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Jul
31

Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe


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Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeApple Dumpling Candle Recipe

If you are interested in learning how to make candles at home step by step, then the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe from Natures Garden is the perfect craft recipe for you! This scented candle recipe uses wholesale candle making supplies from Natures Garden, like a scrumptious fragrance oil and Joy wax for candles, to create a fantastic room scenting recipe. So, you can create a strong scented candle that is one of the best products to make your house smell good!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Joy Wax
Pillar of Bliss Wax
Caramel Color Block
Cream Color Block
Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil
CD Candle Wicks (100 wicks)
POURING POT
THERMOMETER
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold

Other Needed Ingredients for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

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

Make Preparations for the Apple Dumpling Candle Tutorial

Before you start, you are going to want to make preparations for the Apple Dumpling Candle Tutorial. First of all, you will need to gather your candle making supplies for this diy candle recipe. Also, you will want to clean all of the candle making equipment that you will need for this scented candle recipe. Of course, these supplies are listed above. Finally, you will need to clean up your work space to give yourself some room to create your own scented candle!

Prepare a Double Boiler to Melt the Candle WaxPrepare a Double Boiler to Melt the Candle Wax

One last preparation that you are going to want to do is create a double boiler for the melting candle wax. This double boiler will protect your candle wax from heating too quickly and potentially scorching. In order to create a double boiler, you will need both a pouring pot and a regular stove-top pot that you use only for craft making. You fill the stove-top pot with a few inches 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 candle wax in the pouring pot.  The pouring pot will then be placed in the pot containing the hot water

Melting the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Candle RecipeMelting the Pillar of Bliss Wax for the Candle Recipe

Now that your double boiler is ready to use, you can prepare and melt the candle wax for this recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 120 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Then, you will want to add the candle wax to the pouring pot. Now, melt the wax. You will want to occasionally stir the wax, but you can use the double boiler device to more safely heat your wax. After this pillar candle wax has been melted completely, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Adding the Caramel Candle ColorantAdding the Caramel Candle Colorant

Once all of your candle wax has completely melted, you are ready to add the caramel candle colorant. Now, you are going to be adding just a small amount of a caramel color block to your candle wax. You are going to want to make sure that the candle wax has the color of an actual caramel candy, but you should not need to use more than a gram of the candle colorant. As you can see in the picture, you will not need much of the block.  After adding a portion of the caramel color block, you will want to stir to incorporate the color fully into the melted wax.

Testing the Candle Wax ColorTesting the Candle Wax Color

Instead of moving on without knowing whether you have the right color, you are going to be testing the candle wax color to determine whether you need to add more. Of course, you will need to mix everything together when you add more of the candle colorant. Since the color of your wax will lighten as it sets up, it can be useful to let a small drop set up on a paper plate before you move on. This will allow you to see the true color that you will end up with if you stick with that amount of colorant. Of course, you can continue to add more of the color block until you reach the hue that you would like. You can continue to use tiny amounts to test your colorant until you get a nice caramel color.

Scenting the Apple Dumpling CandleScenting the Apple Dumpling Candle

Next, you are going to be ready to add the apple dumpling scented oil to your melted wax. So, you are going to need to weigh out and add 12 grams of the Apple Dumpling fragrance oil to your melted wax. This will provide your homemade candles with a fantastic aroma that is absolutely delicious! This scented oil begins with top notes of red candy apples, and pears.  Then, this aroma will continue with middle notes of nutmeg, clove, cardamom and freshly ground cinnamon bark. Finally, this bakery scent rests on base notes of dry notes vanilla and hazelnut. So, you can include this scent in your diy candle recipes to provide a perfect room scent for your home.

Creating Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeCreating Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Now you are going to be creating the embeds for this homemade candle recipe. So, you will need to pour your caramel colored wax into the silicone four loaf mold. Alternatively, you can pour this wax onto a piece of wax paper in a baking pan. You will want to allow the wax to set up, but it should still be warm to the touch.

