Congratulations on taking your first steps in to making your very own candles! As you're unpacking, we recommend checking the back cover to first familiarise yourself with all of the products, and to complete the checklist of the included products.
Fiesta Jar - Small
Use the CDN 12 (Stabilo KST) Wick provided
Each Small Fiesta jar holds roughly 135ml of liquid
To make 1 Small Fiesta Jar, you will need roughly 10ml of fragrance and 125ml of liquid wax, which equates to 114g of dried wax flakes.
Use CDN 16 (Stabilo KST) Wick provided
Each Mosaic holds 190 mls of liquid.
To make 1 Mosaic, you will need approx 15ml of fragrance 185ml of wax, which equates to 168g of dried wax flakes– if you make several Mosaics, just multiply the quantities given.
Use CND 3-27mm (Stabilo KST) Wicks provided
Tealight cups hold approx. 20ml. Using the Mosaic recipe above, this will give you 10-11 tealights.
Temperature plays a very important role in the finish of soy candles. Pay careful attention to steps 5, 8 and 12 to ensure you get the best possible results!
1. Fill a medium to large saucepan half-way with water and bring to a light boil.
2. Lower the heat slightly.
3. Put some wax flakes into the plastic jug. As the wax melts, you are able to ‘top up’ with more flakes as required.
4. Add colour chips if you wish, you will need 1 or 2 per 200ml depending on how strong you want the colour. Alternatively, you can leave them colour free, as a plain white - the natural colour of soy.
5. As the wax starts melting, use your Thermometer in the wax to monitor the temperature – heat wax to a minimum of 85°c, do not exceed 92°c.
6. Keep stirring the wax to ensure an even temperature throughout and to prevent overheating. This will assist with your colour to mix better with the wax as well.
7. Meanwhile, find the small round tabs with sticky stuff on both sides. These go on the bottom of the Pre-tabbed Wicks.
8. Prepare the jars by keeping them close to the flame on your stovetop, don't forget to turn them occasionally so they heat evenly. This will keep them warm, and give you the best results once the candle has set.
9. Once you have reached the required temperature, keep the wax at that level for approx. 5-7 minutes, then remove from the heat.
10. Add fragrance when wax has cooled to approx. 83°c.
11. Next, centre and stick the wicks on to the inside bottom of your Jar or Container. Place Wick through Wick Holder (paddle pop stick). The Wick Holder will rest across the container holding the Wick in place. Ensure it is centered.
12. Transfer the required quantity of hot wax into the plastic measuring jug. Add the correct amount of fragrance to the wax and stir. Check the temperature; you want to pour at around 80°c. If the wax cools too much, just put the measuring jug into the boiling water for a few minutes and stir.
13. Pour the wax. Pour slowly and fill container to about 8-10mm below the bottom part of the container opening. The slower the candle cools, the smoother the top will be, so make sure your work area is at or above standard room temperature (preferably around 25°c). If you are unable to control the climate in your work area, put a cardboard box over the candles while they cool. This might assist.
14. Let cool for a few hours, the slower the candle dries, the smoother it will look. If the top of your candle is not as smooth as you would like, you may do a “top off’ or 2nd pour. Slowly reheat the wax and pour a small amount to just cover any imperfections.
15. Once the candle has completely set, cut excess wick length (leaving 5mm above the candle surface) and always remember to trim your wick to 5mm each time you re-light it. This keeps the burn temperature and flame level at their best, not to mention increasing the burn time. Burn your candles for a minimum of 2-3 hours at the time to get the best result.
16. If you want to make another candle, simply wipe out the wax pourer with a paper towel and begin again.
17. Once your beautiful candle creation is complete, you can use the provided Cellophane Bags or use your imagination to decorate & label it with your own designs.
General Candle Safety Tips
• Using wax: Never leave melting wax unattended (microwave or stove)
• Wearing of gloves recommended whilst handling products
• Always work in a well-ventilated area
• Always make sure candle supplies are locked up and out of reach of children and pets
• Candle Safety: Keep wick centered and trimmed to 5mm each time before burning.
• Burn candle for at least 2 hours each burn or until a full melt pool to avoid drowning of the wick.
• Keep candle free from any foreign matter e.g. matches, wick trimming etc.
• Burn candles on a protected fire-resistant surface
• Avoid drafts and excessive vibrations
• Do not burn candle on or near anything that can catch fire
• Do not place lid on container while burning.
• Selling candles: Always include a warning label
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