Welcome to CandleAmors' newest tutorial.
We finally got around to showing you all how we make our new, 100% natural soy wax candles.
Take a look below on how we made our burgundy rose pillar.
It starts with the ingredients and supplies. We need the wax, two color saving additives, color blocks, and fragrance as ingredients. The following are the supplies: the metal melting pot, kitchen scale, weighting cup, wick, wick stopper, scissors, rubber bands, and wooden mixing stick. Not pictured is the double boiler.
Next we combine the ingredients in the melting pot. We add the measured out soy wax pebbles and our two color saving additives- these are to keep their color safe from ultraviolet as well as daylight. Not all colors come pre-made, we use a special mixture of purple and red color blocks (pictured above) to create our burgundy color.
Now we wait for the wax to melt. It can take anywhere between 40 and 60 minutes, and can reach temperatures up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
While we wait for the wax to melt we turn our attention to the candle mold. All we need is the mold, candle wick, and rubber bands.
You can see the candle wick is quite thick and needs a little encouragement from the wooden mixing stick to make its way through the bottom of the mold. Once the wick starts poking through the bottom we reach through the inside of the mold to pull it through to the top.
The mold is cut through on the side to allow for easier de-molding.
The last thing to prepare the mold is to secure the wall in place with rubber bands. This closes that cut through the side and allows for the mold to retain its original shape while it dries.
When the wax is fully melted in the melting pot it is time to add the fragrance. Depends what your taste is, you can add a little or you can add a lot (in moderation- less is still, always, more). After a thorough mix, we make sure all the fragrance and color has fully diluted, it is time to pour into the mold!
Double check that the rubber bands are secure and the wall doesn't have obvious cracks, and we go ahead and slowly pour the wax in. The slower we pour the less bubbles are created on the candle.
Now we wait for the wax to dry in the mold. This can take anywhere between 3 and 5 hours- depending on the room temperature and the size of the mold.
The wax slightly sinks as it dries so after it starts to become solid we trim the wick, and we pour another layer of wax.
This particular candle took 3 minutes and 26 seconds to de-mold. To save you some time we fast forwarded the whole process to show how delicate and tedious these little rose petals can be. We take very special care to make sure they all come out of the mold unharmed.
Even with delicate care to remove the candle from the mold, we give all our candles special touching up to make sure they are absolutely right.
We need a wax safe surface, great lighting, pliers, a needle, blow torch (to heat up the needle), and something to place the candle on- I use a spool of candle wick. We then heat up the needle using the pliers and blow torch and get to correcting any imperfections on the candles. This process can take anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes.
And, finally, we have a beautiful burgundy rose candle pillar.
Thanks for reading!