day

25. Valentine’s Day Candle– The feeling of romance is sure to follow this scent.

Valentines Day Candle

26. Green Camouflage Candle– This manly candle is perfect for all those many men.

Green Camo

27. Gingerbread Latte Candle– Another wonderful Christmas scent with the smells of gingerbread men filling your home!

Gingerbread Latte

28. Mothers Day Candle– A special creative gift your mother is sure to love!

Mothers Day

29. Bloody Fun Candle– This candle is great attraction to add to your house of haunts!

Bloody Fun

30. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri– This potpourri is sure to bring the beauty of wintery snow into your home!

Glistening Potpourri

All you candle makers out there are sure to adore our recipes! Your creations are sure to bring so many homey and wonderful scents to your home and your loved ones! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
06

Breaking Into the Candle Making Business


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joy wax kit

Breaking Into the Candle Making Business

Hello again everyone! For all you new crafters out there, are you looking for an easy way to get yourself into the candle business? Or maybe you’re a recent college graduate looking to get into candle making on the side as a way to help pay off those hefty loans? Well here at Nature’s Garden, we are always trying our best to make everything as easy as possible for our customers! We want all of you to be able to let your creativity shine, not just sitting at your computer wondering how in the world to get started.

First, let me explain a little bit about how our website works to make it all the more easier for you. On the top left corner of our homepage, it says Candle Supplies. Go to Candle Supplies and that will show you the categories for all of our candle making supplies. One of the easiest ways for beginners to break into the business is by purchasing our candle making kits. Candle Making Kits is one of the categories included in Candle Supplies. Almost if not all of the products you will need and a complete set of instructions are included in each kit. How awesome is that?! Our goal is to do whatever it takes to help you succeed in your business, and it doesn’t get any easier than complete kits! You also have the option to go through all of the categories in Candle Supplies and purchase all of the items separately from each other.

Now it’s time to get down to business and start making those candles, people! If you scroll down a little bit on our Homepage, you will see a section that is titled Free Support. There we offer FREE candle making classes as well as a free candle making manual that Debbie wrote herself! If you did not purchase a kit and bought your products separately, we offer free candle making recipes as well! There is plenty of variety there, from Christmas candle recipes to animal print candle recipes. We want you to be successful at any and everything! On top of all that awesomeness, we also offer free marketing help! While you are starting your business, you should definitely take the time to check that out!

When you feel you are ready to begin selling your candles, please don’t hesitate to come to us with any questions you may have! I hope that everything on our site has made it easy as pie to help you start your own business! Or if you’re that recent grad I talked about earlier, it is such an easy and fun way to help you make extra cash to start paying off those loans! We feel you are a huge part of our family, which is why at Nature’s Garden we specifically sell ingredients only because we want our customers to be successful in selling their finished product. See how easy it is to break into the candle making business? Easy as 1, 2, 3! If you want to get started right this moment, make sure to check out those candle making kits first! And don’t forget to keep checking the blog for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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Aug
11

Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe


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blueberry muffin candlesBlueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

One of our favorite-smelling candles is scented with blueberry muffin fragrance oil.  We thought we would make a candle that was authentic to real life blueberry muffins.  Our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe brings together the sweet smell of blueberries with the creative design of a blueberry muffin. Our blueberry muffin candle recipe will have your house smelling like savory blueberry muffins, and may just get your family thinking that you baked real blueberry muffins.

Ingredients:

250 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax

250 grams Joy Wax

50 grams Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Brown

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Yellow

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Blue

Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Black

1/16 tsp UV Light Inhibitor

2 CD Wicks

2 Votive Wick Pins

Mini Cherries/Berries mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Cupcakes- Mold Market Mold

Directions:

1. Center a wick pin in the center of the two Mold Market Cupcake mold cavities.

2. Weigh out and melt down 250 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.  Melt the wax to 195 degrees Fahrenheit and then add 2 drops of Blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, 2 drops of Black Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye, and 1/16 tsp of UV light inhibitor.

3. Drop the wax to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.  Then, wait for it to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to add it to the Cupcake Mold Market Molds and the Cherries/Berries mold from flexiblemolds.com.

4. Next melt down 250 grams of Joy Wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a toothpick to add yellow and brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.  Wait for the temperatures to drop to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and add 25 grams of Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.

5. Whip the wax while it is still in its liquid state with a whisk.  When it has cooled and been whipped, scoop it onto the top base of the muffins to resemble that of a muffin top.

