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Oct
31

How Joy Wax Can Be Used


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How Joy Wax Can Be Used

Are you interested in learning about some different methods to create homemade candles, potpourri, wax tarts, and wax melts? We at Natures Garden would like to introduce you to our Joy Wax, which is only available at Natures Garden’s store and on our website! This wax is made from a combination of soy wax, different vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients. We test each batch out ourselves using color, fragrance oil, CD candle wicking, and of course, 100% Joy Wax. We sell our Joy Wax in various sizes, depending on the amount you are going to need for your projects. This product of ours is continuously gaining popularity on the market and is rated our number one candle wax. Get ready to hear all about the Natures Garden Joy Wax, what it is, and a variety of ways that it can be used!

The Size Variety of Joy WaxThe Size Variety of Joy Wax

The Natures Garden Joy Wax comes in a few different sizes, all of which we are going to mention. The first and smallest size that we sell is one slab of Joy Wax, which are about 10-12 pounds each. The next size up is one case of Joy Wax, which range from 54-60 pounds each. The largest size that we sell is by the skid-load, made up of 42 cases of Joy Wax, again, 54-60 pounds each. With this variety, you will be able to make as many candles and wax melts as you would like!

More About Joy Wax

As we have mentioned, our Joy Wax consists of soy wax, vegetable waxes, paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients. We decided to create a wax that would work excellently for container candles. With this Joy Wax that we have created, you will be able to get both hot and cold scent throw, without any curing time being necessary.

Since we had container candles in mind when we were creating this, it has been designed to cling nicely to jars. It also has a creamy and smooth finish to it, and no additives need to be added for the wax to perform the way that it should. By using our Joy Wax, you will be able to create candles that are rich in color. Your candles will also have an excellent melt pool, and usually only require one pour in most jars.

Joy Wax Candle Making Kit Joy Wax Candle Making Kit

We believe that the best way to get started making your own candles is to purchase a starter kit, which we have several of. It would be a good idea to start with our Joy Wax Candle Making Kit to get familiar with this product. This candle making kit comes with three pounds of Joy Wax, two color blocks, 4 one ounce fragrances, 25 six inch hemp candle wicks, twelve hexagonal jars with lids, and it includes a complete set of instructions. The fragrances included in this kit are currently fresh linen, spring rain, vanilla silk, and strawberry passion. You will also need to get a metal pouring pot and a candle thermometer, which do not come in the kit. Both of these items are available to buy from Natures Garden. This kit makes it very easy for you to get started and learn how to work with Joy Wax. In addition, you will not need to use all products included in the kit, so you will have a jump start on your next candle making project.

How to Make Joy Wax Container CandlesJoy Wax Container Candles

Now is the fun part! We are going to begin talking about just how you can make container candles using Joy Wax. First, we will introduce to you a recipe to make basic Joy Wax candles. Then we are going to give two specific recipes using Joy Wax: Shimmer Gel Potpourri and Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts. Seeing each of these will allow you to learn the variety that Joy Wax offers in candle making. The first recipe we will be referring to makes four pounds of candles.

Ingredients:

Joy Wax
Coloring (You can use either our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or Color Blocks)
Pouring Pot
Scale
13 x 9 pan
Fragrance
Candle wicks
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Heat source
Candy thermometer
Work clothes
Safety glasses

How to Make Joy Wax Container Candles

First, weigh out 4 pounds of Joy Wax on a scale. Turn your oven on 150-200°F. Put your empty glass candle containers on a tray and in the oven to warm them to about 150°F when you will be pouring into them. Pouring hot wax into a cold container will cause your wax to set up too quickly and your candles will develop jump lines or wet spots.

Gathering Your Materials

Put about 1″ of water in your 13 X 9 pan on the stove. Turn the temperature setting on your stove between low and medium. Gather your pouring pot, coloring, additives, fragrance, containers, and wicks to start making your container candles. Put the 4 pounds of Joy Wax into a clean pouring pot and place that inside of your 13 x 9 pan on the stove.

Melt Your Joy Wax

Allow your wax to melt in the pan. It is important that you never melt wax with the pouring pot directly on a heat source. This can quickly become a fire hazard or can result in your wax being scorched. If your wax gets scorched, it will create a burnt smell. If your wax smells like this, it is ruined and wax that becomes scorched cannot be corrected. Periodically check the temperature of your melted wax with your candy thermometer. Heat the Joy Wax up to 200°F. Once again, make sure that it does not get too hot and become scorched.

