California Candle Supply’s Candle Making Instructions:
Using GW 464 Soy Wax
Be sure to cover your work area to protect from spills. It is much easier to have your containers pre-wicked and ready before you begin to melt your wax.
Using cotter pins or wick bars: Center the cotter pin on the top of the container, pull wick tight and slide wick into the slit. Be cautious not to pull too tightly or wick may release from bottom of the container. Check to ensure the wick is centered and adjust the cotter pin if needed.
Now you are ready to begin the candle making process!
Step 1: Measure out the wax
Weigh out the amount of wax required into your melting pitcher.
Step 2: Melt the wax
You may melt the wax on a gas stove or electric burner on low heat (Be cautious of overheating).
The wax will need to be heated to about 150°F to 160°F
*Note: Check the temperature of the wax occasionally to make certain it is not getting too hot; adjust temperature as needed. While the wax is melting you can continue with the next steps, but make sure that the wax is never left unattended.
Step 3: Measure & Add Dye
Once the wax is melted, add the desired amount of color and stir the mixture until it is blended thoroughly.
Step 4: Measure & Add Fragrance Oil
Now that your wax has reached 150°F to 160°F you are ready to add the fragrance oil. It is most common to add 1 to 2 ounces of fragrance per pound of wax (For a stronger scent throw, we recommend 2 ounces of fragrance per pound of wax).
Step 5: Mix & Pour
Stir and mix all of the ingredients thoroughly at 140°F. Slowly pour the wax into your containers.
*Note: If you pour too quickly, the wax could splash up on the side of the container or form small air bubbles on the top of the wax. The containers can now be left to completely cool. It is best if you move them as little as possible so the wax does not slosh up the sides of the container. Make sure there are no fans or air vents blowing directly on them since you do not want to accelerate the cooling process.
Step 6: Allow to cool
Allow the candle to cool completely before removing your cotter pin.
*Note: Removing the cotter pin before the candle has completely cooled will disrupt the wax around the wick.
Step 7: Trim the wick
Trim the wick to ¼” length using wick trimmers, scissors or nail clippers.
*Note: Be cautious as to not to trim them too short because they would not burn properly.
Step 8: Finishing Touches
It is recommended to apply a caution label. You may also choose to décor or label the candle as desired.
Congratulations! You have successfully made your container candles!
GW 464 Soy Wax Candle Maker's Specifications
Add Fragrance at 150°F
Pour Temp 140°F
8-12% Fragrance Load
12% Max Fragrance Load
* Temperature and Fragrance Loads depicted for typical conditions