Make a Eucalyptus Soy Candle Tin using fast-melting soy wax (in the microwave!) for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer. This candle is one of ten new candles we have in our Homemade Candle Course on Curious.com! Follow the steps below or watch us make the candle step-by-step on Curious.
Microwaveable soy wax for containers
Lidded tin, 3” diameter
Green dye block for candles
Eucalyptus liquid candle scent
Pre-waxed bleached wick (not wire or zinc core), large
Pyrex measuring cup with pouring spout
Candle making thermometer
White index card
1. Weighing The Wax: To do this, place your tin on the scale and zero it out. (Or write down the weight of the tin to subtract from the weight when filled.) Fill the tin with water and weigh it again. This is approximately how much wax you will need. Weigh out that much wax, but add 2-4 ounces more for spillage and whatever sticks to the bowl.
2. Preparing The Wick: Wash and dry the tin. Use the wick keeper to adhere the bottom of the wick clip to the inside of the tin. Make sure it is centered. Tie the other end of the wick around a pencil and rest it across the top of the tin.
3. Melting The Wax And Adding Color: Heat the wax in a microwave safe container – preferably one with a pouring spout like a Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in 30-second increments and once all chips are melted, test the temperature of the wax. Heat the wax to 160°F to 180°F. Shave a few carrot curls off of the dye block onto the index card using the potato peeler and add to the wax when the wax is between 160°F to 180°F. Stir with the chopstick. Drip a few drops of melted wax onto the white index card to see if the color is to your liking. Add more color if desired.
4. Adding Scent And Pouring The Wax: Wait for the wax to cool to 125°F, then add one tablespoon of the eucalyptus liquid candle scent to the melted wax and stir. Pour the wax into the wicked tin. Leave room at the top for the wick (at least ¼ inch under the lid.) Recenter the wick. Save the extra wax. Let the candle cool for 30 minutes to an hour until a thick skin forms on top of the candle. Let the candle cool completely (24 hours is recommended.) Remove the pencil and trim the wick to ¼ inch.
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