Adding the Candle Colorant

You should add the candle colorant at the hottest temperature. Add 1-10 drops of liquid candle dye to the melted wax. Stir. Do not use more than ten drops of the liquid candle dye. Liquid candle dyes will make it easy to get a consistent color since you can simply count how many drops you have added. This can be important when marketing you homemade candles to your customers. Alternatively, you can use Natures Garden’s color blocks with the Joy Wax. Color blocks are a good alternative to liquid candle dye if you are looking for more rich, dark colors for your candles. They are great for larger batches. However, if you are creating candles in smaller batches, you will need to make sure you are weighing out just how much of the color block you are adding in grams. This will allow you to get a consistent color.

Preparing the Candle Wicks

While you are waiting for your wax to cool you can prepare your jars. Putting wicks in your candles is much easier when you use either the pretabbed prewaxed wicks. The zinc core or CD type wicks from Natures Garden are the most popular. You have a couple of options when adding candle wicks. Allow your candles to cool a little until you see that the bottom of the container has about one inch of candle setting up. Straighten your wicks and place them in the candle centered and evenly spaced apart.

If you are placing more than one wick into your jars, make sure that the wicks are not too close to the sides of the container because it may create soot. Your wicks will move if you try to wick your candles too soon and they will not be spaced apart properly. However, if you wick your candles too late, your wicks will not migrate to the bottom of the container. This brings us to the second option. It may be helpful for you to use a hot glue gun to center and adhere your wicks to the bottom of your containers if you wish to. If you decide on using the hot glue gun, you will need to put the wicks into your containers prior to pouring in the hot wax.

Adding Fragrance Oil and Pouring the Joy Wax

Remove your warm glass candle containers from the oven and place them on a surface that is heat resistant. Prepare them in a line so that they will be ready for the hot wax to be poured in. You can add your candle wicks now, or later. This will depend on which option you chose. Next, you will need to remove the pouring pot from heat and allow the temperature of the Joy Wax to drop to 170°F. Then, add 1-1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound of melted wax to your melted wax mixture. Stir the wax, thoroughly blending the fragrance oil and pour the Joy Wax into your glass containers. Stop pouring the wax at the point when your candle jar starts changing shape. Sink holes may develop if you fill your jars too full.

Cooling the Candles and Finishing Up

For the best results when cooling your candles, allow them to cool at room temperature. Center and straight your wicks before allowing them to set up all of the way. You can place a pencil across the opening of the jar, wrapping the candle wicks around it to keep them in place. We also find that placing a fine tooth comb across the opening, using the space in between teeth of the comb to hold the wicks in place also works well. Condensation can develop if they are put on the jars too soon.

Finally, let’s talk about curing. You can allow your candles to cure for a few days in order for the fragrance to fully bind to the wax before burning it. Cure the candles with their lids on after they have completely set up and cooled down. While we find it isn’t 100% necessary since Joy Wax has a beautiful scent throw without curing, it really kicks the scent throw up a notch.

Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeShimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Now, we are going to introduce to you one of our homemade room scenting recipes using Joy Wax. Did you know Joy Wax can be used for more than just container candles? For example, although this recipe is made from soy wax, it can easily be substituted with Joy Wax. This is yet another way to show the versatility of Joy Wax. When coloring this recipe, you can also use spectrum candle dyes in place of the gold mica pigment. You will be able to produce one 8 ounce bottle for your oil burner using this recipe.

To create this potpourri, the first thing you do is 60 grams of Joy Wax into your pouring pot. Then, you will use the double boiler method as described above to melt the wax on a low temperature on the stove until the wax is all liquid.

Next, weigh out 30 grams of Natures Garden’s Glitter Fragrance oil. Prepare your gold mica pigment or your spectrum candle dye, whichever you have chosen to use. Once your Joy Wax has been liquefied, it is now time to add the fragrance oil. Stir well and then add the mica pigment or candle dye, and stir again.

Weigh out 142 grams of the Rice Bran Oil that you will be mixing with your wax. Once the wax has been both scented and colored, add the Rice Bran Oil.  Stir well to fully combine. Allow the temperature of your mixture to reach somewhere between 140-150°F. At this temperature, pour the liquid you created into your Boston round bottle slowly. Give it enough time to cool. Add the disc top lids to your bottle once the outside of it is cool to the touch, and you have finished your homemade potpourri!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax MeltsPumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts

Lastly, we want to show you one more product that you can create using Joy Wax. Our wax melt recipes are very popular, and this recipe of ours is also perfect for this time of the year. Pumpkin cheesecake would be a perfect scent to melt and smell around the house this fall. We have linked the ingredients that you will need to create this below.

Since the recipe is linked above that you can follow, we are only going to mention where the Joy Wax is incorporated in this recipe. It comes into play when you are preparing the whipped topping of the pumpkin cheesecake wax melts. After you weigh out 9 ounces of Joy Wax, place it into the pouring pot. Continue melting on your stove on a low setting until the wax is completed melted. Next, weigh out and add 0.9 ounces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil to the wax and stir.

