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Aug
01

Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe


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Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax RecipeApple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

If you would like to know how to make scoopable wax melts, then the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe would be a great place to start. This scented wax recipe uses Natures Garden’s Joy Wax to create a fantastic room scent. So, this scented recipe is perfect for anyone looking for the best products to make your home smell good!  Not only does this diy wax tarts recipe use the best wax, but this room scent recipe uses the lovely aroma of our Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. So, you can create a strong room scent recipe with a warm, delicious bakery scent. If you would like to have this delectable scent in your home, then check out the candle making blog below!

Natures Garden Suppliers for the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Joy Wax
Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
24K Gold Mica Pigment
8 oz Clear PET Jars
White Smooth Lids 70/400
Thermometer
Caramel Color Block
Cream Color Block
Pouring Pot

Other Ingredients Needed for the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Measuring Spoon
Scale
Pot (for double boiler)

Weights and Amounts for the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

15.9 ounces of the Joy Wax
2.7 ounces of the Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil
12 ounces of the Rice Bran Oil
¼ teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
2 teaspoons of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment
Caramel Color Block (less than 1 gram)
Cream Color Block (less than 1 gram)

Clean and Prepare for the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Before you start creating this scented recipe, you are going to want to clean and prepare for the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe. First of all, you will need to gather your wax tart supplies for this scoopable wax recipe. Also, you will want to clean all of the candle making equipment that you will need for this scented wax recipe, which is listed above. Finally, you will need to clean up your work space to give yourself some room to create your homemade room scent recipe. Now, you are ready to begin creating your scoopable wax melts!

Prepare a Double Boiler for the Candle Wax

One last preparation that you are going to want to make is creating a double boiler for the wholesale candle wax. This double boiler will protect your candle wax from heating too quickly and potentially scorching. In order to make this, you will need both a pouring pot and a regular stove-top pot. You fill the stove-top pot with about an inch of water. Once you fill the pot with water, you will need to place it on the burner. You are going to need to heat the water. When you are ready to melt the wax for this recipe, you will put the wholesale Natures Garden candle wax in the pouring pot.

Melt the Joy Wax for the First Layer of the Scoopable Wax RecipeMelt the Joy Wax for the First Layer of the Scoopable Wax Recipe

First of all, you are going to melt the Joy wax for the first layer of the Scoopable Wax Recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out 5.3 ounces of candle wax. Then, you can add it to the pouring pot of your double boiler. Although the double boiler will help to prevent your wax from burning, you will still want to occasionally stir. Once all of your wax has melted, you are ready for the next step in the candle making process.

Adding the Candle Colorant to the First Layer of the Scoopable Wax RecipeAdding the Candle Colorant to the First Layer of the Scoopable Wax Recipe

Now, you are going to be adding a small amount of a caramel color block to your melted wax. You will want to use less than a gram of this candle colorant  to your melted wax. After adding the colorant, you will want to make sure that it melts entirely. Also, you will want to stir well until it has been fully incorporated in the candle wax. Keep in mind the wax will setup much lighter than it looks when it is melted. So, you can drop a small amount of the wax on a paper plate and let it setup to test the color of your wax.  Then, determine whether you need to add more of the colorant. Once you have a nice caramel color in your wax, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Scenting the First Layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax RecipeScenting the First Layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Now that your candle wax has been melted and colored, you are ready to scent the first layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out the 0.9 ounces of the Apple Dumpling scented oil. After, you will need to stir thoroughly to mix everything together.

Apple Dumpling Fragrance OilApple Dumpling Fragrance Oil

This homemade wax melts recipe uses the warm dessert scent of our  Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. You will be sure to love the scrumptious aroma of this fragrance. This aroma begins with top notes of red candy apples and pears. The scent continues with spicy middle notes of nutmeg, clove, cardamom and freshly ground cinnamon bark. Finally, the aroma has base notes that include dry notes of vanilla and hazelnut. All together these fragrance oil notes blend together to create a scent that may just be the best way to scent your home!

Adding Other Ingredients to the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax TutorialAdding Other Ingredients to the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Tutorial

Next, you are going to be adding other ingredients to the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Tutorial. So, you are going to need to weigh out 4 ounces of the Rice Bran Oil. Of course, you will need to add this amount to your pouring pot with the melted wax. Then, add the rice bran oil to your melted wax. Also, you are going to need to add a teaspoon of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment to your melted wax. After adding these two ingredients to your mixture, mix everything together well.

