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Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

This recipe will make (1) 16oz. Citronella candle.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

Directions:

Other Items Needed:
Glass Apothecary Jar (16oz)
Hot Glue Gun with Gun
Scale
Pot (for double boiler method)
A cookie sheet
Stirring Spoon


Step 1:  Take your pot and place several inches of tap water into it.  Next, place the pot on the stove top and set the heat to medium.

Step 2:  Now, in your pouring pot weigh out 445 grams of NG 100% Soy Wax.  Then, place the pouring pot into the pot on the stove.  Finally, place your thermometer into the pouring pot. 

Step 3:  Warm the Jar:  While your wax is melting, set your oven to the lowest setting possible.  Next, place your apothecary jar on the cookie sheet then place the cookie sheet into the oven.  Allow the jar to warm for 10-15 minutes, then remove.  Also, plug in your hot glue gun now.

Step 4:  As the wax melts, you will want to periodically check the temperature of the wax.  Never let the temperature go higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  This may burn or discolor your wax.  Remember to stir the wax occasionally as it is melting

Step 5:  Once the wax is melted, remove the pouring pot from the stove.  Turn off the heat.  When the temperature of the wax reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit, add 1 drop of Spectrum Yellow Candle Dye and 36 grams of Citronella Fragrance Oil.  Stir. 

Step 6:  After the color and scent has been incorporated into the wax, place your thermometer back into the wax.

Step 7:  Next, using your hot glue gun, place a small amount of glue onto the bottom of your wick tabs.  Now, center and secure the wicks to your jar.  You will be using (2) CD-10 wicks.

Step 8:  Stick a warning label to the bottom of the candle jar. 

Step 9:  Check the temperature of the wax.  Once it reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the thermometer and give it one final stir.

Step 10:  Now, slowly pour the wax into the candle jar.  Stop pouring where the candle jar changes shape.  Finally, straighten your wicks.

Step 11:  Allow your candle to fully set up.  Once the candle has hardened, place the lid on top.  Now, allow your candle to cure for a period of 24-48 hours. 

When you are ready to light your candle, trim your wicks.  Your Citronella Candle is now finished and ready.  Enjoy!

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