Other Ingredients & Equipment
Pot (for double boiler)
Step 1: Making the
Embeds: Using the double boiler method weigh out and melt 50
grams of beeswax. You will want to stir
this occasionally as it melts.
2: Once all of the beeswax is liquid, add 1 drop of
Spectrum Yellow Candle Dye and stir. Place your pouring
pot back into the heat source.
3: Next, weigh out 4 grams of lime citronella fragrance
oil. Add this to the melted beeswax and
quickly stir to incorporate.
4: Once scented, pour the wax into the mini lemon/lime
mold. Allow the mold to set up enough to
be moved. Then, place the mold into the
5: Again, using the double boiler method, weigh out and
melt another 50 grams of beeswax. Once
melted add 1 drop of Spectrum Green Candle Dye and stir. Once the color is mixed in, place the beeswax
back into the heat source.
6: Remove the mold from the freezer. Flip the mold upside down and using your
thumbs, gently ease the lime slices out of the mold. Set all embeds aside.
Again, weigh out 4
grams of lime citronella fragrance oil.
Add this fragrance to the melted beeswax on the stove. Stir well to incorporate, then carefully pour
this wax into the lime mold.
8: When the lime slices are hard enough to be moved,
carefully place the mold back into the freezer.
Allow to set up.
9: Now, weigh out 500 grams of gel wax. You will be melting the gel wax down using
the double boiler method. As the gel wax melts, it will be very similar in
consistency to a thick syrup. Monitor
the gel wax and stir it occasionally.
Step 10: Remove the lime mold from the freezer and carefully
remove the embeds.
11: Next, center and secure your wicks to the bottom of the
apothecary jar. We will be using (2) 51-32-18z.
Step 12: Once your wicks are in place, start placing the lemon
embed slices around your candle jar.
Press firmly to adhere the embed in place. Once all of the lemon embeds are stuck to the
jar, leave a small amount of open area before aligning a lime embed on
top. Repeat for each lemon slice.
Step 13: When the gel wax is all melted, place 1 toothpick tip of
Spectrum Yellow Candle Dye and 1 toothpick tip of Spectrum Green Candle Dye
into the wax. Stir to incorporate. Finally, add 40 grams of Lime Citronella
Fragrance to the wax and stir.
14: Place your thermometer into the gel wax. Use your mixing spoon to continuously stir
the wax slowly.
15: When the gel wax temperature reaches 165 degrees
Fahrenheit, slowly pour the gel wax into the jar. When the jar is filled, straighten the wicks
and allow the candle to fully set up.
Your Bug Repelling Candle is now ready to be used. Simply trim the wicks before lighting.