Joy Wax Candle Making Kit
The Joy Wax Candle Making Kit is a simple candle craft that is perfect for beginning candle makers. Not only does this kit provide you with the ingredients need to create twelve candles, but you will be provided a page of detailed instructions for those that need guidance. While you will not be provided with a pouring pot or a thermometer, these are extremely useful tools that every candle maker can benefit from using. Further, you will be given enough supplies to create three batches of differently scented and colored candles. Your fragrance options currently are Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil, Spring Rain Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil, and Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. However, you will need to decide on your favorite three candles scents, as you will have one scent left over. Overall, this is a simple, fun craft for the experienced candle makers and a great choice for those that want to create their first batch of candles.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Products Included in this Kit
3 pounds of Joy Wax
2 Color Blocks (Red and Blue)
4 Fragrance Oils in 1 Ounce Bottles
Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil
Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil
25 – Hemp Wicks (7 inch)
12 – 6.5 ounce hexagon candle containers
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Additional Supplies Needed
Cake Pan 13×9 or Large Pot (Used to Create the Double Boiler)
Stainless or Wooden Spoon
Stainless or Glass Measuring Cup
Stove Top or Hot Plate
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Pencil or Fine Tooth Comb – Used to hold your candle wicks in place
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Sanitize and Clean
Before starting any project, you should make sure that everything is tidy and ready to use. First, gather all the equipment you will need to complete the candles. Not only do you want them readily available, but these supplies should be sanitized as well. Also, you will want to tidy and sanitize your work area and stove top. This preparation will allow you to be sure that this process goes quickly and without error.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Prepare the Containers
Before you begin melting your wax you will want to prepare the containers for pouring. The wicks need to be put into the containers before you pour the wax. You will need a hot glue gun and hot glue to secure the wicks in the containers. So, add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and use your fingers to quickly secure the wick to the bottom of the container. Make sure that you place the metal bottom of the wick as close to the center as possible.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double Boiler
Also, you will want to create a double boiler for this project. This will help to prevent the wax from overheating when you melt your provided Joy Wax. You will need the pouring pot to hold your melting wax and a larger pot that the pouring pot fits in. We recommend using a cake pan, but you can improvise with an appropriately sized pot or pan. You will add some water to the cake pan, place the pouring pot inside, and heat the water to boiling.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Melt and Color the Wax
First, you are going to want to melt and add color to your first batch of candles. So, retrieve your scale and weigh a pound of your joy wax. Place this into pouring pot and begin to melt this wax. Also, you are going to want to add your colorant. Choose either the red or blue color block. We chose to use the blue color block for our first batch. You will want to add no more than one eighth of the block, but you can add less to achieve a lighter shade for your candle. We created dark blue candles for our first batch. Then, light red for our second and mixed a small amount of each for our final batch. After you add your colorant, mix thoroughly and place your thermometer into the wax to check the temperature. Once the thermometer reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit you are ready for the next step.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cooling the Wax
Next, you are going to add the fragrance oil and pour the wax as the melted wax cools. First, wait for the wax to cool to about 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature you will add one of your three chosen fragrance oils. Add one ounce of fragrance oil and mix thoroughly. Then, wait for the scented wax to cool to about 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax reaches this temperature it is safe to pour the wax into your prepared containers, this batch should fill about four candle containers. It is important to pay attention to how full you fill your jars. You want to stop pouring just before the jars begin changing shape. If you fill your jars to full they will not burn all the way across and you will also run out of wax for the remaining jars. Finally, be sure to straighten the wicks before the candles cool. You can set an object, like a pencil or a fine tooth comb, across the tops to help keep the wicks in place.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Cleaning Your Pouring Pot
Often times beginner candle makers ask us how to clean their pouring pots. Cleaning them out with soap and water isn’t going to get your wax out. In addition, you don’t want candle wax clogging your sink drain. The key is to clean the pouring pot while it is still warm. Your wax will remaining fluid for a short time after you have poured your candles. While your pouring pot is still warm, wipe it out with a paper towel. Once you are sure you have all of the wax out of the pouring pot, you can then wash the pouring pot with dish soap and warm water. By washing the pouring pot you will remove and lingering fragrance and ensure your pouring pot is ready for your next batch.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Repeat These Steps
Now, you are going to repeat these steps two more times. Since you will have eight more jars and two more pounds of wax left, you will be able to create two more batches of candles. Of course, you will need to choose a different fragrance oil and need to decide on the next color. However, all the other steps should be done the exact same way to prevent issues.
Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Setting Up and Usage of Your Candles
Finally, you have finished creating all twelve of your homemade candles! Now, there are just a few things to be aware of before you are ready to start burning them. First, absolutely do not attempt to cool your candles faster by placing them in the refrigerator. If a candle cools too quickly, then it is likely to pull away from the jar. If the candle does not completely adhere to the jar your candle will look like it has wet spots. Second, you may get better results if you want at least three days to let your candles rest before burning. During this time keep the candles covered. Once the candles have cured, trim the wicks to about 1/4 inch before burning them. Finally, make sure you use the warning labels if you are going to share or sell these candles. We hope that you had fun creating this project and that you enjoy your new scented candles.