Make a Scented Candle in a Glass
Making scented candles in glass containers can be a delightful and creative activity. If you're ready to embark on this aromatic journey, here's a concise and to-the-point guide to help you create your own scented candle masterpiece.
Gather Your Materials:
- Heat-resistant glass container
- Candle wax (soy wax, beeswax, or paraffin wax)
- Candle wick
- Fragrance oil or essential oil
- Double boiler or heat-resistant pitcher
- Stirring utensil (wooden spoon or popsicle stick)
- Prepare the Glass Container:
- Clean and dry the glass container thoroughly.
- Place the wick at the center of the container and secure it in place using a wick sticker or hot glue.
- Melt the Wax:
- Fill the bottom of the double boiler or heat-resistant pitcher with water and place it on medium heat.
- Add the wax to the top part of the double boiler or heat-resistant pitcher.
- Heat the wax until it melts completely, stirring occasionally.
- Use a thermometer to monitor the wax temperature and ensure it reaches the recommended melting point.
- Add Fragrance:
- Once the wax has melted, remove it from the heat source.
- Add the desired amount of fragrance oil or essential oil to the melted wax.
- Stir gently to ensure the fragrance is evenly distributed throughout the wax.
- Pour the Wax:
- Carefully pour the scented wax into the prepared glass container.
- Hold the wick in place as you pour to keep it centered.
- Leave a small space (about 1/2 inch) at the top of the container to allow for expansion.
- Let it Cool and Set:
- Allow the candle to cool and solidify completely.
- Avoid moving or disturbing the candle during this time to ensure a smooth and even finish.
- The cooling process may take a few hours, depending on the size of the candle.
- Trim the Wick:
- Once the candle has completely cooled and hardened, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch.
- This helps promote a clean and steady burn for future use.
- Light and Enjoy:
- Place your scented candle on a heat-resistant surface away from flammable objects.
- Light the wick and enjoy the warm glow and pleasant aroma of your homemade scented candle.
Remember to exercise caution when working with hot wax and open flames. Work in a well-ventilated area and keep a fire extinguisher nearby,
just in case.
An key note: You can find all of this, on ScentDNA.
With this concise guide, you're now equipped to create your own scented candles in glass containers. Get ready to fill your space with delightful fragrances and create a cozy ambiance that will uplift your mood.