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Make your own candle

Step 1: Prep your jar

The first step is getting your jar ready for the wax.

  • Make sure the inside of your jar is clean, dust free and dry.

  • Take the wick and apply the glue dot to the bottom of the wick.

  • Press the wick to the bottom of the jar. We've put a little black dot on the bottom of the jar to help you centre it

  • Take a pencil, pen or kebab stick and wrap your wick around it. You want the wick to be taught for when you pour the wax.

Step 2: Melt the wax

Now we need to melt the wax. You can use a double boiler, glass bowl and sauce pan or if you have a metal melting pot that works too.

  • Place all the wax inside your container

  • Slowly heat the wax until it is completely melted, stirring occasionally

Step 3: Add the fragrance

It's time to add the best bit.

  • Once the wax has melted pour in all the fragrance oil. We've pre-measured this for you based on if you are making one or two candles. The usual ratio is 8% fragrance to wax.

Step 4: Pour

We now need to pour the wax.

  • Place your jar on a baking tray of piece of cardboard. It makes clean up easier.

  • If you have a thermometer, you want the wax to be between 50 -60 degrees C for pouring.

  • Take your wax and carefully pour into your jar. Filling it to just below the threads of the jar.

  • When pouring try to avoid pouring against the sides of the jar.

  • Leave your candle to set for 24 hours

Step 5: Light + Enjoy

Time to enjoy your new creation.

  • Once your candle has set for 24 hours it's time to enjoy.

  • Unwrap the wick from the pencil

  • Trim the wick to 5mm and light. The first time you light the candle it's best to leave it for 2-3 hours to ensure an even melt.

  • Remember to enjoy safely away from children, pets and anything hanging.

Step 6: Share with us

We love seeing your makes so please do share a snap with us on instagram by using the hashtag #bymaed + tagging @by_mae.d or leave us a review at www.thehandmade-home.com.