Pouring the First Layer into the Wholesale JarsPouring the First Layer into the Jars

Now you are ready to begin pouring the first wax layer into the plastic PET jars. Before you can actually pour your scented wax, you are going to need to let your mixture cool to about 130 degrees Fahrenheit. You need the wax to cool because you do not want it to melt the plastic containers. Once your melted wax mixture reaches this temperature you are ready to fill your clear jars. In total you will have four jars, so you will want to try to distribute the wax evenly between them. Fill each jar about a third of the way. Once your jars are filled, you will need to wait for the layer to set up before moving to the next step.

Melt and Joy Was for the Second Layer of the Scoopable Wax Recipe

Next, you are going to prepare the second layer for this scoopable wax tart. So, you will need to weigh out 5.3 ounces of the Joy Wax. Once you have this candle wax weighed, you can melt it using a clean pouring pot.

Color the Second Layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax RecipeColor the Second Layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Once everything has completely melted, you are ready to color the second layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe. You are going to need a very small amount of the Cream Color Block. You will not need to add more than a gram of the colorant. Also, you can add a ¼ teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to the wax. You will need to mix well to blend all of these ingredients together.

Scenting the Second Layer of the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Now that the Joy Wax is melted and colored, you can add the Apple Dumpling scent. So, you will need to weigh out and add 0.9 ounces of the Apple Dumpling Fragrance oil. Of course, you will need to thoroughly mix this scented oil to blend it with the wax.

Adding the Rice Bran Oil to the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Lastly, you are going to be adding the rice bran oil to the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out 4 ounces of the Rice Bran Oil.  Then, add it to the melted candle wax. Once you have added this final ingredient for this second layer, you are going to need to mix everything together well.

Pour the Wax for the Second Layer into the Candle Making Jars.Pour the Wax for the Second Layer into the Candle Making Jars

Now you are ready to pour your second layer for the scoopable wax tarts recipe. Again, you are going to need to wait for the wax to drop to about 130 degrees Fahrenheit before pouring. Once your wax reaches the right temperature, you are going to fill each of your jars until they are about ⅔ of the way full. Once you have each of your jars filled, you need the layer to set up completely before going to the next step.

Melt the Joy Wax for the Third Layer of the Scoopable Wax Tarts Recipe

Finally, you are going to create the last layer for your scoopable wax melts. So, you will need to melt the joy wax for the third layer of the scoopable wax tarts recipe. So, weigh out 5.3 ounces of the Joy Wax and add it to your clean pouring pot. Once the candle wax has melted, you can move on to the next step.

Scenting the Third Layer of the Wax Melt Recipe

Next, you are going to be scenting the third layer of the wax melt recipe. So, you will want to weigh out and add 0.9 ounces of the Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. You will want to mix the scent in well before moving on to the next step of the process.

Add the Colorant to the Third Layer for the Scoopable Wax Melts

Now, you are ready to add the colorant to the third layer for the scoopable wax melts.  Also, you will need to include a teaspoon for the 24K Gold Mica Pigment and less than a gram of the Caramel Color Block. Then, mix everything together well.

Include the Rice Bran Oil to the Third Layer

Next, you will want to add the rice bran oil to your melted wax. So, you will want to include 4 ounces of the rice bran oil. You will want to mix everything well before moving on to the next step.

Pouring the Third Layer for the Scoopable Wax Recipe

Once your wax mixture reaches about 130 degrees, you are ready to pour your last layer. You are going to use this layer to fill up each of your plastic jars. After filling your jars, you will want to allow the last layer to set up.

Using the Finished Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax RecipeUsing the Finished Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

Now, your homemade scoopable wax recipe is finished! At this point, you can add the lid and store your wax melt recipe for later. You will want to wait for your wax melt recipe to cure before using to ensure that you have the best strong wax melts possible!

Making Your Own Apple Dumplings

If the scrumptious aroma of our Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil has you craving your own tasty treat, then you are going to need apples. Of course, your homemade dumplings would taste even better with the freshest ingredients. So, you should consider going apple picking to gather the best, freshest apples for your dessert recipe. Plus, the experience of picking your own apples if just so fun! Anyone interested in this excursion should definitely check out the article called The Best Place to Go Apple Picking in Every State from the Readers Digest.

Questions About the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe?Questions About the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe

We hope that you enjoyed creating this homemade room scent recipe! If you have any questions about the Apple Dumpling Scoopable Wax Recipe, feel free to reach out to ask us. You can find us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media platforms to ask us questions that you may have regarding this handmade wax melts recipe, but you can share your own diy wax tart recipes, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jul
16

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe


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Snap Bar Wax Tarts RecipeSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe

If you are looking for a fun and easy recipe for the wax warmer, then our Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe would be the perfect choice for you! This candle wax recipe includes quality Natures Garden wholesale candle wax that will allow you to create a fantastic scented wax recipe. Further, this candle making recipe includes the refreshing Independent Fragrance Oil. Together, this wax tart recipe and wholesale candle making supplies to provide the best way to scent your home!

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Preparations and Cleaning

Before you begin to create your wax melts recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, gather your cosmetic ingredients for this wax tarts recipe. It can be useful to get everything that you need before making your diy wax melts to have the process go easier. Also, you will want to sanitize any craft equipment that you will need for the wax melt recipe. Next, you will want to prepare an area for you to use as a work space. Further, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while you prepare this candle wax recipe. After you have made these preparations, you will be ready to work on making this homemade candle recipe!

Create the Double BoilerSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Create the Double Boiler

Next, you are going to want to create the double boiler for this recipe. While you will still need to stir, the double boiler will be useful for preventing your wax from overheating. To create this device you will need two pots that will fit into each other. In the larger pot you will add water, which will be heated to a boil. Your pouring pot will act as the smaller pot for this recipe. Now, you will want to heat your water. Once the water is at a boil, set your pouring pot inside to melt the candle wax inside.

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Bliss of Bliss Candle Wax
Independent Fragrance Oil
Scarlet Color Block
Royal Blue Color Block
White Color Block
Break Bar Mold
Thermometer
Pouring Pot
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Spoon
Scale
Pot (for double boiler)
Knife

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

A small amount of the White Color Block
6.5 ounces of the Bliss of Bliss Candle Wax
A small amount of the Royal Blue Color Block
0.65 ounces of the Independent Fragrance Oil
A small amount of the Scarlet Color Block

Weighing Out the WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Weighing Out the Candle Wax

First, you are going to measure out the granulated candle wax for this portion of the wax melt recipe. So, you will want to add one ounce of the Pillar of Bliss Wax to your pouring pot. You are going to need to use your pouring pot device to melt your candle wax. Once your candle wax has completely melted, you are ready to move on to the next step in preparing this portion of the wax melts recipe.

Creating the Blue Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the Blue Candle Wax

Next, you are going to add the candle colorant to your melted Pillar of Bliss wax. So, you will need to cut a small amount off of the Royal Blue color block. You will want to add this small amount of candle dye to your melted wax and mix it in. Be sure to stir until all of the added color block is incorporated. Once you have a beautiful deep blue color, you are ready to move on to the next part of the process.

Creating the Blue Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Scenting the Blue Candle Wax

Once your wax has been colored, you can add the fragrance oil. So, you will want to add 0.10 ounce of the Independent Fragrance Oil. Once you add in the scented oil, you will want to mix everything together to make sure that the fragrance is fully incorporated. Then, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Pouring the Blue Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Blue Wax Portion

Now you are ready to pour your scented wax into the mold. So, you will want to retrieve your silicone loaf mold. However, this isn’t the only mold that you can use for this recipe. Instead, you could pour your candle wax into another silicone mold that you use for candle making or even a nonstick pan. If you use a pan, then we would recommend that you line your pan with wax paper to make it easier to remove.

Cutting the blue wax fro the snap bar tartsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Cutting the Blue Candle Wax

After the blue wax portion has cooled and set up completely, you can remove it from the candle mold. You will want to use a knife to cut the blue candle wax into chunks. For our purposes, the chunks do not need to be even. Also, you may notice that you create little blue shavings as you cut. You will want to save both the chunks and the shavings. After everything has been cut, you will need to put this to the side for a later step.

Measuring the Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Measuring the Candle Wax

Next, you can move on to prepare the red portion of the candle recipe. So, you will want to wipe out your pouring pot. Once your pouring pot is clean, you want to add one ounce of the Pillar of Bliss Wax to your clean pouring pot. Use your double boiler to melt the candle wax and stir as the wax melts. Once everything is melted, then move on to the next part of the process.