After the wax has started to set up in the pot, use a spoon to begin whipping the wax until you achieve a whipped topping texture. Simply frost each of your cheesecake bases quickly and  fluff the tops to look like whipped cream. Finally, sprinkle pumpkin pie spice blend powder over each of the melts. Remove them from the molds when they have cooled down. Now, if you are hungry for the real thing, our pumpkin cheesecake wax tarts were inspired by these mini pumpkin Oreo cheesecakes.

Aug
21

Pearamel Candle Recipe


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Pearamel Candle RecipePearamel Candle Recipe

Looking for the best way to scent your home? If you are trying to find a great room scent recipe, then definitely check out the Pearamel Candle Recipe from Natures Garden.  This layered candle recipe uses fantastic candle making supplies to create candles with the best throw. Not only does this scented candle use quality soy candle wax, but these candles use the scrumptious aroma of our Pearamel Fragrance Oil. So, you can create some fantastic soy candles to have your home smell fresh!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Soy Wax 464
Caramel Color Block
Olive Color Block
White Color Block
Pearamel Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Disposable Pipette

Other Needed Ingredients for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Weights for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Caramel Color Block (less than 1 gram)
510 grams of the Soy Wax 464
Olive Color Block (less than 1 gram)
50 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil
White Color Block (less than 1 gram)

Make the Double Boiler for the Candle Recipe

Before you get started with this candle making recipe, you are going to need to make the double boiler for the candle recipe. The double boiler will be used to protect the candle wax wholesale from potentially scorching. First, you will need both a pouring pot and a regular stove-top pot that you use for craft making. You fill the stove-top pot with water. Once you fill the pot with water, you will need to place it on the burner and heat the water. When you are ready to melt the wax for this recipe, you will put the candle wax in the pouring pot.  Then, the pouring pot will be placed in the pot containing the hot water.

A Few More Preparations for This Candle Recipe

After creating the double boiler, there are a few more preparations for this candle recipe. Of course, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your work space for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. Also, you will want to gather all the needed candle making supplies for this diy candle recipe. Further, you want to make sure that all of the candle making equipment is clean. Once your supplies are clean and your work area is clear, you can get started!

Melt Wax for the First Pearamel Candle LayerMelt Wax for the First Pearamel Candle Layer

Now you are going to want to melt wax for the first Pearamel Candle layer. So, you will want to weigh out 100 grams of the 464 soy wax. Add this candle wax to the pouring pot. Then, you will need to add your pouring pot to the water in your stove top pot. You will want to stir occasionally until all of your soy wax has melted.

Adding Candle Colorant to the First Candle LayerAdding Candle Colorant to the First Candle Layer

Also, you are going to be adding the candle colorant to the first candle layer. As the 464 soy wax is melting, you will want to add the colorant to the wax. So, you will want to add a small amount of the caramel color block to your candle wax. You will need to add less than a gram of this candle dye block.

Prepare the Candle Jars for the Pearamel Candle RecipePrepare the Candle Jars for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

While you are waiting for the candle wax to melt, you are going to prepare the candle jar for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will want to take one of your candle making jars and two of the CD 12 wicks. You are going to be using your hot glue gun to adhere these candle wicks. Be sure that your wicks are evenly spaced in the apothecary jar.

Finishing the First Pearamel Candle LayerFinishing the First Pearamel Candle Layer

Now you are going to be finishing the first Pearamel Candle layer for this candle recipe. Once your melted wax has the color fully incorporated, you will be adding the fragrance oil for this candle. So, weigh out 20 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. Now, stir to incorporate the scent.

After you have thoroughly mixed in your fragrance oil, you are ready to pour the first layer for this candle. So, place the candle jar in a place where it will not be disturbed. This is important because bumping the jar can mess up the layers. Then, you will want to slowly pour your melted wax into the jar. Since this is a layered candle recipe, you will want to be extra careful to pour in the center of the jar. This will prevent you from splashing the sides of the container, which would be seen over other layers.

Create the First White Layer of the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreate the First White Layer of the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Once your first layer has completely set up, you can begin to create the first white layer of the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 50 grams of the soy wax flakes. You will want to add this to a clean pouring pot. Then, you will need to heat the wax using the double boiler.

Add the Color Block for the First White LayerAdd the Color Block for the First White Layer

While your candle wax is melting, you are going to need to add the color block for the first white layer. You will need to use less than a gram of a white color block to the wax. Then, stir to incorporate the candle colorant as the wax melts.

Finishing Up the First White LayerFinishing Up the First White Layer

Now, you are going to be finishing up the first white layer for this candle recipe. You will need to weigh out 5 grams of fragrance and add it to your candles. After stirring to incorporate the scent, you will pour this wax into the candle jar. Again, pour slowly to avoid splashing on the sides of the container.

