Don't you like coming home to a nice, scented, candle lit room? Well, you can have that amazing feeling everyday with a quick, easy, microwave candle. Make your own personalized candle right in the comfort of your home. We're going to take you through the instructions for this easy candle adapted from doityourself.com. Let's get started!
Prior to starting this project we would like to inform of you of the safety hazards that could occur. Please take precaution, as you will be handling hot objects such as wax. Thank you!
Tools Needed: Microwave (we used a 1,000 watt kitchen microwave) Tip: Using a lower watt microwave may result in longer melting timeMicrowave safe bowl Pot holder or hand towel Midsize Jar (we used a 16 oz jar) Spoon to stir Lighter
Ingredients: 16 oz Soy wax flakes 1 oz Scented oil Food coloring 1 Tabbed Wick
Step 1: Begin Melting Wax
Fill microwave safe bowl with wax flakes Microwave for 6 minutesCAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holder to remove.
Step 2: Attach Wick While Melting Wax
While your wax is in the microwave, apply super glue to the bottom of the metal tab on your wick Place wick inside jar and press the bottom of the metal tab into the middle of the bottom of the jar. Tip:If your hand does not fit, it may be easier to use your spoon to press the tab down Hold tab to the bottom of the jar for about 20 seconds until the glue dries
Step 3: Keep Warming Wax Until Melted
Using your pot holder or hand towel, carefully take your bowl out of the microwaveCAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holder to remove.Stir wax with your spoon Tip: There should be solid white wax pieces with clear melted wax around the pieces Using your pot holder or hand towel, carefully put bowl back in the microwaveCAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use hand towel or pot holder to remove.Continue to microwave your wax in 2 minute intervals, taking it out to stir in between until wax is completely melted Tip: When wax is completely melted, it should appear clear
Step 4: Add Scent
Once your wax is completely melted you can add your scent Tip: Most scented oils come in 1 oz bottles, If yours did, take the rubber stopper off to allow for easier pouring Pour the scented oil in to the melted wax. Tip: Because the oil is cooler than the wax, it may harden some of the wax it comes into contact with Stir thoroughly
Step 5: Add Color
Add your food coloring The more you add, the more colorful your candle will be Tip: Keep in mind that as the wax cools it turns white and the color will not be as visible as when the wax is melted Just as with the oil, the coloring may harden some of the wax it comes into contact with Stir thoroughly
Step 6: Mix in Scent and Color
After stirring both the scented oil and coloring in the melted wax, the wax might have unmelted pieces If your wax has unmelted pieces, you will need to microwave it Microwave in 30 second intervals until wax is melted.CAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holderTake the bowl out of the microwave using your pot holder or hand towelCAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holder to removeStir melted mixture thoroughly
Step 7: Pour the Candle
Make sure the wick is adhered to the inside bottom of the glass jar by tilting the jar Tip: Don't pull the wick! It might come off Holding your bowl with the hand towel, carefully pour melted mixture of wax, oil scent, and food coloring into the prepared jarCAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holder to removeOnce wax is poured in your jar, center the wick by gently pulling straight. Hold for 30 seconds to ensure the wax will cool with the wick centered
Step 8: Let Candle Set
Keep the candle somewhere where it will not be tampered with. Let the candle set overnight
Step 9: Enjoy Your Candle
Light your candle and enjoy!CAUTION: be careful when using a lighter