To get started you will need the following:
12 oz Apothecary Jars and the lid of your choice (The jars and lids are sold separately)
CD 10 wicks (For most scents. It is up to you to test to determine actual size)
Candle Dye (all of the candle dyes we sell except pigments are compatible with this wax)
IGI 6006 Wax
Begin by melting your wax to 180-195*. While your wax is melting heat your jars in the oven. Heat for 20 minutes on the lowest oven setting in a pre-heated oven.
Wick your heated jars. Take the Wick Stickums and attach them to the wicks and insert them in the jars. (be careful the jars are HOT!) The wicks should be placed so they are in the center of the container with the wicks nearly touching. In the end the wicks should be about an inch apart in the center of the jar. Our Ez Wick Setter Multi will make this MUCH easier!
Bring your wax temp down to about 165-170 and pour into the heated jars. This will help minimize shrinking and prevent skip lines and wet spots in the finished candle. Cool the candles as slow as possible taking care to be sure the wicks stay centered in the candle as it cools.
At this time trim your wicks to 1/4" maximum and adhere your warning label to the bottom of the jar and attach any other labels you would like such as your company logo etc. and place the jars lid on top.
Container candles should be burned for about four hours at a time. Doing so ensures that the candles will burn properly from beginning to end. These are great Christmas gifts for your family, friends and teachers! Be creative! Different adornments on the jars such as homespun ties, raffia, candle charms etc all give a different look unique to you!
To see a list of some of our most popular Christmas Scent ideas click Here: