After making the Halloween Hand Candle I was keen to have a look at what Christmassy candles we could make and found our Orange Candle kit. This kit gives you everything you need to make two orange candles which would be a great accompaniment to your lump of coal soaps in the bottom of someone’s stocking this year!
What you’ll need:
- A double boiler (if you don’t have one it’s no problem, just use a hob and a thick based saucepan instead!)
- Accurate weighing scales
- Protective Gloves
- An apron
- Teaspoon Measure
Ingredients (Makes 2 candles):
- An orange silicone mould
- An 85mm wick holder
- 200g Eco Soya Wax (Pillar Blend)
- A wick pin
- 4g of Orange wax chips (for colour)
- 2 LX10” Wick with sustainer
- 10ml Sweet Orange Oil
How to make:
Start off by melting half of your paraffin wax in your double boiler (if you don’t have one just pop it on moderate heat in a thick-cased saucepan on the hob.) When the wax is fully melted pop in 2g of Orange wax chips and stir those in.
When the orange chips have dissolved and you are happy with the colour mix in 5ml of your Sweet Orange Oil. Continue to mix for roughly one minute and then take off the heat. Leave your mixture to cool for a few minutes!
Whilst you are waiting for your mixture to cool, place your wick holder across your mould, and insert your wick pin, point first, into the middle hole of the holder. The reason you cannot simply set the wick in the candle, and have to use a pin, is because the final product will be inverted!
Now your mixture has cooled slightly, pour it into the mould whilst holding onto the wick pin to minimise movement.
Leave it to set somewhere cool, preferably overnight! Once it has set remove the wick pin and then holder. Turn your candle out of your mould, the easiest way to do this is to turn
your mould upside down and use your thumbs to put some pressure on the centre of the mould to ease the candle out.
Now take you wick and insert into the underside of your orange candle. You can trim your wick down if it is too long for your liking!
Your candle is done, now sit back put your feet up and let it fill your room with Christmassy smells. Or wrap it up for a great gift! Repeat this process with the other half of your mixture for your second candle!
If you missed last week’s #MakeItMonday which are some brilliant lump of coal cold process soaps check them out HERE!