Tip #1: Pre-Heat Your Jar
*Use a hair dryer or heat gun to warm the glass before pouring the melted wax into your container.
*Use an oven - heat your oven to 120-160F. Place Glass container on cookie sheet or directly on oven rack. Warm your jar in oven while your wax is melting. Remove jar using a pot holder or oven mitts.
Your container and wax should be as close in temperature as possible to give you the best results.
Tip #2: Add Wax Dye
*Use 1 square of concentrated wax dye per 1lb of wax.
*Make sure to mix thoroughly to ensure the color is blended properly and no chunks of dye are left.
To check the color of your wax while melted, take a spoon and scoop out a small amount. Let the wax in the spoon solidify first, then run the spoon under cool water. The wax will cool on the spoon and reveal the final color.
Tip #3: Add Fragrance Oil
*Add your fragrance oil to wax when it reaches 160F. This will give you the optimum fragrance throw!
*Stir consistently for 3-5 minutes. This will allow your fragrance oil to bind properly to the wax and avoid the oil settling at the bottom.
Remember to only use 1oz of fragrance oil per 1lb of wax! Using too much could cause a potential fire hazard.
Tip #4: Centering Your Wick
*You can disassemble a Bic pen and use the barrel to center your wicks. First insert your wick with a sustainer tab through the barrel of the pen. After covering the bottom of your container with a thin layer of wax, use the barrel to guide the wick to the center of the container. Slide the barrel off the wick, let wax solidify and then pour the rest of your wax into the jar.
Tip #5: Cooling Your Candle
*Let your candle cool at room temperature for at least 24 hours.
*Do not put your candle in the refrigerator to cool faster. This can cause the glass to crack or shatter, the wax to shrink, creating wet spots or sink holes, and weaken your candle's fragrance throw.