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Jan
24

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe


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Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe

Today, we will show you how to create this Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe.  This candle recipe from Natures Garden uses 100% soy wax for the base of the candle.  It also includes banana and pecan embeds using Pillar of Bliss candle wax.  Finally, we scented this soy wax candle with Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s talk about the fragrance oil will be using today.  Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly baked banana nut bread. Not too nutty, with plenty of creamy, ripened banana.  A Best Seller!

Top Notes:  ripe banana, orange zest, cardamom
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, nutmeg, clove
Base Notes:  vanilla extract, baked bread, crushed pecan

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

100% Soy Wax 415
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- YELLOW 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Toothpicks
Pot (For Double Boiler)
Banana Slices Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
Pecans Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
Knife

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Banana Embeds

For our banana nut bread candle recipe, we need to prepare the four banana slices that you see pictured to the left.  These banana slice embeds will be placed right the top of the candle once it is finished.  We are preparing them ahead of time so that they can be setup and ready to go when we need them.

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Preparing the Candle Wax

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Banana Embeds Melting the Wax

 

We will first begin preparing our banana embed’s wax. So, weigh out 35 grams of Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  Then, melt the pillar candle wax using a double boiler.  As it is melting, you will want to stir occasionally.

 

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Adding the Candle Dye


Now, you need to add your colorant.  Since we will only be adding a very small amount, we will need a toothpick.  Dip your toothpick into the yellow liquid candle dye.  Then, dip the toothpick into the melted candle wax.  Finally, stir to mix the colorant into the candle wax.

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Adding the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Next, you will want to add Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  So, to your melted candle wax, add 3 grams of Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  Once again, stir to incorporate the colorant.

 

Prepare the Banana Embeds: Pour the Banana Embeds

Finally, you will need to pour the banana embeds.  Once the wax has completely setup, remove the banana slices from the mold.  For now, you can set them aside, we will come back to them.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Pecan Embeds

Now, we will prepare the pecan embeds,  The pecan embeds will also go on top of your candle.  We will be preparing a total of twelve of the pecan embeds that you see pictured.  However, since there are only 6 cavities in the mold, you will need to fill the mold twice.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Preparing the Candle Wax

Once again, using a double boiler melt 60 grams of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  As the wax is melting, you will want to stir occasionally.  You do not want to allow the temperature to get above 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Add the Liquid Candle Dye

Next, we will begin coloring our candle wax.  You will once again need a toothpick.  First, dip you toothpick in the brown liquid candle dye.  Then, dip the toothpick in the candle wax.  Stir to incorporate the candle dye.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Add the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Once you have incorporated your candle colorant, you will need to add the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Weigh out and add 6 grams of Natures Garden Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, stir to incorporate fragrance oil.

Prepare the Pecan Embeds: Pour the Pecan Embeds

Finally, you will need to pour the pecan embeds.  Carefully, pour the candle wax into the six cavities of the pecans mold.  Then, allow them to setup.  Once they have setup, remove them from the mold.  Now, once your embeds have been removed from the mold, you will need to remelt the candle wax that is left in the pouring pot and pour one more round of pecans.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Banana Chunks

In this candle recipe, we used a very light yellow color for our chunks.  The chucks will be placed into the candle before it fully sets up.  Little portions of these chunks can be seen from the outside of the jar.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Melting the Candle Wax

Now, we will need to melt about 150 grams of soy wax.  Once again, you will want to melt the wax using a double boiler.  As your wax is melting, stir occasionally.  Be careful that you do not allow the wax to get too hot.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Adding the Yellow Candle Dye

Next, we will be coloring our candle wax.  We will once again, be using a toothpick.  So, dip your toothpick in the yellow candle colorant.  Then, dip it into the candle wax.  Then, using the other side of the toothpick, repeat this process one more time.  Lastly, stir with your mixing spoon to incorporate the colorant.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Adding the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

The last thing you will do before pouring your wax into the mold is add fragrance oil.  So, to the melted candle wax, add 15 grams of Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix to incorporate the scent into the wax.

Prepare the Banana Chunks: Pouring the Candle Wax

Finally, it is time to pour your candle wax.  You will pour the candle wax into on cavity of the four loaf silicone mold.  Then, you will let the wax setup.  However, while the wax is still soft, slice it like you would a cake.  You want to cut it into small cubes.  Once the wax has completely cooled, remove it form the mold.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax

Next,we will prepare candle wax in a sort of tan color.  The tan colored candle wax is used for the majority of the candle.  It will be colored with brown candle dye along with a little bit of yellow.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Melt the Candle Wax

Now, we will prepare and melt the candle wax that will be used for the bulk of the candle.  So, weigh out 250 grams of soy wax.  Then, melt your wax using a double boiler.  Use caution not to overheat the wax.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Color the Candle Wax

In order to color the candle wax, you will need two of Natures Garden’s liquid candle dyes.  First, add one drop of the Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye in brown.  Then, use a tooth pick, as you have in previous steps, to add just a tiny bit of yellow candle colorant.  Mix to incorporate the candle dyes.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Add the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil

Lastly, we will add our Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  So, weigh out 25 grams of the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix to completely incorporate the scent.

