Make Your Own Candles, Soaps & Cosmetics

Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Recipe makes approximately (1) 16 oz. candle.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

Directions:

Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Stirring Spoon (7)
Stove
Scale
Knife
Disposable Plates (3)
Disposable Bowls (2)
Pot (for double boiler)
Apothecary Jar with lid
Cutting board
Sharp pencil
Toothpicks
Tape
Scissors
Wax Paper


Step 1:  Lay your plates and bowls out.  Tear off an appropriately sized piece of wax paper to cover the inside portion of each plate and bowl.  Next, take a small piece of tape and adhere the wax paper to the bottom of each  plate and bowl. 

Step 2:  Now, weigh out and melt 25 grams of beeswax using the double boiler method.  Once the beeswax is melted, add 2 grams of fragrance oil and stir. 

Step 3:  Next, add 2 drops of black spectrum dye and stir again.  Once the color is completely incorporated, pour this over the wax paper in one of your bowls.  Allow to fully set up. 

Step 4:  Repeat step 2.  Once melted, add 2 drops of Red Spectrum Dye and stir. Now, place a pencil under one side of one of your paper plates to create a small angle.  This will keep all of the colored beeswax in one section.  Pour the red beeswax into the side that is not elevated by the pencil.  Allow to fully set up.

Step 5:  Repeat step 2.  Once melted, add 1 drop of Blue Spectrum Dye and stir.  Now, get one of your other plates.  Once again, use a pencil to create an angle.  Pour the blue beeswax into the side that is not elevated.  Allow to fully set up. 

Step 6:  Repeat step 2.  Once the beeswax is melted, add 1 drop of Green Spectrum Dye and stir again.  Once it is all blended, pour this into the last plate.  This plate lays flat. 

Step 7:  Repeat step 2 again.  Once melted, add 2 drops Yellow Spectrum Dye and stir.  Grab the plate that has the red beeswax and place the pencil under that side.  Now pour the yellow wax into the opposite side that is not elevated.  Although the colors should not touch, it is okay if they do slightly.  Allow to fully set up.

Step 8:  Repeat step 2 for a final time.  Once melted, add 1 drop Purple Spectrum Dye and stir.  Now, get the plate that has the blue beeswax and place the pencil under that side.  Pour the purple wax into the opposite side that is not elevated.  Allow to fully set up. 

Step 9:  Now, weigh out and melt 20 grams of beeswax.  Once the beeswax is melted, add 2 grams of fragrance oil and a pinch of gold mica and stir well.  Once this is incorporated, pour this into the final bowl.  Allow to fully set up. 

 Step 10:  Once all 7 colors of beeswax (black, red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and gold) have set up and are cool to the touch; it is time to remove them.  Carefully remove the wax paper from the plates and bowls.  Then, begin to peel the beeswax off.

Step 11:  Once all of the waxes are removed, get your cutting board, pencil, and knife ready.

Step 12:  For the pot o gold design, here is your color key.  Red, yellow, green, blue, and purple will all be used for the rainbow (in that order if you like).  You may also use some of the left over green to cut a few blades of grass to put next to the pot of gold.  The black is for the pot, and the gold is for the gold.

Step 13:  Using your pencil, lightly trace out your rainbow (a slightly curved line), grass blades, pot, and gold heap.  When you are ready, cut each item out.  Due to the fact that the beeswax is pliable, when forming your rainbow, start with a small curve in your red, then place the yellow slice, work this into the curve.  Repeat with your remaining colors until your rainbow is stuck together.  Now, for the pot: place the gold on top;  from the back side work these two pieces together until they stick.  Next, lightly dip your finger into the gold mica, and then run your finger across the gold for extra outside shimmer. 

Step 14:  When the pot of gold in finished, place this onto the bottom of the jar.  Then, gently press the pot of gold along the wall until it sticks.  Once in place, take the wider portion of your rainbow and stick it slightly behind the gold.  Then, work the angle until it fits into your jar.  Finally, gently press the rainbow so that it adheres firmly in place.    

Step 15:  Now, weigh out and melt 475 grams of Joy wax using the double boiler method. 

Step 16:  While your joy wax is melting, check your design for any open areas.  Use the colored pieces of extra beeswax to fill in any openings from behind the adhered surface.  This will prevent any leakage of joy wax from coming through when it is poured. 

Step 17:  Center and secure your wicks to the bottom of your candle jar. 

Step 18:  When your joy wax is melted, remove it from the heat source.  Weigh out 74 grams.  To this add 6 grams of fragrance oil and 1 toothpick tip of Green Spectrum Dye.  Stir.  When you notice the wax is starting to thicken, carefully pour the wax into the jar.  This will be the ground.  Allow to set up.

Step 19:  Now to the remaining melted wax add 32 grams of fragrance and 1 toothpick tip Blue Spectrum Dye.  Stir well to incorporate.   Then, place your thermometer into the wax.

Step 20:  When your wax reaches 125 degrees Fahrenheit, give it a final stir.  Then, carefully pour it into your container; stopping the pour where the jar changes shape.

Step 21:  Straighten your wicks again, and allow the candle to fully set up undisturbed.  

Step 22:  Once your candle is completely set up, trim your wicks. 

Your Pot o Gold Candle is now ready to use!  Enjoy!

Note:  You will have enough colored beeswax to make a few of these candles.  Just repeat steps 13-23.

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