6. Add the blueberries to the muffin top while it is still soft, making sure you press them in firmly.

7. Allow the muffins to harden and remove them from the molds.

8. Remove the wick pin and insert the wick.  Trim your wick to ¼ in before burning.

We hope you enjoyed making our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe!  This candle is sure to fill your home with the scent of freshly baked blueberry muffins.

 

Jun
12

Patriotic Candle


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patriotic candle recipeMake your own Patriotic Candle 

This Fourth of July, why not add a little more pizzazz to the party!

Making your own Patriotic Candle using beeswax and Pillar of Bliss is a fun and easy project that even the little ones can help with.

You can easily make a candle for each political party using Natures Garden’s Political Fragrance Oil Line.  This would include: Democrat Fragrance Oil, Republican Fragrance Oil, and Independent Fragrance Oil.

For this blog, the creative team at Natures Garden is going to show you the step by step instruction for just how easy it is to make your very own patriotic candle.  The instruction is very simple to make one 16oz. candle and you will only need a few supplies to complete it.

Here are the ingredients you will need:
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Beeswax
Political Fragrance Oil- we are using Democrat fragrance for this candle
Red Spectrum Candle Dye
Blue Spectrum Candle Dye
(2) CD 12 Wicks

You will also need:
Star Cookie Cutter
Candle Jar
Scale
Cutting Board
A piece of wax paper
Mixing Spoon
(2) Ziploc Bags
(2) Disposable Spoons
Hot Glue Gun

heating the water
To begin, we will be melting down our beeswax.  In order to do this, fill a pot with about 3 inches of water.  Place your pot on your stove top (on a medium to low heat setting.)

double boiler method

Next, weigh out 50 grams of the beeswax.  Place all of the pastilles into your pouring pot (or a second smaller pot).  Then, place the second pot into the first pot.  This method of melting down the beeswax is known as the double boiler.  Keep an eye on the beeswax.  Once the water starts heating up, it will not take that long to get the beeswax to a liquid state.

weigh out the pillar of bliss

Plug in your hot glue gun.  While you are waiting on the beeswax to melt, get your 2 Ziploc bags.  Using your scale, weigh out and place 225 grams of Pillar of Bliss wax into each bag.

adding democrat scent

Next, place one bag back on the scale.  Add 18 grams of Democrat fragrance oil.  Repeat with the second bag.  While the second bag is still on the scale, place 4 drops of Spectrum Red Candle Dye into the bag.  Then, seal each bag shut.  Then, shake them vigorously.  This will disperse the fragrance oil among the wax as well as incorporate the red dye.  At this point, you will have 1 bag of white wax and 1 bag of red wax.  Set aside.

scenting and coloring the pillar of bliss

Check the beeswax.  If it is melted, place 2 drops of Blue Spectrum Candle Dye into the wax.  Using the mixing spoon, gently stir the blue color in.  Place the beeswax back in the heat source.

coloring the beeswax

Now, let’s prep the candle jar.  Using your hot glue gun, attach both CD 12 wicks to the bottom of your candle jar.  Make sure the wicks are centered and equally spaced apart.

prepping your candle jar

Next, lay out a piece of wax paper.  Remove your beeswax from the heat source and turn your stove off.  Next, add 4 grams of Democrat Fragrance oil to the blue beeswax and stir.

scenting your beeswax

Once incorporated, carefully pour the beeswax onto one area of the wax paper.  Allow this to set up at room temperature.  This should take a few minutes.

cooling the beeswax

When the beeswax has cooled to the touch, remove it from the wax paper.  Set the beeswax on your cutting board.  Then, using your star cookie cutter, cut out 1 star shape.

making a star embed

Next, place the star into your candle jar.  Try to center the star between your candle wicks.  Press firmly to allow the beeswax to adhere to the side of the jar.

adhere the star

Once the star is adhered, get your two disposable spoons and white and red wax.  Starting with the red wax, place several scoops into the jar.  Then, gently flatten the wax across the bottom of the jar.  Once you are happy with the amount of red, repeat with the white wax.

layering your candle

Try to keep your layers all the same size.  You will be rotating the layers between the red and white wax.  Keep doing this until your candle is filled.  Remember to straighten your wicks as you work your way through filling the jar.

unique candle recipe

When your candle jar is full, simply trim your excess wicking.  Then, light and enjoy your patriotic candle.

So now that you have the instructions to make your very own patriotic candle, feel free to make it your own.  Really, once the beeswax is colored, scented, and cooled; any other portion of this project can be made with the assistance of children.  They really have a blast cutting out the stars and filling in the layers (with adult supervision).