Prepare the Tan Colored Candle Wax: Pour the Candle Wax

Finally, pour the candle wax into the jar.  You will notice that your jar is only about 3/4 of the way full.  At this time, you will begin add the yellow colored wax cubes you prepared earlier.  Add the carefully and slowly.  If you are not careful, you could easily splash the candle wax.

Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Topping

Finally, you will need to prepare the whipped topping for your Banana Nut Bread Candle Recipe.  You will need to prepare the whipped topping, then place embeds on top.  You will be placing both pecans and bananas on top.

First, weigh out 225 grams of the soy wax.  Then, use a double boiler to melt the candle wax.  Once it is melted, remove it from the heat.

Next, add 22 grams of the Banana Nut Bread Fragrance Oil.  Then, use a spoon to incorporate the fragrance oil into the wax.  Then, pour the candle wax into a bowl.  As it begins to thicken, you will need to use a spoon to mix and whip it.  When it is at whipped cream consistency, top the candle with the wax.

 

Finally, place the pecan embeds and banana slices on top.  Once you have placed the embed on top, curl you wicks, and you are all done!  Simply allow your candle to cure for a few days.  Then, trim your wicks and burn your candle.

 

Feb
14

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe


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Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe

Saint Patricks Day Candle RecipeWith St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time to create a holiday candle.  The Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe is a fun beeswax candle recipe also using our 464 soy wax from Natures Garden wholesale candle supplies.  Learn how to make this candle using a beeswax shamrock embed.  It is a fun candle recipe creating a St. Patty’s day candle.  In addition, we are using Nature’s Garden’s NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  A perfect green scent for this fun holiday candle recipe.  We will teach you how to use a beeswax embed in a soy wax candle in this free candle making tutorial.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Golden Foods 464 Soy Wax
White Beeswax
NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil
Silicone 6 Cavity Shamrock Mold
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)  (we used two CD-10 candle wicks)
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Green 1oz.
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Spoon
Stove
Scale
A Pot (for double boiler)
Apothecary Jars

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing Your Soy Wax

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing Your Soy WaxFirst, you will want to melt your soy candle wax.  You will want to melt your wax using a double boiler.  You can create a double by adding a few inches of water to a medium sized pot. Then, place your pouring pot in the water.

So, using your scale, weigh out 510 grams of your soy wax in your double boiler.  Then, melt the wax using the double boiler you created.  Once the wax has melted, remove it from the double boiler.  Finally, add 50 grams of NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  Next, stir to mix the fragrance into the wax.  This portion of your candle will be left uncolored.  For now, let it cool.  We will come back to it.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Creating You Beeswax Embeds

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Creating You Beeswax EmbedsThis step can be done while you are waiting for your soy wax to melt.  Before beginning warm your shamrock mold in your oven.  Place your oven on the lowest setting possible.  Place the mold in your over and allow it to warm up.  It does not need to be hot, just warm.  Once it is warmed, remove it from the oven.  We warmed the mold so that the beeswax would cool slower.  By letting our beeswax cool as slowly as possible it made it more flexible when we adhered it to the jar.  If they cool too quickly they will not have as much flexibility and are likely to crack.  They also will not adhere to the jar as well.

Again, you will want to use a double boiler to melt your wax.  So, to your pouring, add 20 grams of beeswax.  Melt the wax.  Then, add 2 grams of NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil.  Also, add one drop of green Spectrum liquid candle dye.  Then, use a mixing spoon to stir the ingredients together.  Finally, pour a very thin layer of the wax into two cavities of the Shamrock silicone mold.  Your shamrocks will not fill the cavities of the mold, the will be very thin.  Alternatively, you can pour the beeswax onto wax paper.  Then, use a sharp pencil to draw the shape onto the beeswax before cutting it out.  We used a similar technique in our Leopard Candle Recipe.  This leopard print soy and beeswax candle recipe will show you how that is done.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing You Jars

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Preparing You Jars

 

There are a few things you will need to do before pouring your soy wax.  First, you want to warm your jar.  Again, with your oven on a low temperature, place your jar in the oven to warm it.  Remember, this will only take a few minutes.  You want it to be warm, not hot.  Once it is warm, remove it from the oven.

Next, remove your beeswax shamrocks from the molds.  Then, we will place the shamrocks in the jars.  Your shamrocks will be fairly flexible but it is still possible to crack them if you apply too much pressure.  So, make sure you do not try to rush this step.  Place your first shamrock in the jar.  Apply gentle pressure to the embed to bend it to the shape of the jar.  Then, press gently to adhere the embed to the jar.  Remember to make sure the embed adheres to the jar completely.  If it is not completely adhered the soy wax will get in between the glass and the beeswax.  Then, you will not be able to see the clover.  Repeat this process with the next shamrock.  You want to place the second shamrock on the opposite side of the jar.  Then adhere two of your CD 10 wicks to the bottom of the jar.  Make sure they are evenly spaced and centered.

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Pouring Your Soy Wax

Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe Pouring Your Soy WaxNow, back to your cooling soy wax.  We will want to pour our soy wax at a very low temperature.  The temperature of the wax is very important for this step.  We pour at a low temperature because we do not want to risk melting the beeswax embeds.  So, once your soy wax 464 has come to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to pour.  Pour the soy wax into you apothecary jar.  Allow the soy wax candles to setup.  Then, leave it undisturbed while it sets up.  Finally, trim your wicks, place your lid on your jar, and allow your candle to cure before burning your candle.

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