How to Make Pillar Candle

Start by gathering all of the necessary items. Candle making kits includes many of these items. Everything you need to make candles will be easier if it is easily accessible.

Melt the wax

To heat the wax to 180o in a double-boiler, you will need to heat it. Place about 1 inch of water into the saucepan and then add the pouring container to the water. To elevate the pouring pan, it is a good idea for a cookie cutter or trivet made of metal to be placed under it. This ensures that the wax does not receive direct heat from any direction. The heat should be set to medium-low. Water must boil, but not to a rolling boil. It may splash out from the pan if the water boils at a rolling boil. To ensure that the wax is not too hot, check the temperature frequently. You can adjust the temperature as necessary.

Prepare the Mold(s).

You can prepare your molds while the wax melts. The molds may have a thin layer of oil from the manufacturing process. Clean molds will make your candles look better. Use a little mild cleaner to clean the molds. Then wipe them thoroughly with a piece of paper towel. You may be able to adjust the height of your mold as you become more proficient at making pillars. You will need to string the wick through the hole at the bottom of your mold, leaving about a foot of wicking.

Anchor the Wick at Bottom of the Mold

Hold the wick in place and make sure it is flush with the bottom of your mold. Next, use a bit of sticky tack or putty to roll the wick into a ball and then press it into the mold. Smoothen the edges of your putty to ensure a tight seal. Your mold will be flush with your surface. The mold will leak if the mold putty has not been added.

Measure and add Fragrance Oil

After the wax reaches the right temperature, it is ready for you to add fragrance oil. You can add between 0.5 and 1.0 ounces of fragrance to each pound of wax, depending on which wax you use. Most people add 1 ounce of fragrance to a pound of wax. If your scale is not accurate, you can use a tablespoon to measure the fragrance. One tablespoon equals 0.5 ounces. Mix the fragrance and the wax.

Measure and add dye (using dye blocks).

Next, mix the dye. When using dye blocks, it will melt faster if the pieces are smaller. Mix the mixture well after adding the desired amount.

Mix all ingredients thoroughly

The pouring pot should be removed from the double boiler. You should use a hot pad to protect your hands from the heat of the pouring pan’s handle. To absorb the water from your double boiler, you may want to place the pouring pan on some paper towels. As you prepare your containers, stir the wax mixture now and again.

Pour the Wax mixture

To make sure that it hasn’t cooled too much, check the temperature once more. It is best to pour this wax between 185 and 200 degrees. Slowly pour the wax into the mold. You should not pour the wax too fast as it can cause bubbles to form. You can pour the wax level with the mold’s top. You should have some wax leftover in your pouring pan after filling the mold. This wax will be needed for the second pour.

Take the candle out of the mold

After the second pour is set, it’s time to take the candle out of the mold. First, remove the old glue and screw from the bottom. Once you have removed the putty and screw, slide the mold out of the candle. To help the wax from releasing from the mold, you can place it in the freezer for 5 minutes if it is difficult to remove. You can keep it in the freezer for an additional five minutes if you have difficulty removing it from the mold. You should not leave the candle in the freezer for too long as it can crack and may fall apart once it is taken out of the mold.

That’s it!

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