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Adding the Red Candle Colorant

Now, you are ready to add the colorant to your melted wax. You will need to use a knife to cut a small amount of the Scarlet Color Block Dye. Then, you will want to add this small amount to your pouring pot. As the color block melts, you will want to stir in the color. Once you have fully incorporated the colorant and have a bright red hue, then you will be ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Scenting the Red Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Scenting the Red Candle Wax

Now that your candle wax is colored, you can add the scented oil for this wax melt recipe. You will want to add 0.10 ounce of the Independent Fragrance Oil. After adding the scented oil, you will need to mix the scent in well. Once the scent has been fully incorporated into the melted red wax, you can move on to the next step in the candle making process.

Pouring the Red Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Pouring the Red Wax Portion

Once everything has been mixed together, you are ready to move on to pouring the candle wax. If you are using the silicone loaf mold, then you will need to pour your red candle wax in another cavity. Anyone that is using a different candle wax mold can use that mold at this time. Again, you will want to wait for the candle wax to step up before moving on to the next step in the process.

Snap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Cutting the Red Candle WaxSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Cutting the Red Candle Wax

Once your red candle wax has completely set up, you are ready to remove this portion of the candle wax from the mold. Then, you will need to use a knife to cut your red wax portion into chunks. Again, your chunks should be a bit uneven. Also, you should remember to keep any smaller shavings that you create.  If you add both shavings of wax and larger pieces, it gives you melts added interest.

Add the snap bar tart embedsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Add the Candle Wax Chunks to the Mold

For the next part, you are going to need both the red and blue chunks of wax. You will need to mix these two colors together. If you would like, you can mix them together in a separate bowl. Once you have these colors mixed up, you are going to need to get your mold. So, you will need to get the break bar mold. Then, spread out your wax chunks and shavings all throughout the mold.

Melting the White Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Melting the White Wax Portion

Now you are going to create the white portion of your wax tart recipe. So, you are going to want to add 4.5 ounces of Pillar of Bliss Wax in the pouring pot. Then, you will need to melt this candle wax using your double boiler.

Scenting the White Wax PortionSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Creating the White Wax Portion

Once you have your wax melted, you are ready to add the scent and wax colorant. So, you will want to add 0.45 ounces of the fragrance oil to your melted wax. Also, you will want to add a small amount of the white color block to your melted wax. You will want to stir until all of these candle making ingredients are mixed together well. You will want to allow the temperature of the wax to cool to about 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that your candle mold doesn’t melt when you pour the white candle wax.

Filling the MoldSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Filling the Mold

Once your candle wax has reached the proper temperature you will be ready to move on to the next step. So, you will need to take your white candle wax and pour it into the mold. You will need to pour this wax directly on top of your red and blue wax chunks.

Removing the snap bar wax tarts from the moldSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Removing the Wax From the Mold

After your scented wax melts have completely cooled you are ready for the next step. So, take the breakable wax melts and remove them from the mold.

Breaking up the snap bar wax tartsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Break Up Your Scented Wax

Next, you are going to break your wax melt chunk into pieces. Your wax melts will break into shapes that are similar to chocolate bark. After you have these pieces broken, you simply need to package your wax melts and let it cure.

Using your snap bar wax tartsSnap Bar Wax Tarts Recipe: Using Your Finished Wax Melts

Once your wax tarts have cured, you are ready to use them! These wax melts smell too good not to use. All you will need to do is add a big chunk or a few smaller pieces to your wax tart warmer. Then, your home will be smelling its best in no time at all! 

 

Reach Out to Natures GardenReach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed learning how to make wax melts at home! If you have any more questions about how to make these handmade wax melts, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own homemade wax melts creations, too! So, we hope that we hear from you sometime soon!

Jun
14

Candle Making Terminology


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Candle Making TerminologyCandle Making Terminology

We at Natures Garden know that there is a lot of candle making terminology and techniques that you need to know to make great homemade candles. So, we are going to answer some common candle making questions and problems to make your experience more fun. So, set aside your candle making equipment and let’s figure out how to make gorgeous scented candles!

Candle Making Terminology: Types of Candles

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Pillar Candle?

Pillar candles are free-standing candles that don’t require a container. These often use a harder type of candle wax that is made for creating pillar candles, like Pillar of Bliss Wax or Palm Pillar Wax.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Votive Candle?

Votive Candles are a smaller kind of candle. The average size is 1.5 ounces and they are about two inches tall and one and a half inches wide. These are often made with a Votive Mold.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?Candle Making Terminology: What is a Tealight Candle?