Have Fun With It!

Mar
13

Soy Candle Recipe


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how to make a soy candle Soy candles always seem to be the craze.  The soy wax 415 that Natures Garden carries is a 100% all natural vegetable wax.  This also means that this soy wax is biodegradable, and is made from a renewable resource.  When used to make candles; soy wax provides a nice, clean and long burn.

For this recipe, we have figured everything out for you (measurements, temperatures, color, and scent).  We are also presenting it to you in an easy to follow step by step form (with photos).  This recipe will make (1) 16oz apothecary jar candle.

Your finished soy candle will be colored in a light red hue, and scented in with a matching apple orchard fragrance.

We will be double wicking our apothecary jar with (2) CD-10 wicks.  This wicking will provide the candle with a nice hot burn, and allow the scent to travel nicely through the wick; guaranteeing a wonderful hot scent throw.

Besides the ingredients hyper linked above, you will also need some other candle making equipment.  This includes: Thermometer, POURING POT, Warning Labels, Glass Apothecary Jar (16oz), Hot Glue Gun with Gun, Scale, Pot, A cookie sheet, and a Stirring Spoon.

Now, normally prior to making a soy wax candle, you must first check the flashpoint of the scent.  This is important because the flashpoint will indicate the temperature at which you will add the fragrance oil.  However, for this recipe, we have already figured out this information.  Apple Orchard has a flashpoint of 155 degrees Fahrenheit.  What this means is that the temperature at which we will be adding the fragrance oil to the soy wax is 155 degrees Fahrenheit.  Our rule of thumb is:  If a fragrance flash point is below 130F, then add it to wax at 130F.  If the fragrance oil flash point is between 130-185F, then add the fragrance to the wax at its flash point.  If a fragrance oil has a flash point above 185F, then add the fragrance to the wax at 185F.

So now, before we get started making our soy candle; it is important to get all of the supplies and equipment ready that we will be using.  Most of these supplies can be purchased at Natures Garden.  Once you have all of this ready to go; lets get started!

supplies for making a soy candle

Step 1:  Get your pot.  Into the pot, place several inches of tap water.  Next you are going to put the pot on to the stove top and set the heat setting on medium.

prepping for double boiler method

Step 2:  Now get your pouring pot.  Inside the pot, weigh out 440 grams of the 100% soy wax flakes.  Once you have the amount, place the pouring pot into the water pot.  This will be how we melt the soy flakes.  This process is known as the double boiler method.

the double boiler process

Step 3:  Set your oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Next, place your apothecary jar on your cookie sheet.  Then, place the cookie sheet inside the oven.  Allow the jar to warm for 10-15 minutes, then remove.  Also, plug in your hot glue gun now.

warming your apothecary jar

Step 4:  Now, place your thermometer into the wax.  This is important because you will want to monitor the temperature of the wax while it is melting.  Never let the temperature go higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  This will burn and discolor the wax.  As the wax melts, stir it occasionally.  Also, keeping melting until all the wax is in a liquid state.

melting soy wax

Step 5:  Once the wax is all melted, remove it from heat.  When the temperature reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit, add the 4 drops of Spectrum Red Candle Dye.  Stir.

coloring soy wax

Step 6:  After the wax has been colored, check your temperature again.  When the temperature reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit, add your 35 grams of Apple Orchard fragrance oil.  Stir again for a full 2 minutes.  This thorough stir will help the wax, fragrance, and color adhere.  Then, place your thermometer back into the wax.

scenting the soy wax

Step 7:  Next, grab your hot glue gun and place a small amount of glue on the bottom of your wick tabs.  Then, center and secure your candle wicks.

center and secure your wicks

Step 8:  Now, stick your warning label to the bottom of your jar.

applying your warning label

Step 9:  Check the temperature of the wax, you will be looking for it to reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once it does, give your wax one final stir.

checking for the pour temp
Step 10:  Then, slowly start to pour your candle.  You will want to stop your pour once the wax reaches where the jar changes shape.  Then, straighten your wicks.

pouring your soy candle
Step 11: 
Now, allow your candle to fully set up undisturbed.

allowing your candle to set up

Step 12:  Once the candle has hardened, trim your wicks, and lid your jar.  Allow your candle to cure for 24-48 hours.

Congratulations, you just made a soy candle.  Your 100% Soy Wax Candle is now finished and ready to burn.  Enjoy the sweet apple scent that will fill your home and make your house smell good!