Creating the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreating the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Once the previous layer has completely set up, you can move on to creating the green layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. So, you will need to add 100 grams of soy candle wax to the clean pouring pot. Then, you will begin to heat the candle wax with your double boiler.

Add the Green Colorant for the Pearamel CandleAdd the Green Colorant for the Pearamel Candle

Also, you are going to want to add the green colorant to the Pearamel Candle. You will need to use less than a gram of the Olive Green Color Block Dye. Be sure to mix this color into the candle wax as everything melts.

 

Finishing the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeFinishing the Green Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Now you are going to be finishing the green layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. First, you will need to add 10 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. You need to stir to incorporate. Then, you will slowly pour the candle wax into your candle jar. Be sure to pour towards the center to avoid splashes the walls of the container.

Creating the Second White Layer for the Candle RecipeCreating the Second White Layer for the Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be creating the second white layer for the candle recipe. So, you are going to be using 50 grams of the wholesale soy wax to your clean pouring pot. You will need to use your double boiler device to melt this wax.

Color the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle

Now, you are going to color the second white layer of the Pearamel Candle. Just like with the previous white layer, you are going to add a small amount of a white color block. So, take less of a gram of the White Color Blocks Dye and mix it into the melting wax.

Finishing the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle Finishing the Second White Layer of the Pearamel Candle

Then, you are going to be finishing the second white layer of the Pearamel Candle. First, you will need to incorporate 5 grams of the candle fragrance. After mixing in the scented oil, you are ready to carefully pour this layer into the candle jar.

Create the Second Caramel for the Pearamel Candle RecipeCreate the Second Caramel for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

You are going to create the second caramel for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. For this layer you are going to need to weigh out 100 grams of the wax. Then, melt the 464 soy wax in your clean pouring pot using the double boiler method.

Adding the Colorant to the Second Caramel Layer

Then, you are going to be adding the colorant to the second caramel layer. So, you will want to add a small amount of the caramel candle colorant block. You will need less than a gram. Also, you will want to try to get the same shade of caramel as you had for the previous layer.

Finishing the Last Layer for the Pearamel Candle RecipeFinishing the Last Layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be finishing the last layer for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. Once your wholesale wax has melted, you will want to add 10 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil. Then, you will need to stir to completely incorporate the candle colorant. After everything is mixed, you will need to pour the melted wax into the candle jar.

Create the Whipped Soy WaxCreate the Whipped Soy Wax

After the last layer has completely set up, you can begin to create the whipped soy wax. You are going to weigh out 200 grams of soy wax and add it to the pouring pot in the double boiler. Once the wax has melted, you can add in 20 grams of the fragrance oil. Then, mix in the scent thoroughly.

Topping the Pearamel Candle RecipeTopping the Pearamel Candle Recipe

You are going to be topping the Pearamel Candle Recipe with your whipped candle wax. Before you can add the wax to your candle you are going to need the wax to thicken slightly. Once your wax is a slushy consistency, you are ready to add it to your candle. So, you will use a spoon to whip the wax until it is fluffy like frosting. After, you can begin to add the whipped wax on top of the previous layer of your candle.

Making the Caramel Drizzle for the Pearamel Candle Making the Caramel Drizzle for the Pearamel Candle

Next, you are going to be making the caramel drizzle for the Pearamel Candle Recipe. You will want to melt 10 grams of the soy wax in your pouring pot. Also, add a very small amount of the caramel candle colorant. After you have a nice caramel color, you can drizzle the wax on top of your candle.

Finish the Pearamel Candle Recipe

Finally, you are going to be able to finish the Pearamel Candle Recipe. First, you are going to need to let your homemade candle cure. After, you can trim your candle wicks to the proper size. Once the wicks are trimmed, you are ready to use your finished diy candle!

Create Your Own Real Pearamel

If you found the aroma of our Pearamel Frgarance Oil to be absolutely scrumptious, then we have the perfect dessert idea for you to try! You can use the recipe for Sweet Pear Caramel from Mrs. Wages to create a fantastic topping for your sweet treats. This fruit-based caramel recipe uses simple ingredients that you can use to create a delicious topping for ice cream, pear dessert recipes, and so much more!

Questions About the Pearamel Scrub RecipeQuestions About the Pearamel Candle Recipe

We hope that you have enjoyed learning how to make candles that are layered with this fun candle recipe! Feel free to ask us any more questions about the Pearamel Candle Recipe. You can reach out to us on the telephone H.U.G. line, at the NG store, and online. The easiest way to talk to us online is through our social media. First, you can reach us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us about this candle recipe, but you can ask candle making 101 and soy candle making problems and solutions, too. Plus, you can engage in the community on our social media platforms, too. So, you can share your own room scent recipe ideas, ask for crafting suggestions, and so much more!