Cut the Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle FormulationCut the Embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle Formulation

Then, you are going to cut the embeds for the Apple Dumpling Candle Formulation. So, you will need to retrieve the caramel colored wax, which should be about set up but still warm to touch. You are going to need to use a knife to cut the caramel colored wax into square pieces. The goal here is to make these embeds look like real caramel candies. After you have created your wax chunks, you can set these caramel pieces aside for a later step.

Melting the Joy Wax for the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeMelting the Joy Wax for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to be melting the Joy Wax for this candle recipe. You will need to weigh out 300 grams this Natures Garden wholesale candle wax. Then, you will add the weighed Joy Wax to the pouring pot that is in your double boiler. While the double boiler will help to prevent scorching, you will want to occasionally stir as the Joy Wax is melting. Once everything has completely melted, you are ready for the next step in the process.

Adding the Cream Color Block

Now that all the candle wax has melted, you are going to be adding the cream color block to your wax. Again, you will want to use less than a gram of the color block. But, this time, you are going to try to have your wax resemble the middle part of an apple. Once your wax is similar to the center of an apple and all of the colorant has melted, you’re ready for the next step.

Scenting the Melted Joy WaxScenting the Melted Joy Wax

Once your wax has been colored you are ready to scent the melted Joy Wax. So, you are going to weigh out 30 grams of the Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. Then, add this scent to your candle wax. You will want to stir to incorporate the scent completely before moving to the next step.

Prepare the Candle Wicks for the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipePrepare the Candle Wicks for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Next, you are going to want to prepare the candle wicks for the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe. You will need your hot glue gun and a stick of hot glue. Now, plug in your glue gun and let it warm up. Once you are ready to use your hot glue, you are going to need to gather two of the CD Candle Wicks for this candle recipe.

Adding the Candle Wicks to Your JarsAdding the Candle Wicks to Your Jars

At this time, you are going be adding the candle wicks to your jars. You will need to move quickly to place the wick before the glue cools. After adding the glue, you will place your wick in the jar and press them into place. Before pushing down your wicks you will want to make sure that they are centered and evenly spaced in the jar. Once both wicks are secured well in the bottom of the jar, you will want to straighten up the wicks. Then, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Filling the Jars for the Apple Dumpling Candle Tutorial

At this point, you are ready to begin filling up the jars for the apple dumpling candle tutorial. Since you are working with Joy Wax, you will want to pour your wax at about 165 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your candle wax has reached this temperature, you can fill your candle with this caramel colored candle wax. Immediately after pouring your candle wax you are going to add your chunks of caramel colored cubes gently into the jar. Be sure to keep your wicks straight as you add the wax cubes.

Let the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe Set UpLet the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe Set Up

Now that your candle jars are filled up, you are going to need to let the candle set up. You can use a skewer or a pencil to hold your candle wicks in the right place. You can wrap your wicks around the skewer/pencil. Then, you are going to leave your candle recipe to let your candle recipe set up completely.

Use the Finished Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeUse the Finished Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

Finally, you are finished with the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe! This candle making recipe will allow you to create one candle. At this point, you are nearly ready to use your candle recipe. Of course, you are going to need to wait to let your candle cure to ensure that you have the best candle scent possible! Once you are ready to burn your candle, you can trim the wicks and light them. At this point, your homemade candle is finished and ready to burn!

Try Out a Recipe for Real Apple Dumplings

Not only can you learn how to make a scented candle, but you can try out a recipe for real apple dumplings, too! So, you can enjoy the scrumptious aroma in your homemade candle as well as the taste of real, sweet apple dumplings. If you are interested in trying out this dessert recipe, then take a look at the Apple Dumplings recipe from Celebrating Sweets.

Ask Us Any Questions on the Apple Dumpling Candle RecipeAsk Us Any Questions on the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe

We hope you enjoyed learning how to make candles from scratch right at home! If you have any remaining confusion about this candle recipe or candle making in general, feel free to ask us any questions on the Apple Dumpling Candle Recipe. You can reach out to 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 room scent recipe, but you can share your own diy candle recipes, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jun
15

Soy Candle Recipes


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Soy Candle RecipesSoy Candle Recipes

We at Natures Garden created this blog to discuss the differences between our three soy waxes and share our best Soy Candle Recipes.

