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Feel like making decorative candles?

You’d like to create some new candles but aren’t sure how to make them a little more original? Jar candles and tea lights are very pretty, but sometimes we feel like something different… That’s why we’ve created a recipe for making round candles for you. These ones are sure to liven up your decor!

Get ready to bring even more light and lovely scents to your daily life with these Orbs of Light. Their perfect roundness makes them simply unique. And on top of that, they’re entirely customizable according to your tastes and wishes… This recipe is ideal for making personalized decorative candles!

So if you too like to make candles by hand, this blog post is for you! What will your Orbs of Light be like? We encourage you to share your creations with us.

How to make candles at home?

Before you begin

If you decide to use essential oils in your handmade candles, be sure to pay attention to flashpoints.

Ingredients

Tools

Good to know!

  • Since the mold consists of two distinct attachable parts, you might be tempted to close it before pouring the wax, but be aware that it’s a little tricky to put the wick and tab holder through the opening of the closed mold. Instead, you can pour the wax into one side of the mold, position the wick, then place the second half of the mold on top to close and pour the rest of the wax. A light demarcation may be visible between the two pours.
  • If you’d like to make two-coloured candles, you must pour the first layer of colour, position the wick, close the mold and wait for the wax to have cooled before pouring the second layer. If you don’t wait long enough, the two colours of wax will mix… but this can be used to give decorative candles a marbled pattern!
  • Positioning the wick after pouring the first layer of wax ensures that it will not move during the second pouring.

Steps to follow

  1. Weigh the wax and melt it in the double boiler along with the colourant(s). If you’d like to make differently coloured round candles, divide the wax into several portions and melt them separately with your chosen colours.
  2. Prepare the scents in a ramekin.
  3. While the wax is melting, prepare and prime the wicks (make them long enough to be held in place while pouring the wax).
  4. When the temperature of the wax is around 50°C to 60°C, add the scents.
  5. Do your first pour and position the wick.How to make candles
  6. Do your second pour after placing the second half of the mold (see the “Good to know” section above).Make decorative scented candles
  7. Leave your candles to cool at room temperature (24 hours) or in the freezer (2 hours) before removing the mold.DIY handmade candles

Use

You must wait 48 hours after finishing your handmade candles before lighting them for the first time.

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