My candle making started one year at J.C. Penneys. I bought my sister an Apple Jack candle in a small jelly jar. It is still my favorite scent to this day. I paid $12.00 and that was about 17 years ago. I said to myself, " I bet you can figure this out." I did research upon research. It was not as easy as today. I had a hard time getting wholesale prices. I also had a hard time figuring it out. In those days I would buy paraffin and mix my own concoctions until it was the nice consistency I wanted with a good scent. It consisted of Crisco, vybar, chevron's white cream and many others. Of course~ that was before we all went more green~ha!
Today it is easy~ peasy to make your own candles. Here is my simple recipe!
I buy all my ingredients from Nature's Garden Candle Supply on the internet. They have the most wonderful blends of waxes already mixed for you. Shipping is high but it is still cheaper than buying candle. I have sold them, given them as gifts and even done some fund raisers.
Although I have tried many different waxes from Soy to Joy ~ I really like the WOW wax.
Natures Garden Wholesale Candle Supply
***Beware ~wax does not boil. It turns to flame and many kitchens have burned down making candles. Follow the recipe of the manufacturer to insure safety and best results. I do not claim to be a expert~ this is just my recipe.***
Measure the bottom of your container lengthwise and then decide which size wick to use. This is important for your candle to burn properly. Each wax type uses different wicks. The Wow wax requires zinc core wicks. The soy wax works best with HTP wicks.
Wow Wax Candle Recipe~
- · Heat wax in a double boiler or wax pouring pitcher. Heat on medium heat until wax reaches 190 degrees. Add candle color. (I use the color blocks and slice small slivers with a sharp knife to desired color. Do a color check on a paper towel and remember it always dries a lighter color.)
- · Remove from heat and allow wax to cool to 180-170 degrees.
- · After the wax has cooled to this temp~ add your scent. (One ounce of scent per one pound of oil)