Candle-Making Kit Step-By-Step Instructions
Set up your workspace. To pour your first fragrance you will need:
From your kitchen:
1 small saucepan
A rag for spills
From your Kit:
1 metal pitcher
1 pre-weighed and wrapped package of coconut wax
1 beaker for mixing fragrance oil
1 mini whisk/spoon for blending fragrance oil and wax together
4 (or more depending on kit size) bottles of fragrance oil
1 (or more depending on kit size) eco candle glass vessel
1 (or more depending on kit size) 100% cotton wick
1 (or more depending on kit size) glue tab
Becky's Tip: I recommend choosing an old saucepan that you don't use frequently, just in case there is some wax residue left behind.
Fill the small saucepan with 1 inch of water and place it on the stovetop. Turn the burner to medium-high heat.
Note: Be extra careful if using a gas stovetop. Wax or oil dripping on the open flame can be a safety hazard.
Fill your metal pitcher with one 7 ounce package of the coconut wax from your kit and place the metal pitcher in the saucepan of water. This creates a double boiler and allows the wax to melt safely.
Note: Never put your metal pitcher directly on the flame.
CAUTION!! Metal pitcher and thermometer will be extremely hot. Always use caution and handle hot metal with an oven mitt, thick towel, or pot holder
Remove one protective side of the glue tab and press onto the bottom of your wick. Then, remove the other side of glue tab protective paper and firmly press onto the center of your eco candle glass vessel. Gently straighten wick.
Slide wick bar onto wick through the small hole in the center of the wick bar.
Fragrance blending time! Smell each oil and decide what custom blend you will create for your candle.
Using the glass mixing beaker from your kit, add a TOTAL of 30ml of fragrance oil to the 30ml line on your beaker.
Note: DO NOT pour more than 30ml of fragrance oil! Your coconut wax candle cannot hold more than that and may leak oil once dried. Use left over fragrance oil in your next candle when you buy an Eco Candle Refill Kit from our site. Or enjoy a few drops in your bath or shower. A little goes a long way!
Keep an eye on your wax! It won't take long to melt. Once the wax is completely melted check the temperature using the thermometer from your kit. When the wax reaches a temperature between 185-190 degrees, remove it from the heat. If it gets hotter than 190 degrees, remove from heat and allow it to cool to 190 degrees before continuing to the next step.
Note: Wax must NOT be hotter than 190 degrees when the fragrance oil is poured in otherwise the fragrance oil will burn off and your candle will not be as fragrant.
When your wax is at the ideal temperature of 185 degrees, add the fragrance oil blend you created. Pour the 30ml of mixed oil from the glass beaker into the metal pitcher, and slowly mix with your whisk/spoon.
Turn off the stovetop burner. Allow the wax and oil to cool together to a temperature of 120 degrees before pouring. When the wax has cooled to 120 degrees, it is ready to pour! Give the wax and oil a final stir with your whisk/spoon before pouring. Fill your eco candle glass vessel with the wax.
Caution!! Handle hot metal with an oven mitt or thick towel.
After pouring, gently center the wick and wick bar to the center of the glass before letting it cool.
Becky's Tip: Pour slowly to prevent bubbles and spills.
Allow your candle to cool for 24 hours before lighting. Trim your candle wick to 1/4 inch. Also, make sure to use the included candle label to remember the date and your signature fragrance! Light and enjoy your eco candle!
Easy cleanup! Once your metal pitcher is safe to handle, wash with hot water and dish soap.
Note: If your kit has more than once eco glass candle vessel, make sure the metal pitcher is completely dry before starting your next candle.
Becky's Tip: At your sink, pour hot water from your saucepan into your wax pitcher for easier cleanup. The hot water helps break up the cooled wax left behind on the pitcher along with dish soap.
Thank you for creating your very own custom eco candle! You'll enjoy your signature fragrance for hours and be proud that you saved a bottle from a U.S. landfill! If you know anyone else who would like to make their own custom eco candle while helping save the planet, please send them our way.
FYI - Eco Candle-Making Refill Kits are available with new fragrances seasonally. Save your equipment and leftover oils to make more candles and a bigger impact on our planet.