So, let’s talk a little bit about soy wax!  Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax that is created from soybeans. Plus, this wax is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. So, we can all feel good creating  our scented candle masterpieces. Plus, this wax really isn’t just good for the environment, it can be used to make some great scented candles! They burn slower and cleaner than a candle made from paraffin wax. So, there is less soot left over as the candle burns and you even get a longer lasting candle! Plus, the wax is one of the most enjoyable waxes to work with! It comes in an easy to use form that makes weighing out and clean up super easy! It comes in flakes form instead of a slab.

Soy Candle Recipes Different Types of Soy Waxes

We at Natures Garden have three types of soy wax available, which are Golden Foods 444, Golden Foods 464, and NG 100% Soy Wax (Golden Foods 415).While all of these candle making options are made up of natural soy wax, there are a few slight differences between the types of soy wax that we carry. Some have varying melting points or have a different allowance for scent load, but each has a different set of characteristics that make it unique. A wax may have better qualities in one area, while another type has better qualities in a different area. So, choosing the right wax for you is all about figuring out what you value in a soy candle and which wax suits your needs best. So, let’s discover your favorite type of soy candle wax!

Soy Candle Recipes Terms for Soy Wax

As we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to our different types of soy waxes you can choose from, there may be some specific terms that you will want to know. It is important to know what we mean when we refer to these things to get a better idea of what you will be getting into.

First, we have the possibility of candle frost. This occurs in soy wax where the appearance on parts of the jar look lighter or even white. While this doesn’t impact the quality of the burn or scent, it may impact the appearance. Additionally, there is the possibility for wet spots to occur in your candles. This is when the wax cools too quickly in the jar and the wax doesn’t adhere to the jar in some places. This will look like some air or water became trapped between the wax and the container. Further, tunneling could be a problem where the wick is too small for the jar and isn’t able to heat the wax at edges of the jar.

Soy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy WaxSoy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy Wax

First of all, we have the NG 100% Soy Wax, which is known as Golden Foods 415 Soy Wax. This original soy wax is 100% pure soy without a single additive. This 100% soy wax is all natural and all regular soy. While this wax is just plain soy, it has a few interesting qualities.

Firstly, the melting point of this type of soy wax is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This fairly high melt point provides some beneficial properties for your homemade candles. This higher melt point allows the wax to carry a higher fragrance load of up to 12% of fragrance oil per pound of wax.Thus, you can make a stronger scented candle than the typical 10% allowance for candles. Further, the higher melt point of this wax will help those that may be shipping candles in hotter temperatures. Also, this pure soy wax can be blended with other waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, or any microcrystalline waxes.

Soy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle Recipe

This candle making idea takes advantage of the agreeability of soy wax with waxes like beeswax. Since beeswax is a harder wax that has a higher melt point than this pure soy wax, it was perfect for creating designs. These embedded candles use the beeswax to create the leopard print pattern. After, the regular soy wax was added to the jar to fill up the candle and hold all of the leopard print spots in place.

Soy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Next, we have a candle recipe that uses soy wax to create the grass effect on top. You simply beat the candle batter until you achieve a thicker consistency. Then, you can add it to your homemade candle. This will create the effect of more realistic grass with dirt underneath. Perfect for the football field inspired candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

Another great way to use this type of soy wax is a regular type of candle. Our Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe has a typical candle appearance with an unforgettably strong scent. This fragrance oil has a crazy strong aroma that creates a perfect citronella candle for the outdoors. Say goodbye to bugs and hello to your perfect soy wax scented candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

One great thing about using pure soy wax is that it is considered a natural moisturizing agent! So, adding this wax to a massage candle is perfect! The natural soy wax works together with the butters and oils to soften your skin during a relaxing massage. It is a perfect recipe for candles for massage therapy.

Soy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle Recipe

Also, you can use the 415 soy wax in this fun beer themed candle! This recipe utilizes the lower pouring temperature of the wax, which creates a thicker pour. This is helpful for making some kinds of toppings, like the foam on our beer candle! We can mix the wax as it cools to create a fluffy consistency that looks just like the foam on top of a pint of beer.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

Also, we have a second soy wax alternative that is available for use in candle making. This next wax is Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, which is regular, natural soy wax with an additive. This additional ingredient is a soy based additive that is mixed to the soy wax. While this wax has the same type of wax, this additive helps to solve some of the issue you may come across when using the the 415 soy wax. So, we will go over some of the benefits to using this alternative type of soy wax.