Tea Lights are very small candles that are about an inch and a half wide and a half inch tall. They can be made in Tea Light Cups .

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Fragrances

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Fragrance Load Mean?

In candle making, fragrance load refers to the amount of fragrance oil that you are using in your homemade candle recipe.

Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?Candle Making Terminology: My Candle Wax Will Hold a 10% Fragrance Load. How Do I Know How Much to Add?

All you need to do is some simple math that we will walk you through! First, weigh the amount of candle wax you are using. Then, multiply this amount by 0.10, which is 10% to determine the amount of fragrance oil that you can use.

  • Formula: Candle Wax Weight X Fragrance Percentage = Amount of Fragrance That Can Be Added
  • Example: 20 (ounces of candle wax) X 0.10 = 2 ounces of fragrance oil So, since your candle wax is in ounces, the fragrance amount that can be added to the candle wax will also be in ounces.
Candle Making Terminology: What Does Scent Throw Mean?

The scent throw is the strength of fragrance that the candle releases into the air. Cold throw is the strength of scent when the candle is not lit yet. Hot throw is the strength of the scent throw when the candle is lit and burning.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Waxes

Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?Candle Making Terminology: What Kind of Wax Should I Use for Candles?

Choosing a candle wax type depends on the type of candle that you want to create. So, the isn’t a universal answer to the question, “Which is the best wax for candle making?” For example, pillar candles would require a pillar wax, which includes Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax and Palm Pillar Wax. The Pillar of Bliss Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that has a great scent throw and a creamy finish. The Palm Pillar Wax has a crystal finish, has a wonderful scent throw, and comes form sustainable sources.

However, container candles would be best with a container wax, which includes soy wax, Joy wax, WOW Wax, palm wax, and gel wax. Soy wax would make a great, inexpensive addition to your natural candle making supplies. It has a clean burn and and excellent cold throw, but it can be tricky to get a good hot throw from certain fragrances. Wow wax is mostly paraffin and has an amazing hot throw, but has a less clean burn. Joy wax is a perfect blend of paraffin wax and soy wax, as well as veggie wax and proprietary ingredients, that provides a cleaner burn with an amazing scent throw. Gel wax has a neat translucent look, but is not compatible with all fragrance oils. Our palm wax comes from sustainable sources that aren’t harming the rainforest, has a beautiful crystal appearance, and a great scent throw.

Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?Candle Making Terminology: What is Granulated Wax?

Simply, this is wax that is grainy and looks kind of like sand. This wax can be scented and colored without melting, so it is a easy and fun way to create candles with kids. We have made candle recipes like the Bacon Candle Recipe and the Hydrangea Candle Recipe with this type of wax.

Candle Making Terminology: Crucial Temperatures

Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?Candle Making Terminology: Do I Need to Worry About the Temperatures When Making Candles?

Yes, this is very important for creating quality homemade candles! There are a few key moments where you will need a thermometer to be aware of the temperature of your wax. First, you need to make sure that your fragrance oil isn’t added at a temperature that is too hot. If your fragrance is added at a temperature that is too high, then some of the notes may burn off and leave you with a less satisfying scent. Another issue is pouring your wax into the container too soon. If you pour at a temperature that is too cool, you could have improper adhesion, wet spots, sinking, and other issues. So, be sure to check your wax’s description to see the temperature that is should be poured.

Candle Making Terminology: What does sinkhole mean?

Sinkhole is a hole or cavity that appears on your candle as it is setting up. Often, this occurs when the candle wax is poured at too low of a temperature.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?Candle Making Terminology: Can You Cool a Candle in the Fridge?

No, candles should cool as slowly as possible on their own. If you place a candle in the fridge to cool, they may not adhere to the glass properly, which can lead to wet spots.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Wicks

Candle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right WickCandle Making Terminology: Choosing the Right Wick

The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your container. You can see the radius for each wick under it’s description. However, you will still need to test because there are many variable between wax type and fragrance oil. A fragrance with a high flash point and high specific gravity, like vanilla, requires a hotter burn. But, low flash point scents with low specific gravity, like citrus, need a smaller wick. Also, you may hear the terms “wick up’ and “wick down” when talking about find the right wick size. Wick down means that you should use a wick that is smaller than what you have been using and wick up means that you should use a wick that is larger than what you use for candles this size.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Stop a Candle From Tunneling?

