We want to feature YOU!February 18, 2019
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Candles can soothe, alleviate, and relieve, and here at JarStore.com – we are ready to partner with you to create magic. Tunisia Williams, owner of Allen 1401 Candles, shares how she makes her world-class candles below.
Candle Making 101:
- Prepare several dozen 4 oz. squat jelly jars (or browse our other Candle jars) prior to pouring a single candle. Sanitize them thoroughly rinsing with hot water and allowing to air dry.
- Next, begin the process of preparing the jars to be wicked. Use wood wicks combined with a metal clip, finding the perfect center sweet spot.
- Measure out several pounds of wax and prepare wax melter by heating between 180-200 degrees (using soy 464). Heating may vary! Next, dump all the wax into 25 gallon wax melter.
- Measure fragrance oil and set aside (measure by weight, not volume, for better results). The amount of fragrance used is based on how many pounds of wax you are working with. The rule of thumb is 1 oz. fragrance oil per pound of wax, but soy will hold up to 2 ounces per pound.
- While wax is melting, set and prepare timer and digital thermometer. Once wax is fully melted, pour hot wax into a pour pitcher.
- Using thermometer, you want to reach the desired temperature of 180-185 degrees to add fragrance. Add fragrance to hot wax and stir for two minutes. Set aside until wax reaches 130 degrees, meaning you’re ready to pour.
- Make sure wicks are straight and pour with steady hand. Allow to cool. Once cooled, place a temporary label with fragrance and date (to know how long candles have been curing). Typical cure time for soy candles is a minimum of two weeks.
- Place safety labels and final product label on jar. Enjoy!
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