If you are using a double-sided mould, place your wick in its position, close the mould holding the sides together with, pegs, or metal clamps, if you are using a closed mould, feed the wick through the hole of the candle mould. You may attach removable sticky tape temporarily on the hole to prevent the paraffin wax from running out when it is poured into the mould. To keep your wick in place on the open end, place an ice-cream stick / tongue depressor, this would have to be prepared with a hole in the centre
Melt the paraffin wax/candle wax in a melting pot/ double boiler. When the temperature of the candle wax has reached approx. 80°C, add candle dye, Pour the melted candle wax carefully into the mould. Note that the candle wax shrinks when it has solidified. Therefore, pour more candle wax into the candle mould after approx. one hour. Continue like this until the candle mould is completely filled. Use approx. 1g dye to 1kg paraffin wax. Use approx. 20mls fragrance to 1Kg Paraffin wax
Let the candle wax solidify completely before removing the finished candle from the candle mould. If the candle is stuck inside the mould, put it in the fridge or the freezer for a couple of hours.
Once the candles have completely cooled, trim the wick to a quarter of an inch and place your lids on top.
High temperature gives a smooth, shiny candle. Low temperature gives a rustic look.
Now, for clean-up. The easiest way to clean your tools and containers to wipe them out with a paper towel and a little rubbing alcohol while they are still warm and before the wax has hardened.
Once the candles have completely cooled, trim the wick to a quarter of an inch and place your lids.
To help ensure a strong fragrance throw, we recommend curing your candles for 3-5 days.