So with that being said let’s take a look at the materials needed to make our candles. To get started we are going to gather all of the materials we will need first. For this particular project we’re going to make 10 Votive Candles so we need 10 votive molds, 10 wick pins, pillar wax, some coloring, fragrance, melting/pouring pot, and saucepan to make double boiler, thermometer, cooking spray, and a scale. After we gather our supplies, we need to figure UT about how much wax is needed for the project. According to candle science we would need to take the size of the container that our candle will go in.
The size of the container is about 3. 2 oz. , we then multiply that, by the amount of candles we will be making which will be 10. That gives us a total of 32 we will then divide 32 by 1 oz which is 2 pound of wax. That total will be the amount of wax needed for our project. So we will need Approximately Two pounds of wax. Now that we know what materials is needed, let’s move on to the steps we need to take to make our candles. First place all 10 votive molds on counter, and then set the wick pins into each of the candle molds so they can be ready for later.
We then want to prepare our double boiler, so Place a medium sized pot onto the stove. Fill the pot with about one inch of water, then place the pouring pitcher into the pot with the wax already in it. Now we heat the wax until it is completely liquid and looks like water. Sometimes it helps speed up the process if you stir along the way, but it can take 1-2 hours for the wax to completely melt, depending on how much wax o’er using. So feel free to do something else while you’re waiting, just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t boil over. Also like to adjust the temperature along the way to keep the water hot, but not boiling just to prevent it from boiling over the pot. When the wax is entirely melted and is only liquid, we can continue on to the next step. In this next step we will add color to our wax, for this project I am using purple and only putting 3 drops in 2 lbs. Of wax because I want to get a lighter purple color. Next step is to add the fragrance.