If you don’t know, tunneling is often the answer for the question, “Why isn’t my candle wax not burning evenly all of the way down?” Tunneling can happen for a few reasons, which includes issues with wick size. If your wick is too small for the diameter of your candle, then it will not burn all the way to the outside edge. So, you may either need a larger wick, multiple wicks, or a different type of wick that will burn hotter.

However, there are a few other issues that could cause tunneling. If you think your wick is the right size, then look into some of these potential issues, First, you may have a clogged wick, which can cause uneven burning. Also, it could be that you didn’t do a memory burn for the candle’s first use to ensure a proper burn. Finally, you may need to use a wax that has a lower melt point that is easier for you chosen wick to handle.

Candle Making Terminology: Why Are My Candle Jars Black After I Burn My Candles?

Often, this occurs when you wick is too big for your jar or your wick is too long. If your wick is trimmed down to 1/4 inch, then the length is fine. You can check the suggested radius for your wick to see if you need to get a smaller size. Also, using too much fragrance can clog the wick and cause more soot than normal.

Candle Making Terminology: Do Candle Wicks Contain Lead?

No, candle wicks in the Unites States, like ours, do not contain lead. In fact, lead core wicks were banned in the US in 2003.

Candle Making Terminology: Proper Burning

Candle Making Terminology: What is a Memory Burn?

This is the first burn of your candles and is the most important. This burn will set the boundary of your melt pool and will determines whether the edges of your candle will be reached. A guide is to burn an hour for every inch your candle is wide to ensure that it will burn properly as it is used in future burns. Also, you will want to make sure that you wick isn’t too low and isn’t longer than 1/4 inch high.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Melt Pool Mean?

Melt Pool is the candle wax that has melted on the top of the candle. Ideally, you will want this to be all the way across the top of your candle to ensure an even burn.

Candle Making Terminology: What Does Mushrooming Mean in Candle Making?

When I notice black clumps on top of my wick, I know that it is mushrooming. While all wick produce this carbon as they burn, some are worse than others. Also, factors that clog the wick can increase the mushrooming effect. The CD wicks produce the least amount of mushrooming, but there isn’t a way to completely stop it due to it being a product of burning the wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Coloring

Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?Candle Making Terminology: How Do You Color a Candle?

There are a few different candle colorant options for your home made candles. First, you can use our Liquid Candle Dyes, which are extremely concentrated and will last a long time. Also, you can use a color block, which is made with paraffin, vegan, and can color up to 15 pounds of wax. Lastly, you can use a bit of powder dye. Just be careful not to use too much because it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Can You Use Crayons to Make Candles?

We do not suggest using crayons to color candles. They don’t burn properly and are likely to clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?Candle Making Terminology: What is a UV Light Inhibitor?

Since UV light from the sun can bleach the color out of candles, the UV light inhibitor is used to protect the color of your candles. This candle ingredient is most useful for preventing fading in burgundy, blue, and violet candle colors due to direct sunlight.

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Color My Candles White?

While titanium dioxide can be used to create white pillar candles, you don’t want to add it straight to your container candles as it can clog your wick.

Candle Making Terminology: Candle Apearance

Candle Making Terminology: How Do I Get Rid of Wet Spots on My Candles?

Wet spots are air pockets that are formed when your candle didn’t adhere properly to your candle jar. You can take a few steps to prevent this if you are having problems. First, try warming your candle jars to give you wax more time to cool. Also, you can try pouring your wax at a hotter temperature. Another good tip is to make sure the room your are making your candles in a room that is warm.

Candle Making Terminology: What Is Frosting In Candle Making?

Frosting is the white stuff that appears on waxes that contain soy wax. You can use a heat gun or blow dryer to re-melt the surface and give it a smoother finish. While you can lessen the effect of frosting, you can’t eliminate it completely.

Candle Making Terminology: What Are Jump Lines?

These are the line that you can see on the side of either a container candle or a pillar candle.

Candle Making Terminology: Progression of Candles

As you can tell, there is a lot that goes into candle making. But, it is a process that has been developed overtime and takes time to master. If you are interested in learning a bit about the evolution of candles, then check out The History of Candles from Prehistoric Times Until Now by Pioneer Thinking.

Candle Making Terminology: Talk to UsCandle Making Terminology: Talk to Us

If you have any more questions about candle making, you can look at our candle making classes or just ask us! We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ngscents).