Feb
07

Homemade Zebra Candle


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make your own zebra candleHow to make your very own homemade Zebra Candle!

This easy to make project is even fun to create.  Besides the standard candle making supplies such as: soy wax, wicks, scent, color, and jars; you will also need beeswax.  We will be using the beeswax to make the zebra stripes in the candle.  Because of the pliability of beeswax, it has the capability of being shaped easily into stripes.  Plus, due to the high melt point it has, beeswax can withstand a pour of another wax (soy), as long as the temperature isn’t too extreme.

Although for this project, the scent that was selected was Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil, when you make your own zebra candle you can scent it to your pleasing.  The same is true for the candle color.  Since our fragrance oil has the name hot pink in it, the decision was made to make the zebra candle stripes pink on a white (or uncolored) background.

To see the full list of possible candle scents, please click on this link.  There are over 800 different fragrances to choose from!

Here are your total recipe weights to make (2) 16oz. Zebra Candles:
190 grams beeswax
2 drops candle dye (if making the candle like pictured)
About 4 oz.  of candle scent
1100 grams of soy wax (Golden Foods 444 soy wax)

Other items that you will need for this recipe are:
wax paper
pencil
knife
9×13 cake pan
2- 16 oz candle jars
4 wicks (we used 2- cd10 wicks per candle)
scale
2 pots (for double boiler method)
stirring spoon
cutting board
thermometer

Below are the steps to make your very own zebra candle (pictures included):

Step 1:  Using the double boiler method, weigh out and melt 190 grams of beeswax.  You will want to set the temperature of your stove top between medium and low heat while melting.  Stir the beeswax occasionally as it melts.

steps to make a zebra candle

Step 2:   This step is the colorant of your zebra stripes:  Once the beeswax is melted, now you will add 2 drops of your candle colorant, and stir.  Once you are done, place your pouring pot back into the heat source.

color for the zebra candle

Step 3:  To make the zebra stripes, you will need to concentrate your beeswax in a portion of the area in your cake pan.  To do this, lay out your cake pan on a flat surface.  Next, roughly measure out at least 9 inches in length.  Hold this place by setting your knife across the pan.  Finally, lay the wax paper over the cake pan and knife.  Carefully, tuck the corners of the wax paper down.

how to make zebra stripes

Step 4:  Now it is time to scent your beeswax:  Remove your beeswax from the heat source.  Weigh out about 19 grams of your candle fragrance oil.  Then, add the fragrance and stir to incorporate it throughout the wax.

zebra candle scent

Step 5:  Now, take your beeswax and slowly start to pour it over the flat portion of the wax paper.  Allow this to fully set up.  Do not try to rush this step.  Cooling beeswax too quickly, may cause it to crack!

making the zebra candle stripes

Step 6:  Once the beeswax has hardened, and is cool to the touch; gently remove it from the cake pan.  Carefully stand the square on one end and starting in one corner, peel away the wax paper.  Then, place the beeswax on your cutting board.  Finally, cut off any jagged edges using your knife.

zebra candle recipe

Step 7:  For the background of your zebra candle, you will be using soy wax.  In order to have enough wax for 2 candles, weigh out and melt 1100 grams of soy wax.  Melt this wax using the double boiler method.  While the wax is melting, stir occasionally.

soy wax zebra candle

Step 8:  You will create the zebra stripe pattern using the tip of a pencil.  Trace this lightly into the beeswax.  The shape that you will want to draw will be various sized long and irregular lines similar to tree branches.  When you are finished, cut these lines out.

making zebra stripes in beeswax

Step 9:  Once you have a few of your stripes cut out, carefully begin to place them individually against the inside wall of your candle jar.  It is best to start at the bottom of your jar and work in an angular direction.  Apply slight and even pressure until the stripes stick.  Repeat this step until you have the zebra design you are looking for.  Then, do it again for your second candle.

zebra candle pattern

Step 10:  Center and secure your wicks to the bottom of your candle jars.  Then, set aside.

centering your wicks

Step 11:  When your soy wax is in a completely liquid state, remove it from the heat source.  If you are adding color to the background of the zebra candle, do this now.  Then, add 110 grams of fragrance Oil.  Stir again.

Step 12:  Using your thermometer, wait until the soy wax reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit; this temperature will not melt your zebra stripes.  Pour the soy wax into your candle jars.  Don’t forget to straighten your wicks. Allow the candles to fully set up undisturbed.

pouring a zebra candle

Now it is time to celebrate, your Zebra candles are now ready to use.  Simply trim your wick, light, and enjoy your new awesome candle.