You will need:
Step 1 - Select a glass container
Choose a jar that is clean and has no scratches or defects with a wide mouth of 7-8 cm and mark the middle of the bottom of the jar with a marker.
Step 2 - Place the wick
Add some adhesive to the bottom of the metal wick clip. Secure the wick clip at the center of the bottom of the glass container with a stick (eg, pencil - a skewer - ice cream paddle) and let it dry. At least 3-4 hours, ideally 24 hours.
Step 3 - Melting the soy wax
Put the soy wax flakes in a double boiler (a pot with water, which you add another pot with the soy wax flakes). Always melt wax in a double boiler. Never directly in the fire for safety as wax can overheat. A Status Jar container holds about 210 grams. When the water starts to boil turn off heat and stir gently with a spoon until all soy wax has melted.
Step 4 - Color your wax (Optional)
Add half a color cube for every 500 grams of soy wax and stir gently until the color cube has melted. You can put more but you might block the wick and alter the combustion of the candle.
Step 5 - Fragrance (Optional)
Remove the pan from the double boiler and place it on a grill so it starts to cool uniformly. The fragrance bottle has 3 classifications (rows), each line is 10 grams. The maximum amount recommended for fragrance in a soy wax candle is 5% - 6% or 10 grams per 200 grams of wax. (If you add more than the recommended amount there is a chance you will have poor wick combustion). Add the fragrance to the liquid wax and stir gently to avoid creating bubbles for at least 2 minutes so the aroma is mixed in well with the soy wax.
Step 6 - Cooling your soy wax
Continue to stir every 3-4 minutes for a few seconds. So that the wax does not create a crust on the sides or above. Slowly the wax will begin to blur as it cools until it becomes a liquid custard. Your soy wax is ready to be placed in you candle container. Pour slowly and steadily your soy wax in your candle container. Place a skewer stick on the mouth of the jar to support the wick at the middle of your candle jar. Let your candle container cool on a cookie rack for at least 1 day to harden.When cool, cut the wick with scissors at a height of slightly more than half a centimeter.
The candle is ready. Congratulations!
Safety and precautions!
• Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
• Never burn a candle near anything that could catch fire. Put your candles in places away from curtains, bedding, carpets, books, documents, etc.
• Keep candles away from children and pets.
• Cut the wick to 0.5cm before each use. Long wicks cause uneven burning and soot. Do not burn the candle over 4 hours. If the candle burns on one sided, you can push the wick towards the opposite side.
• Burn candles on a heat resistant surface.
• Keep the liquid wax pool clean. Matches, wick pieces and other substances contaminate the wick and stop it from functioning properly which could create unexpected ignition.
• Keep candles away from drafts, fans and cooker hoods. The currents create a fast and uneven burning candle with a possible sudden resurgence of the production of soot.
• Do not burn a candle completely. Extinguish the flame if it has reached near the end.
• Never extinguish a candle with water. The water will cause the hot wax to jump and possibly the glass container to break.
• Extinguish a candle that smokes or if the flame has become too high. The candle does not burn properly. Allow it to cool, trim the wick to 0.5cm. using a small pair of scissors. The candle is ready to be reused.
• Never use a candle as a night light. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
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