First, this wax will increase your pour temperature during candle making. An issue that comes up with the pure soy wax is pouring too hot can cause issues with appearance. Meaning that the problem of the getting the slushy state pouring with the natural soy wax at the suggested 110 degrees Fahrenheit, can be solved with this wax. Thanks to this additive, you are able to pour this 444 soy wax at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your wax will still be in a fluid form when you pour and the candle will have a smoother appearance. This difference is partially due to the fact that this type of soy wax will reduce frosting, so you don’t have to worry about cooling the wax to a slushie state to reduce this effect.

Also, the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 provides you with a higher melt point than the other alternative soy wax. This wax has a melt point between 120- 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide you with a few benefits. First, you will be able to raise the fragrance oil allowance in your candle to up to 12% of your scent per pound. So, you will be able to create a stronger scented candle. Second, your candles will be less likely to melt when the weather gets hotter. So, it will be safer to ship candles as they will be less likely to melt in hot temperatures.

Soy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle Recipe

Again, we are using the higher melting point of beeswax to help create a cute candle design! We only use the beeswax for the red portion, which will be used for the zebra stripes. This will help prevent the wax from melting after the rest of the candle is added to the jar. Meaning, you shouldn’t have smears or running colors that could have been caused by the, melting of the red wax.

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Another natural wax that you can use instead of the pure soy option is the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464. This wax is one of the two alternatives that we carry for candle makers. While this wax is similar to the other alternative wax as they both contain a soy based additive. This wax has some similarities and differences with these other waxes.

Just like with the 444 soy wax, this type of soy wax will have an increased pour temperature, which is at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the original soy wax has to be poured at a lower temperature, this wax will become a slushy consistency by the time you can pour. However, this wax alternative will pour at a temperature where the wax remains liquid. So, the candle will be smooth, like the 444 soy wax candles.

Additionally, this type of wax has been made to reduce the frosting that comes with soy wax. While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle.

The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same. Instead, the 464 soy wax has a melt point of 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a few degrees lower than the other waxes. This means that you should be monitor the weather more careful to prevent the candles from getting too hot and melting. However, this lower melt point allows for a better glass adhesion in the finished candle!

While the maximum scent load for this wax is about 10-12%. We suggest that you have the fragrance oil at 10% of the wax to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Soy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

While candles are fun to create, it is always nice to try something new. Our sparkling potpourri gel uses this type of soy wax and rice bran oil to create a gel-like product that is perfect for a wax melt warmer.SImply squeeze some into the dish of a warmer and let the product do what it does best scent your home!

Soy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

This recipe is perfect for creating a simple candle that is still fun! This festive candle maintains the mardi gras spirit while not getting too crazy. This solid candle is simple and perfect! Since this recipe uses 464 soy wax, the wax adheres perfectly to the jar and has a very smooth consistency.

Soy Candle Recipes St Patricks Day Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes St Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Also, you can create a fun homemade candle for St. Patrick’s Day. This cute clove candle is perfect for anyone that enjoys unique, homemade decorations that you can use for this holiday. Not only is is a cute candle for this tradition, but this candle creation is a great room scenting product. The candle has a nice burn and smells very fresh.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Advice for Making Soy Candles

There are some possible issues that apply to all soy wax candles, so some advice may be helpful. First, you may have issues with the scent throw of soy wax candles. While this is the nature of soy wax, there are a few things you can do to maximize your scent throw. You can try increasing your wick size, however be careful not to go too large or you can burn the fragrance oil off before it hits the air.  Also, make sure that you have added the maximum amount of fragrance. While each fragrance will be different, most will use 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound. Second, you can reduce wet spots by heating the jar before pouring your wax. This will allow the wax to have time to better adhere. Finally, you can reduce frosting by heating the jar as it allows your wax to cool slower.