How to make scented candles

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How to make scented candles

  1. 1. How to Make Scented Candles
  2. 2. By making homemade scented candles, you not only save money, you can blend your own favorite scents, maybe creating brand-new ones.
  3. 3. •Set your molds on an old baking sheet. •This will protect your countertops from accidental spills of way. •In addition to store-bought molds, think of using yogurt or pudding cups, empty condiment jars and paper towel or toilet paper cardboard rolls.
  4. 4. •Wrap one end of a wick around a toothpick or chopstick, depending on the size of your mold. •Cut the other end of the wick to the depth of the mold. •Attach a metal wick holder to the bottom of the wick, if desired. •Center the wick assembly over the mold.
  5. 5. •Add several inches of water to the lower pot of the double boiler. •Add one pound of paraffin wax to the top pot and warm over medium heat until it melts. •Stir occasionally with the wooden spoon.
  6. 6. •Add approximately ten drops of essential oil or fragrance to the melted way. •Stir the wax mixture to blend the scent thoroughly.
  7. 7. •Pour the wax mixture into the prepared molds slowly. •They will begin to set up rapidly as the wax begins to cool. •Allow the candles to harden in the molds for at least 24 hours before removing from the molds.
  8. 8. Let the candles cure for at least one week before burning.
  9. 9. •Use food coloring or old crayons to color your candles, if you prefer. •Add the coloring with the fragrance oil.

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