How to Make Scented Candles

Tracy Porter Demonstrates How to Make Scented Candles

For more info & ideas on how to make scented candles
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Secrets to Successful Candle Making

To learn how to make scented candles you will need:

• candle wick
• scissors
• wick stands
• glue gun
• clothes pins
• soy wax chips
• fragrance oil
• candy thermometer
• hotplate or your kitchen stove
• metal boiling pot
• metal or pyrex container
• wooden spoon
• small containers and objects from your décor and pantry as vessels for the candles

Step 1: Boil the Wax

Soy wax is easy on the pocket book and my favorite for making scented candles. Soy wax is eco-friendly and easy to use…also comes pre-shaved for easy meltability.

Use medium heat and stir the wax until completely melted.

Step 2: Prep the Vessels

Cut the wick to be 2-3 inches longer than the vessel height.

Place wick in wick stand & attach it to the bottom of the vessel with a small spot of glue.

Step 3: Add Scent

Only use oils designed for candle making. Use 1/8 of a cup (30 ml) scented oil for an average sized candle.

Stir the wax and scented oil until color is consistent.

Step 4: Pour the Wax

Use a clothes pin to hold and balance your wick as you’re pouring the wax. This keeps the wick straight.

After pouring the wax, allow 24 hours for the wax to cool. If the wax shrinks, then you can add more wax or use a hair dryer to smooth over any divots.

I hope you enjoyed this “how to make scented candles” video and text overview. Now get out there and put what you’ve learned into making some fabulous scented candles. how to make scented candles_smiley

For more info & ideas on how to make scented candles
check out my sister Sarah’s ebook collection
Secrets to Successful Candle Making