For this candle you will need the following:
- 1 pound of paraffin pillar wax. (I made mine from IGI 1343 with 3 tbsp of wax Steric Acid)
- 1/2 weight oz of Wick Your Wax Mulled Cider
- 2/0 Square Braid Cotton Wick
- Burgandy Shades Liquid Candle Dye
- Brown Shades Liquid Candle Dye
- 3" x 4.5" Seamless Aluminum Mold
- Pillar Wick Pin
- Mold Sealer Putty
Pour your base candle following these instructions:
Place the Wick Pin inside your Pillar Mold and seal the bottom using a piece of mold sealer putty so the wax cannot leak out.
Heat wax and Steric Acid to 180*. Once wax reaches desired temp, add your dye, blend well then add fragrance and again blend well. Allow wax to cool to 160-165 and pour into a room temp or chilled mold. The colder the mold or wax the more rustic the finished candle will be.
Poke relief holes around the wick of the candle once the wax has become solid but is still pliable.
After the first pour has cooled some, reheat your reserved wax from your first pour and refill the void (sink hole) in the candle until you reach the level of the first pour. You will want your second pour to be 10* hotter than your first pour to minimize lines from the second pour. Repeat the re-pour process as necessary. To make a rustic finished candle, do not heat the molds and pour the wax at 165*.
To make a mottled/rustic candle, simply use the wax and no additives or add MottleMax™ per product instructions. To make a smooth opaque creamy looking candle add Vybar 103 at the rate of 1/2 tsp per lb of wax. Both can be used to make a rustic cold pour candle. A candle with Vybar 103 or Mottle Max will hold more fragrance oil than one with none.
Tin Candle Plate. Some Rustic Potpourri looks great in the bottom of the bag around the candle and pan as well! Scent some to match the candle!